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 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 25th Hour
Lowest review score: 0 Balls of Fury
Score distribution:
2,411 movie reviews
  1. Has an underlying charm that drags its audience, kicking and screaming to have a good time.
  2. Hits an edginess that will keep today’s audiences laughing.
  3. Proved that cheerless, existentially unflinching literature can provide the basis for exhilarating cinema.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is the film that "Shine" and A Beautiful Mind could not be, a story about schizophrenia that doesn’t neatly resolve its complex subject matter.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It spends little time on exposition, instead quickly getting into the thrust of the movie. For a film like this, it’s advantageous, grabbing the audience almost immediately after the opening credits.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An exciting time at the movies, where you don’t smell something burning and realize it’s your brain cells dying off. During the summer movie season, that’s rather hard to avoid. But this movie has avoided it and it’s time well spent.
  4. The score is appropriately ethereal. From the Paris skyline to the Great Wall of China, the film's locales on every continent are rarely less than breathtaking. Calling the camerawork stunning, of course, is an understatement.
  5. Loaded with tons of personal stories told by both Johns (the two main members of They Might Be Giants) as well as people within the music industry.
  6. This is the kind of film you can watch over and over again on several levels, especially as you mine the script for knowing jokes about the theatre (it's packed with them).
  7. Congratulations to Robb Moss for making such a crowd-pleaser. But more importantly, congratulations to Moss for having such interesting friends.
  8. While Cabin Fever takes its horror very seriously, it still shows that it has a sense of humor.
  9. With this marvelous cast of characters and the comic brilliance of writer/director Greg Pritikin, nary a minute goes by that you're not slapping your knee with laughter.
  10. There isn't another American screen actor who could have given this performance, not one who so deftly could have navigated the razor's edge separating the wiseacre and the wise.
  11. The film has a riveting central narrative, the performances are compelling and, most of all, we need to hear more immigration stories like this.
  12. What DeVito does that makes me consider him a master is that he is able to capture the most horrible and nasty facets of the human condition and present them on the screen with the charm and warmth of an Andy Williams holiday special.
  13. 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.
  14. Echoes Eastwood’s previous exploration of true-life violence, “Unforgiven,” by tracing how death and depravity stain one’s life for generations, leaving seeds to take root in each branch of a tainted family tree.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Probably the Coen’s funniest movie since “Raising Arizona.”
  15. Would that we could extract the essence of this utterly enjoyable film and distill its creativity, intelligence and originality into a serum which we could then inject into all the tapped-out Hollywood screenwriters and directors out there.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As the debate between digital video and film rages on, Pieces of April proves a point that many people overlook in the DV/film debate. If you have a great story, a great script and a great cast, DV will work as well as film onscreen.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like “Basic Instinct”, it’s a sexually charged thriller centering around a cop and a sex-mad and slightly perplexing woman.
  16. Both Democrats and Republicans take it on the chin here, although the left-leaning bias is obvious.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Each scene is enticing, draws you in, and tackles the verbal foreplay from the book nicely.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whilst not an A grade psychological profile by any means, Ray has still crafted a meticulously enjoyable film. It’s as gripping as it is disturbing, and as well performed as it is mysterious.
  17. 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.
  18. Each and every one of the movie's 125 minutes is a moment of searing truth.
  19. Takes a look at the man’s entire life and grants us an eye-opening look inside his brain. And now that the supposed be-all-end-all documentary has been made, let’s let the guy get some f----- rest, okay?
  20. I love a nice, quiet film. It’s so relaxing and such a nice break from the flashy multiplex fare. I love watching films that you can let just wash over you. The Hungarian film Hukkle provides that comfort, while at the same time coming up with an inventive way to tell a story.
  21. Some of the acting may not be the best and many of the points aren't made with a soft touch, but damn, I can't think of another film about addiction with a more accurate view from the inside.
  22. Rude, crude, gaudy and often hilarious.

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