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 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Social Network
Lowest review score: 0 A Love Affair of Sorts
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 83 out of 985
985 movie reviews
  1. Equally nostalgic and fresh-faced, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench is a bohemian musical that owes as much to Cassavetes "Shadows" as it does the French musicals of the '30s.
  2. Unbeatable entertainment if you want to climb on board for the ride.
  3. Wacky and good-humored, Go Go has a seductive visual appeal that Ferrara exploits to the fullest.
  4. Country Strong is a charmer that makes you forgive all of its false notes simply because the talent plays them with conviction.
  5. Blend of sardonic humor and bitter poetry.
  6. Evokes a New York sentimentalist tradition that mixes the edge of golden era Cassavettes with the nostalgia of Woody Allen-all of which owes eternal debt to the western European New Waves and Bergman.
  7. A superbly well-crafted film, faithful to its cultural and cinematic heritage, and easily one of the most enjoyable entertainments of a still nascent 2011 post-holiday season.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The film reaches way beyond the usual activist crowd by making itself as formally compelling as it is tightly argued.
  8. There's plenty of atmosphere and awe, even if it's in the service of a story that starts rote and finds its sea legs only when half the divers have sunk their bones to Davy Jones.
  9. Katz, however, is great with gentle moments (his most dear and haunting is the final scene), and he handles the balance of mystery and family drama quite adeptly.
  10. Lovers of Hate would be a family tragedy if the immature antics of the three characters didn't send you ping-ponging from sympathetic chuckles to guffaws of disgust.
  11. Jones delivers her line readings so robotically that even her truths sound like lies. She's got the look of a Hitchcock blonde, and the movements of a deer in the headlights. Even her kisses look fake.
  12. With the stranger in a strange land motif, the movie plays a little bit like the 2007 Israeli dramedy "The Band's Visit" and Liev Shreiber's "Everything Is Illuminated" rolled into one.
  13. The perfect family film in every way, moms, dads, kids and even those Martians are gonna love this funny, warm and wonderful tale.
  14. Cary Joji Fukunaga's romantic thriller Jane Eyre is to 19th-century literature what "Black Swan" is to ballet: a thoroughly cinematic, occasionally exhilarating reimagining of a repertoire standard.
  15. This impressive documentary on rarely seen art will have strong appeal for art aficionados.
  16. A Hitchcockian thriller with a bit of "Unstoppable" and a little "Unknown," Source Code is a pulse-pounding flick.
  17. Hop
    Fun for every member of the family, despite marketing that suggests it may be intended for only the youngest of the bunch.
  18. It's easy to get depressed by much of the behavior depicted in Phillip the Fossil, yet the talents behind the picture are a cause for optimism. The last thing they appear to be is hypocritical.
  19. This handsome period piece should develop a strong afterlife on DVD and in schools.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of upper-crust New England intellectuals or one of them yourself, Ceremony is probably your perfect movie.
  20. Directors Keith Scholey (who also wrote the narration) and Alastair Fothergill spent nearly three years capturing this remarkable footage, and have edited it judiciously with an eye to entertainment.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So satisfying and surprisingly fun.
  21. David Lowery's St. Nick provides plenty to marvel at.
  22. With his (Herzog) idiosyncratic blend of serendipity, bluntness and mischievous irony, he's able to get at deep questions like no other documentarian.
  23. The film is terrific: smart, sexy and funny.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What the film does well, however, is grasp the tone and rhythm of the original comic books.
  24. An auspicious, controlled and altogether droll debut film that resembles Wes Anderson's "Rushmore" without being derived from it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Abolishing obvious innuendo and employing a deft handling of script and character, the film has all the fixings to play like a sleeper in arthouses.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The film has a narrative grip and pitiless portrait of idealism run amok that's hard to resist.

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