The Globe and Mail (Toronto)'s Scores

For 4,733 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 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Kafka
Lowest review score: 0 New Best Friend
Score distribution:
4733 movie reviews
  1. This mannered, muddled drama about journalistic lapses and worse, crimes, stars comic buddies Jonah Hill and James Franco (This is the End) in a decidedly unfunny story.
  2. It’s a shame that two gifted comedians weren’t given better material to work with.
  3. Let's just say that, when the parody looks indistinguishable from the parodied, something's gone awry.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While his sincerity is admirable, Pellington is reluctant to offer any ideas that are more theologically complex than 'Faith is valuable' and 'Life is for living.'
  4. A convincing, reasonably co-ordinated action movie. Nothing special, but lovers of the genre will enjoy the workouts, especially if they bring night-vision glasses.
  5. If you're a five-year-old, or the mental equivalent thereof, and love Saturday morning cartoons, the more violent the better, then Mouse Hunt may just be the movie for you.
  6. A lazy and mediocre movie, a sort of tepid parody blend of "The Breakfast Club" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."
  7. Today, the 1985 novel is the No. 1-selling paperback in North America. Sadly, the movie is a bonfire where the novel was a blaze of fireworks.
  8. Fur does what an Arbus photograph never would -- it leaves no room to imagine and removes any reason for doubt.
  9. Out of Time is severely out of whack, and the problem isn't hard to locate: It's all that flab in the thriller. It's a suspense flick so pillowy soft that the star gets bumped from the centre of the frame and the comic relief sneaks in to swipe the picture.
  10. What doesn't work so persuasively is Elkoff's script, particularly the overuse of voice-over.
  11. These Stooges-like antics are more about showing what good sports his stars are than honing any real satiric edge.
  12. What remains “indie” about At Any Price is that this is an unabashed social-message film – one that plays out like a cross between the agribusiness exposé "Food, Inc." and Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman."
  13. Too often, the script collapses into what feels like improvisation, in which the characters find a kind of common ground: Infantilism.
  14. Strictly for the midnight-movie crowd, Drive Angry serves up a non-stop stream of female nudity, flying body parts, gun battles and smart-alecky dialogue.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While oil is still synonymous with unmitigated catastrophe, the documentary Gasland warns of the dangers lurking in natural-gas wells.
  15. The film has enough laughs to stock a 90-minute entertainment. Unfortunately it throws out enough material to fill five comedies. And most of the jokes die in silence, throwing off a flop-sweat tsunami that carries away Short's best work.
  16. Has a provocative, ticklish premise – five North England Muslims become suicide bombers, but can't decide who or what to take with them.
  17. Feels like one of those misguided high-school-teacher exercises in making literary history sound contemporary.
  18. As cinematic flops go, nothing falls quite as hard as a failed black comedy.
  19. All in all, Australia is so damnably eager to please that it feels like being pinned down by a giant overfriendly dingo and having your face licked for about three hours: theoretically endearing but, honestly, kind of gross.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For his feature film debut, Brandon Cronenberg has taken the decidedly uneasy route in more ways than one. First of all, Antiviral is a virtual panoply of high wooziness, replete with sweating, shakes, vomiting, rot-infected food and more needles piercing skin than rush hour at a free flu clinic.
  20. The stark direction, the brittle performances, the impoverished setting, the scatological dialogue, everything about the film screams out "Gritty social realism." Everything, that is, except the plot, which shouts "Eye-rolling melodrama."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    One of those stupid movies that are good to relax with.
  21. Essentially a journey from point A to point B, a simple classic plotline on which to hang a collection of set pieces -- some delightful, some wacky, some tediously hackneyed.
  22. The proverbial seems awfully pale here. Fans of Q.T. will find it patently derivative. Fans of Elmore will find it, well, El-less.
  23. The nature of this fantasy is boringly feel-good and aspirational.
  24. An exercise in competence guaranteed neither to offend the initiated nor to charm anyone else.
  25. Twitchy, messy and uneven, it's an action flick that just won't shut up. The movie is somewhat saved by a smattering of wacky minor characters and humorous bits of non-essential business, but they certainly don't add up to a satisfying experience.
  26. Falls into the category of heart-warming sports yarns, and, if television still made movies-of-the-week, it would enjoy a rightful home.

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