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 The Artist
Lowest review score: 0 A Love Affair of Sorts
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 83 out of 985
985 movie reviews
  1. With a thieves den of borderline-Shakespearian characters, a wickedly literate screenplay, potent direction by David Fincher, an exceptional ensemble cast and subject matter that speaks to a generation and well beyond, The Social Network is mesmerizing.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A masterwork from a master filmmaker.
  2. With Sita, Paley brings the same, highly specific and very personal vision we associate with the best indie and alternative filmmaking to the animated form, and the result is riveting.
  3. What MORE could audiences want from a movie than this hilarious, heartwarming entertainment for all ages?
  4. 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This Is Not A Film and "A Separation" masterfully show Iranians that are full of the same passions, concerns and desires as the rest of the world-an incredibly important accomplishment now that the drumbeat to war grows louder each day.
  5. The film's charm and delight of discovery, plus its sterling international performances, could make it a breakout hit in theaters.
  6. The King's Speech is a magnificent movie treat, one of the very best pictures of the year.
  7. Part II gets everything right to send off Harry on a cinematic high.
  8. The surprisingly effective Moneyball has a smart script, solid direction and great performances.
  9. The film is masterfully directed by Xavier Beauvois who co-wrote the screenplay. At Cannes, Of Gods and Men received the runner-up Grand Prix. It's also France's selection for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
  10. If there was any doubt Ben Affleck has turned into an exceptional director, his wildly entertaining, pulse-pounding thriller Argo will handily erase those thoughts.
  11. Seek this one out though, because it's too unique and too defiantly strange to survive for long in today's Darwinian and consumerist exhibition environment.
  12. The performances are spot on and so is the film's ever growing sense of horror.
  13. The filmmakers have created a wrenching piece of work that allows the viewer to draw his own conclusions-and should make anyone of whatever political persuasion think about exactly what they mean when claiming to "support the troops."
  14. Aggressively impressionistic and unapologetically spiritual, Malick's long-gestating meditation on the meaning of life is, if nothing else, a singularly original and deeply personal film - a growing rarity in American cinema.
  15. Epic in scope, and featuring a powerful lead performance by Williams, Reichardt does justice to the myth of the wagon train settlers and makes a Western every bit as beautiful and poetic as Terrence Malick's "Days of Heaven," and thankfully a bit more energetic.
  16. Director Rian Johnson's resulting film, a cornfield neo-noir, is the coolest, most-confident sci-fi flick since 2006's "Children of Men."
  17. The Descendants is that rare bird, moving, enlightening, funny and unapologetically human. It's one of the year's best pictures, one to savor and think about.
  18. This could have been a slick little thriller. Instead, it evolves into the unfolding of an epic tragedy.
  19. Magical and imaginative, this eye-popping masterpiece from director Martin Scorsese will transport audiences to a place they won't believe.
  20. 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Joseph Cedar's Footnote is a wry, wise little film that revels in the cataclysmic import of a life's most ostensibly trivial details.
  21. Campanella has laced his story with twists and turns worthy of Hitchcock and the framing device of the novel (which forces the protagonist to sort out the whole thing through writing) is ingenious.
  22. The exquisite art and fairytale ambience will win over animation fans and children alike.
  23. Sweet moments of subtle comedy and straightforward family drama mix perfectly with Mike Mills' trademark artfulness in Beginners.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A sharp shock of a film in an Awards season very full of movies so noble they become immobile. It's wildly unlikely to get much love from the Academy, and that's fine-bluntly, it's too good for them. With its bloody stew of history and hysteria, action taken from movies and atrocities taken from fact, Django isn't just a movie only America could make-it's also a movie only America needs to.
  24. Woody Allen's time-travelling comedy Midnight In Paris is a valentine to Paris and an absolute delight.
  25. Smartly emphasizing Portis' quirky dialogue and dark comic tone, the Coens show the flare that made them famous.
  26. An investigation into Pieter Bruegel the Elder's painting "The Way to Calvary," Majewski's film is a stunning piece of art in its own right.

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