Miami Herald's Scores

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For 2,890 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 0.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 WALL-E
Lowest review score: 0 Testosterone
Score distribution:
2,890 movie reviews
  1. First and foremost, Iris is a magnificent story about the enduring bond between two eccentric, astounding souls who somehow managed to find each other and hold on for dear life.
  2. It's so rare to be swept away by a presentation of this magnitude. By all means, go.
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  3. One of the most searing experiences to be had at the movies this year.
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  4. Remains a remarkable, almost timeless study.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A truly great and deceptively simple work, redefining the power of film.
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  5. Has the feel of an instant classic, a melodrama with an exacting precision and a visceral, propulsive energy.
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  6. Overflowing with melancholy and tragedy, Road to Perdition is one of the most somber gangster pictures ever made.
  7. Lester managed to come up with a movie that not only holds together as a film but one that has proven timeless and rewards repeat viewings.
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  8. A rich, marvelous movie -- the kind that enchants on so many different levels, it leaves you feeling giddy.
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  9. The Straight Story truly is one from the heart, and it is wonderful.
  10. Ever the satirist, Payne mines humor from his characters, be it Randall's cockeyed pyramid-scheme ideas or the banality of a ridiculous wedding toast.
  11. What you come to see are the strokes of a visual master. You will not be disappointed.
  12. This remarkable, continually surprising documentary turns out to be something far richer and more complex, closer in spirit to "Crumb," another devastating film about a family's gradual self-destruction.
  13. In a larger sense, Adaptation is a movie about the simple act of enjoying life -- of really embracing it -- without constantly worrying about what others think.
  14. It's the filmmakers' refusal to sugarcoat their tale's darker subtexts that makes Finding Nemo such a resounding piece of storytelling.
  15. Makes the Columbine shootings seem both abstract yet more painful and vivid. It also gets you excited all over again about the things movies can do.
  16. The movie itself is a nominee for Best Animated Feature, and it's good enough to pull a surprise upset over the beloved Finding Nemo. It's a mad masterpiece.
  17. Feels like a miracle, a movie that exceeds even the most formidable expectations without straying from its singular path. All hail this King.
  18. An extraordinary movie that ruffled many feathers when it first came out. Almost 40 years later, it retains the poignancy it delivered back then. Its message is not lost in our present state of affairs.
  19. A thoughtful, audacious meditation on love and relationships that finds a group of wildly disparate talents clicking together in perfect unison.
  20. Intentionally designed to rile as much as entertain.
  21. A masterpiece of pop filmmaking -- a fantastic, exuberant entertainment that manages to be both sleek and substantial without being patronizing.
  22. Although it is technically a sequel, Before Sunset stands perfectly well on its own. In fact, the new movie plays better if you haven't seen the original for a while, so its details have grown appropriately fuzzy.
  23. What makes it the best movie of the year -- is its insight into human behavior.
  24. A visually thrilling experience.
  25. One of the many pleasures of this beautifully composed, measured movie is how it reminds you of the power of pure storytelling -- an art that's too often overlooked in contemporary films in the rush for sensation and excitement.
  26. Contains all of the hallmarks of classic genre Spielberg: It shows you things you've never seen before, instills an accompanying sense of awestruck wonder, and delivers long stretches of heightened, delirious excitement that remind you why people started going to the movies in the first place.
  27. This poignant, wise and subtle picture -- which, yes, happens to be the best movie of the year -- should be approached with humble expectations. Lee's approach to this delicate material is suffused with melancholy, metaphors and small, telling touches that favor subtlety over exclamation points and rough-hewn simplicity over grandiloquence.
  28. This is the most vibrant, exciting and invigorating movie-movie of the year.
  29. It leaves you feeling exhilarated at the invigorating power a well-told story, no matter its subject, can have. If you like Harry Potter, you will love this movie. If you don't like Harry Potter, you will still love this movie.

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