Miami Herald's Scores

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For 2,965 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 0.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 The Untouchables
Lowest review score: 0 Teen Wolf Too
Score distribution:
2,965 movie reviews
  1. The movie ultimately turns out to be less about sex than it is about the point in a friendship where two people decide they will both be better off if they part ways.
    • Miami Herald
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's that very savagery -- not its love-can-conquer-all theme -- that makes Harrison's Flowers worth picking.
  2. Because Kitano also wrote and directed the movie, Zatoichi also features all kinds of beguiling, if admittedly bizarre, subplots and forays into nonsequitur territory.
  3. Ray
    If Ray fails to present a genuine portrait of a complex man's essence, it does leave you with an even greater sense of awe for Charles' accomplishments, both in his personal and public lives.
  4. The most ingenious thing about the movie is how it plays to diehards and neophytes alike. Every Simpsons character gets at least a fleeting appearance (and occasionally, director David Silverstein uses the widescreen format to cram in as many of them into one shot as he can).
  5. What Shark Tale lacks in originality it makes up for with sassy humor, bright, effective animation and terrific vocal work.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Very, very faithful to Proof the play.
  6. A long overdue look at the man's art and an unself-pitying and unsparing exploration of her (his daughter's) relationship with him.
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  7. Ultimately, what happens with the house is not only entertaining, but a marvel of what animation can accomplish in this day and age.
  8. Page, who died in 2008 in Los Angeles at the age of 85, makes for a blunt but engaging narrator who’s refreshingly candid about sex and her own inner demons.
  9. A film more psychological than passionate, more mental than emotional.
  10. In addition to providing a textbook example of suspense, Estes also makes us want to know what happens to these kids after the screen goes dark.
  11. It's big, exciting, ambitious, and it makes you cry in all the right places.
  12. With a steely, unblinking resolve, Downfall stares into the abyss, but does not pretend to comprehend it.
  13. Blanchett manages to project the idea that there’s more to this woman than mere banal evil. Cinderella may well be the heroine of this story, but if you wanted someone to have a few drinks with, you’d pick her stepmother in a heartbeat.
  14. Gosling continues to prove he may the best actor of his generation. His performance in The Ides of March, following his comedic turn in "Crazy, Stupid Love" and his portrayal of a stoic loner in "Drive," proves this actor is capable of practically anything.
  15. Catching Fire is a work of thoughtful, emotionally engaging sci-fi — everything that its predecessor The Hunger Games was not.
  16. By focusing on his two young protagonists, Chang is able to explore the cultural differences between China and the rest of the world, resulting in sequences that are alternately humorous and eye-opening
  17. This is a small, intimate movie bound to get lost in the holiday shuffle, but its pleasures are worth seeking out.
  18. An uncommonly playful fright machine -- a fun house factory of scares.
  19. On paper, it may sound like high-level calculus, but on screen, The Last Mimzy is perfectly charming. Like "Cocoon" for the elementary-school set, the box transforms Noah and Emma's lives.
  20. An exhilarating visualization of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel of betrayal and vengeance.
    • Miami Herald
  21. A sparkling exercise in movie cool.
  22. Love makes us do all kinds of crazy things, but in Crazy Love, crazy seems too mild a word.
  23. The Broken Circle Breakdown manages to pull off a small miracle, using joyous music and tenderness to tell a tragic story that moves you but doesn’t depress you.
  24. A brilliant film by Lynne Ramsay.
    • Miami Herald
  25. Wins you over with this bright sense of humor and its gentle, welcome message of tolerance and acceptance.
  26. The film, with its uniformly terrific cast, stern Gothic overtones and steady but measured pacing, is a crisp, old-fashioned delight, eschewing cheap tricks for repeated tiny pricks of unease that work up to a continuous gnawing dread.
  27. Shaped just like the murder-mystery its title promises, the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? introduces us to the victim, then rounds up the suspects most likely responsible for its demise.
  28. It resonates with gleaming ferocity as it unspools a story of regret, longing and resolution in two generations of women.

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