Boxoffice Magazine's Scores

  • Movies
For 985 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Sita Sings the Blues
Lowest review score: 0 One for the Money
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 83 out of 985
985 movie reviews
  1. There are a sufficient number of jolts thanks to quick edits and sound effects, plus the script's efficient structure.
  2. Benicio Del Toro looks even more like Lon Chaney Sr. than Chaney Jr. did, and he’s a far better actor than the previous Wolf Man.
  3. It takes from American gangster classics ("White Heat" and both "Scarface" films come to mind) but its unique setting and underlying themes give it distinction.
  4. Directorially, the film takes a few too many trips into prosaic slow motion.
  5. This is one of the super rare docs that packs an unbelievable punch despite its misguided aesthetics. It's a strange triumph of content over form, which is the province of journalists to report.
  6. Rogen isn't the obvious choice for a comic book icon but he forces his personality onto this material with an ingratiating ease.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While director Sam Mendes, aided and abetted by a crack technical team, delivers big-screen action with panache and style, something about this Bond feels a little off.
  7. A traditional southern gothic, Septien delivers oddities from the perverse to the parochial with a straight face, and in the process restores the oddball genre to what might be called authenticity.
  8. It's impossible to watch this movie without feeling that you're in the presence of a good and decent man.
  9. Overall it's a game effort but despite its strong ambitions and provocative themes, Shame may leave you just like its main protagonist - in need of a very cold shower.
  10. An amiable endeavor, if something of a puff piece.
  11. Although Ben Stiller’s brand of nervy comic ticks can prove irritating on occasions, here he is kept in check so that the humor and the pathos shine through.
  12. Inspiring, real and heartwarming, Big Miracle is something of a miracle itself - a family film everyone in the family can love that doesn't talk down to its audience and makes more salient political points than "Free Willy" or "Dolphin Tale."
  13. Surprisingly, George Clooney's direction is somewhat underwhelming with crucial conversations oddly lacking in tension.
  14. Big and brash with a fantasia of battles and chases thrown in to keep the young ones enthralled for its nearly two-hour running time.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the committee-designed script never finds a consistent balance between building characters, delivering action and pushing the story forward.
  15. Almost as bad as we want it to be, which is to say, it straddles the line between campy and legit without winning over either audience.
  16. The real star of the film, however, is Shapiro who, despite treading on marginally derivative subject matter, demonstrates a solid sense of style and a refreshingly delicate hand with actors.
  17. The film proves a gripping, if uneven, cinematic journey.
  18. A small film about enormous fears.
  19. Koolhoven manages the difficult balance of entertaining as well as offering a high emotional impact, with considerable agility. Pino Donaggio's soaring and powerful score intensifies all of the drama.
  20. To call this so-called family film dreadful is an understatement. Jaw-droppingly awful on almost every level, this is a movie to avoid.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An uncomfortably honest portrait of a slow mental breakdown in self-consciously bohemian, twentysomething Brooklyn, Ry Russo-Young's You Wont Miss Me is so earnest the title's missing an apostrophe.
  21. For the most part, Olliver and Orshoski are smart enough to allow Lemmy's unique personality to come to them, as opposed to pushing a case for it.
  22. Fans of the 66-year-old guitar god (which is to say the only people who'll see this homespun gem) will revel in Young's winsome cruise down Memory Lane.
  23. The result is a lively mix of informative and enlightening storytelling, with a healthy dash of poignancy.
  24. Some of the performances in the film (from Mahalia Jackson to The Clara Ward Singers) are deeply affecting and the historical context the film provides is as impressive as the music itself.
  25. A sumptuous recreation of 1920s France and the unbridled affair between two of the century's most iconic figures.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The strong central hour - full of beautifully assembled linking montages and a refreshingly offbeat sense of dramatic timing that could pass for comedy - makes up for a lot, marking Najbrt as a filmmaker to watch.
  26. Best Worst Movie is a must-see for students of film criticism and the philosophy of art.

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