Orlando Sentinel's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 442 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 Super 8
Lowest review score: 12 Creature
Score distribution:
442 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. Moneyball is a thinking person's baseball movie, and a baseball fan's thinking movie.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
    • 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Here's a documentary so slick, novel, touching and outrageous that your first thought might be "This has to be fake."
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. This is a story about people, not politics. And perhaps because we can see the actors in closeup on the screen, that is even truer of the movie than the play. When you leave this film, you're not thinking, "My, what an important story!" When Driving Miss Daisy is over, you think, "I sure will miss those folks." [12 Jan. 1990, p.12]
    • Orlando Sentinel
  17. That rare film in which every performer in it leaves the viewer in awe.
  18. Reeves has Americanized a very good foreign film without defanging it.
  19. I Am Love is a cinematic orgy, a sensual Italian feast of food, sex, guilt and grief. An intimate, quiet and even slow movie, its subtle shadings veil turbulent emotions.
  20. Artful, epic, operatic even, this thriller set in the world of ballet challenges the viewer with its intelligence and depth and wit.
  21. The Guard soars along on a script, like those by the other McDonagh (Martin wrote and directed "In Bruges" and the Oscar winning short "Six Shooter," both starring Gleeson) built out of verbal flourishes and Irish curses.
  22. An exquisite character study in grief.
  23. It's an unblinking look into the lives of soldiers doing the most thankless job of all.
  24. Duvall, an American Lear not going gently into that good night, reminds us that it will be a sad day indeed for movie fans when it's about time for him to Get Low.
  25. The rawboned Hawkes manages both charm and menace in the same look, and Dancy gives his character a testy, fearful edge that doesn't make him scary, but rather someone we fear for.
  26. A stop any literary-minded movie-goer will want to make.
  27. That message, this script and these actors make Rabbit Hole one of the best films of 2010.
  28. A chilling detective tale, a horrific sexual abuse drama and an overlong, emotional, tie-up-every-loose-end melodrama that is sure to be half an hour shorter when Hollywood remakes it without the Swedish dialogue and probably without the cool Swedish edge.
  29. With Win Win, McCarthy has found his emotional sweet spot, a sweet and complex story to set it in and the perfect title for it.

Top Trailers