The Globe and Mail (Toronto)'s Scores

  • Movies
For 3,775 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 A Prophet
Lowest review score: 0 Boxing Helena
Score distribution:
3,775 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    A pointless thriller.
  1. There is no narrative tension in the film, however, just a variety of grisly crucifixions. And the morality tales are blood-stained window dressing.
  2. A sickly sweet family drama.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    It's unclear whether any of the actors here have promising political careers since their only purposes are to serve as prey, adversaries and involuntary incubators to their guests.
  3. Is this movie so god-awful bad that it's hilariously good? Can't be bothered deciding. Figure that's an answer in itself.
  4. Can anyone still be rooting for Rocky or Rambo?
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Few things are more painful to watch than a botched comedy.
  5. Fool's Gold starts flat and then deflates because of torpid pacing and flailing performances.
  6. Apparently pitched somewhere between a farce and a fable, this flick is neither. Just foolish. And frustrating. And, mostly, damned annoying.
  7. Every actor and actress involved seems to have been instructed to act as guilty as possible and, in this at least, they're entirely convincing. Not guilty of murder, perhaps, but of a really unfortunate career choice.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    What Boll gives us is a boring beating over the head.
  8. Being risibly bad, The Happening is at least worth a laugh. Exactly one laugh, by my reckoning, and completely unintended but no less full-throated for that.
  9. The Love Guru is a comedy like the Leafs are a hockey team.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Space Chimps might have been saved, in fact, by using real monkeys in the astronaut roles. Or, better yet, by having a monkey in the director's chair.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    In the battle for the hearts, minds and fat wallets of North American teens, College fights dirtier and sinks lower than most gross-out screen comedies.
  10. One of those non-stop jabbering cartoons in which most of the lines sound like the spontaneous riffs from a couple of comics sitting around a diner.
  11. Reportedly, the movie began life as a short film, and if it actually ran for 22 minutes with a few commercial breaks, like a good sitcom should, Filth and Wisdom could be bearable. At 84 minutes, the movie feels both overpadded and underdeveloped.
  12. The movie is so relentlessly self-congratulatory, you can't help becoming thoroughly sick of it.
  13. The movie pretty much blows.
  14. It's like flipping through five years of dog calendars.
  15. I think that the perfect name for the chick in a chick flick is Rebecca Bloomwood. I know that if Charles Dickens had possessed the good sense to write chick flicks, he could not have done better than Rebecca Bloomwood.
  16. Veers between crude and cloying.
  17. As always in Emmerich's rollicking Armageddons, the cannon speaks with an expensive bang, while the fodder gets afforded nary a whimper. Of course, that's just part of disaster's simple recipe: Blow us up, then blow us off.
  18. C'mon, in matters of haunted-house inhabitation, settling into an ex-mortuary is like renting above a dentist's office -- ashen faces and ghastly screams come with the territory.
  19. The movie feels like a form of aversion therapy designed to take the fun out of dumb.
  20. Isn't just ordinarily lame, it easily exceeds any normal requirements for witless sleaze.
  21. Every character is like the hyperactive rat-squirrel Scrat, and the audience is bounced around like his elusive acorn.
  22. Perhaps the best that can be said for Year One is that it aims low and hits the mark.
  23. Land of the Lost is one of those films so caught up in its concept it has forgotten its audience.
  24. Whether madcap parody – the "American Psycho" of G-man flicks – or walk on the wild side of Lynch's obsessions, the film's a failure.

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