Miami Herald's Scores

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For 2,895 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 12 Years a Slave
Lowest review score: 0 The Watcher
Score distribution:
2,895 movie reviews
  1. It is as emotionally raw and wrenching as life itself.
  2. This is a thriller that embraces stillness and silence where others prefer noise and bombast. It thrives on the hush before the explosion instead of its aftermath, and it's that eerie sense of expectation that gives the film its thick aura of suspense.
  3. A fascinating record of how the movie fell apart, piece by piece, with everything short of a natural disaster conspiring against the filmmaker.
  4. A rather luminous movie on the power of love.
  5. Loses its nerve in the final minutes, relying on a series of contrivances to arrive at an unconvincingly pat, happy ending. The story begged for a darker, more biting resolution.
  6. Quibbles aside, Ultimate X zips by speedily and is rad fun for sports fans and sedentary folks alike.
  7. For those with the patience to latch onto Van Sant's slow, methodical groove. It's worth trying.
  8. Better than its trailers indicate. Forget the seemingly silly Chapstick moment: Any film that sends a cold shock to your system is doing something right.
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  9. Celebrates a larger-than-life heroism that is, sadly, all too rare.
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  10. If Treasure Planet falls short of "Lion King's" classic status, it still proves there is plenty of room in animation for movies that aren't geared exclusively to 8-year-olds.
  11. The movie asks tough, unflinching questions about America's responsibility to maintain world peace -- and the price we are willing to pay in order to accomplish that. Timely stuff, indeed.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The magic of the film lies not in the mysterious spring but in the richness of its performances. The producers have assembled a cast with three Academy Award winners.
  12. Timing is key in a comedy like this, and Sonnenfeld keeps everyone and everything clicking. The pacing is swift and the laughs are steady.
  13. Nothing fantastic or supernatural ever happens, but you can still feel cosmic forces at work behind the scenes, conspiring to repeatedly test the movie's characters, doling out reward and punishment in equal doses.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The charm of Jimmy Neutron is that it's both futuristic enough to intrigue kids and retro enough to hook their parents.
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Just plain fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A slight movie, and in the end you wish it said a little more, but it is also a startlingly honest production. When it's all over, you can't imagine it being any other way.
  14. Might have been unbearable if Linklater hadn't filled it with so much self-deprecating humor, undercutting the pretentiousness whenever it threatens to become too thick.
  15. This is a rare breed of crowd-pleaser: a big-hearted, generous movie that never patronizes the audience.
  16. A very engrossing movie, the kind that gives shameless manipulation a good name.
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  17. The package is perfectly irresistible.
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  18. In between all the emotional seesawing, it's hard to figure the depth of these two literary figures, and even the times in which they lived. But they fascinate in their recklessness.
  19. More sour than sweet, but Steers knows that, even in a cruel, unsentimental world, there is room for forgiveness and hope. Just don't expect a hug.
  20. An uncommonly playful fright machine -- a fun house factory of scares.
  21. The kind of uplifting film families can enjoy without any reservations.
  22. Surprisingly sweet and, dare we say it, old-fashioned, with an engaging sense of humor that's a definite improvement on lame, lowbrow efforts such as "Little Nicky."
  23. Only a very stony heart could resist its pull.
  24. Shows Jerry Seinfeld as you've never seen him before: being unfunny.
  25. The world's newfound familiarity with the region's troubles only make Kandahar more compelling.
  26. Vardalos made the Portokaloses so funny they'll make your own family seem tame.

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