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 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Do the Right Thing
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
  1. Traffic is a riveting, semi-documentary drama, and yet calling it that is a disservice to just how suspenseful and stylish an entertainment it is.
  2. It's an exhilarating display of filmic artistry.
  3. So breathtakingly textural, so empathic in its images, that it transcends its context and achieves timelessness.
  4. The best film we'll see this year.
  5. Bird's movie neither panders to children nor sneers at them, and it beautifully, lucidly captures the giddy adventurousness of childhood.
  6. I've not stopped thinking about it -- weighing might-have-beens and alternative courses of action, as though remembering an actual event rather than a nimble, superbly-realized fantasy. That's a first-rate achievement.
  7. Normal ideas of truth, illusion, and representation are sent into the meat grinder, and the result is consistently disarming and beautiful.
  8. For the discouraged filmgoer, Erice's tone poem will be a ray of hope itself.
  9. This joyous romp is no mere new groove, it's a live wire -- 110 volts of pure holiday cheer.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of those special movies whose freshness and vitality are so bounteously infectious, your humble reviewer wishes everyone had the pleasure of discovering it brand-new and undescribed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For two hours and 35 minutes it is absolutely riveting.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the awesome, metaphysically charged spectacle of man doing terrible things to man within the multicolored and multifarious cathedral of Nature.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The result is a film that is as witty, astute, and romantic as its timeless subject.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Coens are masters at striking a tone and holding it.
  10. Astonishingly deep and moving.
  11. It's a film which aims to persuade us of its truth without props or signposts--and it does so with unforgettable beauty.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Startlingly vigorous and entertaining piece of work.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Surprisingly charming romantic comedy.
  12. Her (Cheung) gorgeously sad face and slow, lithe frame are the movie's hammer and chisel. One shot of her walking away from a rented room down a hallway is, all by itself, twice the movie of anything else currently in theaters.
  13. This is what Woody Allen movies might be like if they were not ruled by narcissism, pretentious point-scoring, cheap observations, and Woody's peculiar speech patterns.
  14. Roos combines a sharp script with excellent performances.
  15. A must-see for avid fans and a welcome primer for nascent hip-shakers everywhere.
  16. Cho is raw, uncensored, and side-splittingly hilarious.
  17. Go
    John August's script is exciting, witty, original material, and this film's got the talent to match.
  18. A profoundly moving human drama, a quasi love story about two lost men who form an unlikely friendship.
  19. The execution is crisp and the fundamentals are solid. Like its protagonist, Finding Forrester got game.
  20. Election is a bracingly intelligent adult comedy that shrewdly captures adolescence.
  21. The ride is remarkable.
  22. Flock (don't walk) to the theater to see Chicken Run.
  23. That rarest of independent films -- it's risky and exciting.

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