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 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Big Night
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
  1. Never takes off, and much of the time Pool seems lost herself, resorting to clichés, redundancy, and dead-end allegory.
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  2. Allen's good with the material, but Hunt sparkles, repeatedly razoring her diminutive antagonist to shreds.
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  3. Like being jacked directly into Linklater's alpha waves, and the experience is bracingly new to movies.
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  4. Confident, mature, deeply conceived, and convincingly inhabited, it's a surprisingly humane film -- despite the close-range shotgun spray.
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  5. It's Zahn's heartbreaking performance that drives Riding in Cars with Boys.
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  6. Something of a featherweight, but it's also a positively divine comedy.
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  7. What matters is that the movie's a blast, right up until its protracted climax.
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  8. A teenage movie that trusts its audience -- it sounds crazy, but it's actually quite beautiful.
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  9. A wide-eyed, action-adventure throwback to the era of Disney's magnificent adaptation of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."
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  10. The results are both savagely funny and poignant for anyone who's ever had a friendship that felt like their only connection to the outside world.
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  11. Mesmerizing entertainment, but it's also a cop-out.
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  12. High drama this ain't. And yet, anyone looking for a hearty banquet of gymnastic, kung-fu tomfoolery won't walk away hungry.
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  13. Oy, it's such a pleasure that you'll be begging for Rush Hour 3.
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  14. The casting is sublime.
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  15. The results are far more real than MTV's The Real World.
  16. The bubble-kid moms can whine all they want, but Bubble Boy is a liberated movie --liberated from tastefulness, of course, but also from logic, suffering, consequence, and temperance.
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  17. Marred by an unconvincing love triangle and an insincere dénouement, it's a story that nonetheless resonates as much as "Saving Private Ryan does."
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  18. Best of all is the supporting performance of The Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band, a real group of high-school musicians in which the three girls all perform.
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  19. The Spy Who Shagged Me is impossible-to-resist summer fun that left me feeling, dare I say, randy for more? Oh, behave.
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  20. The real revelation, however, is Keanu Reeves. His character is something of a caricature — a violent, white-trash wife-beater — but Reeves' portrayal is joltingly authentic.
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  21. Dares to substitute wit and warmth for the standard gay indie tropes in tackling its tale of an unconventional couple.
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  22. Liam is mostly an emotionally devastating chronicle of the disintegration of a family. The entire cast is superb, but Frears has cast two screen naturals in the lead roles.
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  23. It's such a sensory experience; in its best moments, the film washes over you like a fever dream.
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  24. Nolan's engrossing, backwards-ticking noir will run you so thoroughly in circles that you'll need to see it at least twice for maximum enjoyment.
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  25. "Trek"-heads will laugh hardest, but there are plenty of yuks for the uninitiated as well.
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  26. The politicizing is intense, but the actual game footage is even more engrossing; Carlson uses both digital video and 16mm film to put us squarely in the midst of the gridiron brouhaha.
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    • 80 Metascore
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    This isn't a crowd-pleaser in terms of subject matter -- you've got a convict and a nun, with no love scenes -- but Robbins keeps it interesting.
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  27. In spirit, 101 Reykjavík is so Almodóvar that it could melt the polar icecap.
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  28. Optimistically explores how vastly different people can come together, and how any journey is more about what happens along the way than simply getting from one place to another.
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  29. It's a pleasure to watch these unhurried, character-driven vignettes when such great actors are anchoring them.
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