Total Film's Scores

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For 1,407 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 68
Lowest review score: 20 Texas Chainsaw 3D
Score distribution:
1407 movie reviews
  1. A low-key charmer, this lovingly-crafted, melancholic movie is a big, comforting hug of a film.
  2. An innovative genre blend that overcomes its bagginess thanks to sharp character comedy and a wildly appealing central dynamic.
  3. Furious, relevant, and funny as hell.
  4. Living up to its billing as the most ridiculous film of the summer, The Meg is one to laugh at rather than with. Instantly forgettable, but undeniably fun.
  5. McQuarrie brings grace and grit, and Cruise brings it, period. This quick-witted, fleet-footed franchise shows no sign of flagging.
  6. Paul Schrader’s best for 20 years. A stunning study of one man’s flaws and an apocalyptic vision of mankind’s fate.
  7. Macdonald leaves no stone unturned in this tremendous look at Houston, one that sheds real light on the singer’s psychology.
  8. With inventive action and a gag-rate that bests most comedies, Ant-Man and the Wasp is the kind of slick entertainment you’ve come to expect from the MCU, with Rudd and Lilly’s winning double act at the centre.
  9. Be sure to make family time for Bird’s flawed but dazzling sequel. “Superheroes suck,” says Violet. No, they most certainly don’t.
  10. A robust follow-up, which carries the same brooding atmosphere and tension of the original. The young cast additions are also excellent.
  11. Benson and Moorhead’s sophisticated sci-fi/horror features minimal SFX but more ideas than a TED talk. Uncanny, and uncannily good.
  12. Foster and McKenzie thoroughly convince in the hands of Granik, who moulds a subtle, assured, and often powerful tale.
  13. Simply doesn't have the original's magic.
  14. After a first half that suggests franchise fatigue is setting in, Fallen Kingdom zooms in for some scarily good set-pieces.
  15. A tour-de-force turn from Toni Collette powers one of the most affecting horrors in recent memory. Genuinely unsettling in a way few genre efforts are: you’ve been warned.
  16. Far better than we had any right to expect. Thrilling set-pieces, spine-tingling iconography and a Han/Chewie bromance to savour.
  17. This is the rare comedy sequel that doesn’t just equal the original: it betters it, with bells and ball-sacks on.
  18. A decent adaptation of McEwan’s excellent novella. Forget Fifty Shades – this is sex to make your cheeks blush.
  19. If the story doesn’t strain itself in pursuit of originality, it does build to a satisfying conclusion.
  20. Tracing how the world’s peaks came to be viewed as playgrounds, it needs to be seen on the big screen for its vertiginous images of high-altitude adventurers.
  21. The end-stretch is overlong, but the Flash animation style pops with colour, the music is fun, and off-the-scale creature cuteness abounds.
  22. Over-ambitious perhaps, but Freyne’s intensely executed ‘infected’ fable packs tension, resonance, and clout.
  23. Theron is astonishingly good, giving a subtle, vanity-free performance.
  24. The Avengers latest stand feels well worth the wait. It’s not perfect, but it goes to a place most tentpole movies wouldn’t dream of, while retaining the scale, excitement, and humour you’ve come to demand from an MCU movie.
  25. Alongside Sheehan’s charms, it’s Belleville’s intoxicating visuals that truly fire the imagination. India has rarely seemed so seductive.
  26. Rampage was always going to be the cinematic equivalent of junk food – enjoyable enough while consumed, but devoid of nourishment. When the homo sapiens are on screen, you can feel the film start to flatline but, against the odds, a computer-generated gorilla might just win you over.
  27. Bone-chillingly told and beautifully made, Ghost Stories is an expert twist on an evergreen genre.
  28. There’s a bumpy, wholly unexpected dip into melodrama along the way, but the film’s commitment to its characters, and its sheer emotional heft, carries you along regardless.
  29. Cleverly making the most of the quiet-LOUD-quiet-LOUD dynamics of most horror films, the sound is the real star.
  30. A barking mad shaggy dog story with imagination to spare. 13/10, would watch again.

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