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 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Another Gay Movie
Lowest review score: 0 The Groomsmen
Score distribution:
2,410 movie reviews
  1. One warning however: James Caan's shoulder hair, when seen on this size screen, may frighten children considerably (you'll at least want to discuss it openly after the show, answering any questions your kids may have in an honest and direct manner).
    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The action scenes are exciting, the fantasy scenes are creative and the war scenes are brutal.
  2. After half a century, does the story hold up? Eh, pretty much. In the end, the story doesn't really matter that much as this is really a vehicle for the amazing visuals.
  3. This is a tale of friendship, corruption, betrayal and desperation masterfully told without an ounce of filmmaking flash and with an unflinching commitment to realism.
  4. Stunningly animated, cleverly scripted, and genuinely humorous.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Complaints? Sure, I had a few: The liberal use of insta-sweat whenever the character in question is experiencing tension, Harvey's aforementioned accent, one over-used shot composition that places the action at a great distance with a giant-headed supporting actor in the extreme foreground. [Re-release]
  5. The story itself holds up fairly well though, twenty years later, does come off as thinner than I recalled.
  6. The first masterwork of the post-modern pop culture generation...gets better with every viewing, and like good rock n' roll, needs to be played loud!
    • 94 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There isn't really an overall arc present in Killer of Sheep, and that's the point. There's really nothing meant to be expressed in Killer of Sheep but the experience of poverty, and the inevitability of crime in the face of poverty.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker is a grinding, nightmarish machine.
  7. A thoroughly enjoyable film, and ranks with Pixar's best.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Alexander Payne is becoming one of the greatest American directors of modern cinema and again, Sideways is on its way to being one of the best films of the year.
  8. If The Return of the King was 2 1/2 hours long, it would have rocked. It would have been better than The Two Towers, which is the best film in the series.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Schnabel's film is so steeped in the visual that it is surely the purest of cinema.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Class is a one-trick show: once you spot its approach, the narrative falls into a routine. To the "nsiders," the film is as familiar as an an aerial virtual reality ride would be to an airplane pilot. (This is hardly a surprise, since Bégaudeau was himself once an insider, though now safe in a film critic's chair.)
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Masculine, Feminine could be viewed as Godard's reaction to his own success and the state of the world around him.
    • 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.
  9. Probably the best comment I could give it is that after sitting through the first two and 1/2 hours, I would have happily sat through another five. How long am I going to have to wait for that DVD Box Set?
  10. Achieves the impossible in taking a genuine socio-political tragedy and turning it into an anvil drama which will fray the patience of the most sympathetic audiences.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is quite possibly the best Canadian film of all time.
  11. Let's discuss those extra four minutes for a second, shall we? I found them incredibly distracting. [Special Edition]
  12. Breathtakingly inventive story.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There will definitely be a need to see it again after the first time, for the atmosphere, for Hoyle, for the theories, for the case, for everything offered and happily accepted.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The tragic, violent true-life tale that concerns Waltz with Bashir is rendered even more powerful in animated form than it would likely have in life-action.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A return to form for the Coen Brothers and, while I feel the film will annoy and frustrate the masses, it will be looked back upon as one of the truly great movies of the first part of this new decade.
  13. A gripping experience, and often downright sickening.
  14. After four Pixar features under their belts, it is painfully easy to see the clichés emerging.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sequel is an uninterrupted 80-minute dialogue between two richly imagined and performed characters.
  15. The smart dialogue doesn't hurt, of course, and perhaps the best work is done by Bird himself, who provides the voice of Edna "E" Mode, superhero fashion designer.
    • 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.

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