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 The Wildest Dream
Lowest review score: 0 A Love Affair of Sorts
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 83 out of 985
985 movie reviews
  1. In keeping with the flamboyant clan of despots that were the Husseins, the drama is ultraviolent and over the top and made absolutely mesmerizing by Dominic Cooper's electrifying turn in both roles.
  2. The Guard may be a formula movie but McDonagh does wonders with the familiar character types and action climax.
  3. Despite all the boobs, The Change-Up is very fair to its female characters-well, at least to Mann and Wilde, who both ring true, even if Wilde is almost too good to be true...It sounds like a trifling detail, but those details are sorely missing from most "date movies," in which even the women laughing in the audience exit feeling like they're the butt of the joke.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At barely 80 minutes, the film seems like a slight little adventure, but Fleischer fleshes out his twists and turns to make it feel like a fully-rendered story.
  4. Fiennes' technique is extraordinary in its simplicity, balancing a literal prowl throughout his immense sculptural environs with a respectful observational distance.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the best 3D horror movie ever made, as much for its superlative technical merits as for its satisfying thrills.
  5. The film is really a valentine to the fans.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though Warrior excels at the big stuff-fighting sequences and rousing crowds and victories that all but force audiences to stand up and cheer - the film is at its very best in the small moments, the little looks.
  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. Drive dynamically merges a terrific film noir plot with a cool retro look, evoking '60s classics like "Point Blank" and "Bullitt."
  8. This is Steven Soderbergh at his best delivering a gripping, chilling and powerful movie experience that will have audiences talking (and freaking out).
  9. 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Relatively light-hearted for a Polanski film (no one dies), Carnage is fun verbal warfare cleanly filmed.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fascinating, deeply felt film of wild, untamed emotions and probing insights.
  10. Why is Emmerich elbowing his way into the conversation about Shakespearean authorship? Because the debate is explosive - and he can't resist packing on a few more pounds of dynamite on his confident drama of incest, greed and beheadings.
  11. The results are so funny and irresistible audiences are bound to be swept away into this kitty's universe.
  12. 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.
  13. A highly entertaining and heartfelt action comedy that ought to steal more laughs than any other film this holiday season.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spectacle and spectacular are often confused for one another in stories of epic adventure, but Immortals is the rare film where they are one and the same.
  14. This new round of toe-tapping musical numbers from the penguin population is shot in eye-poppingly gorgeous 3D.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is the intellectual action flick of your dreams.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mission: Impossible 4 is so well-made and smooth you may need to see it more than once to truly appreciate its brains and nerves and blood.
  15. Uncomfortably tense but worth savoring, particularly because of Tilda Swinton's devastating lead performance.
  16. Ultimately an inspiring, stirring and unforgettable human drama in the face of a horrifying war. It is highly recommended.
  17. Instead of venturing into mournful "Terms of Endearment" territory, the film - and the filmmakers - commit to a relentless determination to live.
  18. Director David Mackenzie's quietly accomplished film straddles the arthouse world and cult movies with a unique poetic vision.
  19. In Darkness takes its place among the many great European films to tackle the subject. Plenty of quality-seeking adult moviegoers will be lured to the arthouse and thoroughly moved.
  20. Meticulously thoughtful and economical in its execution, from its camerawork to its editing, Farhadi's carefully wrought narrative and the ways it handles the fragile emotions of its characters truly sets it apart, not only from contemporary Iranian cinema but world cinema in general.
  21. 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.

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