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 1.4 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. Very small children may well take a shine to the big, goofy dog and his furry friends, but parents and older siblings will be left squirming in their seats at a bland, predictable blend of bad comedy and sentimentality.
  2. To say that Marshall's technique is so low-brow it may as well be a moustache is being kind--at best this is the sort of lazy, ambitionless hackery that can lead both filmmakers and audiences to write off a genre for dead--or at least until a more skilled storyteller is able to do it right.
  3. Even the presence of Dan Aykroyd as Yogi and Justin Timberlake as his pint-sized straight man Boo Boo, couldn't save the movie.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A crime saga cobbled together from scraps of genre predecessors, Deadfall's unbelievable silliness escalates at every turn.
  4. What helps salvage the film (much to the surprise of director and co-writer Lussenhop and his fellow writers Peter Allen, Gabriel Casseus and Avery Duff) are the unintentional laughs generated by the film's outrageous gun battles, childish dialogue and an action chase featuring Brown that seems to go on forever.
  5. Burzynski may have credibility in the eyes of some, but the movie about him has no credibility, so no one will be receptive to its message.
  6. After this bomb, Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher may qualify as two of the most attractive and prematurely washed-up screen actors Hollywood has ever produced.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Between Eastwood's direction and Dustin Lance Black's screenplay, what you feel leaking off the screen in every scene is missed opportunity.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The more pressing affliction in Pascal Laugier's film is the absence of chills, logic and coherence.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Ugly characterizations and simplistic preachiness negate the terror in Red State - a film that eventually proves horrific in ways unintended by writer/director Kevin Smith.
  7. Looking at the obnoxious TV ads for The Smurfs, it's easy to dismiss the film as a shrill, joyless exercise in special effects without substance. It's even easier after actually seeing it.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Chipwrecked is the sort of Sunday afternoon trifle that will mollify children and mortify their parents, an eyesore that auto-tunes its strong cast into anonymity and undercuts its convincingly rendered CG leads by confining them to hideously cheap environments.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    The Darkest Hour isn't just a dark horse contender for the year's biggest joke, it's the darkest.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is the nadir of senseless seasonal cinema. But while Bassett's film struggles to say anything coherently, it gets the most important message across perfectly well: "Do not go to Silent Hill!"
    • 31 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    And so, nearly four years since it rolled cameras, the sun rises on another Red Dawn, which supplements the irresponsibility of the original with an incompetency all its own.
  8. The barely coherent Footprints seems bent on erasing any nostalgia one might have for Hollywood's heyday.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    It’s a crock to believe a film’s worth a twirl because it has a saucy title.
  9. The real problem is, when the film blindsides us with a mystery we didn't know existed, we're already too busy not caring about mystery we knew was there.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    The new film Abduction has a lot of problems, but the biggest is the fact that no one gets abducted. Ever.
  10. Starved of humor and energy, the interminable Big Mommas: Life Father, Like Son could force Lawrence and co-star Brandon T. Jackson undercover for real.
  11. So thuddingly awful you won't crack a smile.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Nasty and over the top, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) feels like a horror movie that hates horror fans.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    For more experienced viewers, the tired terrain is badly shot and haphazardly assembled into an audience-testing feature that appears to have no idea how unlikable or unprovocative it is.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    One for the Money is as static and ugly as romantic-comedies get, the distractingly fragmented coverage of simple dialogue scenes suggesting a general ineptitude that's rare at the studio level.
  12. A broadly promising premise and well-matched stars prove no match for an abominably unfunny screenplay and the work of the poisonously untalented Shawn Levy--arguably the worst director making big-budget studio films today.

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