Miami Herald's Scores

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For 3,102 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 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Fantasia/2000
Lowest review score: 0 The Hottie & the Nottie
Score distribution:
3102 movie reviews
  1. The movie isn’t a thriller, but it still generates a strange sort of emotional suspense - an incredibly intense drama that makes you hold your breath, and it builds toward a total knockout of a final scene in which the story is resolved with hardly a word.
  2. She's such a fascinating, faceted character that halfway through "Christine" you almost forget about what's coming.
  3. Almodóvar has never been shy about experimenting with plot structure, but Bad Education is the closest he's ever come to a metamovie, the sort of self-reflective, hall-of-mirrors contraption on which Charlie Kaufman has built his career.
  4. By the end, the movie has pulled off a small miracle: You become absorbed in the lives of these people for who they are and not what they own.
  5. A fiendishly subtle horror movie, a goosebump-inducing exercise in suspense that uses your own imagination to scare you silly.
  6. Saraband portrays a sad vision of aging, yet the film is never depressing. For those inclined to search for psychological twists, the film offers plenty of Freudian situations capable of provoking lengthy discussions.
  7. The Grandmaster sets aside traditional story structure in its last 15 minutes and becomes one of the filmmaker’s free-form visual poems, suffused with melancholy and compassion.
  8. Impossible to resist.
  9. Remarkably astute and devastatingly funny.
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  10. The film is far from a downer. If anything, more than any of the films in the trilogy, this one may be the most hopeful - and the most affecting.
  11. It's a good, old-fashioned North Pole adventure.
  12. A wild buckle-up-and-blast-off adventure that plunges every corner of kids' favorite subject.
  13. Beauty and the Beast is so funny, exciting and suspenseful that its obvious moral (appearance can mean nothing; it's what's inside that counts) is engaging rather than perfunctory. [22 Nov 1991, p.G11]
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  14. Pay attention, Michael Bay: This is what thrilling summer movies look like.
  15. The story of Paranoid Park may center on an extreme and unusual case, but it's Van Sant's understanding of -- and compassion for -- the hell of growing up that makes the film such a profound and lasting pleasure.
  16. You feel terribly sad and angry at May's foolishness. Yet with so many emotions at hand, The Mother never fails to engage.
  17. It's a small victory, but Punch-Drunk Love knows how to reap epic delight from the most precious of details.
  18. Like his con artists are prone to saying, American Hustle works from the feet up, and the fun is intoxicating.
  19. It is a riveting and memorable performance and Kingsley finds subtlety in Logan where there doesn't seem to be any.
  20. There isn't a moment in the entire film that doesn't feel genuine.
  21. Flowers is a quiet, eloquent movie about big, overwhelming emotions, and the constant presence of its eponymous plants, in all kinds of colors and shapes, is a metaphor for the ways in which we respond to what life throws at us, be it a sudden trauma, a perpetual state of melancholy or an unexpected opportunity for romance. Some people blossom and bloom; others wither and give up.
  22. It's an eye opener to how quickly a society can switch from being open and tolerant to pointing fingers -- and worse -- at those deemed different.
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  23. This is an exciting, exceptionally well-made futuristic thriller that also happens to be loaded with lived-in touches and punchy ideas.
  24. Director Ryan Coogler has pulled off a miracle: He taps into the beautiful simplicity and deep well of emotion of the 1976 original, capturing its essence and spirit while branching out into a new story.
  25. A marketable counterpoint to last year’s "Boyhood."
  26. An exuberant, appropriately cynical reinvention of the stalwart Broadway hit that deftly straddles the line between old-fashioned Hollywood musicals and experimental concoctions like last year's "Moulin Rouge."
  27. The result is a gripping psychological thriller that, while lacking the power of "Funny Games," is still the work of a master.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    What makes this sequel work is the charm of its story.
  28. This is a fiendishly complicated whodunit -- or, to be more precise, a who-done-what-to-whom-and-when -- told within the confines of thoughtful, speculative science-fiction.
  29. The film wouldn't work at all, though, if Sarsgaard didn't strike the perfect balance between snaky predator and love-struck fool.

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