Miami Herald's Scores

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For 3,015 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 Act of Killing
Lowest review score: 0 Eye of the Beholder
Score distribution:
3,015 movie reviews
  1. Tale is anything but spellbinding.
  2. What is most beguiling about The Libertine is that it allows Wilmot to self-destruct without ever giving us cause to care or relate.
  3. The talented actors are game, but they are done in by the shallow nature of their characters, none of whom behaves in a manner remotely resembling real life (they don't really seem to be related, either).
  4. Full of It's message is directed straight at 9-year-olds -- lying is bad! -- and yet there's plenty of sexual content. Unfortunately there isn't much else.
  5. Transcendence is "Her" for dummies.
  6. Universal Soldier, for all its sound and fury, isn't much fun. [15 July 1992, p.E5]
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  7. 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.
  8. The bar scenes do make for a great, although brief, package.
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  9. Silly, tedious, inept disaster.
  10. One of the most anticlimactic finales I've ever seen in a movie
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  11. 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.
  12. There's nothing here you haven't seen before, especially if you own a PlayStation.
  13. The most intriguing thing about Lost Souls is how it managed to attract so much talent.
  14. 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.
  15. Johnston fails to make a story set in 1891 England relevant to contemporary audiences.
  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. A stiff, unconvincing epic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome is a rip-off of punk style. It pretends to be about life after we destroy the world -- or about the despair and degeneracy in the world as we know it now. In fact, it's mostly one big fashion show. Science-fiction flicks about contrasting good and bad societies have been done for a long time and done better. If you're 14 and angry, dig it. Otherwise, stay far away. [10 July 1985, p.D6]
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  18. Mann deserves credit for trying new stuff, of course; The Keep is nothing if not ambitious. But it isn't anything more, either. [20 Dec 1983, p.D5]
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  19. A Jerry Bruckheimer production, which gives the movie a disquieting sense of stupidity.
  20. Gives romance a bad name.
  21. PG? Please. Might as well take a kid to Hannibal. At least that one was funnier and didn't implicate any noble breeds in its violence -- just humans.
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  22. With Kaboom, Araki takes a huge step backward from the maturity and restraint he demonstrated in 2004's "Mysterious Skin," his best and most-assured film to date.
  23. 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.
  24. Taxes the patience of even the most willing viewer with its sheer nonsense: It's distractingly illogical.
  25. A star rises in the east. A savior is born. Two thousand years later, a surprisingly dull film is made.
  26. Just My Luck is way too long for such a slight premise, and Lohan, so appealing in Mean Girls, is years too young for the part.
  27. Just plain bad. Really, really bad.
  28. A spectacularly mediocre movie.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Stoops well below substituting style for substance.
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