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 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Sita Sings the Blues
Lowest review score: 0 Date Night
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 83 out of 985
985 movie reviews
  1. It's an emotional powerhouse of a film, an unforgettable and rewarding motion picture experience.
  2. The surprisingly effective Moneyball has a smart script, solid direction and great performances.
  3. An exciting, fun and sensationally entertaining movie for everyone.
  4. Stylish and funny.
  5. Martha Marcy May Marlene enters so richly into psychological horror it recalls those disturbing dramatizations of Jonestown that were big on TV in the '80s.
  6. Cornish's idiomatic dialogue is hilarious and the longtime comic's sense of timing is perfect.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The result is a masterpiece of moving pieces, a dizzying and obscenely beautiful film that boils down Tolstoy's text to its most basic elements by making literal the theater of high society.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As action, as allegory, as cinema, The Hunger Games is the best American science-fiction film since "The Matrix," and if Ross and his crew stay with the series for the next two books, we may get that rarest of things: a blockbuster franchise that earns our money through craft, emotion and execution, not merely marketing and effects.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Drew Goddard's giddily brilliant The Cabin in the Woods has a lot on its twisted mind.
  7. Woody Allen's time-travelling comedy Midnight In Paris is a valentine to Paris and an absolute delight.
  8. Consider it a force in the Best Animated Film Oscar race.
  9. A grueling, stunningly photographed story.
  10. Stake Land is the movie "The Road" should have been.
  11. Biutiful, which gets it name from a child's misspelling of the word, is in itself a beautiful, mesmerizing film and Iñárritu's masterpiece.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A masterwork from a master filmmaker.
  12. This magnificent stop-motion cartoon is alive - "it's alive! - with laughs and heart.
  13. While the film is likely to find outright rejection among those who remain jittery with each turn in the War Against Terror, it should find a warm reception with fans of dark, outrageous humor.
  14. If "Heat" and "The Departed" had a baby, the result might come close to The Town, a riveting and explosive crime thriller and one of the year's best pictures.
  15. Winter's Bone so far past any notion of formula or precedent that comparison is a futile exercise. This film is a thing all its own.
  16. A timely and timeless look at the intersecting lives, fortunes and fates of Jews, Christians and Muslims in the fragile Ajami neighborhood of Jaffa, Israel.
  17. Jaden Smith is destined to be a star by the force of will (and wallets) of parents Will and Jada Smith, both producers on The Karate Kid. But he's also got the raw material.
  18. The sweetest runaways you'll ever meet are pre-teens Kylie Lawless (Kelly O'Neill) and Dylan Dunne (Shane Curry).
  19. A specialty house crowd pleaser on par with their previous arthouse hit "The Visitor," and Hoffman should be prepared for another round of acclaim; except this time, admirers will be discussing his directing work.
  20. This is Steven Soderbergh at his best delivering a gripping, chilling and powerful movie experience that will have audiences talking (and freaking out).
  21. It's a great time at the movies and a wickedly clever cinematic treat.
  22. An artistically mature work with pitch perfect performances.
  23. This new round of toe-tapping musical numbers from the penguin population is shot in eye-poppingly gorgeous 3D.
  24. Put simply: Scott Pilgrim is a blast! The total package is a wildly comic journey into the head of a true original. If you are under 25 you will find all of it really, really funny.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Audiences smart and tough enough to seek the film out will have their own reward.
  25. It's worth remembering that eleven years passed between "Judy Berlin" and 3 Backyards, both of which earned Mendelsohn best director prizes at Sundance.

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