Miami Herald's Scores

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For 3,515 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 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Up in the Air
Lowest review score: 0 Bratz
Score distribution:
3515 movie reviews
  1. Blended isn’t Sandler’s funniest movie or his best, but it is a big step up from the dregs he’s been churning out, a messy, shaggy dog of a comedy that you can’t help but like even as it sheds all over your house.
  2. The deep cast (look out for a slew of crowd-pleasing cameos) play this borderline-silly stuff so well, there isn’t a single unintentional laugh in the entire thing.
  3. As intriguing as Hardy is to watch, the picture can’t overcome its cinematic-stunt vibe.
  4. It still feels a little like a lesson you’re supposed to learn before you can enjoy anything truly satisfying.
  5. Favreau worked hard to replicate an authentic restaurant world, and it shows in every frame that involves chopping, dicing, slicing, sautéing or otherwise cooking (he also finds an ingenious way to visually portray Twitter, so vital in the marketing of food trucks).
  6. Due to its good humor and terrific story, Million Dollar Arm is always engaging; its power lies in its feel-good charm.
  7. Here, finally, is a giant monster movie made in the anything-goes CGI era still capable of making your jaw drop.
  8. A wan gloss on a horrific nightmare.
  9. The casting of Hiddleston and Swinton was a stroke of genius: They emanate a particular sort of cool only they seem privy to, accentuating their alienation.
  10. Efron makes you believe he’s capable of anything. Neighbors is rude, brazen and merrily offensive, and the movie mines the homoerotic undertones of fraternities to fine (if lowbrow) comic effect. But Efron, of all people, gives the film a curious edge.
  11. In Fading Gigolo, writer-director John Turturro turns what could have easily been a crass and unpleasant comedy into something soulful and substantial — with a lot of laughs, too.
  12. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 grows stronger and more engrossing as it unfolds.
  13. Grandly entertaining documentary.
  14. We may not understand her, this strange, solitary woman, but we know in our bones her desire for a place in the world.
  15. Definitely funny. Goofy, ridiculous, with more gross-out humor than is strictly necessary but still funny.
  16. Dom Hemingway is often viciously funny in unexpected ways, and every time you think the movie has run out of steam, Shepard spins things in a new direction, keeping the energy from flagging (including one of the most startling car crashes I’ve ever seen in a film).
  17. Transcendence is "Her" for dummies.
  18. Joe
    Green’s movies rarely play out in conventional ways, and Joe, too, surprises in the end.
  19. One of the problems with director Mike Flanagan’s occasionally involving but ultimately dull thriller is that the whole movie hinges on a reflective piece of glass.
  20. Miraculously, the new picture makes the old one feel like Evans was just warming up.
  21. Although the premise sounds gimmicky, Rob the Mob is based on a true, incredible story, and the sense of mortal danger is palpable every time Thomas goes in to score some loot (these men were not to be trifled with).
  22. Much like the first film, Nymphomaniac Vol.2 isn’t remotely erotic or a turn-on — it’s a curiously intellectual experience that doesn’t move you below the neck, including the heart.
  23. That rare biopic that’s shorter and swifter than it should be. This turns out to be both a blessing and a curse.
  24. The movie, however, is the sort of picture in which people run around doing everything except the most logical thing to do, because that’s the only way to keep the nonsensical plot spinning.
  25. Will Noah anger some rigid purists and scholars because of the liberties it takes? Perhaps. But the point to take home is the message the movie leaves you with, which works regardless of your faith (or lack thereof). Humans are inherently flawed. How we deal with those defects is what truly matters.
  26. Thoughtfully directed and co-written by Arie Posin, the film is not a ghost story, nor is it played for campy laughs, but its melodramatic subject matter flirts with Douglas Sirk territory — and sometimes just dives right into it.
  27. Like most movies about the Middle East conflict, Omar is ultimately about the futility of violence and how it feeds on itself.
  28. The movie is so grand in scale that you can’t help surrender to the spectacle, even if the stuff that’s going on with the people in the film is often close to risible.
  29. Unfortunately there’s far too little magic in this clumsy attempt to marry fantasy and realism; the film doesn’t have the grace or imagination to bridge the gaps between the two.
  30. The screenplay for 7 Boxes is a beautiful example of how to craft a tense and increasingly complex thriller out of a simple scenario.

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