Tampa Bay Times' Scores

  • Movies
For 598 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Life Itself
Lowest review score: 0 I'm Still Here
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 56 out of 598
598 movie reviews
  1. Choosing any unwieldy subplot to trim from Rio 2 is tough, as they're each so vibrantly rendered.
  2. Heaven Is for Real works in mysterious ways for a faith-based movie. It actually leaves room for doubt, in a genre founded on Christian absolutes. Tears aren't jerked; bibles aren't thumped. Believing gets easier.
  3. There is still Spider-Man's personal turmoil, crises of romance and loyalty, that Webb occasionally holds a few beats too long. Yet the performances ring true, with arresting chemistry where it counts.
  4. There's a subtle wisdom to this screenplay that complements its exceedingly bad taste, small lessons among the laughs.
  5. X-Men: Days of Future Past effectively passes the torch from one generation of socially segregated mutants to the next.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With Grisham's high profile and higher paychecks, his novels-turned-movies always will be on trial by critics and readers. The only thing The Client is guilty of is being suspenseful, funny and worth an extra trip to the theater this summer. [20 July 1994, p.6B]
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  6. Even when The Net goes off-line, Bullock's captivating presence is a screen saver. [28 July 1995, p.6]
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  7. How to Train Your Dragon 2 is how to make a sequel, when it gets its head out of the clouds.
  8. What happens in Vegas happens a lot in movies. Think Like a Man Too goes to the same casinos, strip clubs and pleasure pools with a fistful of jokers and an ace up its sleeve, the irrepressible Kevin Hart.
  9. Corbijn keeps the intrigue uncluttered, guided by Andrew Bovell's economical adapted screenplay.
  10. With everything it's doing all over again, The Book of Life often finds fresh ways to do it. That's all it takes.
  11. The movie has a caffeinated spirit worthy of its graveyard shift milieu, a darkness artfully breached by cinematographer Robert Elswit, who previously framed L.A.'s unstill life in Magnolia and Boogie Nights.
  12. With Mock 1, the Hunger Games franchise continues to entertain and evolve, not perfectly but smartly, so we can't wait to see what's next. That's what counts when all is said, done and deposited in the bank.
  13. This is a performance without ego or modesty, for a character without self-respect, played by Witherspoon as unvarnished as any pampered movie star can be expected.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    On film, Into the Woods feels tighter, the tone more cohesive.
  14. There is a genuinely epic quality to Unbroken, cribbed from masters and capably traced. That's really all this inspiring story needs.

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