Time's Scores

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For 1,681 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 Bowfinger
Lowest review score: 0 Billy Madison
Score distribution:
1,681 movie reviews
  1. Tedium overwhelms caring well before this endless film finally concludes.
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  2. The result is a mess. Kym, in Hathaway's unsympathetic performance, is an annoyingly sour observer of the proceedings, a time bomb everyone hopes will not explode before the marriage is completed.
  3. There's neither intricacy nor surprise in the narrative, and these dopes are tedious, witless company. Mostly you find yourself thinking, "How long until dinner?"
  4. It's a startling, exhausting spectacle - and, like the rest of Leigh's performance, very, very bad.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    By the time Scenarist Allen and Director Fosse have wrung them out, what's left - with one exception - is mostly slack and sour.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Though the freckle-faced Reno and Mickey Rooney (as the horse's crafty old trainer) are well cast, then-scenes together are perfunctory and impersonal. Emotions are provided in stead by a busy and overbearing musical score. The film's story begins to move in fits and starts.
  5. Under the Skin falls in love with its bleak monotony. It is a melodrama with all the thrills surgically excised.
  6. Crude and inept.
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  7. Erin Brockovich is slick, grating and false. We bet it makes a bundle.
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  8. There's evocative atmosphere in the period detail and perky faux-'60s tunes. A pity these are wasted in a movie that, like many a pop tune, has a cute idea but a simpleminded lyric.
  9. This is soft-gore porn, obvious in its strategies, witless in the play of its ideas, absurdist only in its pretense to seriousness.
  10. This Ed Wood is dead wood.
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  11. Braveheart is too much, too late.
  12. It could be a distillation of some unaired black soap opera, so predictable are the plot contrivances--adultery, pregnancy, illness, missing money--and so cartoonishly are the characters drawn.
  13. His is a dispassionate sensibility, and he is not a strong enough actor - nor has he a strong enough intelligence - to fight his way out of the false analogy he has drawn between moviemaking and tragic history in the making.
  14. This is moviemaking for people who don't much like movies unless they are -- you know -- "serious." It is visually inert. It appears to be taking up small-scaled, yet emotionally resonant issues, but does not actually define them sharply or bring them to firm conclusions.
  15. The canniest moments in the three-plus hours of Nixon, Oliver Stone's dense, ultimately disappointing biopic, capture Nixon at his most pathetically endearing--the Commander in Chief as klutz.
  16. Jennifer Jason Leigh's draggy performance as Parker is all studied accent (something vaguely mid- Atlantic but never before heard on Earth) and equally studied self-pity and it cannot sustain our sympathy, or our interest in this inept film.
  17. Our natural sympathy for the Carmichaels is sabotaged by crude and careless moviemaking.
  18. There is none of the affectionate respect for working-class life and values that marked the similar, and far superior, "Norma Rae," nor any of that film's sense of felt reality either.
  19. Writer-director Shainberg seems to be aiming for a dark comedy, but mostly his movie is coy without being funny, ugly without being truly transgressive, stupid when it needs to be smart.
  20. "Trash Humpers" at least had the artistic courage of its own lunatic convictions, but Spring Breakers is all surface and sham; it’s trash about humpers.
  21. Either the Coens failed, or I didn't figure out what they're attempting. I must be like Harry or Osborne, pretending to a sophistication I lack. Burn After Reading is a movie about stupidity that left me feeling stupid.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Director Adrian Lyne has encapsulated the cliches of three decades in a single dreadful and hysterical movie.
  22. Maybe it was fun to bathe in decadence back then. But this is no time to wallow in that mire.
  23. Edwards’ Godzilla dawdles toward its Doomsday climax; the movie could win a prize for Least Stuff Happening in the First Two-Thirds of an Action Film... It’s a concept lacking a magnetic story, a package without a product.
  24. The result is a grim and predictable adventure saga that is not nimble but leaden. Dystopia has rarely been so dysto-pointing.
  25. Enemy is an arid parable, in which actors are neutered, zombified; they signify themes rather than occupying personalities.
  26. What it doesn't have is a central figure you can give a hoot about.
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  27. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's screenplay is less a response to its source than a careful college outline of it.

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