Time's Scores

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  • TV
For 1,715 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 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Flags of Our Fathers
Lowest review score: 0 The Last Airbender
Score distribution:
1,715 movie reviews
  1. The new picture provides a master coursed in cunning visual art and ultra-satisfying entertainment.
  2. The poise and passion in Eve's Bayou leave one grateful, exhausted and nourished. For the restless spirit, here is true soul food.
  3. The best movie of this very young millennium.
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  4. A solemn, subtly structured, beautifully acted and ultimately hypnotic movie.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kramer vs. Kramer is a rare movie that finds its tone, its focus and its poetry in its very first image.
  5. It’s an enormous, steroidal blast, and as much ingenious fun as a blockbuster can be.
  6. The result is Soderberghs liveliest experiment since the strenuously weird "Schizopolis" six years ago -- except that this one works.
  7. The movie, which drops the postcards but keeps the edge, is a show-biz mother-daughter film par excellence -- Terms of Endearment out of Gypsy. [17 Sept 1990, p.70]
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  8. Mud
    Glorious vision of youth and truth, love and loss, your name is Mud.
  9. Tom Ford -- the Texas-born fashion designer who for a decade was the creative director at Gucci -- financed this first feature himself. The producer couldn't have hired a smarter director.
  10. Darren Aronofsky brings wild ambition and thrilling artistry to one of the Old Testament’s best-known, most dramatic, least plausible stories — Noah and the ark — with Russell Crowe infusing the role of God’s first seaman and zookeeper with all his surly majesty.
  11. It's a cagey delight, and an imposing feature directorial debut for one of Britain's TV stalwarts.
  12. Director Joel Schumacher's breathlessly paced and incident-crammed movie will induce a certain sense of deja vu among veteran viewers.
  13. The film is wonderfully cast and played, right down to the bit player (Ralph Tabakin) who shops suspiciously for a TV set: "I saw Bananzo and it was not for me."
  14. For dinosaurs to rule the earth again, the monsters needed majesty as well as menace. And Spielberg got it all right. [14 June 1993, p.69]
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  15. This darkly seductive, flawlessly acted piece is worlds removed from most horror films. Here monsters have their grandeur, heroes their gravity. And when they collide, a dance of death ensues between two souls doomed to understand each other.
  16. It is a powerful portrait of a slightly befuddled man who, when inhuman demands were placed on him, found within himself an unexpected response.
  17. Funny, hurtful, splendidly acted.
  18. 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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  19. Matthews brings to The Interrupters what every terrific documentary needs: an out-of-nowhere personality with the same magnetic watchability as any Hollywood star.
  20. Very simply, World Trade Center is a powerful movie experience, a hymn in plainsong that glorifies that which is best in the American spirit.
  21. Rambunctious, disturbing, often hilarious new documentary.
  22. I wouldn't call the film inspirational -- it is too well observed to succumb to easy sentiment -- but its realism is patiently engaging and subtly insinuating. And Linney and Hoffman are extraordinary.
  23. It is the hilarious business of Shrek, a delightful new animated feature based on the William Steig book, to subvert all the well-worn expectations of its genre.
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  24. The Incredibles has those characters, that heart.
  25. Nearly a century after that black-and-white cartoon short, and 65 years after a “classic” animated feature that missed the mark, Disney finally got Cinderella right — for now and, happily, ever after.
  26. What makes this movie work is the kind of cool that made Get Shorty go so nicely: an understanding that life's little adventures rarely come in neat three-act packages, the way most movies now do, and the unruffled presentation of outrageously twisted dialogue, characters and situations as if they were the most natural things in the world.
  27. But this Evita is not just a long, complex music video; it works and breathes like a real movie, with characters worthy of our affection and deepest suspicions.
  28. Repressing its rage to tell an important story, The Invisible War identifies soldiers who are true heroes because they dared to fight for justice.
  29. A smart, shrewdly crafted movie.

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