Film Threat's Scores

  • Movies
For 2,410 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 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 25th Hour
Lowest review score: 0 An Inconvenient Truth
Score distribution:
2410 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gozu is a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a cow's head. If you think that this last statement doesn't make any sense, just watch the movie.
  1. Quite simply, House of Flying Daggers is a film that sets several new standards for production and entertainment values. It is a wild riot of color, music, passion, action, mystery, pure old-fashioned thrills and even dancing.
  2. The result is a mature, graceful and extraordinary accomplishment.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's tough and cold and gives an inside look at poverty in America. Yet the film is also incredibly compelling and intense and I can't think of another film that's this small and powerful.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the most beautifully stark, yet provocative and powerful films of 2005 has to be Capote. Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who gives his finest screen performance to date, literally becomes Truman Capote through effete mannerism, nasaly voice & self-absorbed tone.
  3. There’s no question here that moviegoers will be treated to a completely enveloping, three-hour vacation from reality.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Only for fans of the bizarre and certainly not for those with even a faintly weak stomach. But for those meeting both qualifications: Welcome to a devious little nightmare.
  4. A powerful film worthy of a truly extraordinary American.
  5. To me, Say Anything is without a shadow of a doubt the most rewarding, funny, and likable romance of the last twenty years. It heralds the decency of romantic love against the gears of a cold, grinding mechanical world.
  6. No End In Sight is the most important film of the year thus far and, more significantly, the most comprehensive, clear-eyed account of the Iraq debacle and the arrogance behind it that we have.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This may be an extremely bold statement to make, but there hasn’t been such an amazing character study in film since “Citizen Kane.” I honestly can’t praise it enough. From the opening to the ghastly ending, this film will sit in the depths of your stomach for some time to come.
  7. Provocative and poignant.
  8. A tough sit, but it attracts more than repels you. It commands your attention. Once it lands its hooks in you, there's no tearing away.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of Spike Lee's greatest films -- seamlessly merging personal drama against a canvas of larger social significance on a level worthy of "Do the Right Thing."
  9. While Cabin Fever takes its horror very seriously, it still shows that it has a sense of humor.
  10. Joyous. This is a film that will put a goofy grin on your face from the opening frame, through to the credits, out into the lobby, the whole way home, and possibly even till you fall asleep.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The actual performances during the film range from excellent to somewhat amateurish, but this amateurism is easily absorbed by the sheer power of the imagery on display.
  11. The result is crisp, brutal and utterly inspirational.
  12. I would like to praise My Big Fat Independent Movie for achieving something that most independently-produced comedies fail to do: it creates laughs.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The humanity of District 9 adds another dimension to this multilayered, rewarding work -- one of the best of the summer, and undoubtedly the most inventive from the multiplex this year.
  13. Put simply, Mind Game is a mind-blowing experience.
  14. This is an amazing black satire filled with vicious biting words that snap like firecrackers.
  15. So just do yourself a favor, get out there and see Ong Bak. You’ll leave the theater bruised and battered, but you'll be happy about it.
  16. As Hitler, Bruno Ganz ignites the screen with every appearance.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With brother Ivan as his co-writer, Sam tosses out a delightful batch of tense, hilarious set pieces. The two are giggling behind the proceeds like the Coen brothers scripting fresh off a critical triumph.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is definitely not your typical Cronenberg. No matter if you either love his cinematic oddities, or if you’re put off by them, watching A History of Violence would prove beneficial. It’s no doubt one of the best films of the year.
  17. It’s not just one of the best documentaries I’ve ever seen, it’s one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. Period.
  18. Offers a remarkable tribute to one of the few people who genuinely deserves to be known as a pioneer of filmmaking. In the genre of films about films, In the Mirror of Maya Deren is among the best.
  19. One of the most effective, intelligent, mature and romantic love stories to come across the screen recently is, of all things, a documentary.
  20. Equally charming and addicting all the way through.

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