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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A whipsmart twist on a particular kind of romantic comedy.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With bubbles of nascent arousal frothing at the film's feminine surface, Moth Diaries' commercial potential is likely to hinge on whether or not audiences can stand to be confronted with the confusion they felt as adolescents.
  4. Has a stirring elemental feel and constitutes filmmaking at its most basic and transfixing.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Relatively light-hearted for a Polanski film (no one dies), Carnage is fun verbal warfare cleanly filmed.
  5. 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fascinating, deeply felt film of wild, untamed emotions and probing insights.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gripping new documentary that's essential viewing for anybody who believes that the impact of global warming is tomorrow's problem.
  6. A highly entertaining and heartfelt action comedy that ought to steal more laughs than any other film this holiday season.
  7. Dogtooth will begin to open the door for U.S. specialty audiences to discover Lanthimos as a new master and anticipate his future films.
  8. The film is really a valentine to the fans.
  9. This is not really a biopic of the great President as the title might indicate, but rather a fascinating, savvy look at the inner-workings of the political process and how things in the White House get - or don't get - done.
  10. A "Good Evening" indeed at the movies.
  11. With first-rate performances from Sean Penn and Naomi Watts and a compelling script, this suspenseful, taut drama should keep audiences nailed to their seats.
  12. A clever movie premise based on an obscure comic book has been turned into, okay we’ll say it, a fanboy’s kick-ass wet dream of a movie that could be a surprise Spring smash.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is the intellectual action flick of your dreams.
  13. Meet the new face of superheroes: Marc Webb's totally teenage and totally fun take on the Spider-Man franchise.
  14. Red Hook Summer begins as a gentle character comedy and then erupts into a sudden reversal that is possibly the most powerful and disturbing sequence Lee has ever created. It's a film that makes you laugh, weep, rage and gasp, and, love it or hate it, you will definitely talk about it afterward.
  15. Resnais' storytelling is in top form. Turning 88 this June, he's an inspiration to us all.
  16. The exploitation title may not do it any favors, but this biopic based on the incredible life journey of Sam Childers is gripping, inspirational and well told.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best kid's films of the year, full of delight and action and charm and comedy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A superb vehicle for Sacha Baron Cohen's over-the-top socio-political outrageousness.
  17. Great as it is, this is not a ticket buying kind of movie.
  18. Kids should especially like this magnificent and heartwarming look at the life of young Oscar.
  19. What transpires gives fresh meaning to ‘sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.'
  20. With Natalie Portman dominating the action and exhibiting a screen maturity not seen from her before, this all-stops-out Grand Guignol melodrama exhibits more than enough blood, sweat and tears (emphasis on the blood) to score nicely beyond the ballet crowd.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lockout isn't high art, but it's ridiculous fun.
  21. 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.

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