The Globe and Mail (Toronto)'s Scores

  • Movies
For 3,662 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 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Your Friends & Neighbors
Lowest review score: 0 Employee of the Month
Score distribution:
3,662 movie reviews
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The movie is so relentlessly self-congratulatory, you can't help becoming thoroughly sick of it.
  4. The movie pretty much blows.
  5. It's like flipping through five years of dog calendars.
  6. 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.
  7. Veers between crude and cloying.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. The movie feels like a form of aversion therapy designed to take the fun out of dumb.
  11. Isn't just ordinarily lame, it easily exceeds any normal requirements for witless sleaze.
  12. Every character is like the hyperactive rat-squirrel Scrat, and the audience is bounced around like his elusive acorn.
  13. Perhaps the best that can be said for Year One is that it aims low and hits the mark.
  14. Land of the Lost is one of those films so caught up in its concept it has forgotten its audience.
  15. 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.
  16. Here's the title: Couples Retreat. And here's the review: Couples, Retreat. Yep, just find the verb, treat it as a command, and vamoose, unless you harbour an abiding curiosity about how eternally long 100 minutes can feel.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    A promising premise simply devolves into just another "Definitely, Maybe" or "The Proposal."
  17. A raunchy, fast-paced comedy that, nevertheless, is as flat as the tires on the old Volvo gathering dust in my garage.
  18. There's a lesson behind Gentlemen Broncos , the new film from director Jared Hess: Don't try to mock above your talent level.
  19. Old Dogs is offensive mostly because it wastes time.
  20. Chan's comedic gifts and still-nimble moves are wasted in a string of unimaginative household calamities and practical jokes.
  21. At least Adams and Goode are always watchable, even when you occasionally feel embarrassed for them.
  22. In the case of When in Rome, oh to do what the Romans used to do: Toss the bloody thing to the lions.
  23. A funereally unfunny comedy.
  24. Sappy and predictable.
  25. The one thing that’s briefly enjoyable about From Paris with Love is John Travolta’s appearance. In a black leather jacket, with a shaved bald head and a goatee and a perpetual scarf to hide his jowls, he looks like a well-fed pimp or a gay bear.
  26. Fails as a comedy-drama because it’s neither funny nor involving. But it fails as a buddy movie because Willis and Morgan make for a dull couple.
  27. A painfully contrived romantic comedy/thriller that may (or may not) have brought Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston together as a real-life couple.
  28. We know to a certainty what will happen. More to the point, the writers know that we know. But here’s the intriguing bit: They don’t care. Rather, their job as diligent Tinseltown hacks is simply to devise ways of filling up the remaining 90 minutes.
  29. The obvious question about Repo Men: Why bother?

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