Miami Herald's Scores

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For 2,924 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 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Fantasia/2000
Lowest review score: 0 Juwanna Mann
Score distribution:
2,924 movie reviews
  1. This is the kind of colossally misguided vanity project.
  2. "The silence will kill you!" warn the posters for Silent House. That's only if the boredom doesn't get you first, though.
  3. The movie has an undeniable visceral power. It is also a loud, grating wallow in dime-store despair, a cheap and hollow button-puncher.
  4. Battleship is a board game for children, so it stands to reason a film adaptation would also be aimed at kids. But did they have to gear it to really dumb kids?
  5. Men in Black 3 is so dull and empty, it's the first movie that has ever made me think "Thank God this is in 3D."
  6. Oddly tone deaf.
  7. That's My Boy more than lives up to its R-rating - including one gross-out gag repulsive enough to make you put down your popcorn.
  8. Enormous in its scope and colossal in its stupidity.
  9. An irritatingly contrived drama.
  10. Aggressively, defiantly stupid.
  11. The new Total Recall fails on the most basic levels: Its characters are dull, and its action is duller.
  12. This is ultimately a movie about highly intelligent people in pursuit of trivial nonsense: At least Mulder and Scully caught a real monster every once in a while.
  13. Chuck Norris is also in this movie, although you should know that he gets roughly five minutes of screen time, half of those devoted to his telling of a Chuck Norris joke. That is as funny as the movie's self-aware humor gets.
  14. The best moments in director David Koepp's slight, dull movie are the scenes in which bike messenger Wilee pauses at busy intersections to figure out the path of least obstruction.
  15. You don't believe Celeste for a minute when she tells a new guy that she needs to be alone for awhile. You know he's coming back in short order to provide the happy ending. Here's hoping she doesn't want him to get a job, too.
  16. Even the story-within-a-story structure doesn't pay off. This material needed more substance and ideas - and less flash and sumptuous production values.
  17. There are several cameos in For a Good Time, Call… by famous actors portraying the girls' phone-sex clients, including Kevin Smith and Seth Rogen, but they've been clearly been left to improvise, and they don't put much effort into their routines.
  18. The movie even fails on a psychological level, never illustrating how, in a pressure-cooker environment and swept up by mob-think mentality, we are capable of committing acts that innately repel us.
  19. Despite all the freaky business on display - and there are moments here when you cannot believe your eyes - The Paperboy suffocates you with boredom like a hot, wet blanket. You want to push it away and escape. It makes sleaze boring.
  20. This Must Be the Place is as emotionally zonked-out as its protagonist, and just as difficult to warm up to.
  21. There isn't a moment in the entire picture in which you will recognize an element of your own life.
  22. Hitchcock spends too much time off the set of Psycho, where the real story was, and focuses instead on incidental matters that feel like outtakes. Mother would not have been pleased.
  23. An excruciating and melodramatic comedy.
  24. Among the many problems with the Generation Acne romantic comedy She's All That is that a self-consciously stupid, 9-year-old TV series ["Beverly Hills: 90210"] has covered the same territory with more smarts, style and laughs, albeit the unintentional kind. This movie exists solely to snag a cut of the weekly allowance doled out to bored mall brats. And even they would probably prefer shopping. [29 Jan 1999, p.5G]
    • Miami Herald
  25. An unsalvageable wreck.
  26. Time to give the shoot-’em-up thing a rest, guys: It’s tired and played out, and so are you.
  27. Oz the Great and Powerful is an oppressive, bloated bore.
  28. An invasion of the body snatchers is preferable to realizing that the true horror perpetrated here is not on the characters but on the audience.
  29. There’s exactly one good scene in all of The Hangover Part III, a hilarious bit of business halfway during the end credits that reminds you what made the original film so good.
  30. The Purge isn’t just stupid; it’s also pretentious and often makes no sense.

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