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 3.2 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. The most heartfelt tribute to women -- specifically, actresses -- he's (Almodovar) ever made.
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  2. The best kind of summer blockbuster -- the kind that makes you immediately crave a sequel.
  3. Will take you by surprise as a romantic, fast-paced, entertaining spectacle that deserves to earn back every penny spent to produce it.
  4. It might be the scariest movie ever made.
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  5. Intelligently written, sharply directed, and beautifully played.
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  6. The Truman Show is one of the films for which the '90s will be remembered, and it is not to be missed.
  7. It's the funniest, saddest performance of the year in a film of uncompromising wit and heart.
  8. This wildly imaginative thriller is a futuristic head trip you most definitely want to take.
  9. 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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  10. Maddin's movie is, frame for frame, the densest and most spectacular (albeit cardboard-cheap) film playing anywhere.
  11. Director Roger Michell ("Persuasion," "Notting Hill") has made his finest film to date.
  12. Suzhou River might be more pulpy than profound, but it still sings its old song better than we've heard in years.
  13. Easily the year's most trying, tormented, and thrilling movie ordeal.
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  14. Even if the great debate that pits artistic integrity against corporate compromise doesn't thrill you, see Cradle Will Rock anyway. It's marvelous, provocative entertainment; art for art's sake.
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  15. It's shlock, yes, but at least it's highbrow shlock.
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  16. A technologically marvelous animated movie that's just as funny and inventive as the first, but also more emotionally engaging than most live-action films. This is clearly a sequel in name only.
  17. An ingenious, incredibly entertaining, Rorschach-blot meta-comedy based on a spec script (by first-timer Charlie Kaufman) that is completely unlike anything anyone has ever seen before.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Leaving Las Vegas may not be a top choice for an upbeat outing, but there's something oddly poetic about the simplicity of Ben's mission and Sera's acceptance of it.
  18. Though frequently brutal and off-putting, Beautiful People is a must-see.
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  19. A fitting tribute to these displaced children because it so simply and elegantly personalizes their place in the most horrific chapter of 20th-century history.
  20. An intensely involving, Ibsen-esque human drama populated by complex, sympathetic heroes.
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  21. 42 Up is filled with truth and poignancy as these people reflect on their first half of their lives, their goals, ambitions, and how they, for the most part, succeeded in reinventing them.
  22. Crowe's script is a thing of wonder, and he again proves himself to be an outstanding director of actors.
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  23. Especially timely in light of the current escalation in Palestinian-Israeli aggressions, but this is one sad story that would pack a staggering punch in any political climate.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Blessedly free of candy-box prettiness, cloying gentility, and anything else that might dishonor its deeply felt, sensitively observed memoir.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The final reel of Rosetta is like nothing else ever filmed, and it would be wrong to describe it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    What evolves among them is a kind of realistic fairy tale, sustained by the sweet gravity and guttural, deadpan minimalism of Thornton's performance.
  24. It's a disturbing film in the best sense.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Though modest in scale, this romantic gem constitutes yet another superb leap in the evolution of Figgis' career.
  25. Lusts for a feel-good ending the material doesn't comfortably provide. One can't help wondering how dismal Jerry and Dorothy's life together will be after the credits roll.

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