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 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Lowest review score: 0 One for the Money
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 83 out of 985
985 movie reviews
  1. Trachinger clearly has the wit and the talent to do thought-provoking and challenging work. All she needs is a producer with similar aspirations, and she'll be well on her way toward fully achieving the promise on display here.
  2. The equally simple and profound take-away from One Lucky Elephant is that the best thing we can do is let Flora be Flora.
  3. What makes this movie truly special is that the source of Buck's uncanny gift is actually an acute childhood sorrow.
  4. Whether Rossi's cautious optimism about the future of a legendary but troubled journalistic institution is justifiable is a story yet to be written, but Page One assures us that if the paper goes down, it will go down swinging.
  5. A refreshing, hilarious and heartwarming movie for everyone.
  6. More than just a jocular account of a musical comedy revue, Conan O'Brien Can't Stop is a snapshot of a unique man's psyche at a very peculiar moment.
  7. A lawman seeking redemption can't seem to escape sin in Ed Gass-Donnelly's haunting, rural drama.
  8. As uninhibited as its heroine, this film is full of clever surprises.
  9. A tough psychological drama, it may stretch some audience sensibilities.
  10. This charmer about late middle-aged renaissance is pertinent for these times and a perfect summer comedy for grown-ups looking to escape robots and superheroes.
  11. Shooting in Calais give Welcome a realistic atmosphere with vivid details.
  12. Casting is almost uniformly first rate with Cox, Purefoy and the always brilliant Giamatti providing noteworthy standouts.
  13. It is a dark drama to be sure and it does carry with it a whiff of disease-of-the-week melodrama, yet there is also transcendence in the tale; as bleak as the film is, it is not without hope.
  14. July has mounted a surrealist fable about the delicate balance between relationships and the inner monologue inside each lover, with its incessant demands and individual needs. Unevenness is an aesthetic here - not so much a flaw as a conscious choice.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Compared to this summer's grab bag of superheros vying for a franchise, the apes rise (pardon the pun) to the challenge of making us care.
  15. This is Rudd's movie and he once more displays an unerring eye for comedy. He comes at it from an actor's perspective rather than a comedian's and it shows as his character as hilarious as he is credible.
  16. Writer/director René Féret tells the absorbing and ultimately tragic story of this gifted young woman now forgotten by history.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A CG-steeped period-piece fantasy that weds whodunit drama and punch-and-kick mayhem.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The title's no joke: the film presents Ceausescu as he presented himself to the world and wanted to be remembered.
  17. As divisive as his documentary "Kurt and Courtney," this made-for-British-TV doc by Nick Broomfield begins with the promise of neutrality - but it's a promise the film can't keep.
  18. Shannon makes the man's dilemma plain and moving, and that gives Take Shelter a resonance that last long after the final fade out.
  19. Although the marketing looks like "Transformers 4," Real Steel is the real deal, a Rocky with robots that ought to have audiences standing up and cheering.
  20. The Big Year turns out to be one of the smartest and funniest films this year.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The more traditional haunted house feel and fresh focus should please diehards and pull in new fans.
  21. OKA!, like the mysterious horn the characters hunt, is a real find.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Rum Diary is so visually enchanting that many viewers may be too lost in a haze of charm to care that the film never develops Thompson's then-nascent wisdom any further than the young writer did in the novel itself.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cody's snappy, spot-on writing and Reitman's clear-eyed direction should suit audiences looking for a black-as-night dramedy with bite.
  22. The messy uplift audiences can expect from this butterfly awakening they'll get in spades.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Streamlined, beautifully shot and casually thrilling, Haywire's superior action fun should hopefully draw audiences eager for R-rated, no-frills fare.
  23. It's full of really subtle dichotomies and internal conflicts, but what makes Julius' story seem authentic is how totally incongruous it feels.

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