The Globe and Mail (Toronto)'s Scores

For 4,038 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 The Crying Game
Lowest review score: 0 Godzilla
Score distribution:
4,038 movie reviews
  1. Try not to be in the same room as Jesus Henry Christ. At the very least run when the first fire alarm sounds.
  2. The problems with First Sunday extend well beyond the hokey premise and predictable performances to the fundamentals of script, direction and tone.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 12 Critic Score
    Arriving at the tail end of blockbuster season, this cheaply produced sequel to the surprise 2011 hit arrives in plenty of time to claim the title of the year’s most unpleasant movie.
  3. Spun is so hip it hurts.
  4. The movie feels like a form of aversion therapy designed to take the fun out of dumb.
  5. A perverse, lame-brained thriller that is pornographic, misogynist and homophobic. If that makes it sound appealing, I should also add that it's silly, boring and intellectually insulting.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    With its latest, The Quiet Ones, the company continues a tired trend, choosing the trite over the terrifying. The stale tone is struck from the outset with four simple words: “Inspired by actual events.”
  6. The film sputters and stalls and winds up behaving like the worst sort of oldster – passing gas and pretending to be deep.
  7. Dumb, dumber, dumbest.
  8. One of those non-stop jabbering cartoons in which most of the lines sound like the spontaneous riffs from a couple of comics sitting around a diner.
  9. Phantom still an auditory lobotomy.
  10. The Virginity Hit is another slice of "American Pie," one more youth comedy that encourages its cast (and audience) to ridicule a fumbling, well-meaning teenager.
    • 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.
  11. A plot so preposterous it could only have emerged from the underground comic world.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Aloha is a marshmallow of a film: soft on the inside, soft on the outside and wholly devoid of substance.
  12. Don't look for logic here. But if gore is your game, a motherlode awaits.
  13. The refined taste insists on risibly bad, on hysterically bad, on poke-your-seatmate-in-the-ribs bad, and this falls well short of that hallowed mark -- it's just routinely bad.
  14. The intriguing thing about The Peaceful Warrior is that nothing else in the movie feels haphazard.
  15. Brick Mansions is a non-starter: It chokes on its déjà vu, the hyperactive Mixmaster editing is exhausting and the characters’ banter is so leaden it might violate federal emission standards.
  16. This is a film whose sunny and insipid storytelling style is at odds with its material.
  17. It's Footloose Loose In The Third Reich and, even with your expectations kept knee-high to a kindergarten, you might have at least hoped for some finger-poppin' music and a few great dance scenes. Sorry. Here, too, things come up short. [05 Mar 1993]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Dark Places lacks the gloomy meditative quality that Gone Girl rode to success on, with none of the grace or subtlety necessary in making a convoluted thriller a watchable enterprise.
  18. Despite being set in 1958 Cuba, Havana Nights sticks to the formula. This would be perfectly acceptable if the dancing was "dirtier" and if there was a spark between the young couple.
  19. A raunchy, fast-paced comedy that, nevertheless, is as flat as the tires on the old Volvo gathering dust in my garage.
  20. The high point might be the opening scene, before the stars arrive on screen.
  21. The result is a small independent film suffering from a severe case of Hollywood-itis. A cautionary tale minus the caution, Just a Kiss is just a cop-out.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    At times, the film is more fun than it deserves to be, and it's probably a lot more fun if you're a 13-year-old with an addiction to "Bully: Scholarship Edition."
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    A few striking images keep our attention – like evil warrior Rain (Michelle Rodriguez) seated menacingly with an assault rifle on a playground swing in the 'burbs. But the film's title promises payback, without offering ample compensation.
  22. Sean Penn smokes, glowers and shows off his knotty naked torso in this vain, risible misfire of a thriller about a reformed killer, from "Taken" director Pierre Morel.

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