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 Die Hard
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In a season of mechanized spectacle and brain-dead comedies, Bulworth is a brave and bracing exception.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This isn't a crowd-pleaser in terms of subject matter -- you've got a convict and a nun, with no love scenes -- but Robbins keeps it interesting.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's so easy to be mesmerized by Chocolat's brilliant indulgences that one abandons reason altogether.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The film's technical brilliance and sentimental kick seduced many viewers unsuspecting of its polemical intent.
  1. Something of a featherweight, but it's also a positively divine comedy.
  2. Best of all is the supporting performance of The Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band, a real group of high-school musicians in which the three girls all perform.
  3. Myers has hit upon a genuinely original schtick, and that fact alone is immeasurably groovy.
  4. Marred by an unconvincing love triangle and an insincere dénouement, it's a story that nonetheless resonates as much as "Saving Private Ryan does."
  5. Goran Visnjic is such a sensitive, non-menacing gentleman that any woman would want him as her own personal blackmailer.
  6. Optimistically explores how vastly different people can come together, and how any journey is more about what happens along the way than simply getting from one place to another.
  7. A sentimental slice of 1950s Italian-American life that doesn't soft-pedal its characters' simmering prejudices within their insulated community, or pander to their dreams of getting out.
  8. This one's still worth checking out -- especially for the naturalistic performances by the feisty Touly and the rest of the young cast.
  9. A delicacy for mature filmgoers who are able to derive as much pleasure from a perfectly, sympathetically crafted essay as from a well-spun yarn.
  10. Though similar thematically to "Anywhere But Here," Tumbleweeds is a breath of fresh air that busts the cliches of dysfunctional mother-daughter sagas.
  11. Agnes Browne hums along as a series of pleasant vignettes, only frantically shifting to a single narrative track in its third act for the sake of an unbelievably upbeat ending.
  12. A riveting, unsentimental tragedy of unrequited love.
  13. Smith and Fitzgerald are funny, feisty, poignant, and altogether realistic. Will they end up lovers, friends, side-by-side corpses? Their sharp performances make Series 7 as frighteningly addictive as crack, or even "Survivor."
  14. A literate, dialogue-driven treat delivered by a cast that truly savors the script's wicked wit.
  15. This is such seductive entertainment that you might as well stop grousing and give in.
  16. Rises instantly above its genre merely by taking the time to develop its characters and scenario.
  17. It's such a sensory experience; in its best moments, the film washes over you like a fever dream.
  18. A meticulously mounted film that retains the author's ambiguous characterizations yet is still emotionally accessible.
  19. Too poignant and funny to be dismissed.
  20. A gritty, well-acted urban drama with lots of humanity.
  21. A 25-minute third act is far too short to suffice, especially when the previous two hours are as astute and technically impressive as they are here.
  22. A bully good romp, and it thumbs its nose at the bloated blockbusters towering over it at the multiplexes by ending the moment it arrives at its raucous, richly deserved climax.
  23. While both leads are appealing enough, it's the stuff on the sidelines that keeps All Over the Guy entertaining.
  24. Emblematic of the man's (Oshima) career: ironic, ambiguous, sublime.
  25. It's Zahn's heartbreaking performance that drives Riding in Cars with Boys.
  26. It's a pleasure to watch these unhurried, character-driven vignettes when such great actors are anchoring them.

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