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. Suffice it to say that MacDonald has made the finest mountain climbing movie you are likely ever to come across. The cinematography is awesome, the score by Alex Heffes terrific, the reenactments remarkably credible.
  2. The film reveals a man whose wiry build, relentless passion, fearless guile, and bravery made him a beloved human rights activist in his strife-ridden country.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As successful as this family drama is, Demme proves himself to be quite a multitasker. With the skill of an ethnographer and the passion of a sentimentalist, he celebrates the traditions of marriage in a handful of tender set pieces.
  3. Chicago is a failure, but that should not come as a surprise. Bob Fosse, who directed and choreographed the original 1975 Broadway production, was long baffled in making a film of the show and eventually gave up trying.
  4. Amazingly realistic and engaging drama about society punctuated with both humor and grittiness.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With exceptional performances and extraordinary imagery, Zvyagintsev has fashioned a remarkable first feature.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A haunting score and beautifully atmospheric cinematography by Kim Hyung-gu round out the achievements of this unique and engaging Korean thriller.
  5. The Dark Knight may not be a masterpiece, but it easily vaults to the top of any list of "best superhero movies."
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If there is justice in this world, this is the movie that will get people talking again about the excitement of film.
  6. A stirring and touching production, and it is difficult not to be moved by the women’s medical progress. However, it suffers from a somewhat leisurely pacing.
  7. Thornton's Jacob initially comes across as the love child of Elmer Fudd and Butthead, but ends up as the best role he's ever had.
  8. A genuinely engrossing film.
  9. A gripping example of "You Are There," on the spot journalism, even if it is a little slim when it comes to motives and back stories.
    • 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.
  10. There are no sacred cows in A Mighty Wind. Even beloved public television is skewered by Guest and Co. In a lot of ways, this movie pokes the most fun at the average PBS liberal who refuses to let go of the 1960s.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Elevates a significant moment in the history of this massively passionate spectator sport.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bateman is given all the best dialogue and delivers his hilarious one-liners and odd observations with his usual brilliant deadpan, along with Garner who gives the finest performance of her career.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best boy’s adventure of the year.
  11. Tom McCarthy’s film is never more than small, and that’s how it should be. It is about treasuring life -– sometimes even cheating death -– and it manages to warm hearts in its own uncompromising way, rarely cheating and never belittling.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Masterpieces of literature-to-film are a rare breed; this film falls short with satisfaction.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As promising as the premise sounds, it cannot rise from the mundane.
  12. Fascinating and heartbreaking film.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The thrill of Hot Fuzz is the chemistry between Nicholas and local oaf Danny Butterman, who is an action film aficionado and finds Nicholas' stories utterly engrossing.
  13. One of the most towering and extraordinary films to grace the screen.
  14. Take the safety off of the comedy Magnum called Happiness and put the barrel in your mouth. You'll laugh your ass off as it takes off the back of your head...It could be the best film of the year. At the very least, I'll never forget it.
  15. Proved that cheerless, existentially unflinching literature can provide the basis for exhilarating cinema.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Wrestler could have been a groundbreaking drama, one that upturns the sensational genre roots from which it stems. With Rourke in such form, it could have been character-driven to the core – if only Aronofsky trusted his character enough to resist screenwriter Siegel's contrived plot thrusts.
  16. It was incredible to see what is arguably the best of the Star Wars films, on the big screen again. However, I do not believe that any of the minor changes make the film any better. [Special Edition]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This very conventional PBS style videodoc should not be viewed before operating heavy machinery. However, there's plenty to fascinate devotees of the dance.

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