Miami Herald's Scores

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For 3,236 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 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Silence
Lowest review score: 0 Bratz
Score distribution:
3236 movie reviews
  1. This delightfully twisted story about a boy and his (dead) dog showcases precisely what Burton excels at: blending the macabre and the heartfelt in a perfect, if oddball, union.
  2. As this intimate, beautifully observed film unfolds, you realize that the story's themes -- the nature of love, the role of sex in relationships and the ways in which we learn to make peace with our guilty consciences -- are relevant no matter what age you happen to be.
  3. Maya is as consumed with finding bin Laden as Jake Gyllenhaal was obsessed with finding a serial killer in "Zodiac," only he was doing it as a hobby.
  4. More of a warm breeze than a great gust, but its simple, smart pleasures carry the force of a hurricane.
  5. If you like guessing games, don't miss it.
  6. If The Pianist isn't quite as devastating as "Schindler's List" -- the movie with which all other Holocaust movies must be compared -- it's because Polanski isn't interested in an expansive view of the war.
  7. But this smart, genuinely creepy movie also feels <I>real</I>, which is why its horrors hit so hard. Fans of the scary stuff, run, don't walk.
  8. Instead of a history lesson, Selma plays like suspenseful, absorbing drama.
  9. Deals with themes Eastwood has often explored before, but never so delicately or with as much sad wisdom: The way in which our past haunts our present, the lasting repercussions of violence and the cruel inexorability of fate.
  10. Without a hint of sanctimony, it is a love story as much about soul as heart.
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  11. Enlightening documentary.
  12. A searing, heartbreaking metaphor for the futility of war.
  13. It is pretty convincing in its argument that China has every intention of destroying the culture of Tibetans.
  14. Match Point begins to recall Hitchcock as it unfolds, although it wouldn't be right to call it a thriller. This is still very much a Woody Allen movie, populated by upper-class characters who chatter about literature and fine art, frequent museums and designer boutiques and accidentally run into each other on the street with uncanny regularity.
  15. One frenetic movie that doesn't know when to quit -- and leaves you wishing it could go on forever.
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  16. A soaring, exhilarating fantasy grounded in earthy emotion, Crouching Tiger more than lives up to the hype.
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  17. Easily the most searing movie-going experience of the year.
  18. Hilarious and imaginatively crude with a surprising sweet and subtle aftertaste that prevents it from flopping, limp and brainless, into the sugary abyss of romantic predictability.
  19. This playful, immensely entertaining movie knows that art is in the eye of the beholder.
  20. Sharp, witty and decidedly different.
  21. Although it is structured like a thriller, and its plot dominated by Benjamin's detective work, The Secret in Their Eyes is really a cautionary tale about the consequences of a life of too much apprehension and propriety.
  22. Those rigorously moral and humanistic underpinnings give 28 Weeks Later a kind of power that 100 Saws and Texas Chainsaw Massacre remakes could never achieve.
  23. Like Roman Polanski's "Repulsion," Martha Marcy May Marlene gradually places us inside the mind of a woman who just might be insane, and in its audacious, terrifying final scene, the movie traps us there in perpetuity, refusing to provide the viewer with a way out. This time, the horror follows you home - no exit, no escape.
  24. The fact that the last line of dialogue is spoken five minutes before the end credits roll is telling: Words matter little in a movie that favors seeing and feeling above all else. It’s a work of pure, furious sensation.
  25. Mendes' approach to action is classical and elegant - no manic editing and blurry unintelligible images here - but what makes the movie truly special is the attention he gives his actors.
  26. Once you're among them, the Tenenbaums -- and Anderson -- cast quite a spell.
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  27. McGregor hasn't been this appealing or vulnerable in ages, and in both of the film's love stories, he exemplifies Mills' message.
  28. One of the most rewarding and engaging movies of the year. Don't miss it.
  29. Never shies from acknowledging the natural fascination with their abnormalities.
  30. The Wrestler presents a fascinating peek at the workings of the pro wrestling industry (the tenderness and humor the athletes share backstage is the complete opposite of the ferocity they display in the ring).

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