Miami Herald's Scores

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For 2,931 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 The Untouchables
Lowest review score: 0 Teen Wolf Too
Score distribution:
2,931 movie reviews
  1. The sole mystery is the apparent collapse of Carpenter's skills as a storyteller. Prince of Darkness is shapeless and almost utterly lacking in rhythm, as if it had been slashed and then badly reassembled, like a Carpenter victim. [28 Oct 1987, p.D8]
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  2. An irritatingly contrived drama.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    It's never a good sign when a movie's credits include: ''Tony Orlando as himself.'' But the crooner is the highlight of the dreadful Waking Up in Reno.
  3. Only genuinely talented people can make pictures this bad and misguided. “This whole thing is unacceptable,” Lil remarks at one point. That goes for the movie, too.
  4. Downright awful.
  5. Silly, overplotted conspiracy thriller.
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  6. 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.
  7. Not only does the fragmented delivery become trying, but also the behind-the-camera dialogue and city shots with heavy Parisian traffic numb the senses. And as beautiful as it looks, there's really nothing new coming out of the lens of the revered Godard.
  8. Director Stuart Blumberg’s movie, which features a surprisingly starry cast, comes off as superficial and trite.
  9. For all its noble intentions, the movie is really a work of crass exploitation -- an obvious and manipulative grab to cash in on the post-9/11 hero worship of the firefighting profession.
  10. Every character is quirky, and each has a schtick.
  11. The movie's only value is in unwittingly defining more clearly how played out the whole transgressing-boundaries-as-art thing has become.
  12. Part of the problem is that Garner, so irresistible on television and in last year's "13 Going on 30," just can't pull off the cold-hearted killer routine.
  13. Like its predecessors, Tokyo Drift suffers from a terminal lack of levity.
  14. It’s bad enough to make you look askance at Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, and Maya Rudolph, all of whom deserve a chance to do something funny other than pose as wives exuding various degrees of sexiness.
  15. He's (Sandler) trying to clone himself by supporting his buddies in making low-budget, high-grossing -- in all senses of the word -- formula films just like his own.
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  16. Feels like it's been pasted together from 51 other movies -- none of them good.
  17. The movie is pure product, and proud of it: There isn't a single surprising moment in all of its 88 minutes, because Domestic Disturbance is designed to stick to tried-and-true formulas, instead of shaking them up a little.
  18. Tomb is the kind of movie you sit through dreading the expository scenes, because the acting is so bad and the dialogue so pointedly written to make sure the little ones in the audience can keep up with the plot.
  19. A feather-light musical rushed into production to capitalize on American Idol-frenzy, is nothing more than an excuse to give the two leads several musical numbers, a la those Frankie Avalon-Annette Funicello "Beach Blanket Bingo" movies, and with just about the same amount of substance, too.
  20. It's not quite true to say that death is preferable to sitting through Over HerDead Body, but it's a safe bet that if you struggle through this witless romantic comedy the lure of being six feet under will cross your mind.
  21. Such a dull, clunky, joyless mess, it's hard to believe the people who made it understand much about movies.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    An inept comedy.
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  22. A movie as annoying as its oddly punctuated title, After.Life is a misguided and empty-headed attempt at psychological horror that succeeds only at talking the viewer to death.
  23. Stealth is basically the kind of movie a 13-year-old boy given an infinite budget and creative freedom might cook up between Xbox games.
  24. Loud, sophomoric and stunningly crude.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The entire story -- has been done before, and should have been limited to a 30-minute Saturday morning cartoon episode.
  25. How can a movie as overstuffed with funny people as The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard be so listless and leaden?
  26. A movie of marginal ambition and multiple cute young faces.
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  27. This is the kind of colossally misguided vanity project.

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