Time's Scores

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For 1,690 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 Short Cuts
Lowest review score: 0 W.E.
Score distribution:
1,690 movie reviews
  1. To accept the film, though, one must first understand its point of view, and that is maddeningly difficult. All we know for certain is that Do the Right Thing is not naturalistic. [July 3, 1989]
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  2. Rich in humor, pained or frolicking.
  3. Caught in the movie's grip, you are simply hypnotized by the damned thing.
  4. In a style of agitated naturalism, Jordan examines poignant matters of life and death, sex and friendship, duty and loyalty, freedom and bondage, manhood and womanhood and all the ambiguous areas in between. [30 Nov 1992]
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  5. A war film that, entirely aware of its genre's conventions, transcends them as it transcends the simplistic moralities that inform its predecessors, to take the high, morally haunting ground.
  6. A movie of shadows and half lights, the best approximation of the old black-and-white noir look anyone has yet managed on color stock.
  7. 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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  8. Her
    Jonze creates the splendid anachronism of a movie romance that is laugh-and-cry and warm all over, totally sweet and utterly serious.
  9. A solemn, subtly structured, beautifully acted and ultimately hypnotic movie.
  10. Nemo, with its ravishing underwater fantasia, manages to trump the design glamour of earlier Pixar films.
  11. Weird, beguiling premise.
  12. The Incredibles has those characters, that heart.
  13. So Almost Famous is almost fabulous. Oh, all right. The movie's so clever and endearing, you can forget the almost.
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A kind of bipolar movie, not exactly haha funny but true to life.
  14. Hannah and Her Sisters is old-fashioned in another sense: its plot has the elegant geometry of a Philip Barry play. [Feb 3, 1986]
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  15. Tedium overwhelms caring well before this endless film finally concludes.
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  16. The controversial film that is unbearable--and unmissable.
  17. Hollywood's smartest media satire in years--and a breakthrough for Jim Carrey.
  18. Reveling in its ’70s milieu and in the eternal abrasion of sexy women and covetous men, American Hustle is an urban eruption of flat-out fun — the sharpest, most exhilarating comedy in years. Anyone who says otherwise must be conning you.
  19. Watch Murray's eyes in the climactic scene in the hotel lobby: while hardly moving, they express the collapsing of all hopes, the return to a sleepwalking status quo. You won't find a subtler, funnier or more poignant performance this year than this quietly astonishing turn.
  20. Smartly crafted, impeccably acted, The Lives of Others packs a subtle punch, from its creepy first images to its poignant finale.
  21. The cast list is like a convocation of the Three Chinas: Taiwan's Kaneshiro, Hong Kong's Lau and the mainland's Zhang Ziyi. All are terrific, but the lady shines brightest.
  22. Prepare to be riveted: No End in Sight, Charles Ferguson's first film, is without question the most important movie you are likely to see this year.
  23. It could as well be called Best Thing of Undetermined Species.
  24. Beyond its craftiness and impeccable craft, the film sparks a warm connection with the viewer. Like a smiling cavalier swinging into view to rescue an imperiled maiden, The Artist brings salvation to melancholy movie lovers. For here is that rare film indeed that offers pleasure beyond words.
  25. 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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  26. So it is Scorsese's triumph that GoodFellas offers the fastest, sharpest 2 1/2-hr. ride in recent film history. [Sept 24, 1990]
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  27. Kaufman may be counting on the audience's will, insistence and yearning to create a coherent love story from the shards and shrapnel he provides us.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Terse is the word for Eastwood's directorial style. It rarely editorializes; it doesn't emote or orate. It just tells the damn story of a soldier's honor, which means doing the job no matter the odds--indeed, no matter the mission.
  28. In this arid landscape, the edifice of Ghost World, with all its acute insolence, stands out like the Taj Mahal.
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