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 Another Earth
Lowest review score: 0 A Love Affair of Sorts
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 83 out of 985
985 movie reviews
  1. 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.
  2. The kind of grim, character-based movie that needs a strong performer to anchor it. Director Derek Cianfrance has been fortunate enough to land two: Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling.
  3. The exquisite art and fairytale ambience will win over animation fans and children alike.
  4. This is one of Denis's most provocative films and also one of her most compelling.
  5. 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While director Sam Mendes, aided and abetted by a crack technical team, delivers big-screen action with panache and style, something about this Bond feels a little off.
  6. Woody Allen's time-travelling comedy Midnight In Paris is a valentine to Paris and an absolute delight.
  7. Rather than take a broad-brush approach director Muntean boggs us down in the detail of an adulterous affair. There are some similarities with his previous outing "Boogie" in that the main character is a man having a premature mid-life crisis.
  8. Journalist and director Allison Klayman doesn't mask her awe of the man, who comes off as a cross between a wise Buddha-figure and Santa Claus - he's made for history, and he's making it.
  9. It's not much, but adult audiences starved for mature entertainment should be counted on to investigate this flawed, if admittedly heartfelt, work.
  10. When a filmmaker like Guggenheim is capable of doing that with a topic as complex as the public education crisis, you know you're watching the work of an extraordinary storyteller.
  11. Norton's tale of an undetected community of tiny people is perfectly suited for a cartoon and this beautifully rendered, almost old-fashioned version is a gem.
  12. The second half, though, simply descends into chaotic banality as the sisters await their fate.
  13. Greenfield's fly on the wall view of obscene wealth punctured like a toy balloon is as current as a blog or a headline.
  14. Smartly emphasizing Portis' quirky dialogue and dark comic tone, the Coens show the flare that made them famous.
  15. A coming of age story in which the children better the world for the adults, Kore-Eda's heart is in the right place.
  16. It's a simple story that gets the gentle nudge it needs to reveal its greater purpose. Probably too subtle for most tastes, the novel's reputation and its unique idea should draw people to cinemas.
  17. 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gerardo Naranjo's fourth feature Miss Bala is one long slow burn with no final bang.
  18. Mike Leigh has a knack of making the ordinary extraordinary. Here he deals with themes of class, family and depression over a period of a year, breaking it up into seasonal chapters.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Alternately beguiling and actively irritating, Frammartino's second feature is too uneven to recommend whole-heartedly, but contains so many individually fascinating movies that attention should be paid.
  19. The emotional journey is articulated with so much nuance, and such a vigorous belief in human possibility, that everything The Surrogate touches becomes its own, and is made new.
  20. The messy uplift audiences can expect from this butterfly awakening they'll get in spades.
  21. For the small but enthusiastic documentary crowd and the comic's diehard fans, it's a must-see.
  22. 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.
  23. Bong's stylistic embellishment of the simple tale of a mother who will do anything to protect her son is breathtaking.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel's mega-selling novel Life Of Pi is technically adept, mildly engaging and thematically pedantic.
  24. Let Me In eclipses "Twilight" in every way, leaving you thirsty for more of this haunting, touching and unforgettable thriller.
  25. It seems odd to call a detailed portrait of toxic romance lovely, but Keep the Lights On truly is.

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