Chicago Tribune's Scores

For 5,502 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Son of Saul
Lowest review score: 0 Fun Size
Score distribution:
5502 movie reviews
  1. Honest, poignant and very funny, full of memorable, moving moments.
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    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The slogan for Red Planet could be "In space no one can hear you yawn."
  2. Inspirational biographical movie that really works.
  3. Though it's sweet and likable to a fault, it's also a movie that never seems heartfelt or deep.
  4. It's hard to believe how bad this movie is.
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  5. A picture about America with the blinders off, a film about heroism that makes you chuckle and feel sad - and a film about childhood that lets us reenter that lost world and see the grass, sky and sunlight the way they once looked, in the golden hours.
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  6. Offers an honest, understated and unsentimental look at a small incident in the course of a friendship - but it is the kind of incident that defines most childhoods.
  7. Strong, hard, dirty, funny, moving atmospheric and laced with scabrously musical street dialogue.
  8. A comedy of bad manners with many punchy moments and many irritatingly glib ones.
  9. Showing us a world through a child's eyes, A Time for Drunken Horses speaks so truthfully and well that it breaks the heart and scars the conscience.
  10. This film has so many good ideas, it tends to seem better after you've left the theater. But the mock TV stuff is just too faux to be funny.
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  11. An odd little ghoul too cleaned up to survive, a bloodless vampire movie that's mostly lifeless as well.
  12. Run-of-the-mill sitcom-y in its pedestrian writing and uninspired direction.
  13. Resembles an old Nine Inch Nails video. Missing from the mix are any characters with whom you'd want to spend one minute around a campfire.
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  14. By the time the film is over, you may not feel differently about the key issues than you first did, but you will have many more facts (sound) and opinions (fury) to consider.
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  15. As for Ramis, he's no Stanley Donen. He can make us laugh, but he can't make a movie dance.
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  16. Scene after scene in Calle 54 just knocks you out.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Enjoy this rare chance to catch Chan on the big screen at his near-peak mastery.
  17. Shines whenever we see the performances of Phoenix and Caan.
  18. A dull, amateurish mixture of the sentimental and the obvious.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Too high-minded to stoop as low as it does, particularly in its unforgivably manipulative ending.
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  19. It's a joy. Altman does Dallas the way he did "Nashville" in Nashville or Hollywood in "The Player."
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  20. Not without its humorous moments, but they are too few and far between.
  21. A triumph that deserves a broad audience.
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  22. A teen comedy wise beyond its years.
  23. So filled with illogical twists and ridiculous turns, that eventually it evokes unintentional laughs.
  24. One of the most remarkable English-language feature debuts of recent years.
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  25. It's an intelligent and informed look at the preposterous ways our leaders are often picked and sabotaged.
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  26. Brimming over with affection and humanity, this memory drama about the destruction of one family and the birth of another is nostalgic in a good sense: funny, bittersweet, poignant.
  27. Effectively a demo. It doesn't give you the whole picture, but it lets you know what's possible. It's hard not to wish the ride could have lasted longer.
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