New Times (L.A.)'s Scores

  • Movies
For 639 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 10 Things I Hate About You
Lowest review score: 0 Corky Romano
Score distribution:
639 movie reviews
  1. It succeeds where its recent predecessor miserably fails because it demands that you suffer the dreadfulness of war from both sides. That might not make it a milestone, but it's a hell of an improvement.
  2. Delivers a quick buzz, lots of stuff to look at, and a totally nonnutritious joy that can only be attained with the aid of artificial flavorings and Yellow #5. In a nutshell, it's the perfect summer movie.
    • New Times (L.A.)
  3. Despite its lively tone and brisk editing, the project's sad epilogue -- shot two years later -- suggests that Abraham and Mohammed will be duking it out on the world's dime for some time to come.
  4. Filmed by director Lorene Machado on direct video, it's a visually primitive affair. But you're not likely to care, given the chance to witness Cho's often incisive, but never hectoring, take on life as she's lived and observed it.
    • New Times (L.A.)
  5. The film is worth seeing for Sorvino alone. The actress hasn't been this good since Woody Allen's "Mighty Aphrodite," a role that couldn't be more dissimilar.
    • New Times (L.A.)
  6. CQ
    It's a feel-good movie for people tired of paying to feel bad. Bring it on.
  7. Well redeemed by its dank atmosphere and cracker-barrel performances.
  8. Almost two and a half hours long, and mostly consists of calm conversations. But don't be deterred, or you'll miss out on a study of character, class and changing times that puts Robert Altman's stodgy "Gosford Park" to shame.
    • New Times (L.A.)
  9. Scorsese's rockudrama withstands big-screen scrutiny some 24 years after its initial release.
  10. Dench is wholly extraordinary in a characterization that is frequently muted, literally and necessarily.
  11. Powerful, sensuous and thematically hokey transsexual adventure.
  12. A film whose surface charm never gets in the way of its profound seriousness about living life to the fullest -- especially when one knows it isn't going to be a terribly long one.
  13. Ustaoglu has pulled off a rare feat in this film, enlightening us about a horrible situation while never losing sight of his central tale of friendship and loyalty.
  14. You'll feel fatigued watching it, but more out of empathy than boredom.
  15. This is a highly original film blessed with fetching complications all its own and some hair-raising turns of plot.
  16. Except for a few slow patches, the movie is compulsively watchable: You keep waiting to see just how sick things are going to get.
  17. It's the hallmark of a classic that must be seen to be disbelieved.
  18. Inventive and richly researched, it's worth admission just to see Der Führer bickering with Mick Fleetwood as a feisty Pablo Picasso.
  19. Delightful almost in spite of itself.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The movie seems almost loving toward its characters, so much so that we can't help but fall for this gang of losers.
  20. In the end, leaves you feeling both violated and startlingly informed, as if a mugger had whacked you in a dark alley.
  21. In the end, Code Unknown is a puzzle with no obvious solution.
  22. Dramatically effective, thanks in large part to Montand's impassioned performance.
  23. The story sustains a strong, hypnotic appeal well deserving of its many awards.
  24. The sensitive art-house viewer should be warned: Though slow-moving at first, the film ends in explosions and violent death, with a level of sadism that will undoubtedly prove too intense for some viewers.
  25. Beautifully made and performed, this is a film of considerable insight into both the life of the impoverished and the mystery of human personality.
  26. I still think the first is the best in the series, but I'm in the minority: Number two has a stronger following among the legions of Hong Kong movie buffs.
  27. Where The Iron Ladies makes its mark, and holds our interest, is in the way it integrates old-fashioned "low" comedy with social observation.
    • New Times (L.A.)
  28. A charming little film, filled with eccentric characters and ingratiating performances.
  29. If there's any justice in moviedom, this summer's feel-good hit will be an unassuming Dutch comedy called Everybody's Famous!

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