Mr. Showbiz's Scores

  • Movies
For 721 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Brigham City
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
  1. The one movie so far this year that every filmgoer should see, if only to get a big dose of what we've been missing from Hollywood.
  2. Bird's movie neither panders to children nor sneers at them, and it beautifully, lucidly captures the giddy adventurousness of childhood.
  3. The best film we'll see this year.
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  4. So breathtakingly textural, so empathic in its images, that it transcends its context and achieves timelessness.
  5. It's an exhilarating display of filmic artistry.
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  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.
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  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.
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  9. This joyous romp is no mere new groove, it's a live wire -- 110 volts of pure holiday cheer.
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  10. Intelligently written, sharply directed, and beautifully played.
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  11. The execution is crisp and the fundamentals are solid. Like its protagonist, Finding Forrester got game.
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  12. The most heartfelt tribute to women -- specifically, actresses -- he's (Almodovar) ever made.
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  13. A must-see for avid fans and a welcome primer for nascent hip-shakers everywhere.
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  14. 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.
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  15. The best kind of summer blockbuster -- the kind that makes you immediately crave a sequel.
  16. 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.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The result is a film that is as witty, astute, and romantic as its timeless subject.
  17. Election is a bracingly intelligent adult comedy that shrewdly captures adolescence.
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  18. Will take you by surprise as a romantic, fast-paced, entertaining spectacle that deserves to earn back every penny spent to produce it.
  19. Go
    John August's script is exciting, witty, original material, and this film's got the talent to match.
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  20. This wildly imaginative thriller is a futuristic head trip you most definitely want to take.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For two hours and 35 minutes it is absolutely riveting.
  21. A profoundly moving human drama, a quasi love story about two lost men who form an unlikely friendship.
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  22. Astonishingly deep and moving.
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  23. It's a film which aims to persuade us of its truth without props or signposts--and it does so with unforgettable beauty.
    • 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.
  24. Roos combines a sharp script with excellent performances.
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  25. Easily the best directorial debut of the year, and possibly the most mature and haunting film to ever come out of Scotland, Lynne Ramsay's Ratcatcher is a throat-catching masterpiece of lyricism, observation, and stone-cold realism.
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  26. The ride is remarkable.
  27. It's the funniest, saddest performance of the year in a film of uncompromising wit and heart.

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