Mr. Showbiz's Scores

  • Movies
For 721 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Panic
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
  1. An empty, affected exercise, executed with just enough style to make you wish McQuarrie had a motive beyond his own career.
  2. Provocative but lame-brained polygamy comedy.
  3. The characters and their dilemmas are never convincing.
  4. Has only its actors to keep it afloat.
  5. The satisfaction of watching it essentially boils down to seeing whether or not Reeves can pull it off.
  6. Aims low and cheats on an ending, but meanwhile it's a bottom-shelf hoot.
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  7. McKenna's script is a frayed string and a contextual nightmare, peppered with puzzling references to the first film in a lame attempt at homage.
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  8. Hardly a ripping, inspired children's film.
  9. Exhausting and fruitless: Having seen it, you know nothing more about strippers or the stripper mentality than you did going in. What's the point?
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  10. Like its accordion-filled score, it's nothing but a golden moldie.
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  11. The only constant is the violence, which assaults rather than amuses.
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  12. Wacky, vividly conceived but mundanely executed cartoon fantasy.
  13. Apart from the historical eminence of the poetry itself, Pandaemonium is about nothing much at all.
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  14. There's really nothing more to this by-the-numbers, ailment-of-the-week fodder dressed up with a classy cast.
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  15. Watching this movie go through its simplistic dramatic motions, you begin to understand why some actors stick to summer stock and live Ibsen revivals.
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  16. Whenever the movie's not in the midst of a cinematic spoof it loses considerable steam.
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  17. McDonald makes for an appealingly befuddled bloke, and the sprightly Montgomery would turn any blighter's head. In a better movie, we'd care about what happened to them.
  18. Demonstrates that even if you live in a country intimately familiar with fascist occupation, you might still not have the least clue how to communicate that experience on film.
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  19. The actors playing the team members have stereotypical roles, but these kids have got game.
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  20. A watery cocktail of second-rate, Ab Fab-style bitchery and shameless schmaltz.
  21. Gay jungle sex (gasp!), gone-native intellectuals, tribal rituals (gulp!), cannibalism (none of which the film shows, by the way) -- it sounds like a "Weekly World News" front page, not the thematic fodder of a highbrow non-fiction film.
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  22. Folks who are desperate to ogle Hewitt and Weaver probably can't be warned off this turkey.
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  23. The most disappointing aspect of Planet of the Apes is that, despite its presentation, the film is so very ordinary, without urgency or revelation.
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  24. A punishing tragedy that could best be described as the anti-"Shine."
  25. Swordfish is exactly the kind of nominally high-octane actioner that breeds legions of apologists who will encourage you to "check your brain at the door" before seeing it.
  26. For all its pretense of critiquing our tabloid culture, it amounts to much ado about nothing.
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  27. Vapid, humorless, screeching, and utterly suckworthy.
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  28. Far from creating a pungent portrait of a society gone mad with blood and greed, Schroeder's movie strives for political points while it's whiffing on simplicities like character, motivation, and believability.
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  29. The only reason to sit through On the Line is for some entertaining, if fleeting, musical moments.
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  30. Kids deserve better than this. They deserve more respect than P2K is willing to give for the price of a Saturday matinee.

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