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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Together
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
  1. It is only once the movie has exhausted its roster of "weird" notions and contrived images that it finds its emotional footing, leaving you with one half of a lovely, woebegone film.
  2. Offers effortless charm, wit, and originality in spades.
    • Mr. Showbiz
  3. Eventually succumbs to fatal overlength.
  4. The nerviest, oddest, most outlandish and idiosyncratic American indie debut since "Buffalo 66," Richard Kelly's Donnie Darko defies description.
    • Mr. Showbiz
  5. A charming movie.
  6. A literate, dialogue-driven treat delivered by a cast that truly savors the script's wicked wit.
  7. Intelligently written, sharply directed, and beautifully played.
    • Mr. Showbiz
  8. Almereyda never plays up the gimmickry at the expense of the performances, and as a result, his movie largely succeeds, despite an overabundance of pretentious pokes at our consumer culture and the risky casting of Ethan Hawke in the lead role.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    There's talent to burn in this movie. But the flame is cold.
    • Mr. Showbiz
  9. A cute, clichéd, coming-of-age comedy.
    • Mr. Showbiz
  10. Normal ideas of truth, illusion, and representation are sent into the meat grinder, and the result is consistently disarming and beautiful.
  11. "Trek"-heads will laugh hardest, but there are plenty of yuks for the uninitiated as well.
    • Mr. Showbiz
  12. A vapor trail of a comedy, comfortable as an old chair (and deliciously photographed in shades of melon and banana by Chinese vet Zhao Fei), but ultimately quaint and unchallenging.
  13. A modest project with an agreeably modest point of view, but it cries out for a sharp, believable naturalism Kusama simply doesn't supply.
    • Mr. Showbiz
  14. It's a tad too generic to be a slam dunk.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Jon Reiss' compelling documentary on the people, music, and social constructs of dance culture, may perhaps provide some needed balance to the mass media attention.
    • Mr. Showbiz
  15. This joyous romp is no mere new groove, it's a live wire -- 110 volts of pure holiday cheer.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 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.
    • Mr. Showbiz
  16. From the beginning of his career a fervent, epic documentarian, Herzog is a personal filmmaker as well, and My Best Fiend is certainly his most intimate and introspective film.
  17. Like "Pollock," Nora is a convincing portrait of the intersection between creative genius and crazy, all-consuming love.
    • Mr. Showbiz
  18. Mesmerizing entertainment, but it's also a cop-out.
    • Mr. Showbiz
  19. The story is a pleasant one despite its pointed righteousness.
    • Mr. Showbiz
  20. Though Lee's movie is dripping with action and beautiful details, it's aimless and, eventually, tedious.
  21. Only Elaine May shines, in a weird and wonderful turn. Her loopy character has such a struck-by-lightning demeanor that she's always delightfully off in her own comic orbit even in the tritest of scenes.
  22. Badly photographed, clumsily edited, and lacking any discernable cinematic style.
  23. All in all, she comes off as quite a complex creature.
    • Mr. Showbiz
  24. For all its originality, O Brother doesn't seem to have a point, or enough spark to distract us from the lack thereof.
  25. The politicizing is intense, but the actual game footage is even more engrossing; Carlson uses both digital video and 16mm film to put us squarely in the midst of the gridiron brouhaha.
    • Mr. Showbiz
  26. Demonstrates that even if you live in a country intimately familiar with fascist occupation, you might still not have the least clue how to communicate that experience on film.
    • Mr. Showbiz
  27. A new version of the greatest psychological mystery of all: love.
    • Mr. Showbiz

Top Trailers