Total Film's Scores

  • Movies
For 809 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Rush
Lowest review score: 20 Playing for Keeps
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 809
809 movie reviews
  1. Director Dominik Moll makes some odd style choices – like Looney Tunes-style ‘iris wipes’ – and it’s a while before Cassel fully embraces his dark side, yet his customary charisma is what seals The Monk’s redemption.
  2. Warning: contains Jason Biggs' wang and the contents of Stifler's bowels. Happily, the fourth, funny, (possibly) final serving of American Pie is also warm and nostalgic enough to satisfy.
  3. The cumulative effect offers a tender tribute to the resilience of his subjects’ spirits against the thrum of traffic.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    By no means an epic fail, but lacking the spry wit of more adult-friendly animations, this is big on action and small on originality. Gorgeous visuals aside, Epic is resolutely kiddie fare.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The minions give good mayhem and the twig-armed animation’s lovely. Despite the coolest submarine-car since Bond’s Lotus Esprit, though, Despicable Me 2 is light on gadgets – and surprises, too.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's enough gore, ideas and self-aware absurdity here to make it something a bit more enticing than merely "Alien: The EastEnders Redux."
  4. It's stiff upper lips versus ruthless efficiency in Petter Naess’ modest WW2 drama.
  5. Technically impressive, genre-smart and nerve-shredding while it lasts, Silent House is really just a fun campfire horror tale.
  6. Assured, adult filmmaking from a writer/director who knows her way around the ups and downs of relationships.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lionising the pulverising, this is more fun than it has any right to be. The hockey technicalities may alienate, yet the demented, bone-crunching scraps, war-time team mentality and Whip-It style anarchy is addictive.
  7. Another silly but sturdy instalment that’s as well-oiled as The Rock’s muscles. If the ‘Letty in London’ story doesn’t exactly have that new-car smell, this is still the fastest soap opera on wheels.
  8. With Yakin's all-action plot operating like clockwork, an on-song Statham proves anything but expendable in a genre he dominates. Predictable, sure, but equally pleasurable.
  9. Kim Jee-woon's riff on the western is an entertaining frolic back-loaded with gore and guffaws. Arnie's back!
  10. A through-and-through weepie that's unlikely to convert any Sparks naysayers. The darker hues of its war-based story nonetheless make the sugary excesses easier to swallow.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A plodding, predictable script hampers this tale of a real-life legal battle. But it’s redeemed by a vital central performance – and some vivid flashbacks.
  11. Shepard’s film is fun but forgettable in the first hour, then disappointing in the final third. But Law’s raucous turn keeps you watching.
  12. Freestyle, funny but finally just too repetitive, Ice's affectionate home-movie needed someone to structure it into a deeper documentary.
  13. It may lose its way on occasions, but thanks to a committed cast and a script that captures the Kerouac vibe, Salles' adaptation never ends up on the road to nowhere.
  14. Twists pile as high as corpses before an overcooked ending sends things spiraling into silliness.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This perfectly alright actioner will entertain newcomers, while leaving Blomkamp fans in a holding pattern until his next project.
  15. Required viewing as a critique of US foreign policy but forgettable as a drama, Good Kill is a timely warning, even if it lacks the power of the horrors it depicts.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The film strips away ideas of heroism mercilessly.
  16. What emerges is a touching study (in more ways than one) of the trials, terrors and triumphs of living with physical disability.
  17. This is a perceptive, warm-hearted work, anchored by Knoller's impressively less-is-more performance.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A feelgooder spiced by social conscience, this is one of those underdog productions with potential to punch well above its weight.
  18. Carell and Carrey shine like sequinned suits in a comedy that allows them endless fun with the dressing-up box. More narrative verve and it could’ve been The Prestige in a big-cat wig.
  19. Not one for cynics or bedwetters, if you’re after a ripping, roaring, thigh-slapping giant of a fairytale, Bryan Singer’s blockbuster panto will be right up your beanstalk.
  20. Spearheaded by a strikingly self-assured turn from Elle Fanning, this ’60s-set coming-of-ager follows two teenage girls whose bond starts to crumble under the emotional and political pressures of adulthood.
  21. A lavishly mounted re-telling that, for all its good intentions and visual wonders, can’t help seeming surplus to requirements.
  22. Grungy, compact and delightfully violent, Dredd wants to hit you as hard as it can. The sequel may be the movie you really want, but for now, justice has been done.

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