Film Threat's Scores

  • Movies
For 2,411 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 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Heading South
Lowest review score: 0 Cry_Wolf
Score distribution:
2,411 movie reviews
  1. The truth is that for all the controversy there really isn’t that much violence in Reservoir Dogs. The reason people were so affected was because the film shows you the true impact of its violence.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wow. A heist movie that is more focused on people than it is crime. An incredible cast - Robert Forster and Donnie Wahlberg. Getting to see Kristin Minter's breasts and hearing her say, "F---." Damn near a perfect movie.
  2. A masterful comedy that will divide audiences, but it left me laughing hysterically. I hope that doesn’t make you think I’m a sick bastard, but if so, piss off.
  3. Maybe How to Draw a Bunny itself is really Ray Johnson's final testament, created with a mischievous wink from beyond the grave. After watching this extraordinary documentary, one has no doubt that such an act is well within Johnson's creative powers.
  4. Spins in its own orbit and dares the audience to come into its weirdly one-of-a-kind environment. This is a delightful work of humor which is worthy of Spielberg-level praise.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Moretti's actual direction is always simple, perhaps plain, but this no-frills approach allows him to gently craft a story full of poignant episodes, building toward a melancholy but genuinely uplifting conclusion.
  5. This is not light-hearted entertainment. Be prepared to think. Uncle Dave will take you someplace new.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As with all of Mann's films, Manhunter is an intense experience. All of the actors, including even legendary goofball Chris Elliott, give brooding, serious performances.
  6. Randal is a beautiful hostile piece of work that only could have come from America. He's the sort of guy who never put in a quality day at the office in his life, but somehow probably winds up winning the biggest lotto drawing ever with a ticket he stole from his loser best friend's Quickie Mart.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though it has many moments of sarcasm and humor, the overall tone, like the comics themselves, is a depressing one.
  7. A very funny and painfully relevant two hours of entertainment.
  8. Open Range gets better the deeper you get into the story.
  9. This isn’t exploitation; this is a look at how things may have been with Harris and Klebold, and how something like this could easily happen again.
  10. Engrossing and brilliantly insightful production.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A timeless classic, full of excitement, humor, witty asides and memorable characters.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even the most learned moviegoer won't see where this story is going, and that's part of its charm. The characters have a depth to them that is rarely seen these days.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is where Payne shines. Schmidt’s Winnebago journey through America’s heartland is more like a personal voyage into his Heart of Darkness.
  11. Soderbergh's film will be remembered less for the (inspired) star casting than for being one expertly made piece of pure, unpretentious popcorn entertainment.
  12. I thought I might have seen everything I needed to see about neo-Nazi skinheads in "Romper Stomper" and "American History X". Not only was I in for a surprise, but newcomer Ryan Gosling gives every bit as stunning a performance as did Russell Crowe and Ed Norton in those two films, and then some.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where Minority Report succeeds is by dishing up a little bit of everything – to see no one leaves the theater disgruntled. There are helpings of science fiction marvel, there’s some interminable tension and a real human story underneath it all. The specials effects are damn impressive to boot.
  13. First-time writer-director Serry shows a remarkable gift for storytelling with this moving, effective little film.
  14. The movie gives us lovingly shot landscapes, portraits of extraordinary friendships, a great score, dialogue that only occasionally slips into history lessons, a number of memorably etched minor characters, a splendid performance by its youngest star and two mysteries.
  15. An effective comedy, an interesting bedtime tale, and one of the greatest date rentals of all time.
  16. It's an entirely different animal from Tarkovsky's hypnotic but opaque take, and it's an entirely different animal from most studio product in general -- Soderbergh's Solaris is a gorgeous and deceptively minimalist cinematic tone poem.
  17. Just about the truest and most satisfying screen adaptation most anyone could have ever hoped for.
  18. Part of what makes this film a must-see for Titanic fans is that it truly puts you closer to the wreckage than anyone else can get.
  19. I'll just say to anyone lamenting the state of American cinema since the 1970s, if you're curious where the next generation of auteurs is coming from, look in the art houses and look in The Matrix.
  20. This movie doesn’t cop out. It doesn’t go for fake, feel-good warm fuzzies, and it’s not for the faint of heart. Terminator 3 has guts. It has a LOT of guts. And it’s a rare thing for any movie – whether it’s a summer blockbuster or an indie arthouse flick – to have guts.
  21. It's a feel-good movie, but not in a bad way. It makes you feel good the way that “Forrest Gump” made you feel good, as if the filmmakers were seriously trying to make a fun, wholesome, entertaining movie without taking on the industry with a moral agenda.
  22. A very important film that is as sad as it is uplifting. After viewing it you may just have a whole new appreciation for life.

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