Orlando Sentinel's Scores

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For 449 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 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The King's Speech
Lowest review score: 12 Creature
Score distribution:
449 movie reviews
  1. Duncan Jones, director of the very fine and very paranoid "Moon," makes this seemingly silly situation work, building tension over 93 minutes.
  2. Less mopey and downbeat than TV star Zach Braff's "Garden State." But it succeeds in many of the same sweet ways and is similar enough to warrant labeling Radnor "Zach Braff: The Next Generation."
  3. Baumbach overreaches, making this character a selfish, off-putting cultural (LA) and generational scold. But Stiller, in his most “real” performance in ages, finds the function in this catalog of dysfunctions, the humanity in this humanity-hating crank.
  4. Like Tati himself, The Illusionist feels like a relic of a different time.
  5. One serious omission in the film - identifying what these seemingly prosperous alumni of the band do for a living and did with their lives.
  6. It's a movie benefiting from another sparkling, sexy and emotionally available performance by Natalie Portman.
  7. An entertaining old-fashioned prison escape movie with a touch of the epic about it.
  8. This is "Her Hangover," a smarter and sweeter stumble to the altar that never quite gets to Vegas, and doesn't seem to mind.
  9. As a Steve Carell comedy, it works. He plays the victim well, the guy romantically in over his head ever better. Surrounding him with people this funny - Ryan Gosling, who knew?
  10. The lack of dramatic tension that knowing the ending before you being creates isn't a huge drawback.
  11. Populated with a peerless supporting cast, actors who bring just the right history to their roles.
  12. The Square may be played in a thick Aussie dialect that’s hard to fathom. But thanks to bravura filmmaking that never violates the classic rules of the genre, they could be household names here someday, too.
  13. The pleasures of Welcome to the Rileys are in the simplest human message of all. Take an interest in somebody who needs help and the life you save may be your own.
  14. Rarely has a movie been so sexual without being remotely sexy. Rarely has a guy who might be admired in a sex comedy as a "playa" seemed more pathetic with each fresh conquest.
  15. this is a straight-ahead ticking clock thriller, with the usual Tony S. trademarks - punchy dialogue and men doing what needs to be done.
  16. The Joneses manages a deft blend of the sexy, the sad and the silly. And Borte doles out his secrets and surprises in ways that make it easy to keep up with these Joneses.
  17. 13 Assassins is entirely too long and too talky. But the cat-and-mouse game of strategy, figuring out when and where to ambush the evil overlord's entourage, is fascinating.
  18. A wonderful movie anyone who's ever experienced dog ownership at its most glorious, and most embarrassing.
  19. A flipped take on tween-to-teen romance that make it such a minor gem.
  20. Shockingly, it's funny. Often in shocking or at least wildly inappropriate ways.
  21. It's a sturdy World War II yarn, with harrowing and heart-breaking moments sprinkled throughout.
  22. A stunning exercise in 3D and a delightful celebration of Scorsese's lifelong love of the movies, something he, like Hugo, developed on childhood.
  23. The ghost of John Hughes smiles upon Easy A, a film that freely and giddily borrows from and pays tribute to Hughes' famous Holy Trinity of '80s teen angst comedies.
  24. They turn more of the story over to the comic relief, the dopey tow truck Tow Mater, and get a sillier, more kid-friendly movie out of it. Yes, Cars 2 is better than "Cars."
  25. Matt Damon is an interesting, chatty choice to play Laboeuf.
  26. It's rooting against grandma that drives this violent, hardhearted film, and waiting for the pride of lions she's created to devour her that gives Animal Kingdom its animal energy.
  27. You have to remind yourself to breathe.
  28. It's a plucky film that covers a lot of ground and uncovers this wonderful, ancient ritual that people of many faiths and from all walks of life take on.
  29. To answer the second-most pressing question first, the new movie is not as exhilarating as the original. To answer the most pressing question second, the new film is a lot of fun anyway. [22 Nov 1989, p.E1]
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  30. Kika is flamboyant and provocative. But the new film, which was partly inspired by the rape trial of William Kennedy Smith, is ultimately quite serious.

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