Boston Globe's Scores

For 5,263 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 Amour
Lowest review score: 0 The Devil Inside
Score distribution:
5,263 movie reviews
  1. Turistas is not a slasher film -- not conventionally. Released by Fox's new teen division, it's the latest aquatic titillation from John Stockwell, the man who also brought us "Blue Crush" and the shockingly good "Into the Blue."
  2. Alpha and Omega is sweet, if not fresh.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Highly formulaic, make-'em-laugh-then-make-'em-cry comedy.
  3. Denys Arcand has satiric fun with the media's way of taking celebrity culture at face value and nothing but. Eventually, though, the film becomes what it's ridiculing.
    • Boston Globe
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Everyone has piled into this dumber, sillier, more consistently funny reprise with an enthusiasm that’s infectious, and not in a low-grade medical way.
  4. Long-delayed, pitiful excuse for a horror film.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    A well-made, reasonably diverting night at the multiplex that will seem overly familiar to everyone except teenage girls.
  5. When it was over I felt vaguely embarrassed. I wasn't just leaving a movie theater. I was taking a walk of shame.
  6. Playing Clouseau's exasperated boss, Cleese rams his head into a wall minutes into the action. That's a powerful image, insofar as his headache was mine.
  7. I don't know whether she's (Hudson) drunk, stoned, or simply out of her mind, but if it weren't so sad watching her pick away at this skimpy, overlong romantic lie, she might be entertaining.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    A fully felt, decently crafted teen B-movie melodrama, plenty preposterous in places but alive to the vibrant miseries of being young and misunderstood.
  8. His [Director Tony Scott's] pornographic lust for bloodletting, gunplay, and out-of-control camerawork far exceeds his abilities to tell a story.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 12 Critic Score
    Rambo III is just another of Stallone's exercises in narcissism and jingoism, death and glory wrapped up in one tidy package. [25 May 1988, p.75]
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  9. Hartley's loquacity and arguable pretentiousness are stemmed by his sense of play. Even when they run afoul, his movies still have the conviction of their fun. No Such Thing barely has any convictions at all.
  10. Weintrob's stylish visuals mimic Web technologies, which succeed in making his characters seem all the more removed from reality. Now if someone would find a way to equip theater seats with a ''delete'' key, we could be rid of them completely.
  11. Sweetly earnest little drama.
  12. Getting to the true root of his evil may necessitate "Saw LX."
  13. At the very least, a movie like this requires coherence to stay afloat. Barring that, it needs a star to distract us.
  14. An effusive, sad, visually gorgeous, and illuminating portrait of the artist.
  15. Mostly a screenful of nothingness.
  16. Branagh and Love's Labour's Lost all but will themselves into liftoff. They achieve it, and in doing so, they somehow make it right to our pleasure centers with their generous embrace of stardust and pizazz.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    German director Roland Emmerich's action sequences are terrific and funny. [10 July 1992, p.37]
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  17. Stallone and De Niro simply don’t generate enough combative spark to make this anything more than an amiably mediocre diversion.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Nothing in How to Lose Friends feels fresh or on target.
  18. My Blue Heaven is weightless and unwieldy. It's a confused carnival of silly subplots and characters who never manage to form an ensemble. [17 Aug 1990, p.37]
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    • 35 Metascore
    • 12 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    For a movie to pretend, in the face of the deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqi men, women, and children directly or indirectly caused by our presence there, that we can wage war without anyone really getting hurt isn't naive, or wishful thinking, or a jim-dandy way to spend a Saturday night at the movies. It's an obscenity.
  19. Once again, even reasonably committed fans will need a scorecard to keep track of who's fighting whom. What's the real target audience - i.e. kids - supposed to make of it all?
  20. Some bad movies can make you feel awful for the people who made them and worse for the audience that shows up. The actors, the script, the camera: There's nowhere good they can go. For Greater Glory is that kind of bad movie: a total embarrassment.
  21. But what can you do with Hayden Christensen? He's as close as we have to an android actor. It's all a chore for him. He never looks sufficiently scared, impressed, or surprised by any of this.
  22. An embarrassing romantic comedy from Rob Reiner.

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