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 Social Network
Lowest review score: 0 Date Night
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 83 out of 985
985 movie reviews
  1. It's a stirring mix of sports and human drama that exudes an almost earthy sense of genuineness.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An impressively dark and well-crafted crime tale about, of all things, cattle farming and "the hormone mafia underworld."
  2. This is purely warm, wonderful, wise and hilarious family entertainment that is fantastic movie fun for everyone.
  3. A smart, winning and comic, if at times bittersweet, treat.
  4. Although Westfeldt's sharp screenplay is mostly talk, it's very good talk.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An orgiastic barrage of violence, The Raid: Redemption is, at least in its finest moments, one of the most breathless, blistering action movies in recent memory.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lockout isn't high art, but it's ridiculous fun.
  5. The kids, especially Néron and Nélisse are irresistible and supporting players are well-cast. Human dramas like Monsieur Lazhar are a rare breed these days and this exceptional example is one to be cherished.
    • 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.
  6. Kids should especially like this magnificent and heartwarming look at the life of young Oscar.
  7. The Pirates! Band of Misfits is one of the funniest animated films in years, or to put it in terms you scallywags can understand: it's a treasure trove of laughs.
  8. It's a great time at the movies and a wickedly clever cinematic treat.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A superb vehicle for Sacha Baron Cohen's over-the-top socio-political outrageousness.
  9. The director of quirky fare with a rabid cult-like following has made a charming, magical and really funny new work about two unique young kids discovering love over one unforgettable summer, and it's the director's most accessible movie yet.
  10. 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A charmingly lo-fi love story.
  11. This film stands out as one of the year's best.
    • 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.
  12. Ted
    Movies don't get much funnier than Ted.
  13. Meet the new face of superheroes: Marc Webb's totally teenage and totally fun take on the Spider-Man franchise.
  14. Savages is one of Stone's best movies with a ménage et trois love story giving some human dimension to its three young leads.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Journalist and director Allison Klayman doesn't mask her awe of the man, who comes off as a cross between a wise Buddha-figure and Santa Claus - he's made for history, and he's making it.
  18. Deftly veering from comedy to drama, director David Frankel (who also guided Streep to one of her 17 Oscar nominations in "The Devil Wears Prada") never loses sight of the humanity and universality of the situation.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Think of it as someone making a peanut butter and chocolate swirl of Mad magazine and The New Yorker - two unique tastes making one great treat.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's Cronenberg's most willfully weird movie since "Spider," and it should prove a tough sell despite Pattinson's ample star power.
  19. This over-the-top sequel caters to the lowest common denominator in the best possible way, and it's so fully committed to brainless bombast that it muscles audiences to applaud by sheer force of will.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A darker and more ambitious meditation on impermanence, Samsara relies on blunt force and unforgettable imagery, overcoming the hazy logic of Fricke's editing to earn your awe.

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