Orlando Sentinel's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 440 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 Super 8
Lowest review score: 12 Creature
Score distribution:
440 movie reviews
  1. Although the filmmakers are subtle in their methods and unobtrusive in their interviewing style, they make their points forcefully.
  2. The performances, direction and writing of one of the best pictures of 2010 make this Social Network every bit as addictive, and a little chilling as well.
  3. Dazzling, scary and sentimental.
  4. Strip away the French and Arabic subtitles, the French-prison setting and the Muslim-messianic title, and A Prophet, opening Friday at The Enzian, would still be the grittiest prison thriller in years.
  5. This unblinking look at America's Red State Crystal Meth Belt is an instant Southern Gothic classic.
  6. Engrossing and moving story of a alternately warm and combative relationship.
  7. It's a measure of Leigh's sensitivity that the big scene arises naturally, never threatening the delicate fabric of the narrative... And not only has Leigh grown as a storyteller, he appears to have acquired exactly the right amount of filmmaking technique to tell his story.
  8. The finale to the Harry Potter saga is, like most of the films in the series, a bit of a slog. But it's a generally satisfying slog.
  9. Moneyball is a thinking person's baseball movie, and a baseball fan's thinking movie.
  10. 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.
  11. That humor is a the delicious underpinning to whatever melodrama happens as these five connect and clash. And that humor is what reassures us, even at its darkest moments, that no matter how things work out for the adults, these kids are going to be all right.
  12. If you're looking for a filmmaker to document, for all of humanity, "one of the greatest discoveries in the history of human culture," the great Werner Herzog is your guy.
  13. A quietly compelling if not particularly emotional and sober-minded treatment of an infamous incident.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This brilliant contraption of a film could become the hit of the summer. It's a cinematic Rube Goldberg machine whose parts connect in audacious, witty ways. [04 July 1985, p.E.1]
    • Orlando Sentinel
  14. There's a soap opera going on inside that tin can with a cannon.
  15. Glibly put, this challenging time-skipping rumination is the big screen equivalent of watching that "Tree" grow.
  16. By the end of the film, there's even something vaguely inspirational about our antihero's painful journey through the bowels of his self-created hell.
  17. The Descendants lets Payne show us the Other America and the Other Americans - little lives caught up in small but epic problems far away from the La La Land of Hollywood hype, sex and violence.
  18. This performance reminds us that Bridges is that rare actor who has never had to make that apology. Crazy Heart lets him be every bit as grand as we’d hope him to be.
  19. Here's a documentary so slick, novel, touching and outrageous that your first thought might be "This has to be fake."
  20. Hogancamp seems a pleasant, offbeat and intuitive fellow who probably takes all this less seriously than those who "discovered" him.
  21. 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.
  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. Like Tati himself, The Illusionist feels like a relic of a different time.
  24. Incendies is occasionally compelling, but also overlong and vexing in the ways it draws out a "shocking" conclusion that we unravel long before the characters do.
  25. 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.
  26. Haneke tells this tale a bit too patiently for my taste. But the metaphors are unmistakable, as is the power of the film’s message.
  27. There are people, powerful people, who don't want old cases dug up. It's a tribute to the story's construction that the mystery only deepens, the more Benjamin digs.
  28. It's a gritty, almost ugly to look at film, and Cianfrance isn't shy about including a random blast of unwarranted shaky footage.
  29. One serious omission in the film - identifying what these seemingly prosperous alumni of the band do for a living and did with their lives.

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