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 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Under the Sand
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
  1. Her (Cheung) gorgeously sad face and slow, lithe frame are the movie's hammer and chisel. One shot of her walking away from a rented room down a hallway is, all by itself, twice the movie of anything else currently in theaters.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    So intensely funny that the viewer must hang on every word: comic gems spill forth almost continuously.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Coens are masters at striking a tone and holding it.
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  2. Stomps the summer movie competition with heart and humor.
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  3. Bird's movie neither panders to children nor sneers at them, and it beautifully, lucidly captures the giddy adventurousness of childhood.
  4. Naturalistic, gritty, and unrelenting.
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    What evolves among them is a kind of realistic fairy tale, sustained by the sweet gravity and guttural, deadpan minimalism of Thornton's performance.
  5. Brilliant, mind-boggling.
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  6. A must-see for avid fans and a welcome primer for nascent hip-shakers everywhere.
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  7. What sells Shrek is ultimately the full-bodied personality of its characters.
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For two hours and 35 minutes it is absolutely riveting.
    • 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.
  8. So breathtakingly textural, so empathic in its images, that it transcends its context and achieves timelessness.
  9. 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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  10. It's a disturbing film in the best sense.
  11. 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.
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  12. Though unflinching in its savagery, Amores Perros is always compulsive viewing.
  13. Amid the chaos of this marvelous, uncategorizable film squirms one of the year's best performances.
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  14. Election is a bracingly intelligent adult comedy that shrewdly captures adolescence.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The film's technical brilliance and sentimental kick seduced many viewers unsuspecting of its polemical intent.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Leaving Las Vegas may not be a top choice for an upbeat outing, but there's something oddly poetic about the simplicity of Ben's mission and Sera's acceptance of it.
  15. For the discouraged filmgoer, Erice's tone poem will be a ray of hope itself.
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  16. It's shlock, yes, but at least it's highbrow shlock.
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  17. Russell has combined pathos, terror, and black comedy with a dollop of Hollywood feel-good patriotism to make one of the best studio efforts this year.
  18. A smirky black comedy that, like its John Lurie score, is jazzy, dry, and light on its feet.
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  19. Like being jacked directly into Linklater's alpha waves, and the experience is bracingly new to movies.
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  20. Especially timely in light of the current escalation in Palestinian-Israeli aggressions, but this is one sad story that would pack a staggering punch in any political climate.
  21. There are only a handful of great music documentaries ... but Temple's film deserves a place in the canon.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Surprisingly charming romantic comedy.
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  22. The summer's best cinematic equivalent to a lazy afternoon in the shade with a cool drink.
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