Time's Scores

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For 1,725 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 Gravity
Lowest review score: 0 The Women
Score distribution:
1,725 movie reviews
  1. Repressing its rage to tell an important story, The Invisible War identifies soldiers who are true heroes because they dared to fight for justice.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spy
    As McCarthy and Byrne carry on a filthy volley of insults (with what is surely secret sisterly glee), Feig keeps his Spy machinery cranking so smoothly that nothing said or done feels as outrageous as, in fact, it is. The truth serum Spy drops into our fizzy drinks makes us feel so good that we don’t even realize we’ve been schooled.
  2. A smart, shrewdly crafted movie.
  3. Comic, suspenseful, romantic.
  4. Some of us knows that there's an American style -- best displayed in the big, smart, kid-friendly epic -- that few other cinemas even aspire to, and none can touch. When it works, as it does here, it rekindles even a cynic's movie love. So cheers to Downey, Favreau and the Iron Man production company. They don't call it Marvel for nothing.
  5. 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.
  6. The viewer almost has to be a journalist--or a good editor--to sniff out the meat under all the fat.
  7. Big and pretty, vigorous, thoughtful, this Hamlet expands the story with helpful flashbacks.
  8. This is the most assured and hilarious of the three Martin-Carl Reiner collaborations.
  9. This is an original work in an antique mood. The actors and authors all have fun with the genre without making fun of it. Rather, they revive it.
  10. Getting full comic effect from its class-comedy abrasions, Philomena rises to poignancy and profundity as Dench reveals her control of a character stained by the loss of her child and troubled by her suspicion.
  11. An elegantly polished little film.
  12. An edgy exploration of role playing and sexual choice in a climate where all options are acceptable.
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  13. The most mature and satisfying work in a glittering, consistently surprising career.
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  14. The rhythm of rural life has rarely seemed so lucid and luminous.
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  15. A brilliant exercise in popular but palpable surrealism.
  16. A contemplative crime drama with a high startlement quotient.
  17. The whole rollicking adventure zips along a mile a minute.
  18. Director Ursula Meier's Sister is a penetrating study of familial bonds, quietly devastating in parts, beautiful on whole and destined to make you fall in love with a practiced and entirely amoral preteen thief.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It also accomplishes that rarest achievement, the breathing of life into an ossified art form. The '70s has its first great epic.
  19. Whatever city this one is showing in...move there.
  20. Glover, as usual, is phenomenal.
  21. Spielberg's sharpest, brawniest, most bustling entertainment since "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and the finest of the season's action epics.
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  22. It twists it, shakes it and stands it on its ear. But as before, the film's technical brilliance is the least of its appeals. Satirically acute, intricately structured and deftly paced, it is at heart stout, good and untainted by easy sentiment.
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  23. This being a Tarantino film, the conversations are as long and lurid and finely choreographed as the martial-arts set pieces.
  24. All in all, Nurse Betty is a wonderful movie, unpredictably alive to the fact that the American citizenry is a lot stranger than we like to admit.
  25. Wu is a fine, supple tabula rasa; McGregor (Trainspotting) shows again that he is one of the boldest, most charming young actors.
  26. If this madly entertaining movie has a fault, it's that it's too ingenious for the genre it ostensibly inhabits.
  27. Smaug is different: a really good movie, superior to the first in that it brings its characters to rambunctious life.
  28. The Squid and the Whale is domestic tragedy recollected as comedy: a film whose catalog of deceits and embarrassments, and of love pratfalling over itself, makes it as (excruciatingly) painful as it is (exhilaratingly) funny.

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