The Globe and Mail (Toronto)'s Scores

For 4,503 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 12 Years a Slave
Lowest review score: 0 The Avengers
Score distribution:
4503 movie reviews
  1. More rant than rollick, it's just ain't funny enough.
  2. RED
    The star turns are Red's raison d'être, with the winking performances filling the place of any credible dramatic tension.
  3. The script is terrible - a confounding mish-mash of action-thriller chases, sci-fi travelogue and phony political intrigue.
  4. This parade of admiration is almost as exhausting as the experience of a Motörhead concert.
  5. But wouldn't it be heavenly if a like proportion of Tinseltown producers believed in an existing need for a good script. Because this one ain't good; in fact, it's hellishly mediocre, the kind that aims for holiday charm and settles for workaday torpor.
  6. Running Scared's relationship to "The Cooler" is roughly that of industrial metal to a quaint torch song.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Puerile and idiotic it may be, but Superhero Movie is nonetheless smarter than most of its lowbrow brethren in the Hollywood sub-sub-category known as the spoof movie.
  7. Mostly feels as hackneyed as the first film felt fresh. It's a loud, puffed-up exercise in computer-generated heroics and battles that follows a pattern.
  8. And veteran director Costa-Gavras, whose early work ("Z", "State Of Siege", "Missing") proves that he's no stranger to sociopolitical complexities, might well have been the man to make it. But not from this script -- it starts off as puerile and then regresses.
  9. After the first hour or so of strained puns and wisecracks, you start feeling that the sooner the ending comes, the happier it will be.
  10. No longer content with simple conservatism, this horror is downright totalitarian.
  11. No, the trouble isn't with them but with a screenplay (by Angus MacLachlan) that loads their characters with too much symbolic baggage and then points them off in obscure directions.
  12. Apparently, the idea of their passion is enough to save them from a life of boredom - if only it had the same happy effect on us.
  13. What hurts Miles Ahead, though, is a lack of imagination.
  14. A story based on exceptional facts gets converted into an unexceptional movie.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    About 45 minutes worth of funny stuff awkwardly stretched to 84 minutes.
  15. The result is an offence-free, mild entertainment in which everyone from cast to scriptwriter seems to be winging it.
  16. The wee mousie is fun, all right, yet like the occasionally ragged editing, the fun just gets haphazardly wedged in.
  17. Hereafter is unpredictable enough to be consistently watchable.
  18. It tries too hard too early.
  19. It’s a goofy, confusing mess of a sequel, a cautionary tale of what happens when a filmmaker lives too long inside his own franchise to realize that no one takes it nearly as seriously as he does.
  20. In a kind of perverse alchemy, this film manages to turn that narrative gold into dross, and reduce the daunting perils of a 4,300-mile voyage to a ho-hum checklist. Welcome to the reverse magic of the movies.
  21. A paint-by-numbers vigilante movie with the usual rogue cop, murdered wife and trail of vengeance.
  22. While dance sequences are not particularly well edited compared to the new breed of dance flick, Wormald and Hough are exciting hoofers to watch.
  23. A sequel that immediately picks up the plot of its predecessor, and then proceeds to drive the redeemed franchise right off the deep, dark end.
  24. Maybe this stuff works on the page, in Chuck Palahniuk's darkly comic novel, but Choke is awfully tough to digest on the screen.
  25. Seems overstuffed and, in its own way, preachy.
  26. It’s just such a shining example of a dull studio comedy.
  27. Love Ranch bounces between tongue-in-cheek wackiness and soapy melodrama while rarely hitting a true note.
  28. As for De Niro, he seems to have licence to do what he wants here, without much help from the writers.

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