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 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Big Night
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
  1. All of the interviewees are compelling, whether proudly showing off bruises and bullet holes from on-the-job scuffles, or voicing their opinions about how the profession has changed.
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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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  2. 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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  3. Murphy's second outing as the M.D. who talks to the animals is surprisingly engaging.
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  4. But it's Lopez's movie, and its limitations are hers: Both actress and movie tackle emotional turmoil with a minimum of insight.
  5. 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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  6. Good old-fashioned romantic entertainment, just restrained enough to skirt schmaltz.
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  7. Sunk by its own melodramatic falseness, and it stands as a well-meaning yet lacking tribute to a courageous man.
  8. Hits the wall and runs off the rails. They should've stuck to shtick.
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  9. It's good enough, smart enough, and people will like it. It's also a high-concept cop-out, a convention-strangled genre movie that never zigs when your every instinct is screaming that it's about to zag.
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  10. It's Norton's movie, really, and he shines both as cocky Jack and as cerebral-palsied Brian.
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  11. Beautifully performed and filmed, but tiresomely schematic episodes like this one cause us to experience major sensory deprivation.
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  12. Billed cleverly as a comedy from the heart that goes for the throat. If only Brooks had had the guts to avoid the schmaltz.
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  13. Oh-so-tiresomely familiar.
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  14. Affectionately skewers the age of polyester pants.
  15. An amiable but contrived bit of blarney.
  16. A pleasant and surprisingly polished fish-out-of-water comedy.
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  17. Just isn't funny enough to sustain the lunacy.
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    The farce hits the fan, and you just wait for the thing to be over.
  18. Engagingly silly sub-"Moonlighting"-style banter.
  19. The first 15 minutes of Nowhere to Hide rock, and after that it's got nowhere to hide from its own excesses.
  20. Despite good performances and moments of spectacle, it seems to go on longer than the Cultural Revolution.
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  21. Feels like it was pulled out of the freezer and hastily microwaved about 10 minutes before you arrived at the theater.
  22. A bit too bloodless to howl about.
  23. 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.
  24. Shower isn't a bad movie -- just a baneful sign of things to come.
  25. If Parker had aimed more at capturing the author's unique voice, and worried less about getting the details right, his movie might have been extraordinary as well.
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  26. It's a wonderful reminder of the importance of music in the movies.
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  27. A cute, clichéd, coming-of-age comedy.
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  28. The movie is a shambles, a rambling, disjointed love tragedy with a story that amounts to little more than a mess of fade-outs, sloppy montages, and dramatic sketches.

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