Boston Globe's Scores

For 5,905 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: 63
Highest review score: 100 Look at Me
Lowest review score: 0 Gigli
Score distribution:
5905 movie reviews
  1. Runs dry amid the cactus and sagebrush, but Graham's cartoony take on angelic unstoppableness makes us not mind so much.
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  2. A supernatural thriller that is neither super, natural, nor thrilling.
  3. Brightly sidesteps the cliches that cling to the genre like barnacles and reinvents a lot of the old moves.
  4. The film never quite hits a sure-footed stride. The fictional love story stays fictional. But ''Pearl Harbor'' delivers the main event.
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    "Maybe" was watchable and blandly pleasant; "Theory" is a smidgen better than that, if not the cruelly funny farce the movie's best impulses and its own trailer would have you believe.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    The acting makes the difference, and in Jacket it rises above the needs of the material.
  5. Drive Angry is something new for Cage - a movie that feels like it's straight FROM cable.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    At its best when Anna confronts her tangled Afrikaaner legacy and when it brings the heretical notion of forgiveness up front, where a non-African audience can come to grips with it.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Where the first film’s director, Catherine Hardwicke, plugged into Meyer’s vision of supernatural teenage lust with abandon, Chris Weitz is stuck with a sequel that’s a morning-after mope-fest.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    It all might wash in a Johnny Weissmuller “Tarzan” movie from the 1940s. It no longer suffices today. Filmmakers, it’s time to pack up Greystoke Manor. Tarzan is dead.
    • 44 Metascore
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      Ty Burr
    This prompts the perverse thought that By the Sea may simply exist as a movie for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to watch. It’s two hours of vacation, voyeurism, and celebrity marriage therapy, and you and I aren’t actually invited.
  6. For his part, Short, another pop choreographer, sounds like Vin Diesel, but he moves like a bee. When he dances, he makes sure every girl in the theater goes home stung.
  7. Unabashed Fidel worship.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Manages a fairly rare trick: It's a movie that's both deeply felt and completely phony.
  8. For the haters out there, you could see where Sandler reprising his role as a cartoon Dracula in Hotel Transylvania 2 might just be the perfect metaphor: Yep, there he goes again, evilly sucking the lifeblood out of decent entertainment. Now come on, let’s grab the torches!
  9. Creaky, earnest melodrama.
  10. Any originality in this new movie is overwhelmed by its lazy eagerness to embrace the new standard for R-rated comedy.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    It's a B-flick all the way, but it has no pretensions to the contrary, and that's some kind of refreshing.
  11. Walking Tall, which is credited to four different writers, is wanting for a reason to be.
  12. If nothing else, The Inbetweeners Movie earns itself a footnote in any comprehensive history of local movie exhibition. This has got to be the first time a wedgie has been inflicted onscreen at the Kendall.
  13. It's a little too long, a little too corny, a little too packaged, but its warmth and regenerative energies make it a winner. [03 Jun 1994]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Delivery Man is predictable but likable, schmaltzy but sweet.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Faster is meat-and-potatoes action with a side of crazy.
  14. Last Action Hero is a spectacularly uneven movie. Its action is hectic, but scattershot and mostly pretty empty. On the other hand, it is entertaining in surprising ways. [18 Jun 1993, p.41]
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  15. Provoke us into examining whether the onus is on the man for turning it into a commercial proposition or the woman for agreeing to his offer.
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  16. Even allowing for differences in national styles, Kikujiro sprawls and stumbles. It's a road movie that turns into its own detour.
  17. Scott makes it easy to overlook the conventionality beneath his sometimes overdone but almost always enjoyable combination of atmosphere and propulsiveness.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    It's ''Hannah and Her Sisters'' with all the emotions and half the artistry.
  18. (Duffy) navigates the twisted collision of religious faith and the thrill of the kill, altruism and brutality, with an ingenious mix of humor, horror, mysticism, and just plain hipness.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    If this is daring in theory, it's a failure in practice. Exactingly well-made, the movie is grueling and unpleasant in the extreme - that's the point - but it's also working from a specious premise, that film-school Brechtian devices can bring on mass enlightenment.

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