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 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 The Last Exorcism
Lowest review score: 0 One for the Money
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 83 out of 985
985 movie reviews
  1. Almost totally devoid of charm and genuine laughs despite the presence of star Kevin James and a wonderful veteran voice cast for the creatures.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The bigger problem is that the action literally bleeds together and there's no sense of pacing.
  2. This ho-hum offshoot of Megan McDonald's book series earns negative "thrill points" as it chronicles the mirthless backyard shenanigans of a suburban Pippi Longstocking.
  3. Jack and Jill is a barrage of fart jokes and fat jokes and mean jokes that sincerely thinks it deserves to end with a hug. It doesn't deserve awwwws - and it doesn't deserve your money.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Part of Me strains so hard to make Perry seem at once triumphant but totally relatable that it veers toward a self-seriousness you won't find in her music, image or Hershey's Kiss bra.
  4. The mother/daughter drama should have played a bigger part in this film as the 87-minute runtime passes quickly and leaves us feeling utterly short-changed.
  5. Turns out to be a huge disappointment.
  6. Strictly for 6 year olds, this uninspired, one-joke comedy is full of too many misfired gags and weak comic setups to cross over to anyone whose head reaches above the seat back.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If Peckinpah's original was a rotten plank spiked with rusty nails, Rod Lurie's redo is something closer to a nicely carved Louisville Slugger.
  7. Lucky has its moments, but even with good, sometimes exceptional performances, its criminally vile characters are never likable enough to make you laugh at (or forgive) their wickedness.
  8. Director Steven Spielberg doesn't have a steady grip on War Horse's careening tone, but he'll be damned if there's not 15 minutes in there for everyone.
  9. It has sufficient flavor to perform relatively well in markets with significant South Asian populations or amongst serious foodies who'll flock to anything remotely germane to their passion.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Wrath of the Titans delivers blockbuster bluster with single-minded blandness.
  10. A talented cast is game, but the lazy script utterly fails them.
  11. Despite Brody and Polley's reasonable efforts, they can't compensate for a script that undermines its curiosity about humanity.
  12. Stone embarrasses himself by backing the wrong horse and then making a weak case for him.
  13. Offers very little new for those who saw the original.
  14. The emotions are flat, predictable and forced when they ought to be romantic.
  15. Essentially a B-movie dressed up with A-level special effects, Legion looks spiffy but sounds bad with a lot of overwritten dialogue scenes and predictable action.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An uneven mix of middle-age anxiety and family comedy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A credible suspense story with a surprisingly bold ending, The Woman In Black is a solid step away from Harry Potter for star Daniel Radcliffe - while it, too, is British and fantastical, the tone is sinister, adult and bleak.
  16. It becomes a parade of interpersonal conflict and miserable circumstances that adds up to nothing less than angst-porn.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Vow proves that love can't conquer bad writing.
  17. It has its moments, although the charmless main character Julio (played by Diego Noguera) begins to get on your nerves, as he seems incapable of extricating himself from difficult situations.
  18. Most of its truth (and any irony) is undercut by director Vikram Jayanti's fawning approach.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The results are perfunctory, lugubrious and historically questionable.
  19. The soulless-ness of their empty plot of track homes and super-store existence invokes both "Poltergeist" and "Employee of the Month."
  20. Production values from designer Anthony A. Ianni are matter-of-fact with the exception of standout effects from key make up artist Colin Penman and his staff. Its cast is fairly forgettable with the exception of Saw veteran Tobin Bell as Jigsaw and Cary Elwes as Gordon.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's easy to like the cast - thanks as much to their previous work as anything on screen here - but with such a convoluted, illogical and dull story, no one fares particularly well.
  21. Thompson's brutality and misogyny are on full display, but it is too slick, there is little suspense or energy, and the whole affair has a curiously embalmed quality.

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