Philadelphia Inquirer's Scores

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For 3,430 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Moneyball
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
3,430 movie reviews
  1. Lord knows how Holofcener got the performance she did out of Goodwin, but the child actor's Annie, rude and unmanageable, is an extraordinarily rich and complicated figure.
  2. Remains rooted in the real world, which makes its story all the more satisfying -- and chilling.
  3. A classic of subversive surrealism.
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  4. In this, Alfred Hitchcock's centenary year, Felicia's Journey so startlingly channels the obsessions of the late director that it might be the greatest Hitchcock movie the master of suspense never made.
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  5. If you enjoy visuals with substance as well as flash, look no further than this exuberant movie.
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  6. Not only is Bossa Nova a lovely romance, but one can say, as one can about few films, that it is restorative as a vacation.
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  7. At once guileless and profound.
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  8. A sweet but unsticky comedy from Norway that was one of the five foreign- language nominees at this year's Academy Awards.
  9. Floats before your eyes like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. The surprise is that, fitted together, these pieces make a completed picture.
  10. An entertaining, occasionally illuminating autodocumentary.
  11. A far more trenchant - and funnier - satire of the fame-afflicted than Woody Allen's "Celebrity."
  12. This small story that tells the much bigger story of the New Economy's bubble and burst is less a documentary than it is breaking news.
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  13. An extraordinarily perfect little film: A bittersweet drama that explores sexuality and love, and their reverberations across the landscape of human emotions.
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  14. This is a sad, passionate, beautifully wrought story, and Bardem's portrait of Arenas is at once daring and deeply moving.
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  15. Triumphs by taking an elliptical approach that still reaches directly into the very core of genius.
  16. It may be the first meditative action movie.
  17. Chunhyang is a movie — and a heroine — for all times.
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  18. Thoughtfulness and artistry ...raise this small, quiet picture to moments of pure epiphany.
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  19. A crushingly sad, beautiful film.
  20. A powerful and moving contribution to the cinema of the Holocaust.
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  21. Scrupulously made and deeply affectionate.
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  22. A chick movie for guys that zings and pings like a game of supersonic pinball.
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  23. Refreshingly gritty and hard-nosed.
  24. A small, beautiful film exploding with big ideas.
  25. Underlines the nightmare of entrapment so vividly captured in The Day I Became a Woman.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This time around, Julien Temple gets it right.
  26. The pleasure of The Limey lies in watching what actors who have aged like fine wine can do in that world.
  27. If you've had enough of the loony tunes coming from Florida, this piece of absurdist serio-comedy is the perfect picture.
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  28. It works beautifully and illuminates aspects of Freud that you might think beyond the reach of the the camera.
  29. With the filmmaking techniques pared to the bone, it is left to the actors to bring the scenes alive - and they do, often brilliantly.

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