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 Do the Right Thing
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
  1. The movie is as schmaltzy as I'd feared, and yet De Salvo does elicit some nice performances from her ensemble cast.
  2. As fascinating as the case is as history, however, Scottsboro: An American Tragedy is a TV show, not a movie.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Hazards nothing to speak of and asks chiefly to be congratulated for its modesty.
  3. Eventually succumbs to fatal overlength.
  4. At their trenchant, tuneful best, the Barenaked Ladies take flip comic spins on serious subjects (alcoholism, heartbreak). But offstage, they have nothing of substance to reveal.
  5. As romantic comedies go, this is definitely not one you'd take to the altar, but you might enjoy having a cup of coffee with it.
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  6. A sleek rip-off of "The Birds" that is fast, furious, and watchable, but lacking in the two elements most essential to a silly screamfest like this: scares and laughs.
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  7. Startlingly shallow even for a summer movie.
  8. The script is pure Disney formula. Dinosaur offers next to nothing in the way of variation.
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  9. Shows its roots early on: Mixing the high camp of "Strictly Ballroom" with Monty's gritty milieu, the film comes off as little more than a contrived composite, despite the best efforts of pros Rickman, Richardson, and Griffiths.
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  10. All of the filmmaker's fine work and good intentions cannot make this repetitive and finally tiresome saga fly.
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  11. Starts as light, fluffy fun but becomes so blithely preposterous that it ceases to exist.
  12. A watchable mediocrity at best.
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Until he (Smith) learns the difference between what has meaning and what's meandering, what feels real and what feels contrived, he'd be better off sticking to the funny stuff.
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  13. Just another basketcase with a blade.
  14. Despite the film's impressively epic look and an interesting cast of young and old actors, it ringingly sounds the same dour note over and over again.
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  15. The movie's still thinner than a supermodel's waist. It's not just that the results are less than heavenly; it's that we don't know what the hell they are.
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  16. It plays out like an endless series of scenes we've seen before.
  17. A botched effort. Not necessarily bad, but hardly compelling either.
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  18. No matter how quotable the one-liners, the movie remains a far stretch from truth or insight.
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  19. There's no spirit of adventure to separate this one from the pack.
  20. But jaw-dropping trailer aside, there isn't much movie here.
  21. To paraphrase the movie's too-knowing tag line: It's not very funny. But when the lights go out -- it's still not very funny.
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  22. Every frame of Scott's film is gorgeously lurid and baroque, but it just hangs there like bad art, even during the gore-spilling, Grand Guignol climax.
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  23. Only really comes to exuberant life during the musical numbers.
  24. Wholly predictable and implausible plotting, thin characterizations, and stilted dialogue.
  25. Deserves to be applauded for not casting Freddie Prinze Jr., but this sloppy, somnolent, strung-together flick pales when compared to such other teenage riffs on classic literature as "Clueless" and "10 Things I Hate About You."
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  26. A barrage of dangling plot strands, inconsistent characterizations, and suspense-free shootouts.
  27. Despite being full of Oscar-winning talent, this is still just a better-dressed, drawn-out episode of "Touched by an Angel."
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  28. Li's light touch and explosive fighting skills deserve a better vehicle than this overcooked pot of New Jack suey.

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