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 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Do the Right Thing
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
  1. The film's a vacuous bore.
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  2. This talky, self-important flick is a bore of biblical proportions.
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  3. A clumsy, witless cartoon version of E.B. White's rather uncelebrated children's story.
  4. So wretched that it practically defies description.
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  5. Hard to watch -- not because of its unflinching realism, but rather for its mawkish reliance on every boy hooker flick from "Midnight Cowboy" to "Johns."
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  6. A peerless indignity, a club-footed vomit launch of teen-horror clichés, overproduced self-importance, and scareless gore.
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  7. Should be shot at sunrise. Or strung up by the neck from a tall tree. Or at least run out of town by a big posse.
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  8. As though fatalistically compelled, all three leads self-destruct: Li is as flat, colorless, and stiff as a panel of Sheetrock, Karyo plays his every syllable in overdrive, and Fonda seems trapped in the midst of a failed screen test for Pretty Woman II.
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  9. The backdrop of exotic pagodas and wartime woe isn't nearly potent enough to buoy the feeble drama that plays out in the foreground.
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  10. It's a gleefully unfettered gross-a-thon first --also second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth -- and a movie perhaps seventh.
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    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The Forsaken discourages one from caring in the least how its breed of vein-tappers came to be, or even what will happen if they take over the world.
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  11. Once the action starts to kick in, Megiddo morphs, minute by minute and scene by scene, into a Mystery Science Theater smorgasbord.
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  12. Slow as a funeral dirge, the movie's all talk about art and passion and obsession without anything to show for it.
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  13. An early scene inside a theater seems intended to wink at Sin's critics: "Disgusting! Cheap melodrama," a lady sniffs during intermission. It's a neatly reflexive acknowledgement of what we ourselves are watching, but even at that, our filmmaker is praising himself too extravagantly by half.
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  14. It's a warped kind of romantic comedy in which the whole is substantially less than the sum of the parts.
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  15. A preachy, monotonous failure hyped as a follow-up to his incendiary 1991 debut, "Boyz N the Hood."
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  16. Yet another leaden, witless, cliché-drunk, teen romantic comedy starring the preposterously good-looking stars of mediocre TV series.
  17. I'd write it all off as something that is, after all, intended for young viewers -- but then I'd be insulting their intelligence as cruelly as the movie does.
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  18. If you're desperate for a James Bond fix, skip the movie and blow your 007 bucks on a copy of the soundtrack.
  19. A trial of cliche, strained optimism, and dire quasi-comedy.
  20. Invoking unpleasant memories of "Caligula" (only without the sex), Titus does no justice to Shakespeare.
  21. Such a witless, bombastic, by-the-numbers hunk of millennial hooey it made me nostalgic for Commando. This one throws in every hoary hellfire cliché.
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  22. This poor movie is like an abandoned car without plates: Nobody wants to admit it's theirs.
  23. Dracula 2000 is a stake in the heart.
  24. Greenaway has hit a brick wall, and it's no fun to watch.
  25. Thinking (logically or otherwise) about this movie is a waste of your brain cells.
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  26. Go see this movie and you'll be...yup. You should save your money; Norm Macdonald should save his career, by quitting movies altogether.
  27. Struggles like a fat kid on the gym rope to conjure up even a single decent laugh.
  28. First the TV show, then the video games, the playing cards, the books, the clothes, and now the movie -- the dreaded movie.
  29. Virtually unwatchable.

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