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 Micmacs
Lowest review score: 0 A Love Affair of Sorts
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 83 out of 985
985 movie reviews
  1. A whimsical essay about the final days of a villager suffering from kidney failure it is undoubtedly one of the filmmaker's most accessible works.
  2. The action, fantasy and suspense elements are all highly enjoyable, but if the romance didn't work this movie would fall apart.
  3. Plenty of people die in I Saw the Devil, but it is that first attack on Ju-yeon in the movie's opening minutes that reverberates through the epic 141-minute running time.
  4. It's worth remembering that eleven years passed between "Judy Berlin" and 3 Backyards, both of which earned Mendelsohn best director prizes at Sundance.
  5. The most surprising courtroom drama since 1985's "Jagged Edge," The Lincoln Lawyer is a don't-miss cinematic page-turner with enough twists to fill five movies.
  6. The documentary will resonate with New York Times' readers and fans of personal stories.
  7. Paul is a close encounter with the comic brilliance of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost that makes going to the movies fun again.
  8. Making the Boys is at once political and personal. It is a history lesson, a sociological study and a memoir. It is a tale told with warmth and humor. And it is irresistible.
  9. Has a stirring elemental feel and constitutes filmmaking at its most basic and transfixing.
  10. An artistically mature work with pitch perfect performances.
  11. With a sterling cast and an emotionally powerful performance from newcomer Liana Liberato, Trust packs a real dramatic punch.
  12. The beauty of the film and what ultimately makes it more timeless than trenchant, is the way it side-steps the entire issue of Hanna's sex.
  13. The script does not provide that much illumination, yet the power of the acting and the quality of the visual imagery carry us along.
  14. Azabal is superb, conveying Nawal's fiery presence, determination and mounting bitterness. The impressive cast includes non-professionals from Jordan, where Incendies was filmed.
  15. Spurlock is at his trouble making best throughout the film, especially when he persuades longtime consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader by offering him a free pair of Merrell shoes.
  16. Features some of the most exhilarating action sequences the screen has seen in years.
  17. A highly entertaining original movie that's funny, touching and real.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Andrea Dunbar's portrait here is unforgiving; comparable to Joan Crawford in "Mommy Dearest" or Tobias Wolff's brass-knuckled dad in "This Boy's Life."
  18. Burns captures the look and spirit of the times with perfect detail.
  19. This is the perfect summer movie and perhaps the best Pirates of them all.
  20. Arguably the best creative decision Jacobs and Siskel make in the film is choosing their talented subjects.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun and surprisingly affecting little adventure, Kung Fu Panda 2 ranks among the best films DreamWorks has ever done.
  21. It's by the book advocacy docmaking at its best.
  22. Troll Hunter may be a relatively low-budget fantasy but the film looks epic in all the right sequences.
  23. Beautiful Boy is a discerning film lover's off-season tonic, regardless of where, when or how it's seen. What matters most is simply that it be seen.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bad Teacher is a worthy successor to the benchmark black comedy "Bad Santa" (without being at all the same).
  24. British filmmaker James Marsh recreates this tale of an ambitious primate language study through traditional face-the-camera interviews, clever graphics and dramatic recreations.
  25. Compellingly taut and existentially thoughtful, this exceptional Euro-American hybrid is perfectly pitched for the kind of crossover success previously enjoyed by Guillaume Canet's 2006 surprise hit "Tell No One."
  26. Gripping, offensive and bewildering, Tabloid is a mean-spirited masterpiece.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What really distinguishes Captain from the other superhero movies of 2011 (and quite frankly, the majority of the others released in the last several years) is a romance that feels like an integral - not incidental - component of the plot.

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