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 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Together
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
  1. Whenever Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon resorts to flying fists or soaring sword battles, the Force is definitely with it.
  2. 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Witty portrait of a troubled community.
  3. The characters are barely characters, the story barely a story, and the elliptical filmmaking style that so besots Denis' many fans could drive you to drink.
  4. The ride is remarkable.
  5. The Japanese title means chaos, and that is what is let loose when a powerful king foolishly tries to release the reins of power, in the hopes of enjoying a peaceful old age.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    No Hollywood film within recent memory has achieved such richness and originality of texture, such a compelling amalgam of passionate human drama and awesome technique.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    See L.A. Confidential. Be astonished at discovering anew how very, very satisfying movies can still be. And how fine that can feel.
  6. No other movie released this year is as much of a filmgoing necessity as Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now Redux.
  7. Topsy-Turvy is flawless, borne along by a savagely witty screenplay that Leigh directs like the gears of a clock.
  8. 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.
  9. Crowe's script is a thing of wonder, and he again proves himself to be an outstanding director of actors.
  10. The Truman Show is one of the films for which the '90s will be remembered, and it is not to be missed.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Director Martin Scorsese's spectacular, irreverent picture.
  11. 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.
  12. Flock (don't walk) to the theater to see Chicken Run.
  13. 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The result is a film that is as witty, astute, and romantic as its timeless subject.
  14. It's a film which aims to persuade us of its truth without props or signposts--and it does so with unforgettable beauty.
  15. Astonishingly deep and moving.
  16. The most heartfelt tribute to women -- specifically, actresses -- he's (Almodovar) ever made.
  17. The best film we'll see this year.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. It's the funniest, saddest performance of the year in a film of uncompromising wit and heart.
  21. Ozon -- has finally hit a home run, and Rampling is his most remarkable RBI.
  22. Traffic is a riveting, semi-documentary drama, and yet calling it that is a disservice to just how suspenseful and stylish an entertainment it is.
  23. It's such a sensory experience; in its best moments, the film washes over you like a fever dream.
  24. It's the sum of things not spoken, things too painful to express, that's the heart of this quietly moving drama.
  25. That rarest of independent films -- it's risky and exciting.

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