The Globe and Mail (Toronto)'s Scores

For 4,013 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 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Leaving Las Vegas
Lowest review score: 0 Species II
Score distribution:
4,013 movie reviews
  1. On film, Bennett's bouncing brainchild is Richard Attenborough's Workout Tape, love story attached; the specificity is gone. The 16 auditioning dancers could be any people or all people. [11 Dec 1985]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
  2. One Star (and only for quoting Knee-Chee).
  3. So here’s an idea: Maybe filmmakers should shoot what Ashton’s up to off-camera, because not many laughs are making it to the screen.
    • 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.
  4. Anything but a seasonal treat. This special-effects-heavy, big-budget musical from expatriate Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky (Runaway Train, Tango & Cash) ranks as one of the most misguided children's films ever made.
  5. There's a lesson behind Gentlemen Broncos , the new film from director Jared Hess: Don't try to mock above your talent level.
  6. This is a miserable sequel to the modestly well-reviewed Final Destination.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    If this movie doesn’t leave you howling at the very idea of demonic possession, you’re in dire need of an exorcist.
  7. Purple Rain is not a revolution. It's not even a good movie. What it is, is a cosmic letdown. [27 Jul 1984]
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    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    In a picture that begins with a torching scene and goes on to mine the burning question of the rights of abused women to strike back, Provoked never ignites the screen with clear argument or noble passion.
  8. 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.
  9. The film is a mawkish mess, only occasionally alleviated by the performances or Shange's poetry.
  10. Neither boring enough to qualify as pornography nor vital enough to generate a controversy.
  11. And De Bont's effects are wildly over the top, devoid of the stylish cuts and intriguing angles that enriched the original. In fact, there's so little panache in his destructive action that it begins to seem like a weird act of self-destruction.
  12. Eventful, polished, and knuckle-bitingly dull, the 10th film adapted from a novel by Nicholas Sparks, combines fate, bull riding and some powerful Hollywood bloodlines among its young cast.
  13. Uh oh, pull over, I think I'm gonna be carsick.
  14. It's a turning-the-tables story a five-year-old could appreciate -- except for the confusing crowd scenes and haphazard camera work. Technically speaking, Waters' skills haven't improved much over the years.
  15. A noxious PG comedy starring Adam Sandler as a pair of middle-aged male-female twins that should have been separated at birth to spare us from this movie.
  16. Somewhere between cartoonishly bad for comic effect and bad because the filmmakers didn't really give a damn, The House of the Dead is, at least, unpretentiously dumb.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    A Cinderella Story has little of the smarts that distinguished this spring's big teen hit, "Mean Girls", which starred Duff's arch-rival, Lindsay Lohan. Whereas that film presented a genuinely complex and enjoyably snarky portrait of modern teen life, this effort is content to be another candy-coloured fantasy.
  17. RV
    Yes, Virginia, there is a poop fairy, which is why studio heads persist in tucking the likes of RV under their pillows, confident they'll awaken Monday morning to find all that brown turned straight to green.
  18. Ronan, youthfully elegant as always, tries hard, but the material defeats her.
  19. Old Dogs is offensive mostly because it wastes time.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Instead of playing the role in drag, the erstwhile Madea simply is a drag.
  20. There is no energy here. No sense of movie invention or fun.
  21. So why are they divorcing, you ask. Who knows? Certainly not the creators of the very confused Celeste and Jesse Forever.
  22. A 105-minute cringe-a-thon that reduces the Katharine Hepburn of her generation to a sitcom harpy presiding over a brood of Valley Girl chicks.
  23. Jefferson in Paris isn't merely wooden; it's concrete. Nor is it simply bad; the thing is astonishingly bad. Sure looks pretty though. [08 Apr 1995]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
  24. Chan's comedic gifts and still-nimble moves are wasted in a string of unimaginative household calamities and practical jokes.
  25. The film is a howler of illogical, overwrought emotion, inexplicable actions and sudden bursts of bloody violence. [03 Mar 1984]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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