Total Film's Scores

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For 1,072 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 4.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Under the Shadow
Lowest review score: 20 Mortdecai
Score distribution:
1072 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Buoyant, buffed and with the promise of even better to come, this is the freshest Trek in decades.
  1. Loving and lavish, Kenneth Branagh’s take will please traditionalists more than revisionists, but there’s enough here to enchant both young and old.
  2. Robert Eggers’ measured, meticulous debut builds into one of the most genuinely scary horror movies of recent years.
  3. An impressive directorial debut – and acting turn – from Parker that deserves to be seen, despite the PR firestorm.
  4. Vogt’s droll, daring meta-drama flows in subtle, surprising fashion. Petersen provides a magnetic focus for a mischievous, moving debut.
  5. Should be called ‘The Funny Guys’. The Crowe/Gosling partnership drives Black’s lurid comedy at top speed. Enormously entertaining.
  6. This blend of tongue-in-cheek exoticism and desire so strong it makes crocodiles melancholic amply rewards your patience.
  7. Imagine all of D-Fens’ fury in Falling Down squeezed into one short, then times it by six. A gloriously crazed compendium that fizzes with OMG and OTT moments.
  8. Intelligent, original and committed, it’s also a little meandering. But Records cuts a strikingly amoral figure, and the sight of Christopher Lloyd intoning poetry over dying embers reminds us what a wonderful actor he is.
  9. The drama gets overwrought but Shults stages the fallout artfully, stressing choppy montages and a nerve-rattling sound mix as tensions erupt.
  10. The best sci-fi trilogy you’ve never seen amalgamated into one organic whole. Surprising, exciting and, at times, strangely beautiful.
  11. Ambiguity is The Falling’s currency, and it’s all the richer for it.
  12. Besson is at his balls-out bonkers best in this genre-scrambling, mind-expanding exhilarator.
  13. Smart, literate and romantic, it's this year's (500) Days Of Summer, but with a few more shadows. Like Calvin, you'll find it hard to resist Ms Sparks.
  14. A gentle tale, tinged with melancholy told with all the loving attention to detail you expect from Studio Ghibli.
  15. Another shrewdly gauged study of our capacity for deception and self-deception from A Separation’s auteur. Emotionally devastating.
  16. Best of the mini-animation fashioned out of Suskind’s Walt-inspired scribblings.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is hands-down the best Trek flick made so far.
  17. Though not as dramatically rich or emotionally compelling as Skyfall, Spectre still ranks as a sleek, pulse-pounding if slightly overlong entertainment.
  18. The Pass is narratively simplistic but psychologically complex.
  19. A finely etched character study, with Cumberbatch on towering form. Set coordinates for the Oscars.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plays like an elegy for the demise of the cool, thick with the small-hours allure of addiction and infatuation but smart enough to see clearly.
  20. An expertly calibrated drama confirming Marsh’s status as one of Britain’s most formidable filmmakers.
  21. Jurassic World is a fiendishly crafted blockbuster: old-fashioned thrills, heroism and romance, locked inside a smart, self-aware shell.
  22. Dolan never flinches across this bold, brassy piece; it’s confidently directed, stylishly shot, passionately acted and evocatively scored.
  23. Despite its hard-scrabble setting, eco-gloominess and dystopian story, this dark fairytale is engagingly vivid and life-affirming. An ambitious love letter to a Louisiana way of life that's being literally washed away.
  24. Not up there with key US influences "Annie Hall," "When Harry Met Sally" and "Jerry Maguire," but a romcom Brits can be proud of. Make a date of it.
  25. Maverick director James Toback (Fingers) and Alec Baldwin front this frequently hilarious insider doc.
  26. Amy
    Kapadia lays bare the tragedy of Winehouse’s story. It’s a tough, unfiltered watch but a thoughtful, thorough, feeling one.
  27. Based on a true story, it’s directed with beautiful, painterly restraint by Anne Fontaine (best known for pretty pieces such as Gemma Bovery), who lets powerful performances by Agata Buzek (as a nun of faltering faith), and fearsome abbess Agata Kulesza power the story.

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