Total Film's Scores

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For 1,358 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 4.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Rear Window
Lowest review score: 20 May I Kill U?
Score distribution:
1358 movie reviews
  1. All hot wheels and dick jokes, it’s fun but forgettable.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The solemn score, plucky Brits and nasty Nazis are all familiar, but there’s a lived-in feel that transcends cliché.
  2. Immaculately poised but almost completely pointless, it moves from chin-strokingly pretentious to profoundly depressing.
  3. Twists and betrayals add spice to a familiar cat-and-mouse tale, while director Kim Jee-woon handles spectacle and drama with equal aplomb.
  4. A timely, inspiring parable of protest, directed with sinewy style and driven by Braga’s rock-solid lead performance.
  5. Masterfully filmed in long takes, this slow-burner lays bare a world of systemic corruption.
  6. André Øvredal (Troll Hunter) ruthlessly ratchets the tension – with no little assistance from Olwen Kelly, conveying menace without moving a muscle.
  7. LaBeouf is committed, and it’s fun seeing him go toe-to-toe with Gary Oldman (as his boss). But amid Montiel’s jigsaw-like structure lurk some generic revelations. Disappointing.
  8. Juggling heartbreaking frankness with uplifting scenes of love and solidarity, this is a sensitive exploration of family, faith and opposing cultures.
  9. Inventive camerawork and a creepy (crawly) monster can’t save this messy supernatural horror.
  10. “Prepare for Gar-mageddon!” Or worse: more Smurfs films.
  11. Both smart political primer and tense cautionary tale.
  12. Reducing promising material to movie-of-the-week status, Aftermath is well meaning, but anonymously made.
  13. Blending The Thing, Prince of Darkness, Hellraiser and Lovecraftian cosmic horror, this falls flat in suspense and characterisation, but ace ’80s FX – all liquefying latex – will delight genre fans.
  14. If the result is unlikely to leave audiences bawling, it’s still a well-observed study of life and loss.
  15. No huge surprises but finely tuned and fun, like the love-child of Gravity and Alien, with added popcorn.
  16. This moving docu-portrait of former NFL player Steve Gleason’s battle with motor neurone disease is as much heartrending home video as it is awareness-raiser.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Viewing the heightened emotion and drama of adolescence with an unjudgemental eye, it’s a reminder that schooldays are always the best.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sparse and intricate, it’s a study of judgement, of ‘honour’, of Emad’s own fragile masculinity; one paralleled cleverly by his role in a production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.
  17. A genre-blender imbued with style and substance. Magnetic and elusive, Stewart matches her director.
  18. Jones and Oldman are on autopilot, while Costner grizzles like a sore-headed bear. Only Gal Gadot, as Reynolds’ widow, has any cred in this utter pap.
  19. Beautiful and bold, rebellious and riotous, its sexual frankness puts E.L. James in the shade.
  20. Filled with cherry-blossom gorgeousness and sentimental homages to small-town Japanese life, it's a film of quiet, telling moments, even when big revelations surface.
  21. Even the devout, surely, will warm to Dormael's alt-gospel: one of compassion, oddball fish gags and cheerier skylines.
  22. Tense and thought-provoking in equal measure, this is first-rate – a modern-day Dr. Strangelove played out on video screens.
  23. It’s the most staggeringly detailed and impressively realised sci-fi location since James Cameron welcomed audiences to Pandora, and one of the few recent blockbusters to benefit from the 3D treatment.
  24. The 'dual roles' conceit doesn’t quite work, despite Ferguson's best efforts. But, while it struggles to find rhythm, you can't fault Sarif's ambitions.
  25. A handful of sparky leads can’t help this superhero reboot find an appropriate tone. No no, Power Rangers.
  26. Loud, ripe, violent, bloody and blackly funny, Free Fire cocks its gun right in your face. See it – and bring earplugs.
  27. Avoiding the pitfalls of prurience and sensationalism, this dreamily photographed film reveals its young subjects to be vibrant and articulate individuals.

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