Miami Herald's Scores

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For 2,916 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 The Watcher
Score distribution:
2,916 movie reviews
  1. A $100 million production of a 10-cent script, is so clunkily written, so bereft of any engaging ideas or emotions, you'd think De Palma would have sneered at it on first reading and passed
  2. Feels static and constricted, its intensity dulled by overreliance on dialogue.
  3. Excruciatingly unamusing.
  4. One shallow film, that quickly returns to where it started: Zero.
  5. An apocalyptic Bob Dylan song made cinematic, with all the vision and poetry dissipating in the transfer. It's as if the filmmakers listened to "Desolation Row" just one time too many.
  6. For the story of a man who made his mark on pop culture by being a likable buffoon, the irritatingly arch Confessions of a Dangerous Mind takes itself way too seriously.
  7. Swami says, “Steer clear of The Guru, a dismally dumb sex comedy, lest you waste $9 and 90 minutes of your life you will never get back.''
  8. The actors are their usual reliable selves; you can't really blame them for the unlikely mess Levity becomes.
  9. Whether his character is happy, sad, angry or scared, Spade affects precisely the same knowing smirk and sarcastic delivery. This one-note style makes him a funny stand-up comedian. But in a role, it's usually pure amateur hour.
  10. The formulaic movie would be forgettable but inoffensive if it were anyone else posing for blue screen CGI effects.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Mediocre.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Do not, under any circumstances, consider taking a child younger than middle school age to this wallow in crude humor.
  11. The fact that Swept Away got made at all implies there simply is no dissuading Madonna from her movie-star aspirations. Her tenacity is admirable, but it's also block-headed.
  12. Death to Smoochy? Yes, please.
  13. How High is not a particularly good movie, but then again it's not trying to be. It's a project by two B-list rappers seeking to extend their music careers in the way of stars like Will Smith, Ice Cube and Tupac Shakur.
    • Miami Herald
  14. Misses out on just about everything that made the original work, most notably Falk and Arkin, whose odd-couple pairing was the foundation on which the entire movie rested.
  15. A romantic comedy need not be original to work. It just needs, you know, romance. Something to swoon over. What Two Weeks Notice provides, however, is a lot more messy.
  16. There's only one excuse for the sentimental and ham-handed I Am Sam, and it's not to tout the rights of the mentally disabled.
    • Miami Herald
  17. Explicitly invites us to mock its artificiality and giggly cluelessness, but beyond its attractive shell the film rings hollow. These days, even a comedy has got to have a heart.
  18. A romantic comedy so rote, dull and predictable that it makes "You've Got Mail" seem innovative and fresh.
  19. An overly convoluted, tiresome mystery that exists primarily to antagonize the audience, Basic consists almost entirely of dense exposition, then concludes by laughing at anyone who tried to pay attention.
  20. This is a gleefully repulsive movie. Spun is bound to be described as bold and cutting-edge by those who confuse shock value with achievement. Most people, however, will just long for a shower after it's over.
  21. A compendium of missed opportunities, uninspired action and clichés so tired, you wish the screenwriters had called 911, too.
  22. The best thing you can say about Scooby-Doo is that Matthew Lillard makes a really, really good Shaggy.
  23. The best story here is the one about how Stolen Summer made it to the screen; that's more compelling than anything that happens in Pete's world.
  24. No matter how much good will the actors generate, Showtime eventually folds under its own thinness.
  25. The film is supposed to be about tolerance, but the only acceptance comes in terms of how the islanders accept the Mormon teachings. Somehow, that doesn't quite feel divine.
  26. An insufferably artsy, pretentious work, the sort of picture that gives art films a bad name.
  27. There are frothy romantic comedies and then there is Jet Lag, a movie so thin it borders on nonexistence.
  28. This new, presumably improved Chainsaw is just as humorless as the original, but it's also slicker, glossier and resoundingly artificial.

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