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 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Mulholland Dr.
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
  1. Few other 1999 films are as filthy with tantalizing elements as Agnieszka Holland's The Third Miracle, and of those that come close, none other is as pointless, confused, or unsatisfying.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    The picture, a would-be thriller, is a mechanical exercise from the get-go, one that positively defies suspension of disbelief with each succeeding twist of a plot no one would ever hatch in real life.
  2. A pale, derivative little Brit ditty that will be forgotten almost as speedily as it was dumped...into theaters.
  3. Whatever extraordinary ingredients are necessary to fashion a 1776 home run, this movie doesn't have them.
  4. "Footloose" meets "The Full Monty" in Bootmen, a cliché-ridden tap dance drama.
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  5. Isn't terribly revealing, and though it is interesting to watch Condo paint, it's only interesting for so long.
  6. X
    It's gibberish, but when X works at all, it works not on the brain, but on the gut.
  7. A full-throated shout-out to the lowest common denominator.
  8. A movie interesting enough in its conception to appeal to adults winds up being best suited to preadolescent sensibilities.
  9. A thoroughgoing mediocrity that musters up just enough low-down chuckles to remind you that you're not watching another Freddie Prinze Jr. yawner.
  10. An empty, affected exercise, executed with just enough style to make you wish McQuarrie had a motive beyond his own career.
  11. Provocative but lame-brained polygamy comedy.
  12. The characters and their dilemmas are never convincing.
  13. Has only its actors to keep it afloat.
  14. The satisfaction of watching it essentially boils down to seeing whether or not Reeves can pull it off.
  15. Aims low and cheats on an ending, but meanwhile it's a bottom-shelf hoot.
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  16. McKenna's script is a frayed string and a contextual nightmare, peppered with puzzling references to the first film in a lame attempt at homage.
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  17. Hardly a ripping, inspired children's film.
  18. Exhausting and fruitless: Having seen it, you know nothing more about strippers or the stripper mentality than you did going in. What's the point?
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  19. Like its accordion-filled score, it's nothing but a golden moldie.
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  20. The only constant is the violence, which assaults rather than amuses.
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  21. Wacky, vividly conceived but mundanely executed cartoon fantasy.
  22. Apart from the historical eminence of the poetry itself, Pandaemonium is about nothing much at all.
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  23. There's really nothing more to this by-the-numbers, ailment-of-the-week fodder dressed up with a classy cast.
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  24. Watching this movie go through its simplistic dramatic motions, you begin to understand why some actors stick to summer stock and live Ibsen revivals.
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  25. Whenever the movie's not in the midst of a cinematic spoof it loses considerable steam.
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  26. McDonald makes for an appealingly befuddled bloke, and the sprightly Montgomery would turn any blighter's head. In a better movie, we'd care about what happened to them.
  27. Demonstrates that even if you live in a country intimately familiar with fascist occupation, you might still not have the least clue how to communicate that experience on film.
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  28. The actors playing the team members have stereotypical roles, but these kids have got game.
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  29. A watery cocktail of second-rate, Ab Fab-style bitchery and shameless schmaltz.

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