Mr. Showbiz's Scores

  • Movies
For 721 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 44% 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 Bread and Roses
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
  1. Ultimately too slight and opaque to inspire much ardor.
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  2. What does it say that we have a closer relationship with the car than with the characters? It says Bruckheimer.
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. For some viewers, this will seem a trial of predictability and unrelenting sweetness; for others, it's more than enough.
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  8. 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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  9. Makes for compulsive viewing even though its noirish plot doesn't make a lick of sense.
  10. One
    Too much of a study in formalism to register deeply on an emotional level.
  11. The more we realize that we're stuck in the company of a totally relentless loser, the drearier the entire experience becomes.
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  12. 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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  13. For the most part, it's when the women do the singing -- that Songcatcher really comes alive.
  14. Sags, lollygags, and blusters too much to sustain the what-the-hell momentum that Kitano achieves in his best movies.
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  15. 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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  16. Too often, the movie is more forced and frantic than actually funny.
  17. Pure, irrational, claustrophobic, gritty, unpretentious.
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  18. It's not a movie you could call dispassionate, however aimless and unfocused. It's a Molotov cocktail tossed in several directions at once.
  19. Its emotional sweep is ultimately undercut by murky characterizations and generic plotting.
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  20. 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.
  21. The movie's most glaring flaw is that the brothers and their screenwriters, Terry Hayes and Rafael Yglesias, don't manage to preserve the secret of the Ripper's identity for nearly as long as they intend to.
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  22. If you're looking for refuge from summer movie bombast, it's frequently intoxicating.
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  23. This fictionalized, frequently stomach-churning biography of Australian criminal Mark Chopper Read features the most bloody ear-severing scene since "Reservoir Dogs."
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  24. The cast is largely nonprofessional, and the story has the simplicity of myth.
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  25. 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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  26. A modestly entertaining ride.
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  27. The naked, artless display of nerve and rebellious bile is altogether unique in modern movies.
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  28. 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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  29. The wrap-up's pretty charming, as are the performances, but the film's too heavy for its soufflé-ready ingredients.
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  30. Plays like "The Honeymooners" might have if Ralph Kramden were from Pakistan, but with less laughs and more ignorant spite.
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