The Globe and Mail (Toronto)'s Scores

For 4,975 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 2.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Police, Adjective
Lowest review score: 0 Never Again
Score distribution:
4975 movie reviews
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Only adults with 'Smurf-holm syndrome' could love this film.
  1. As Alice, Wasikowska, who has lost the injured look that made her so effective the first time out, creates a character who is fundamentally sweet, likeable and loyal.
  2. Sure ain't a movie. Nope, it's a product, pure and very simple and carefully tested to sell to the widest possible market.
  3. The Keep has opened just in time - if it had waited another couple of weeks, it would have been the worst horror movie of 1984 and there wouldn't have been anything to look forward to all year. [17 Dec 1983]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The movie's uninteresting characters, boneheaded dialogue and flagrantly nonsensical narrative detract considerably from the virtues of the visual design.
  4. If you thought "300" was silly, think of 10,000 BC as 33.333 times sillier.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Means and ends meet briefly, shrug and disappear under a torrent of self-flattering clichés.
  5. Zoolander 2 feels like a hasty collection of last-minute comedy panic attacks.
  6. It’s hard to argue with the title here – Safe Haven, indeed. This is all about safety in the Hollywood workplace. Why make a movie when making a Hallmark-card-with-dialogue is so much less risky?
  7. Toddlers will dig the shenanigans, but bewildered adults should root for the annihilation of this tapped-out series.
  8. Not only is it mindless, it is also racist. Not only is it racist, it is also incompetent. Not only is it incompetent, it is also unfunny. [17 Dec 1979]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
  9. The Real Cancun is no crime; at worst, it's a kind of staged tribute to "Porky's" done by amateur actors.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Erased, I predict, is a word that will be used to describe what happens to your memory of this cloned facsimile of a movie immediately after watching it.
  10. And the living are pretty lifeless themselves. As led by the often wooden Tom Cruise playing the U.S. soldier who inadvertently wakes the dead, and directed by an indecisive Alex Kurtzman, the cast is offered some passable action sequences but struggles with weak dialogue and uneven comedy.
  11. Unlike Griswold vacations past, the peril in which the family finds itself isn’t leavened by anything funny.
  12. An ugly, strictly-for-meatheads comedy that can only be recommended to couples who wear matching Tie Domi Toronto Maple Leafs jerseys out on a date.
  13. The best part of Jonah Hex is Josh Brolin on a horse. Especially when he's not saying anything, just moseying into or out of town. Too had he never moseys into a better movie.
  14. The film suffers from a syndrome I'll call the Pop Princess's New Clothes. Hilary can't really sing, and neither can Terri, so you can't help but wonder, what's the big whoop?
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The problem with Kidnapping Mr. Heineken, which is the second movie in four years about the sensational 1983 crime (the other was a Dutch production with Rutger Hauer as the dapper snatchee), is that it follows the kidnappers out the door instead of sticking with the coolly composed man behind it.
  15. An Adam Sandler movie without Adam Sandler, it turns out, is not necessarily an improvement.
  16. Try as I might, I cannnot activate your interest in this bloated excuse for a movie.
  17. Director Marc Webb proved he could do youthful love and heartbreak as well as anyone in his debut feature (500) Days of Summer. Here, working with a script by Allan Loeb (The Space Between Us, Collateral Beauty), he puts all the pieces together, but can't make the magic happen.
  18. A bunch of scenes in need of a tighter narrative and, more importantly, a raison d'être.
  19. Air America, starring Mel Gibson's big blue eyes and Robert Downey, Jr.'s big brown biceps, is bland and toothless. [15 Aug 1990]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
  20. A shameless pastiche of Starman’s alien-on-Earth sci-fi, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble’s medical pathos and any number of young-lovers-on-the-run stories, The Space Between Us may set back the Earth-Mars relationship light years.
  21. 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Of the movie’s dozen musical numbers, only three are relatively unmangled versions of their predecessors.
  22. A sustained if wildly uncoordinated assault on our senses, complementing those feverish jump cuts with a cliché of equally stunning proportions
  23. What makes it downright offensive are all the romance-novel flourishes that Leonard and the melodramatically inclined director James Foley, also new to the franchise, bring to glittering three-dimensional life in Fifty Shades Darker.
  24. While computer games can boast an abundance of nifty graphics and odious villains and plucky protagonists on long journeys, they're invariably a tad wanting in the cinematic essentials -- you know, stuff like plot and characterization and theme.

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