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 Brigham City
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
  1. Juggles a few too many subplots, cramming in more issues than your average nightly newscast. But more often than not, this is a film to savor.
  2. A remarkable debut, and its first half is a genuine jolt.
  3. A thoughtful, stunning piece of work in what, of late, has been an otherwise arid indie landscape.
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  4. Rarely falters but neither does it ever take flight.
  5. Proof of Life won't hold your heart hostage for very long after it's over, but here's looking at Russell Crowe -- he's the real deal, sweetheart.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Shot on location, handheld camera, available light, no props, no music, no filters, etc. We may wonder, "What are we doing here?" But we won't look away.
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  6. An agreeably and unapologetically lightweight late-summer blockbuster.
  7. There's a lot of satisfaction in seeing two stars given this much time and space to examine a complex relationship.
  8. (Paradis) delivers what might be the most affecting film performance ever given by a supermodel.
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  9. Rodriguez has made a movie for kids, and the most and least that can be said about it is that parents, while hardly being catered to, will experience profound relief that the movie knows how to entertain and does so.
  10. Follows a predictable low-comedy path, but does it with such fierce appeal and beautifully wrought wit that it doesn't feel quite like any comedy American theaters have seen since the equally underrated "Grosse Pointe Blank."
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  11. The film's details are spot-on, its tone ludicrously ironic, and its casting deft.
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A well-crafted, great looking adventure, with some spirited performances.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But for all its pretensions toward exemplifying a brave new way of making movies, Time Code offers less and less worth discovering as it slouches toward its tritely "fatal" climax.
  12. A disarming helping of Capra-esque corn served up by writer-director Rob Sitch.
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  13. A satisfying, sentimental trip.
  14. All this artful violence won't change your life, but Non-Stop is a satisfying quickie.
  15. Though Lee's movie is dripping with action and beautiful details, it's aimless and, eventually, tedious.
  16. Proudly wears its heart on its sleeve, but it never becomes so swoony that you'll reach for your hanky.
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  17. How well you respond to this handsomely mounted, cold-blooded tragedy will depend on your feelings toward Gillian Anderson's highly theatrical lead performance.
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  18. Praise will get under your skin.
  19. Offers up keys and cakes and plunges its characters down a deep rabbit hole.
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  20. The story is a pleasant one despite its pointed righteousness.
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  21. For audiences new to this type of moon-mad magical realism and unembarrassed romanticism, Orfeu can spellbind.
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  22. A warm, glossy holiday fable that hits some surprisingly sweet notes.
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  23. Nico and Dani merely retells a not uncommon tale without significantly enriching it. It's just too familiar to play as poignantly as it would like to.
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  24. A clever but routine science fiction flick.
  25. Boasts a fine cast and makes enough cogent points that it rises above standard cop fare.
  26. Filthy fun, if not much more.
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  27. In terms of raw wit and fearless satire, the South Park kids put Mike Myers and Adam Sandler to shame.

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