Film Threat's Scores

  • Movies
For 2,426 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Sure Thing
Lowest review score: 0 The Groomsmen
Score distribution:
2426 movie reviews
  1. Takes us into the heart of the desperate, needy, funny, alternately glamorous and sleazy world of the international movie business.
  2. For nothing but pure goofy escapism, A Foreign Affair is at least worth a fling.
  3. This is clearly not a pleasant film to watch on many levels.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The film isn't as funny as the highly publicized conflict over the sell of its distribution rights might have you believe, but does contain a series of energized and entertaining performances that stop it from being a complete failure.
  4. The acting is admirable and the film's hip, on-the-street feel is enticing, it's just too bad that this Irish "Goodfellas" hangs itself with a plot that's contrived and one dimensional.
  5. In the end, nothing about The Interpreter strikes us as very original.
  6. This Brazilian thriller blows a heck of a lot of hot air, but really doesn’t deliver on the ass-kickings it so threatens.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mamet loves to cast his current wives in lead roles -- Whatever you may feel about Mamet's writing, he has an uncanny knack for marrying mediocre actresses.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the post-Columbine age, far too many cops' partners have gone un-murdered. And too many unsuspecting daughters have freely traveled abroad, unmolested by foreign fiends. Leave it to the French to give Americans what we didn't realize we were missing.
  7. You know, each and every person reading this right now will shell out their six bucks ($9-$14 in L.A./New York) to see this film no matter what I say. Hell, I feel ambivalent about it and I'm still going to pay to see it again.
  8. This should have been a black comic masterpiece. The cast is certainly up to the task, even in the small roles.
  9. Wordplay is...well...just about as exciting as a feature length movie about people solving crossword puzzles can be. Not very.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Decent in its special effects and has the advantage of having Hilary Swank and Aaron Eckhart in it.
  10. The movie's strength is in the performances. And they're enough to make Steel City worth a look.
  11. The film does drag, particularly toward the end as the conclusion becomes increasingly obvious and too slow to arrive. For the most part, though, getting there is a wild and fascinating ride.
  12. It's by no means a classic, but the dialogue and high caliber of performances mean you’'ll get your money's worth, especially if you're really into empire waistlines and that infamous English haughtiness.
  13. An amusing and timely distraction.
  14. Cage and Sinise earn their pay, but the story by De Palma and David Koepp -- which strains for romantic glory of De Palma's "Blow Out" or "Obsession" -- gives away too much too early.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Quantum of Solace may be explosive with images of fiery infernos, but it's convoluted and confusing, the plot playing second fiddle to its set pieces.
  15. Could have been both a gripping courtroom drama and a chilling "is she or isn’t she?" horror tale. What we have instead is a movie that drifts, almost unmanned, from plot point to plot point.
  16. There are flashes of honest insight lurking under the film's rough, uneven surface.
  17. Stop-Loss is a bit uneven. Mixed messages abound.
  18. Rich with compelling, often heartbreaking stories.
  19. Succeeds at pushing the technology as well as and offering intelligent family fare that won't leave adults bored. Great fun.
  20. It's hardly a foreign film; this is our common history, and it's a film well worth looking out for.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The film feels flat. I don't know how to express my criticism much more than to say that things unfold before you, but you never really engage in the world beyond just watching it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Instead of being the science fiction masterpiece Matheson fans have been salivating for since the 80s (when Schwarzenegger was once attached), it’s just another average Hollywood popcorn flick.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A harmless little charmer with a uniformly fine cast, played by the numbers for full tear-jerking effect.
  21. The movie slides into slapstick at times, but it never overpowers the story.
  22. It’s more than adequate as an old school action movie slightly updated for modern audiences.

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