Boston Globe's Scores

For 5,211 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Clay Bird
Lowest review score: 0 The Devil Inside
Score distribution:
5,211 movie reviews
  1. Avalanches are nothing compared to the deadening touch of the stereotyping and audience-insulting simplicities in the scenic but brain-dead Vertical Limit.
  2. Causes one to wish... that movies about the supernatural could make contact with supernatural script doctors.
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  3. Maudlin script mars teen love.
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  4. It is Kevin Pollak who steals what there is of a show as Jamal's passive-aggressive, pressure-cooked agent. His comedic timing, particularly given the thinness of the script, is the only genuinely impressive slam dunk this movie has to offer.
  5. A sodden-looking film.
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  6. Trips early and never gets up off the floor.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Sorvino can't pass for a man, but that's beyond the point in this rarefied situation. She's beautiful and she can usually act, but here the only convincing thing she projects is fatigue from running around the garden all day.
  7. Harmless, if witless, stuff for the kids.
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    She's like Bob Hope with fake breasts and a wig. Now, that's scary.
  8. Mostly a screenful of nothingness.
  9. Larceny at its most labored.
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    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    It would have done better to go straight to video, where it belongs.
  10. Tawdry, trashy yawn-fest that makes the viewer long for the days when bad girls were dangerous dames with sultry style.
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  11. Awful in ways that are just clever enough often enough to make it intermittently watchable.
  12. Stumbles over its own clumsiness until it goes down for the count.
  13. The images are pretty, and Gene Quintano's screenplay gets everybody from point A to point B, though with no discernible knack for wit or subtlety.
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  14. The problem in The One isn't the black holes in the universe, to which the characters refer at periodic intervals, but the black hole on the screen. The One is a zero.
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  15. It plays like a pilot for what I imagine will be network TV's first all-gay sitcom.
  16. A fatally insubstantial film.
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    If you are a devotee of sleaze, you'll salivate at the prospect of Mau Mau Sex Sex, a fond and fawning look back at exploitation, or grindhouse, movies from the 1930s through the 1960s.
  17. It seems endless. It's also unusually crude and stupid, even for an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.
  18. Takes a vacation from quality.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    It was possible to hope that Blade II would turn out to be good. Well, forget it.
  19. A lot of striking pictures in this would-be feminist "Braveheart," but a film that's pretty flat and earthbound because of the limitations of the figure at its center.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Bacon makes an appropriately detestable villain; unfortunately, he's the most interesting character here. As for Love, well, this puts her one career rung closer to ''Hollywood Squares.''
  20. Writer and director Tim Disney raises a provocative point about how radical and inconvenient true faith can be.
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  21. Starts by cheating death and ends by cheating us.
  22. A lame little flat liner.
  23. Even allowing for differences in national styles, Kikujiro sprawls and stumbles. It's a road movie that turns into its own detour.
  24. Isn't going to be a contender

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