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. That tension between silly comedy and poignant drama could have been dicey, but Stebbings and Harrelson maintain just the right balance between the two.
  2. Wonderfully animated, witty and wildly imaginative.
  3. A rousingly funny, heartfelt and imaginative 'toon blessed with the vocal talents of Steve Carell and loaded with whimsy and smarts.
  4. Smartly emphasizing Portis' quirky dialogue and dark comic tone, the Coens show the flare that made them famous.
  5. The drama boasts a stellar cast, exquisite performances and a tense atmosphere. It is a film that the author's fans and lovers of mature, measured storytelling will embrace.
  6. The film might have ended at its action-packed and ultimately moving climax, but screenwriter Steve Kloves goes one step farther. He finds the perfect cliffhanger, one that emphasizes just how dangerous young Mr. Potter's situation really is and definitely leaves the audience anxious for the next chapter.
    • 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.
  7. Hilarious and heartfelt from start to finish, this is the best Shrek of them all, and that's no fairy tale.
  8. This is a beautifully crafted and special movie to cherish, one likely to stay with you long after most of the so-called summer blockbusters have faded into memory.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Tim Burton, plus Alice, plus 3D equals an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind movie experience. It will clean up.
  12. It is a crackerjack thriller and a sensational calling card for the brothers Edgerton.
  13. With the best use of motion capture yet, Spielberg has translated the story of the youthful Tintin, his spirited pooch Snowy and the eccentric Captain Haddock into a first class action adventure that serves as the perfect cross between "Pirates of the Caribbean" and Spielberg's own "Indiana Jones" series.
  14. The holiday season just got a whole lot brighter.
  15. Jonah Hill is masterful at delivering an absurd story with so much sweetness, the nonsense ceases to get in the way.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sound of My Voice offers promise and pay off at the same time. Star and writer Brit Marling is having a rare double-whammy of a debut.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What Audiard has created here is nothing less than the rare combination of high art and beautiful filmmaking with visceral power and gut-level emotional reality - it's like a symphony of fists, or a brutal assault by angels.
  16. Will appeal strongly to a mature audience drawn to robust characters, dry wit, and great performances.
  17. This could have been a slick little thriller. Instead, it evolves into the unfolding of an epic tragedy.
  18. Rio
    Rio is the biggest and brightest animated triumph since "Toy Story 3."
  19. Rebel Wilson is the peroxided Aussi who stole scenes as Kristen Wiig's roommate in "Bridesmaids," and this is the role that will turn her into a star.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A breakthrough comedy, a four-square piece of populist fun that ranks as quite possibly the best mainstream American comedy in years-at least since "The 40-Year-Old Virgin."
  20. It's an unforgettable, moving and brilliantly acted drama that richly deserves to be seen by anyone who cherishes great filmmaking.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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."
  24. The performances are spot on and so is the film's ever growing sense of horror.
  25. The exquisite art and fairytale ambience will win over animation fans and children alike.
  26. A superb ensemble cast makes the most of the comedy's numerous detours and storylines.

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