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 Big Night
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
  1. 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.
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  2. The ride is remarkable.
  3. 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.
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    • 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.
  4. No other movie released this year is as much of a filmgoing necessity as Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now Redux.
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  5. Topsy-Turvy is flawless, borne along by a savagely witty screenplay that Leigh directs like the gears of a clock.
  6. 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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  7. Crowe's script is a thing of wonder, and he again proves himself to be an outstanding director of actors.
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  8. 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.
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  9. Flock (don't walk) to the theater to see Chicken Run.
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  10. 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.
  11. It's a film which aims to persuade us of its truth without props or signposts--and it does so with unforgettable beauty.
  12. Astonishingly deep and moving.
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  13. The most heartfelt tribute to women -- specifically, actresses -- he's (Almodovar) ever made.
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  14. The best film we'll see this year.
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  15. 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.
  16. It's the funniest, saddest performance of the year in a film of uncompromising wit and heart.
  17. Ozon -- has finally hit a home run, and Rampling is his most remarkable RBI.
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  18. 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.
  19. It's the sum of things not spoken, things too painful to express, that's the heart of this quietly moving drama.
  20. That rarest of independent films -- it's risky and exciting.
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  21. Her (Cheung) gorgeously sad face and slow, lithe frame are the movie's hammer and chisel. One shot of her walking away from a rented room down a hallway is, all by itself, twice the movie of anything else currently in theaters.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    So intensely funny that the viewer must hang on every word: comic gems spill forth almost continuously.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Coens are masters at striking a tone and holding it.
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  22. Stomps the summer movie competition with heart and humor.
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  23. Bird's movie neither panders to children nor sneers at them, and it beautifully, lucidly captures the giddy adventurousness of childhood.

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