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 Elizabeth
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
  1. Has one of the most stupendously tasteless premises in cinema history, and much of the time when this movie tries to beckon a smile, the effect is closer to astonished nausea.
  2. Strictly where the boys are: posing, posturing, and talking engine envy.
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  3. A modestly entertaining ride.
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  4. This might be as perfect a new-millennium Halloween creepshow as we can expect.
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  5. Hits the wall and runs off the rails. They should've stuck to shtick.
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  6. The overlapping dialogue and the comedy of famous people playing self-variations is pure Altman (Leigh, not surprisingly, has worked in three Altman films).
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  7. It's a shame that Jeepers Creepers cops out -- as American genre movies have been doing for years -- and plays it safe with an F/X-heavy creature that no one would believe in a thousand years.
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  8. The real reason to see it is Brian Cox, best known for being filmdom's other Hannibal Lecter (he played the role in Michael Mann's "Manhunter").
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  9. Families already know exactly what they're in for, and they're likely to leave the multiplex high on the hum of a charming cast, sunny San Francisco locations, and a suitably happy ending.
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  10. It's the kind of flourish that makes you smile -- that makes you believe in the power of movies.
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  11. A mess, bouncing nonsensically from one style of farce to another, leaving large vacuums and dead spots — which may themselves, of course, be deliberate.
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  12. Repetitive, aimless, and as frustrating as you'd imagine any two-hour music video to be.
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  13. Come Undone is the quintessential gay date at the art house.
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  14. Just try not to smile while watching Jump Tomorrow.
  15. The watchability of Extreme Days can be mostly chalked up to Hannah's playful impulses -- and his cast's infectious camaraderie.
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  16. The ending is so absurd, in fact, that it feels like it was improvised by a committee of 6-year-olds. If the raptors truly were intelligent, they'd have eaten the final reel.
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  17. One
    Too much of a study in formalism to register deeply on an emotional level.
  18. Simply a pleasant diversion rather the paean to crazy-in-love classics it would so like to be.
  19. Plays like "The Honeymooners" might have if Ralph Kramden were from Pakistan, but with less laughs and more ignorant spite.
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  20. Like "Pollock," Nora is a convincing portrait of the intersection between creative genius and crazy, all-consuming love.
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  21. As amusing and sharply performed as it is, Lisa Picard quickly grows thin and dull. Perhaps it would have been better as a real documentary, with Kirk and DeWolf simply playing their pathetic selves.
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  22. Murphy's second outing as the M.D. who talks to the animals is surprisingly engaging.
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  23. Sunk by its own melodramatic falseness, and it stands as a well-meaning yet lacking tribute to a courageous man.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    The farce hits the fan, and you just wait for the thing to be over.
  24. Despite good performances and moments of spectacle, it seems to go on longer than the Cultural Revolution.
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  25. Feels like it was pulled out of the freezer and hastily microwaved about 10 minutes before you arrived at the theater.
  26. An amiable but contrived bit of blarney.
  27. A pleasant and surprisingly polished fish-out-of-water comedy.
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  28. In its attempts to chart a young girl's journey from innocence to experience, The Invisible Circus ends up having all the heft of a Nancy Drew mystery decked out in a tie-dyed T-shirt and peasant skirt.
  29. A bit too bloodless to howl about.

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