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 Intimacy
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
  1. Whatever the amount on Roth's paycheck was, it's the only truly charmed sum Lucky Numbers has to offer.
  2. An orgy of bad decisions and cheap ideas.
  3. Why waste the price of a movie ticket when you can see wildebeests cavorting for free from the comfort of your own recliner?
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  4. Plays out like a raunchy episode of "Felicity."
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Pearce is shot in such distorting closeups that he looks like an overdeveloped athlete who's been getting steroid injections in his cheeks.
  5. Offers little in the way of splendor in the grass.
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  6. 80 minutes of comic mistiming and missed opportunities.
  7. This saga of one robot's determined quest to become human is so coldly calculated it could give you frostbite.
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  8. The characters aren't convincingly written, rarely if ever behave like believable humans, and consequently don't matter to us in the least.
  9. A chronic snore. My advice: Roll a fatty and re-rent the first one.
  10. Pushes the standard tropes of gay romance movies a few more steps toward full-blown cliché-dom.
  11. Fuhgeddaboutit.
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  12. The narrative disjointedness is not at all relieved by confusing editing, an uncertain tone, and a dragging pace that makes the film a progressively dreary experience.
  13. A film without mirth or magic.
  14. So desperate to be rebellious and cool, that it's impossible to see it as anything more than one big case of "been there, done that" -- even if your drugs have already kicked in.
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  15. The total lack of sexual chemistry between them doesn't help. Frankly, I'd rather see Scott Thomas play a nun than sit through another one of these turgid romancers.
  16. Plays like mediocre outtakes from better bell-bottomed fare (Richard Linklater's authentic, seriocomic "Dazed and Confused"; Fox's "That '70s Show") without making any kind of impression of its own.
  17. None of the movie's abundant humor is better than faintly amusing.
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  18. Black, who is creatively marooned in the thankless Chris Farley fat-boy role, deserve better, and so do we.
  19. The film's greatest flaw is its miscast leads, who conjure up zero dewy-eyed, wish-fulfillment magic.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 34 Critic Score
    The once-talented Mr. Polanski is hard to spot.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 34 Critic Score
    The movie is an experience, of a sort they had a name for in the '60s: bummer.
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  20. This is a second-rate Woody Allen midlife crisis comedy without the laughs.
  21. Plays out like a raunchy, substandard WB soap.
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  22. To say that it's dull barely scratches the surface.
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  23. A ponderous stage adaptation that expends only the mildest effort to overcome its staginess.
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  24. An empty reminder that Martin Lawrence can be pretty funny, in a spastic, loose-limbed way -- maybe next time he'll get a worthwhile script.
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  25. Without any momentum and lacking both depth and interesting characters, Shadow Hours makes sin seem pretty damn boring.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    The switch of medium hasn't reinvigorated the soil or resulted in a film with any compelling reason for being.
  26. A tepid, pretentious indie that flies from the memory like a tissue in a twister.

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