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 Apocalypse Now Redux
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
  1. While both leads are appealing enough, it's the stuff on the sidelines that keeps All Over the Guy entertaining.
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  2. American History X is a crash course on how to make a message movie that resonates with crackling power.
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  3. A meticulously mounted film that retains the author's ambiguous characterizations yet is still emotionally accessible.
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  4. Too poignant and funny to be dismissed.
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  5. Actually, it's a childhood "A Clockwork Orange," a reverent realization of the late Stanley Kubrick's final obsession.
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  6. There's nothing more incendiary than the reopening of a forgotten chapter of history --nothing more incendiary than telling the truth.
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  7. Actually lighter, wittier, and more original than it has a right to be.
  8. So packed with knowingly dreadful puns, wily sight gags, and self-referential cheek that it's impossible not to be charmed.
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's so easy to be mesmerized by Chocolat's brilliant indulgences that one abandons reason altogether.
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  9. The flutes soar a little too often, but Yimou's film is genuinely moving.
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  10. Goran Visnjic is such a sensitive, non-menacing gentleman that any woman would want him as her own personal blackmailer.
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  11. Most tenderly, the film deciphers the true meaning of its corporate-speak title in Franck and his father's impassioned struggle to ensure each other's welfare.
  12. A cross between a Hogarth painting and an MTV video, Plunkett & Macleane cuts quite a swath.
  13. Lynch's faith in the kindness of human nature has been renewed, yet thankfully he's never maudlin. Instead, he wins over our emotions with the film's understated beauty.
  14. A fast, funny film that goes down like a cyanide-spiked piña colada.
  15. There's lots of sweet music to savor in this snide industry satire.
  16. Formally astute, visually arresting, and fearlessly horrifying.
  17. Croupier should please people who take their noir straight up -- with plenty of twists.
  18. Yields beguiling nectar.
  19. It's got enough hilarious moments that, all in all, the film's bite is as toothsome as its bark.
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  20. The summer's best cinematic equivalent to a lazy afternoon in the shade with a cool drink.
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  21. May not have enough story to sustain its narrative momentum, but Gray just might be our best shot at a new Coppola.
  22. Worth navigating for its refusal to play to the crowd. There's certainly nothing safe or sweet about Weaver's performance.
  23. It's a satisfying swan song.
  24. Reed's manic direction rarely lets up between show-stopping cheer numbers.
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  25. It's a larky hoot in its best moments, and it has a refreshingly unforced sense of fun that buoys the scenes that are straight out of Lame Movie Laffs 101.
  26. If you're in the mood for a helping of lite cheesecake, you ought to find plenty of reason to shake your pom-poms.
  27. The entire ensemble is first-rate.
  28. Faithless, filmed mostly during Sweden's endless winter, will chill you to the bone.
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  29. The year's first sure-fire Oscar nominee has arrived with flying colors.

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