Time's Scores

For 1,870 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 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Amores Perros
Lowest review score: 0 The Women
Score distribution:
1870 movie reviews
  1. La La Land is both a love letter to a confounding and magical city and an ode to the idea of the might-have-been romance, in all its piercing sweetness. It’s a movie with the potential to make lovers of us all. All we have to do is fall into its arms.
  2. "How perfectly goddamned delightful it all is, to be sure." Irony aside, that's how to respond to this magnificent study in ink and blood.
  3. Inside Llewyn Davis is more deserving of a Grammy than an Oscar. Problematic movie, great album.
  4. Both gentle and staggering, an examination of the way our personal experiences can spur creativity—or render it inconsequential.
  5. Still, somewhat shame-faced I have to admit that at some point in the film I began to hear a subversive voice whispering in my ear, and what it was saying was, "Could you blink a little faster, pal?"
  6. It is hard to think of another film more tightly autobiographical than this one. It's even harder to think of other films that build so gripping a narrative out of a string of comparatively minor and disparate incidents.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A grand and glorious film that may well be the smash hit of 1977, and certainly is the best movie of the year so far.
  7. One of the most wholly original American movies ever made.
  8. Though faithful in every detail to Tolkien, it has a vigorous life of its own -- grandeur, moral heft and emotional depth.
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What lifts this film into orbit—and what saves it from being a shaggy flying-saucer story—is the breathless wonder that the director brings to every frame. Whether he is showing us a pristine, starry Midwestern sky or displaying Special Effects Wizard Douglas Trumbull's formidable arsenal of spaceships and celestial storms, Spielberg seems to be looking at everything onscreen as if for the first time. The freshness of his vision is contagious—and exhilarating.
  9. An instant classic.
  10. It is a ripping yarn and a spectacularly new and odd vision.
  11. Triplettes is terrific…there's no competition for the fall's most imaginative delight. In that race, Triplettes can already take its victory lap.
  12. Mirren, who won an Emmy playing Elizabeth I for HBO, may deserve an Oscar for this ripe appraisal of Elizabeth II.
  13. 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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  14. Rich in humor, pained or frolicking.
  15. Caught in the movie's grip, you are simply hypnotized by the damned thing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What matters most and comes off best in the picture is the great scenes of spectacle, particularly the chariot race, a superbly handled crescendo of violence that ranks as one of the finest action sequences ever shot. All by itself it would be worth the price of admission.
  16. 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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  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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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  20. Her
    Jonze creates the splendid anachronism of a movie romance that is laugh-and-cry and warm all over, totally sweet and utterly serious.
  21. A solemn, subtly structured, beautifully acted and ultimately hypnotic movie.
  22. Nemo, with its ravishing underwater fantasia, manages to trump the design glamour of earlier Pixar films.
  23. Weird, beguiling premise.
  24. The Incredibles has those characters, that heart.
  25. 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.
  26. 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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