Time's Scores

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For 1,698 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat)
Lowest review score: 0 Cocktail
Score distribution:
1,698 movie reviews
  1. This is a serious filmgoer's treat: intelligence cloaked in elegance.
  2. The smartest, funniest, most cleverly structured comedy of the year.
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  3. An easy charm, a cleverly unforced sense of humor and a benignity toward all its genially oddball characters. If moviegoers skip this one, they'll be missing a real treat.
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  4. Whatever city this one is showing in...move there.
  5. Seems to encompass all the humor, sadness and weirdness of ordinary life in an utterly winning, morally acute way.
  6. The rhythm of rural life has rarely seemed so lucid and luminous.
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  7. It blends tension and emotion, computer wizardry and dramatic skill in a vigorous climax--and the most impressive, haunting final shot of the movie year.
  8. A performance like De Niro's, in a well-made entertainment like Midnight Run, is cheap at any price. And capable of restoring the audience's faith in the form. [25 July 1988]
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  9. In its soft-spoken way, it is fierce, shaggy and deeply weirded out.
  10. Altogether wondrous.
  11. A true movie rarity: a brutally honest romance. If you loved "Sleepless in Seattle," you'll just hate it.
  12. Glover, as usual, is phenomenal.
  13. Apted...has the storytelling skills to weave a powerful and poignant snapshot of some decent folks who have become, collectively, Britain's first family.
  14. Maybe these lives are, objectively speaking, inconsequential. But they have a resonance that big, sappy "relationship" pictures ought to envy.
  15. A solemn, subtly structured, beautifully acted and ultimately hypnotic movie.
  16. The result is a harrowing film, impossible to "like" in any conventional way, hypnotically impossible to turn away from.
  17. Like Harry and Sally, the movie is hardworking, spot on; it winepresses its conversation into epigrams. No surprise here.[31 July 1999, p.65]
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  18. Green shoots his groping lovers in the art-film style -- long takes, static frame -- but his tone isn't at all minimalist; it's achingly, breathtakingly romantic, like the old Hollywood love stories his kids have never seen.
  19. Rambunctious, disturbing, often hilarious new documentary.
  20. Campion has spun a fable as potently romantic as a Bronte tale. But The Piano is also deeply cinematic. [22 Nov 1993]
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  21. Patient and plodding -- but as realized by John Malkovich, in his directorial debut, utterly absorbing.
  22. A gravely beautiful fairy tale of longing and loss. [20 Sept 1993, p.82]
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  23. Comic, suspenseful, romantic.
  24. All the actors in No Man's Land are wonderfully alive, fractious and unpredictable. Their performances also help break down the schematics and turn this into an emotionally potent, powerfully thoughtful and finally tragic experience.
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  25. Rich in humor, pained or frolicking.
  26. Redux is both a reminder of American cinema's last glory days and a rebuke to the timid present. Maybe Apocalypse Now wasn't the best movie of 1979, but Redux is surely the film to beat for 2001.
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  27. We are free to adore a sad, funny, always good-natured film that eccentrically, tolerantly explores that moment when revolutionary ardor commingled with bourgeois stolidity to form our present weirdly ambiguous culture.
  28. The viewer almost has to be a journalist--or a good editor--to sniff out the meat under all the fat.
  29. To their old fascination with Sunbelt pathology, to their side-winding Steadicam and pristine command of screen space, the Coens have added a robust humor, a plot that keeps outwitting expectations and a surprising dollop of sympathy for their forlorn kidnapers. [23 March 1987]
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  30. The film is a gorgeous garland on an unknown soldier's grave.

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