Miami Herald's Scores

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For 3,080 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 War Horse
Lowest review score: 0 The Ugly Truth
Score distribution:
3080 movie reviews
  1. Lives or dies by your ability to buy the sight of Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman snuggling in bed and enjoying hot, torrid sex. This may seem like a superficial approach to such a lofty, serious movie, but it is an insurmountable problem.
    • 58 Metascore
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    Point Break has some eye-catching visuals in its frenetic action sequences, but even the slow-mo surfing gets tedious. It's like being trapped in a soft-drink commercial. [12 July 1991, p.G5]
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  2. Beautifully crafted, intricately plotted and obviously a labor of love. It is also a mess.
  3. Lacks the one element that the filmmakers were most desperately aiming for: A genuine sense of fun.
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  4. It's beautiful to look at, but there's little there to savor.
  5. This is superficial entertainment to say the least. But if you're looking for laughs, then Just Friends is just fine.
  6. It's Amy Poehler and Will Arnett, as a rival brother-sister skating team who are a little too intimate for comfort, who seem to be giving it their all. If only the movie had been about them.
  7. Best of all, though, is Seann William Scott as the profoundly annoying, profoundly vulgar Stifler.
  8. Watching A Late Quartet feels more like sitting through a Classical Music 101 lecture than entertainment.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This sequel, while lacking the freshness of the original, shares much of its charm and for the most part rises above some trite, syrupy dialogue.
  9. Stories about scientists doubting what they know to be true — "Contact," for example — can be provocative and engaging, on an intellectual and emotional level. But I Origins challenges too little and ties up things too neatly for it to register as anything more than well-made, well-intentioned hogwash.
  10. What is evident from the film is that there was never any chance these two peoples could make a peaceful coexistence.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck might want to talk to their agents about looking for better material.
  11. If you can get past the ludicrous fantasy — well, wait, that’s the problem. You can’t get past the ludicrous fantasy.
  12. It's all very "Cuckoo's Nest," but in a glib, facile way, and it leaves K-PAX adrift in its fuzzy, New-Agey orbit.
  13. Enemy at the Gates will pique your interest in the Battle of Stalingrad, but it leaves that interest sadly unsated.
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  14. For all its ambition, Daredevil can't overcome the fact that at its colorful center lies a perfect blank in a bad suit.
  15. The sins of the inspirational Saint Ralph are venial, but they undeniably prevent the small Canadian film from stretching beyond the boundaries of an After School Special.
  16. Bad in a good way if you appreciate this sort of silly thriller.
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  17. Lucky Numbers is like stuff bought at an outlet mall. Sure, it's got the brand names and designer labels, but the color's a little strange, the style a little off, and nothing fits just right.
  18. Falls far short of the sweep, complexity and passion it seeks.
  19. The story's third-act detour into tragedy is predictable and unwelcome, providing a resolution that is too pat and familiar to be moving.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Director Jean-Marie Gaubert, who also directed this film's French predecessor, keeps the silly story barreling along.
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sreams its devotion to style over substance with slick action sequences, fast cars and breathtaking stunts.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A rarely suspenseful thriller with a twist ending of the worst kind: It takes too much explanation.
  20. The cast is impressive, and the story even soapier than "The Tudors," if you like that sort of thing.
  21. Despite all the flying bullets, which are admittedly entertaining at times, Shoot 'Em Up doesn't offer enough bang for your bucks.
  22. If Soderbergh set out to make a galvanizing conversation piece, he has certainly succeeded. But this cold, occasionally dull movie practically defies you to embrace it.
  23. Nobel Son is not good. Nor is it bad. It exists, instead, somewhere in the middle ground of interesting enough to hold one's attention without actually providing any fresh, sensible or nonderivative developments.
  24. The only positive thing about the aimless film The Yellow Handkerchief is the idea that William Hurt may be ready for his Jeff Bridges moment.

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