Miami Herald's Scores

  • Movies
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For 2,955 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 0.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Spider-Man 2
Lowest review score: 0 Teen Wolf Too
Score distribution:
2,955 movie reviews
  1. Just plain bad. Really, really bad.
  2. A spectacularly mediocre movie.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Stoops well below substituting style for substance.
    • Miami Herald
  3. A devastating lack of romantic connection between its two stars. Lopez had more chemistry with "Enough" co-star Billy Campbell, and for most of that film they were beating the hell out of each other.
  4. This Must Be the Place is as emotionally zonked-out as its protagonist, and just as difficult to warm up to.
  5. With such a large cast, none of the actors is able to turn her character into a fully realized person.
  6. Two for the Money, which was written by Dan Gilroy (Freejack, Chasers), is so badly constructed and illogical that its inanities manage to drown the actor (Pacino) out.
  7. Charmless and grating and immediately forgettable.
  8. The formulae of gal-next-door and big game are followed so slavishly that it's hard to laugh at Teen Wolf even on the rare moments when it is original. The script and the direction are simply too lazy, too contemptuous even of adolescent audiences. [24 Aug 1985, p.C5]
    • Miami Herald
  9. Sober, this kind of material is an acquired taste at best and downright unbearable in stretches. And yet, the movie has the makings of an instant cult classic, sure to grow funnier among its devoted fans with each successive viewing.
  10. The characters in Secretary never feel the least bit human. Their quirks, sexual and otherwise, are all on the surface. Inside, where it counts, nobody's home.
  11. Too bad, though, that whenever the characters stand still to talk, Knight and Day induces stupor in the viewer.
  12. The kind of schlocky, disposable time-killer that once might have starred Jean-Claude Van Damme, The Impostor is a relentlessly dull chase flick with an inexplicably high-toned cast.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    It's not the sort of movie you watch; it's the sort that assaults you.
    • Miami Herald
  13. The sort of entertainment that makes you happy to be grown up and able to avoid the current onslaught of trite, lazy, unimaginative films aimed at tween-agers.
  14. It's up to O'Donnell to carry the show, and he's simply not up to the task.
    • Miami Herald
  15. Sadly, Jupiter Ascending turns out to be the exact opposite: the worst movie the Wachowskis have ever made.
  16. An unsalvageable wreck.
  17. Nothing in it -- plot, dialogue or character development -- reaches today's standards of filmmaking.
  18. There is humor in the familiar just waiting to be rehashed for new generations, and A Guy Thing surely isn't the last stupid leave-'em-at-the-altar film we're likely to see.
  19. Abduction is a crass and lowbrow attempt to cash in on a young actor's heat - an exploitation picture where the person being taken advantage of is too young to notice.
  20. The new Fame is practically identical to Alan Parker's 1980 original -- I mean, it's the same damn movie -- except for all the parts with heart and humor and poignancy and soul and fun.
  21. British satire loses something when it's handled by Americans: You miss the perspective that a foreign culture brings, so instead of wit and humor, you end up trafficking in self-congratulatory clich├ęs and sentiment.
  22. The whole thing is so listless and mechanical, watching it is a curiously dispiriting experience. You start hoping someone whips out a bear suit.
  23. Timeline gives Gigli serious competition for worst film of the year honors.
  24. A royal mess, a lethally stupid romantic teen comedy.
  25. Janeane Garofalo is all wrong as the giraffe, whom the animators contort into all manner of weird positions so she can share the frame with pint-size love interest Benny the squirrel (Jim Belushi).
  26. Young girls are the only ones likely to enjoy this vapid road-trip movie.
  27. The brothers (Farrelly) produced Say It Isn't So, which bears their stamp in every frame and features all of the elements their movies are known for, except one: laughter.
    • Miami Herald
  28. Raises a few questions -- like just what were they thinking?

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