Miami Herald's Scores

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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 The Untouchables
Lowest review score: 0 Teen Wolf Too
Score distribution:
2,955 movie reviews
  1. A Frenchman may have thought of the story first, but this Korean film pays tribute to the original while perfectly standing on its own.
  2. Movies like Monsters, Inc. literally make you feel like a kid again, marveling at the joyously inventive sights before you, and that's a feat that should not be taken lightly.
  3. It's an action picture that's been distilled and compressed to its tightest, barest, almost abstract essence, and it's absolutely thrilling.
  4. There's a timelessness to her character that makes her real even today. And in Devos' intense portrayal, she's a woman you admire.
  5. It's a sign of just how much Coppola respects her characters that she doesn't make us privy to that final line: It is only meant for them to share. But like the rest of the ethereal Lost in Translation, you don't need to have it spelled out in order to feel it.
  6. It just requires an open mind, a love of film and a willingness to dream.
  7. The overriding point of Into the Abyss, what keeps this sad, sorrowful film from becoming depressing and elevates it far above the usual chatter of liberal-conservative debate, is that there can be light on the other end of even the darkest of tunnels.
  8. Many questions remain purposely unanswered: Where was the father for 12 years? Why did he want to go away with the kids? What's in a box he finds hidden in the island? Yet, in a remarkable ending, the boys discover their feelings.
  9. If "The Sixth Sense" was Shyamalan's take on ghost stories and "Unbreakable" his ode to comic books, then Signs is the evil cousin to Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."
  10. As magical as "The Wizard of Oz," the film leaves its spare setting and blooms into action in a colorful springtime world to tell the story of an epic romance lush with silken costumes, giggling courtesans, comic servants and rulers cruel and compassionate.
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  11. One of the first things that strikes you about these courageous people, who constantly confront volatile, gun-carrying thugs, is that they outgrew their violent pasts and now live contented lives with their families.
  12. It feels wholly artificial, and your eyes never tire of drinking it all in.
  13. A joyous, amazingly detailed paean to imagination and personal expression that dares -- and succeeds -- to illustrate one of the most mysterious enigmas of all: the creative process.
  14. Don't let it slip out of town without getting a look at it.
  15. The movie is filled with wonderful music, memorable characters and rich, quotable dialogue. But what makes the picture really soar is the way it reminds you what it feels like to fall in love -- and the endless, countless possibilities a new romance brings.
  16. A remarkable movie that merits a place alongside "The Executioner's Song" and "In Cold Blood" as an unforgettable depiction of tragedy in the heartland.
  17. The movie offers just the right amount of spectacle.
  18. Dench and Blanchett will likely pick up Oscar nominations; no one could improve on either performance.
  19. A portrait of a family reeling with pain and resentment -- and rising to the challenge of dealing with it head-on.
  20. As usual for the Dardennes, the plot is slight but loaded with hairpin turns of tremendous emotional power.
  21. Offers a ride worth taking -- an excursion through a fantastical pop universe that is pure, enchanting magic. Try it; you'll like it.
  22. “Movies are a machine that helps us generate a little empathy,” Ebert said about films. Life Itself is a lovely, eloquent tribute to a man who devoted his existence to showing us just that.
  23. Bertucelli nails it.
  24. Gordon Gekko didn't disappear with the 1980s; he just became a lot more difficult to pick out from a crowd.
  25. Brings the viewer up close and personal with the face of evil.
  26. Raucous look at an equally raucous phenomenon.
  27. 50/50 is crude and funny, and it demands that you laugh. And you will.
  28. All of Payne's films have been driven by the anger and frustration of his protagonists, but The Descendants is the first one in which sadness lurks behind every frame.
  29. The most compelling -- and horrifying -- portion of the film, which interweaves archival footage and stylish graphics with the interview segments, centers on the firebombing of Japan during World War II.
  30. The movie is such an intense, disturbing and exhilarating experience, even five more minutes might have felt like too much.

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