Miami Herald's Scores

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For 3,272 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 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 The Straight Story
Lowest review score: 0 The Watcher
Score distribution:
3272 movie reviews
  1. A romantic comedy so rote, dull and predictable that it makes "You've Got Mail" seem innovative and fresh.
  2. There are three or four big laughs scattered throughout The Pink Panther 2, along with a smattering of decent chuckles. But all those moments combined account for maybe five minutes of screen time, which leaves you with another hour and a half of movie to sit through.
  3. Misses out on just about everything that made the original work, most notably Falk and Arkin, whose odd-couple pairing was the foundation on which the entire movie rested.
  4. Amounts to little more than a downbeat soap opera as half a dozen squatters -- hustler, junkie, stripper, queer, fallen Madonna and skank, with a mentally challenged roomie thrown in for good measure -- try to hold their lives together in a grungy New York loft just days before Christmas. Think "Rent" without the music.
  5. A loud, dumb movie, but its male, car-obsessed audience will probably enjoy it anyway.
  6. Viewing the new Martin Lawrence kiddie movie is more enjoyable than watching my dog eat a desiccated toad carcass he pried off the road, but only marginally so.
  7. Swami says, “Steer clear of The Guru, a dismally dumb sex comedy, lest you waste $9 and 90 minutes of your life you will never get back.''
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Besides the clever name and some striking images from director Dwight H. Little, the only other entertaining bits in Halloween 4 come from Donald Pleasence. [29 Oct 1988, p.C4]
    • Miami Herald
  8. The film is more of an exercise in pandering and propaganda -- give your baby up for adoption, you selfish pig! -- than the heartfelt drama it aims to be.
  9. It's an hour longer than the average sitcom, but The Wedding Date isn't much different from what you see crammed into any TV comedy lineup, minus the laugh track.
  10. You know this supposedly risqué comedy is in trouble when the funniest gag involves a foot cramp during sex.
  11. Demolition is so busy trying to be profound, the film doesn’t have much use for humor.
  12. The film is so gleefully ridiculous that you start to suspect the filmmakers were in on the joke and forgot to tell the actors.
  13. Have you ever noticed how it's always the worst horror movies that go really far out of their way to lay the groundwork for a sequel?
  14. In Year of the Dog, director Mike White willfully violates one of the great unwritten rules of Hollywood screenwriting: Kill as many human characters as you want, just spare the dog.
  15. There's nothing here that hasn't been done before, and better, in any given "Halloween" or "Friday the 13th" sequel.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    License to Drive takes too much license with its nuttiness, playing wacky moments to the point where the comedy sputters. [06 July 1988, p.D6]
    • Miami Herald
  16. It has virtually nothing in common with the charming book written by the Gilbreths about their turn-of-the-century family and everything to do with making money on DVD rentals.
  17. The formulaic movie would be forgettable but inoffensive if it were anyone else posing for blue screen CGI effects.
  18. In the end, they are only moments, and even at a merciful 86 minutes, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights feels formidably long.
  19. An apocalyptic Bob Dylan song made cinematic, with all the vision and poetry dissipating in the transfer. It's as if the filmmakers listened to "Desolation Row" just one time too many.
  20. This is a gleefully repulsive movie. Spun is bound to be described as bold and cutting-edge by those who confuse shock value with achievement. Most people, however, will just long for a shower after it's over.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Too inert to be titillating, too generic to be engaging.
  21. Amateurishness -- the camera angles sometimes chop off the top of Reiser's head -- aside, The Thing About My Folks is also weirdly dated, especially with regard to technology.
  22. Derivative and self-important, Third Person is a concept and not much more, precisely the sort of film that makes you wonder why anybody would bother to see it at all.
  23. A tired and unnecessary sequel.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Only one-third of these gags are funny. [5 Dec 1989, p.C1]
    • Miami Herald
  24. Certainly a grand-looking picture. For a film that's filled with CGI effects, there wasn't a single shot that looked artificial, and the production design is tremendous. But it's a hollow, boring spectacle.
  25. This is 40 is crude and dull, with a supporting cast that reminds you how utterly uninteresting the main characters are.
  26. Homefront is done in by uninspired action scenes in which Statham’s athletic prowess is rendered unwatchable by hyper-editing, a shameful reliance on child-in-peril cliches to move the story forward, and so many loose ends that you wonder if 20 minutes were accidentally cut out from the movie.

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