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For 1,505 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Chuck & Buck
Lowest review score: 0 Charlie Countryman
Score distribution:
1505 movie reviews
  1. Surreal to the point of poeticism, amusing and tragic by turns.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's that very rare feeling that you're settling into a movie whose individual elements are so finely attuned they fuse into a singular construct of pure entertainment.
  2. For all its occasional long-windedness and visual dazzle, Brazil may be the "Strangelove" of the 1980s.
  3. This is a waking dream of truly operatic dimensions.
  4. Stoppard's luxuriant, richly comic language cascades and washes over you, and, for once, more than keeps pace with the sprightly pictures.
  5. Before Midnight manages to be an emotionally astute and tremendously enjoyable conclusion to this rather improbable trilogy.
  6. A lovely piece of work.
  7. Temple's wonderfully entertaining film brings the era back in all its confused and tentatively revolutionary glory, and bracingly demonstrates that the Pistols still have the power to shock.
  8. Well-crafted scenes that carry a bracingly grown-up tang: unhurried, played in a low key, with plenty of time to savor the details of character and place.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Keeps you engaged in this story of a memorable anti-hero for our times.
  9. Lore is a rare, wonderful film that works not just as surface entertainment, but has deeper historical meaning, as well as an even grander, more universal statement.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minghella shapes Ondaatje's sprawling story into something miraculously cohesive, and at the movie's center is one of the most compelling love stories in recent memory.
  10. Zero Dark Thirty is precise, definitive filmmaking, yet Bigelow refuses to hand over easy answers. Some people call that evasion. I call it the ultimate despair.
  11. Feels like the first truly honest attempt to deal with the horrors of combat - and the terrible responsibility shared by all survivors.
  12. Althea is a ferociously vibrant character, and Love goes all out to infuse her with a wildness seldom seen on screen. Love holds nothing back, and her energy and her heartache energize the movie.
  13. It's like a madly inventive hybrid of "Dr. Strangelove" and "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre."
  14. Achieves a kind of beauty through its overlaying enigmas, and Carrey.
  15. Benigni, with great help from young Cantarini, has crafted a work of such complexity that you may find both your brain and your heart simply overloaded. Which, of course, is the rarely achieved goal of all art.
  16. Quentin Tarantino's latest movie puts an epic spin on a favorite genre, taking it to time-tripping levels rarely tested by its forerunners.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The convergence of storytelling mastery, acting virtuosity and star power makes A Civil Action one of the greatest films of the year.
  17. With Before Night Falls, Schnabel has moved to an entirely new plane of cinematic achievement.
  18. Writer/director David Mamet, who's built a career in both theater and film by being a hyper-manly sort of writer, has crafted a film that is laugh out loud funny and dinner-conversation smart.
  19. One of the best films of the year. Queer in every sense of the word, it's poignant, laugh-out-loud funny and thoroughly provocative.
  20. For me, the experience was much like seeing Mike Nichols' "The Graduate" and George Lucas' "American Graffiti" before the hype machines kicked in.
  21. There are many films that rail against the inherent injustices of any given power structure. Much rarer are the documentaries like The Gatekeepers which expose that the faithful stewards of a certain foreign policy no longer believe in said policy. This is an important film, showing the constant reaction and counter-reaction of each side.
  22. Wickedly funny, scathingly original new comedy.
  23. Mud
    That Nichols is able to orchestrate this entire journey with steady tension and lyrical imagery is a testament to his storytelling capabilities.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Van Sant and crew appear to have had a blast making this film, and I had a blast watching it. The subject matter is very dark and yet it is handled with a very light touch.
  24. You'll treasure this movie.
  25. The other key part is Schindler's Jewish accountant, played with self-effacing brilliance by Ben Kingsley, who gives the movie just the touch of warmth and sanity it needs.

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