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 Big Night
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This brash, clever picture caught the attention of audiences after years of moribund product from the likes of Schwarzenegger and Stallone.
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  1. The film ends with a surprisingly upbeat coda. But Startup.com leaves us with a sense that our heroes' idealism will be forever lost.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of Australian director Peter Weir's most sensitive films.
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  2. The film is never less than a satisfying mix of compelling entertainment and social critique. The performances are uniformly superb.
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  3. A new version of the greatest psychological mystery of all: love.
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  4. Naturalistic, gritty, and unrelenting.
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  5. Together is unabashedly about people who need people. The film's satiric skewering of '70s liberalism works because it feels emotionally authentic.
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  6. Ozon -- has finally hit a home run, and Rampling is his most remarkable RBI.
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  7. Unfolds like quietly engrossing short fiction, reminding us that there are few things more pleasurable than being in the hands of a good storyteller.
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Director Martin Scorsese's spectacular, irreverent picture.
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    No Hollywood film within recent memory has achieved such richness and originality of texture, such a compelling amalgam of passionate human drama and awesome technique.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Unapologetically sentimental, this movie is certain to melt all but the hardest of hearts.
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  8. Moviegoers of any (or no) religious persuasion can share in the simple satisfaction of his tense, well-spun murder mystery.
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  9. This historical epic about the "virgin queen" of England's early life moves with the crackling urgency of a contemporary political thriller.
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  10. A funny, frenetic, and often quite touching microcosm of the Big Apple life itself, essayed by a pitch-perfect cast and boasting authentic urban flavors.
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  11. What sells Shrek is ultimately the full-bodied personality of its characters.
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  12. One of the year's best films, and certainly its most challenging so far: At more than three hours, watching it is less like consuming entertainment and more like living.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Director Charles Crichton's hilarious romp.
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  13. Amid the chaos of this marvelous, uncategorizable film squirms one of the year's best performances.
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  14. It is one of the most beautifully staged American movies in a very long time.
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  15. Not only one of the best films of the year, it's one of the best films of the decade.
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  16. No other movie released this year is as much of a filmgoing necessity as Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now Redux.
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Witty portrait of a troubled community.
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  17. Stomps the summer movie competition with heart and humor.
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Though the film's subject matter is grisly, the electricity between Foster and Hopkins during their prison tête-à-têtes could power every maximum-security prison in this country.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    So intensely funny that the viewer must hang on every word: comic gems spill forth almost continuously.
  18. The Japanese title means chaos, and that is what is let loose when a powerful king foolishly tries to release the reins of power, in the hopes of enjoying a peaceful old age.
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    See L.A. Confidential. Be astonished at discovering anew how very, very satisfying movies can still be. And how fine that can feel.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Rereading Greene's book, one is struck anew by the absolute perfection of the film's casting.
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  19. Traffic is a riveting, semi-documentary drama, and yet calling it that is a disservice to just how suspenseful and stylish an entertainment it is.

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