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 Sin City
Lowest review score: 0 Untraceable
Score distribution:
1,690 movie reviews
  1. A home movie of a fictional home life, an epic assembled from vignettes, Boyhood shimmers with unforced reality. It shows how an ordinary life can be reflected in an extraordinary movie.
  2. One of the strongest movies in recent years.
  3. A document that is raw, eloquent, horrifying and essential.
  4. The subtle colors and textures of the food alone make Ratatouille a three-star Michelin evening.
  5. Gravity shows us the glory of cinema’s future. It thrills on so many levels. And because Cuar‪ón is a movie visionary of the highest order, you truly can’t beat the view.
  6. The rewards for paying attention are mammoth and exhilarating. This is a high-IQ movie that gives viewers an IQ high.
  7. The word docudrama doesn't hint at Boal's achievement. This is movie journalism that snaps and stings, that purifies a decade's clamor and clutter into narrative clarity, with a salutary kick.
  8. However ripe A Separation might seem for being adapted into a smart American film, Hollywood shouldn't bother. Farhadi's movie is just about perfect as it is.
  9. Bravely and with penetrating intelligence, Before Midnight elevates instead the practical, a partnership: frayed by disappointment, worn by time, but for the very luckiest—which we sincerely and selfishly hope includes Jesse and Celine—durable for the long day’s journey into night.
  10. The performances are daring and assured, especially Lansbury's holy terror of Momism and Harvey's snide, pathetic pawn, brainwashed by both KGB AND CIA. [21 March 1988, p.84]
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  11. Artful but not arty, Spirited Away is a handcrafted cartoon, as personal as an Utamaro painting, yet its breadth and heart give it an appeal that should touch American viewers of all ages.
  12. It towers over the year's other movies as majestically and menacingly as a gang lord at a preschool. [10 Oct 1994]
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  13. A near-perfect movie about men in war, men at work. Through sturdy imagery and violent action, it says that even Hell needs heroes.
  14. It works; this is Pixar's most enthralling entertainment since "Nemo."
  15. Sideways is by far the year's best American movie.
  16. The second half of the film elevates all the story elements to Beethovenian crescendo. Here is an epic with literature's depth and opera's splendor -- and one that could be achieved only in movies. What could be more terrific?
  17. In the history of movies about love, Amour shall last forever.
  18. A marvelously sad and funny docucomedy. [22 Oct 1990]
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  19. Crouching Tiger is contemplative, and it kicks ass. Or put it this way: it's a powerful film and a terrific movie.
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Epic cinema, tragic drama, it is also an act of remembrance and conscience that ultimately transcends the ordinary critical categories.
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  20. "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.
  21. 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.
  22. One of the most wholly original American movies ever made.
  23. 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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  24. An instant classic.
  25. It is a ripping yarn and a spectacularly new and odd vision.
  26. Triplettes is terrific…there's no competition for the fall's most imaginative delight. In that race, Triplettes can already take its victory lap.
  27. Rich in humor, pained or frolicking.
  28. Caught in the movie's grip, you are simply hypnotized by the damned thing.
  29. 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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