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 Breaking the Waves
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
  1. A generally likeable cast atones for the underwritten script with fine comic spirit.
  2. Plenty of the tasteless gags don't fly, and for every celebrity cameo that works (a hilariously heavenly Reese Witherspoon), there are two or three that crash and burn.
  3. Along the way, we end up losing patience with our couple-to-be because they seem too smart to endure the indignities ceaselessly heaped on them.
  4. "Run mad whenever you choose, but do not faint," Austen wrote in her early journals. Despite its brazen politics, Mansfield Park never goes giddily amok as promised.
  5. Mature and adroitly performed but ultimately underachieving.
  6. For a modest film, however, Too Much Sleep is a modest surprise.
  7. Hicks is far less interested in resolving dramatic conflicts than in framing shots.
  8. There's a sense of life to Committed that's unpredictable and sweet, but too much of it is cluttered with lazy shortcuts.
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  9. It's yet another serial killer movie, a plot element that by this point in time, far from being disturbing or fascinating, is just plain dull.
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  10. From the beginning of his career a fervent, epic documentarian, Herzog is a personal filmmaker as well, and My Best Fiend is certainly his most intimate and introspective film.
  11. A smirky black comedy that, like its John Lurie score, is jazzy, dry, and light on its feet.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is, recognizably, an indie film, in the best sense of the term.
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While An Everlasting Piece is rife with engaging family moments and an undeniable charm, it never allows its characters to find the very thing they're seeking: peace.
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  12. Born Romantic feels less like it was born than assembled, in a kooky Britcom factory. It's no "Four Weddings and a Funeral," but it's certainly a happier conception than last month's "Maybe Baby."
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  13. Spacey and Bridges -- generally provide exactly the level of investment required for their characters to be convincing. Neither one showboats, and both make good use of the dry humor in Leavitt's script.
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  14. What's right as rain with Diary is the casting.
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  15. The rapper-ever-increasingly-turned actor -- is having the time of his life, big pimp styling in a flashy wardrobe as he guts and struts.
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  16. Too often, the movie is more forced and frantic than actually funny.
  17. Arresting, visually accomplished documentary.
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  18. Packed with melodrama, and often it works in the passionate, easy-to-watch manner of an old-fashioned "woman's film."
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  19. But it's Lopez's movie, and its limitations are hers: Both actress and movie tackle emotional turmoil with a minimum of insight.
  20. It's Norton's movie, really, and he shines both as cocky Jack and as cerebral-palsied Brian.
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  21. An enjoyable female buddy caper -- more "Outrageous Fortune" than "Thelma and Louise."
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  22. Quite handsomely produced, and there's a definite swashbuckling verve to it. Most of the characters have been contemporized, but the actors are engaging.
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  23. Ultimately too slight and opaque to inspire much ardor.
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  24. Beautifully performed and filmed, but tiresomely schematic episodes like this one cause us to experience major sensory deprivation.
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  25. This bed-swapping crime story is ultimately too protracted, but Piñeyro's direction is richly atmospheric, full of noir shadows and strong period detail.
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  26. Glossy, gruesome police drama.
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  27. Makes for compulsive viewing.
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  28. It's a coffee-table movie, but what saves it are a couple of performances.Rowlands puts a spin on every line reading, Harris quietly mines regret, and Shields, assured and sexy, has never been this good.
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