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 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Sita Sings the Blues
Lowest review score: 0 A Love Affair of Sorts
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 83 out of 985
985 movie reviews
  1. What this predictable tale lacks in surprises it more than makes up for in charm, good music and the indelible performances of Alessandro Nivola and Abigail Breslin as father and child.
  2. The absorbingly bittersweet result ranks as one of the best non-fiction films of the year.
  3. The Dish and The Spoon boasts the efficiency and tidiness of early American indies like Rob Nilsson's "Heat and Sunlight," while it relocates its foreign film-like emotional landscapes to more native climes.
  4. Uncomfortably tense but worth savoring, particularly because of Tilda Swinton's devastating lead performance.
  5. It's a stirring mix of sports and human drama that exudes an almost earthy sense of genuineness.
  6. What Foy and his team discover is unbelievable. More importantly, their adventures will prove popular with street art buffs as well as documentary fans.
  7. Europe's Most Wanted is so full of laughs and great characters, it's easily the best in the series. Like "Toy Story 3," the Madagascar gang just gets better with time, and this new adventure is funny, exciting and heartwarming.
  8. With a tour-de-force performance from James Franco and an imaginative shooting style that relies on two cameras and inventive angles, what could have been static and deadly dull comes blazingly to life in this powerful and compelling story of one man's will to survive.
  9. This drama is something of a miracle itself: a film dealing with religion that is refreshingly free of dogma.
  10. The script does not provide that much illumination, yet the power of the acting and the quality of the visual imagery carry us along.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Filmmakers Luc Côté and Patricio Henriquez don't use flashy tricks to tug heartstrings-instead they put faith in the story they're telling. And what a story it is.
  11. Smart, empathetic and wholly believable.
  12. I'm Still Here does leave us with one big question mark: What will Phoenix do next? How will he top such a flamboyant caper?
  13. It may take some time but Nicole Holofcener’s latest effort gradually grows on you. Partly it’s her obvious affection for her oddball collection of characters; partly it’s the performances of the likes of Keener and Oliver Platt as her wayward husband.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By way of remarkable sleight-of-hand, Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike both is and is not the freewheeling, fun-loving, male stripper extravaganza its trailers peddle.
  14. Fan finds the delicate balance between broad socio-political themes and a single family torn between centuries-old traditions and the desire to succeed in the capitalist world.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bad Teacher is a worthy successor to the benchmark black comedy "Bad Santa" (without being at all the same).
  15. This smart and sophisticated romp takes surprising directions as it examines the creative process of writing, the delicate balance of relationships, and the mysteries of men and women.
  16. Instead of venturing into mournful "Terms of Endearment" territory, the film - and the filmmakers - commit to a relentless determination to live.
  17. Savages is one of Stone's best movies with a ménage et trois love story giving some human dimension to its three young leads.
  18. Daddy Longlegs is a discovery destined for year-end top ten critics lists and comparisons to classics like Vittorio De Sica's "Bicycle Thieves" are expected. Hopefully, Daddy Longlegs will also introduce the Safdie brothers to the larger audiences they deserve.
  19. A stirring, unforgettable motion picture experience, a superbly acted and courageous story of one woman who made a difference.
  20. Likely to resonate with a generation of young people to whom "When Harry Met Sally's" orgasm scene seems downright quaint.
  21. Ultimately an inspiring, stirring and unforgettable human drama in the face of a horrifying war. It is highly recommended.
  22. On the heels of another revelatory turn in True Grit, Bridges is sensational again, here in a groundbreaking performance.
  23. Gripping, offensive and bewildering, Tabloid is a mean-spirited masterpiece.
  24. Arguably the best creative decision Jacobs and Siskel make in the film is choosing their talented subjects.
  25. With the woes of Wall Street constantly in the headlines, Oliver Stone could not have picked a better time to reignite Wall Street.
  26. This intelligent, emotional drama should resonate strongly with fans of character-driven stories and those interested in tales of American political struggle.
  27. Some points are driven home over and over again and that repetition robs the doc of a bit of its power, but overall Countdown to Zero is effective and frightening.

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