Time's Scores

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For 1,682 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 Milk
Lowest review score: 0 The Women
Score distribution:
1,682 movie reviews
  1. Apart from some spiffy visual effects, which create coherent, scary textures and architecture for outer space, Green Lantern is the most generic of summer time wasters.
  2. The Change-Up tries so hard to be scandalous that it's a shame it doesn't do more to change up the formula.
  3. Director Joe Johnston's elaborately dressed kids' movie--about a board game that sucks its players into a perilous jungle overrun by lions, rhinos, monkeys, crocodiles and spiders--spends so much time on the how of special effects that it neglects the why of characterization.
  4. As to the chief complaint about Clash of the Titans -- that the movie stinks -- what can I say? I liked it. This is a full-throttle action-adventure, played unapologetically straight.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The mix is not nearly classic but is congenial enough to warm up a January weekend and perhaps to stoke a sequel. Call it "The Green Hornet Strikes Again?" No: "Kato II!"
  5. This is cinema reduced or distilled to its purest definition, of movies that move. If you want dewy humanity in your entertainment, watch Lifetime.
  6. Another dreadful entry in the festering form of romantic comedy: the forced intimacy of two people who have nothing in common but hatred for each other.
  7. A wildly flawed but fitfully diverting picture.
  8. A watchable film, but it -- and its star -- might have done so much more.
  9. And yet, all three women are less watchable and amusing that Nicki Minaj as Carly’s legal assistant Lydia.
  10. Makes for a long, lumpy trip with a charismatic guide and some brilliant detours.
  11. The Sitter is predicated on a belief that chunky Jonah Hill, or at least the persona he presents, is secretly supercool. While it turns out to be a wisp of a movie, on that front at least, it is persuasive.
  12. This one is bad — a little comedy that flops in big ways.
  13. Director John Huston offers production numbers full of empty extravagance, a host of familiar characters (like Punjab and the Asp) with little to do - and a chorus of baby Mormans knowingly strutting their stuff, breaking the sound and charm barriers.
  14. Not quite in the class of the first film, Underworld 4 is still the most enlightened girl-power film of the week, nosing out Gina Carano's "Haywire" by the length of Pinocchio's proboscis.
  15. As a person who removes a woman's clothing in the half light of a Southern afternoon, Efron acquits himself reasonably well.
  16. And while more than 30 writers worked on the screenplay and untold numbers labored to re-create the ambiance and effects that the animators once tossed off with a few squiggles of their pencils, The Flintstones doesn't feel overcalculated, over-produced or overthought.
  17. Alas, The Outsiders is not quite a good one. Because it falls in with the undulating rhythm of the life of its heroes, for whom a fatal fight and a quiet night have almost equal importance, the picture never manages to reach the peaks of satisfying Hollywood melodrama.
  18. The Rite is all windup, weak delivery.
  19. All three give performances that would suit a better movie than this pallid shocker with little heart and no bite.
  20. "Wanna see something really scary?" asks Guest Star Dan Aykroyd at film's end. The Miller and Dante episodes are. So is the epic waste that informs much of this movie. [20 June 1983, p.73]
    • Time
  21. It's not that I Don't Know How She Does It tells actual lies about working motherhood - many of its observations and jokes are on point - it's just that it omits the edge, the desperation of a woman on the verge.
  22. A grim and draggy romance in which even the clothes and sets are dismal.
  23. Pretty lame. Sharkboy has an especially frantic, amateur atmosphere, with a mostly maladroit cast.
  24. For a tale of thieving, The Words plods along. Not that a literary heist is as exciting as a bank robbery, but there's a remarkable lack of tension in this story.
  25. Shrill and charmless. I didn't believe a word of it. I wanted to spank it and banish it to its room.
  26. The pitch is enough to make you swoon, but the movie itself is curiously limp.
  27. Wrath of the Titans, like its predecessor, is a slightly-better-than-OK mashing of one of history's great literary troves: the Greek myths.
  28. It’s got too much on its mind, and it’s unsure of its tone. This is the rough cut of a slimmer, better movie
  29. The Other Woman earns a viewer's respect for the grace notes that director-screenwriter Don Roos finds beneath these familiar tunes, for the unassertive skill with which he paints upper-class life on the Upper East Side, and for the rightness of the performances.

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