The Globe and Mail (Toronto)'s Scores

For 4,387 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 The Hangover Part III
Score distribution:
4387 movie reviews
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Uh oh, pull over, I think I'm gonna be carsick.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Ronan, youthfully elegant as always, tries hard, but the material defeats her.
  9. More manipulative, maudlin trash from the Disney-Pixar content farm.
  10. 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.
  11. There is no energy here. No sense of movie invention or fun.
  12. So why are they divorcing, you ask. Who knows? Certainly not the creators of the very confused Celeste and Jesse Forever.
  13. Toddlers will dig the shenanigans, but bewildered adults should root for the annihilation of this tapped-out series.
  14. 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.
  15. 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)
  16. Chan's comedic gifts and still-nimble moves are wasted in a string of unimaginative household calamities and practical jokes.
  17. 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)
  18. Occasionally a movie comes along that’s such an awkward compilation of ideas it fascinates: The Forger, a Boston-set melodrama involving cancer, Impressionist art and deadbeat dads, is only about half that good.
  19. There is no narrative tension in the film, however, just a variety of grisly crucifixions. And the morality tales are blood-stained window dressing.
  20. The Love Guru is a comedy like the Leafs are a hockey team.
  21. Anyone interested in the contemporary debate between atheists and religious believers will gain nothing of value from the documentary The Unbelievers.
  22. Winterbottom is not out to thrill, but to lecture on the truth, which, he believes, can only be found in fiction.
  23. The Wicker Man is one of those "what were they thinking?" movies.
  24. If all this sounds familiar, it should. Fathers seldom fare very well in family comedies.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The laughs in this film are all mean-spirited or just frat-boy gross.
  27. Dopey.

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