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 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Descendants
Lowest review score: 0 A Love Affair of Sorts
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 83 out of 985
985 movie reviews
  1. Blend of sardonic humor and bitter poetry.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Too bad the film's obscure star will be a hard sell to non-music geeks or anyone born after 1965, because this film's a blast.
  2. The Father of My Children is a protean charmer just like Grégoire Canvel, the title character modeled on the late Humbert Balsan.
  3. The film is terrific: smart, sexy and funny.
  4. Eclipse has its cheesecake and eats it, too.
    • 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.
  5. Just when we thought there were no new twists to the story of the Warsaw Ghetto comes this documentary: focused, sorrowful and revelatory.
  6. This comic fantasy will delight kids and parents alike.
  7. 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.
  8. This handsome period piece should develop a strong afterlife on DVD and in schools.
  9. Bhutto's story is an epic one, and Hernandez and O'Hara prove up to the task.
    • 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.
  10. 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a real film, and a fun one, made with gonzo good humor and plenty of action from the opening brutal battle over which the sound of The Wu-Tang Clan's 1993 single "Shame on a N***a" roars.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So satisfying and surprisingly fun.
  11. Killing Them Softly tries hard - and succeeds - to be a film of the now with its political parallels right in front of us. Yet it's also an invisible companion to the dirty business at hand - and it is a business.
  12. Greenfield's fly on the wall view of obscene wealth punctured like a toy balloon is as current as a blog or a headline.
  13. It's funny, clever, touching and real.
  14. Fans of "Train of Life" will undoubtedly embrace the picture's similarly ragtag collection of clever, lovable misfits.
  15. The equally simple and profound take-away from One Lucky Elephant is that the best thing we can do is let Flora be Flora.
  16. An odd little film that aims only to please itself.
  17. The perfect family film in every way, moms, dads, kids and even those Martians are gonna love this funny, warm and wonderful tale.
  18. 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.
  19. Alcoholic movie characters run the gamut from lovable millionaire (Arthur) to Skid Row bum (Henry Chinaski from Barfly) to all-out, suicidal depressive (Ben from Leaving Las Vegas). As written and performed, Winstead's Kate triangulates between all these approaches and finds a sincerity that plays to the intellect, not to the rafters.
  20. In its small moments, say when Walhberg sighs that his robe misspells "Micky," The Fighter feels clued-in to the very small, very tough world of a man trying to make his way out of his block-and after getting to know his family, you want to help him pack his bags.
  21. David Lowery's St. Nick provides plenty to marvel at.
  22. The most compelling thing about it is what it captures: a snapshot of America's ongoing and endless cultural war at a moment when things begin to shift.
  23. What it provides (instead of the thematically clever dialogue of typically subtle French comedy) is biting wit, poignancy and, forsaking some structural nuisances, the summer's best bromance.
  24. A refreshing, hilarious and heartwarming movie for everyone.

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