Orlando Sentinel's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 458 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Life Is Sweet
Lowest review score: 12 Creature
Score distribution:
458 movie reviews
  1. It's a treat for children making their first trek to the multiplex and for parents and grandparents with fond memories of the Hundred Acre Wood.
  2. The riffing, the one-upsmanship, the off-the-cuff zingers and the singing (ABBA, a great favorite of Coogan's most famous creation, the dizzy talk show host Alan Partridge) make The Trip an easy-going trek down a road well-traveled by these two.
  3. The first funny film to give those "Bridesmaids" a run for their money.
  4. Crass, gross and juvenile in all the best (and worst) ways, Diary is aimed squarely at a tween "don't touch the cheese" demographic. And if you don't get it, maybe you're just too old for a good booger joke.
  5. The wow factor alone makes Oceans a great Earth Day/Earth Week at the movies.
  6. A detail-oriented thriller that lets us keep up even as it races to a conclusion.
  7. There's a taste of Southern Gothic here, even though this story is set in Michigan. The incendiary mix of religion, sex and crime threatens to ignite every time Stone tries to turn the interogations back on Mabry.
  8. There's a soap opera going on inside that tin can with a cannon.
  9. May not be as emotionally compelling as John Ford's work ("The Prisoner of Shark Island"), but it's every bit as meticulously crafted.
  10. Aniston's work opposite the screen's premiere mild-mannered funnyman shows her at her most engaged and pitch perfect.
  11. Sweet, sentimental, silly and star-studded, Nanny McPhee Returns is one of the best children's movies of the year.
  12. Inception is an elegant, portentous ride, though I’m not sure Nolan is any closer to visualizing the real (dream) deal than Hitchcock was.
  13. Souffle-light and long on charm.
  14. As spy thrillers go, more chilling than thrilling. But that's what makes it easy to relate to.
  15. A movie franchise can only take us by surprise once, and by that measure, Iron Man 2 is a preordained letdown. But so much of what gave the first film its gas — is still here.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If, finally, Kafka doesn't add up to enough, it at least demonstrates that Soderbergh has a visual facility to go along with the narrative talent he showed in "sex, lies, and videotape." [21 Feb. 1992, p.17]
    • Orlando Sentinel
  16. The fourth comic book movie of the summer is the best comic book movie of the summer. Johnston has delivered a light, clever and deftly balanced adventure picture with real lump in the throat nostalgia.
  17. They (Refn and Gosling) have collaborated on a car picture that unnerves us with its idling quiet, and then pins our ears back when they stomp the accelerator.
  18. Fright Night can also boast of having the best vampire-villain in ages. The bushy-browed Colin Farrell was BORN to wear fangs.
  19. "It was a perfect tabloid story," the Brit Peter Tory, who covered it, remembers. "Kinky sex, religion, kidnapping, a beauty queen."
  20. It's a little racy for our "High School Musical" set. But Bran Nue Dae (say it out loud) will play anywhere fans like a musical so cute you want to pinch its cheeks.
  21. A winning "Robin Hood and his Merry Doormen" comedy about getting even. A cast of comedy specialists each deliver their comic specialties to perfection, delivering double-takes and one liners so well that you don't notice how clunky the actual caper in this caper comedy is.
  22. Has a lot of that winking wit we've come to expect from our post-"Spider Man" Marvel movies. It has a hunky, self-mocking young star, solid support from a couple of Oscar winners and the slick sheen that state-of-the-art effects can give you.
  23. Farmiga directs and plays this as a woman with questions. Thus, the tone is a bit all over the place - frank discussion and depictions of sex, but with an equally frank embrace of Christianity, talking the talk and walking the walk.
  24. Perry's great gift to this unfilmable play is getting it on the screen, his sharp eye for casting and his evident affection and sympathy for black womanhood, even in movies in which he doesn't don a dress.
  25. The daft feather-light French farce Potiche is a period piece designed to remind us of just how far and how fast women have come in the Western world.
  26. The mercurial Brand is spot on as the mercurial Aldous, putting over outrageously titled tunes with panache.
  27. Greatest Movie isn't Spurlock's best. It plays like an overlong, overly cutesy TV news report (woman and man on street interviews included) on product placement.
  28. A first-rate one-woman-against-the-system drama.
  29. One triumph of The Untouchables is the way its operatic style accommodates larger-than-life performances.

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