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 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Apocalypse Now
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Unapologetically sentimental, this movie is certain to melt all but the hardest of hearts.
  1. Not only one of the best films of the year, it's one of the best films of the decade.
  2. It is one of the most beautifully staged American movies in a very long time.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Witty portrait of a troubled community.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Director Charles Crichton's hilarious romp.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This brash, clever picture caught the attention of audiences after years of moribund product from the likes of Schwarzenegger and Stallone.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of Australian director Peter Weir's most sensitive films.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Director Martin Scorsese's spectacular, irreverent picture.
    • 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.
  3. A new version of the greatest psychological mystery of all: love.
  4. Moviegoers of any (or no) religious persuasion can share in the simple satisfaction of his tense, well-spun murder mystery.
  5. Unfolds like quietly engrossing short fiction, reminding us that there are few things more pleasurable than being in the hands of a good storyteller.
  6. The film ends with a surprisingly upbeat coda. But leaves us with a sense that our heroes' idealism will be forever lost.
  7. This historical epic about the "virgin queen" of England's early life moves with the crackling urgency of a contemporary political thriller.
  8. Naturalistic, gritty, and unrelenting.
  9. One of the year's best films, and certainly its most challenging so far: At more than three hours, watching it is less like consuming entertainment and more like living.
  10. No other movie released this year is as much of a filmgoing necessity as Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now Redux.
  11. Together is unabashedly about people who need people. The film's satiric skewering of '70s liberalism works because it feels emotionally authentic.
  12. The film is never less than a satisfying mix of compelling entertainment and social critique. The performances are uniformly superb.
  13. Stomps the summer movie competition with heart and humor.
  14. Ozon -- has finally hit a home run, and Rampling is his most remarkable RBI.
  15. Amid the chaos of this marvelous, uncategorizable film squirms one of the year's best performances.
  16. What sells Shrek is ultimately the full-bodied personality of its characters.
  17. A funny, frenetic, and often quite touching microcosm of the Big Apple life itself, essayed by a pitch-perfect cast and boasting authentic urban flavors.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Though the film's subject matter is grisly, the electricity between Foster and Hopkins during their prison tête-à-têtes could power every maximum-security prison in this country.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    So intensely funny that the viewer must hang on every word: comic gems spill forth almost continuously.
    • 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.
  18. 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Rereading Greene's book, one is struck anew by the absolute perfection of the film's casting.
  19. 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.

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