Time's Scores

For 1,935 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: 66
Highest review score: 100 Gravity
Lowest review score: 0 Jack and Jill
Score distribution:
1935 movie reviews
  1. 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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  2. JFK
    Through his art and passion, Stone makes JFK plausible, and turns his thesis of a coup d'etat into fodder for renewed debate.
  3. But the writer-director is canny enough to salt the stew with poignance, so that by the end these attitude machines have become human beings -- more than the sum of their chiseled jokes.
  4. Director Barry Levinson and screenwriter Paul Attanasio are great guys to waste time with. The latter has a real flair for writing strong, confrontational scenes -- brisk, needling, well shaped -- and the former stages them with coolly concentrated intensity. And the cast is terrific. [19 Dec 1994, p.75]
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  5. Even the car chase in Fletch is witty and believable and something an adult can attend without flinching. As the adolescent revels of summer wear on, that alone could make it a movie to cherish.
  6. Miss Bala is a tragedy rendered with the savviest, moviewise virtuosity. A young woman's despair, and a nation's, was never so damned entertaining.
  7. It could as well be called Best Thing of Undetermined Species.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The film has refurbished the classic romantic gospel of the outcast wanderer.
  8. Weird, beguiling premise.
  9. Patient and plodding -- but as realized by John Malkovich, in his directorial debut, utterly absorbing.
  10. Now and then McGrath's film feels a bit rushed and breathless, but mostly you sink gratefully into its handsomely staged plenitude.
  11. Roy-Lecollinet’s face, both haughty and welcoming, both anchors the movie and sets it free in the wind. No wonder Paul can’t shake the memory of it. It’s the thing that will age him before his time—and also keep him young forever.
  12. A devious mind game, Trance is also the most entertaining smart movie so far this year.
  13. A documentary as vivid as any horror film, as heartbreaking as any Oscar-worthy drama.
  14. Somehow this Jungle Book works, because Favreau has both a sense of humor and a sense of spectacle.
  15. Beyond the viral ingenuity of the marketing, what's cool about PA is that it's not just a fun thrill ride; it's an instructive artistic experience. A horror-movie revisionist, Peli follows a less-is-more strategy.
  16. You’ve seen every element of Sing Street hundreds of times before — it’s Carney’s knack for assembling them that makes the difference. In his hands, this isn’t just a nostalgia trip. It’s an homage to teenage kicks and the urgency of getting them any way you can.
  17. Robots goes for a color scheme that is cool, muted, instantly aged. Director Chris Wedge wants the eye to concentrate on the gags he and his writers (including veteran comedy craftsmen Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel) have stuffed into the film.
  18. This is a sad, subtle and very good movie, designed not so much to make you think, but to make you feel the impact of large events on little lives.
  19. Everyone in the cast has his or her solo, and all rise brilliantly to their occasions, notably Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Beals, Mina Badie and a divinely neurotic Jane Adams.
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  20. The scenes cut so close to the emotional bone that you can understand why they might cause a panic amongst MPAA boardmembers, although of course, it's nothing to be afraid of: just the realism of love in its varied forms.
  21. It stands, soars on its own. It moves to a seductive rhythm and vision.
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  22. Diane Keaton, directing her first fictional feature, gets us safely through a movie that could have turned to mush at any moment.
  23. Despite its elements of brutality, this is a buoyant hymn to life, and a movie to celebrate.
  24. Sex, drugs and rack 'n' ruin; pretty people doing nasty things to one another...honestly, what more could you want in a movie?
  25. Chris Paine's documentary makes an unapologetic case for the car and an unofficial indictment of the forces allied against it.
  26. The film is generous to all its besotted creatures, and to the audience as well. Viewers who fall in love with Café de Flore will find that it loves them back.
  27. [Pfeiffer & Demme] and a gang of co-stars have created a coherent farce symphony.
  28. To absorb God's body blows, this disquieting, haunting movie says, is to be fully alive. To do otherwise could kill you.
  29. Well acted, and it achieves a strong, smart, engaging life of its own.

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