Miami Herald's Scores

  • Movies
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For 2,903 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 Capturing the Friedmans
Lowest review score: 0 Testosterone
Score distribution:
2,903 movie reviews
  1. If it had been a drama, The Wolf of Wall Street might have been unwatchable: There’s simply too much of everything. But Scorsese and screenwriter Terence Winter (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire) hit on the genius idea to turn the story into a riotous comedy, one that keeps topping itself everytime you think it can’t possibly get crazier.
  2. Her
    Her argues that sometimes, crazy can be wonderful.
  3. This is a big, beautifully designed movie in which the filmmakers' intelligence is everywhere; it's the product of a special vision. And Brian De Palma continues to be good news from Hollywood. [3 June 1987, p.D1]
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  4. The good news is you’re feeling stuff, you know? And you’ve got to hold on to that. You get older, and you don’t feel as much, your skin gets tough.” This remarkable, wonderful movie helps you remember.
  5. Don't let it slip out of town without getting a look at it.
  6. Profoundly hopeful and optimistic film.
  7. A film of this sort demands superb, seemingly effortless acting, and Holofcener gets it at every turn.
  8. A joyous, amazingly detailed paean to imagination and personal expression that dares -- and succeeds -- to illustrate one of the most mysterious enigmas of all: the creative process.
  9. This playful, immensely entertaining movie knows that art is in the eye of the beholder.
  10. The rapturous power of music has rarely been captured as purely and joyously as it is in Calle 54.
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  11. It's an eye opener to how quickly a society can switch from being open and tolerant to pointing fingers -- and worse -- at those deemed different.
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  12. A dreamy, passionate ode to freedom -- of thought, of expression, of every person's innate right to simply be.
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  13. As magical as "The Wizard of Oz," the film leaves its spare setting and blooms into action in a colorful springtime world to tell the story of an epic romance lush with silken costumes, giggling courtesans, comic servants and rulers cruel and compassionate.
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  14. If you like guessing games, don't miss it.
  15. Without a hint of sanctimony, it is a love story as much about soul as heart.
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  16. In a film overstuffed with tragedy, the most painful one might be the gradual transformation of Fernando's moral and intellectual indignation into a weary, cynical detachment.
  17. Brings the viewer up close and personal with the face of evil.
  18. More than once during The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat), it's easy to forget you're watching a movie.
  19. One of the most rewarding and engaging movies of the year. Don't miss it.
  20. American Splendor reminds you that sometimes, simply getting out of bed each morning can be the most heroic of acts.
  21. That broad range of subject matter is indicative of the messy, meandering structure of the movie. But if Moore fails to tie this unwieldy movie into a lucid thesis, at least every tangent he chases down has its own payoff.
  22. Movies like Monsters, Inc. literally make you feel like a kid again, marveling at the joyously inventive sights before you, and that's a feat that should not be taken lightly.
  23. An overwhelmingly tactile experience. Scott brings you so close into the action, the grit and smoke and blood seem to spill off the screen and into your head.
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  24. Once you're among them, the Tenenbaums -- and Anderson -- cast quite a spell.
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  25. An exuberant, appropriately cynical reinvention of the stalwart Broadway hit that deftly straddles the line between old-fashioned Hollywood musicals and experimental concoctions like last year's "Moulin Rouge."
  26. Sharp, witty and decidedly different.
  27. There's nothing in the utterly enchanting Raising Victor Vargas you haven't seen before; you'd just be hard-pressed to name another movie that did it as well.
  28. Even in its most tedious scenes, Russian Ark is mesmerizing.
  29. Puts you on edge about what goes on behind the closed doors of the White House. Even if the case against Kissinger is not fully convincing, the documentary keeps you glued to your seat and thinking long after you've left the theater.
  30. The result is a gripping psychological thriller that, while lacking the power of "Funny Games," is still the work of a master.

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