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 A Better Life
Lowest review score: 0 One for the Money
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 83 out of 985
985 movie reviews
  1. Features some of the most exhilarating action sequences the screen has seen in years.
    • 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.
  2. It's by the book advocacy docmaking at its best.
  3. In a family market that's been woefully weak of late, Megamind should not only rescue Metro City but the box office, too.
  4. 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.
  5. This documentary on one of the most universal, photographed, analyzed, opined upon and slavered over human experiences manages to astound.
  6. 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  7. This is the perfect summer movie and perhaps the best Pirates of them all.
  8. 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.
  9. Whether audiences have the stomach for 150 minutes behind bars remains debatable, but there is no denying the persuasive power of a film that takes no prisoners and pulls no punches.
  10. With a sterling cast and an emotionally powerful performance from newcomer Liana Liberato, Trust packs a real dramatic punch.
  11. 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.
    • 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.
  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 Guard may be a formula movie but McDonagh does wonders with the familiar character types and action climax.
  14. Particularly impressive is veteran cinematographer Dean Semler's inventive cinematography that manages to put the audience right in the middle of the races like never before.
  15. As in "L'Humanité" and "Twentynine Palms," the director presents a cogent study of emotional excess with a sure handed control that harkens back to Robert Bresson.
  16. Director David Mackenzie's quietly accomplished film straddles the arthouse world and cult movies with a unique poetic vision.
  17. Veteran British director Ken Loach fields one of his most accessible and lightly-toned offerings to date with this comedy about a football fanatic trying to sort out his life.
  18. Ferrera proves herself to be just as talented in dramatic roles.
  19. 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.
    • 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."
  20. 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.
  21. Monsters is enormously satisfying in the way it combines suspense, romance and sci-fi. It heralds a bright new talent in Edwards. If he can do all this for no money, imagine what he can do with a real budget.
  22. For the small but enthusiastic documentary crowd and the comic's diehard fans, it's a must-see.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Big questions are tackled in this little documentary, the same ones that have been danced with for centuries.
  23. This is one of those movies in which the lead character is so self-possessed, wise, well spoken and witty, that she sounds far too adult to be a teenager.
  24. The action, fantasy and suspense elements are all highly enjoyable, but if the romance didn't work this movie would fall apart.

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