Charles Taylor

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For 372 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 34% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 64% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Charles Taylor's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 The General
Lowest review score: 0 Hannibal
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 97 out of 372
372 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    If Bond long ago became part of your fantasy life or your pop iconography, then the anticipation of a good Bond movie would probably survive even if The World Is Not Enough were worse than it is.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    The new black movies make those of us sitting in the theater watching feel as if we actually count for something. That good feeling can carry you through this movie's silly and dull patches.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Wants to be a dizzy, precarious thrill ride. Glenn provides the only gravity that doesn't seem dull, literal and earthbound.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    Put Bruce Willis and this bewildering World War II movie in front of the firing line.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Just a bad movie, with more bits of good acting and flashes of director's invention than you get in most bad movies.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    One of those movies that you continue to pull for even after it becomes clear that it isn't very good.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Charles Taylor
    This cookie-cutter spy thriller depends on the chemistry between Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock. Um, wait, there isn't any.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 10 Charles Taylor
    Sandler deserves to be damned to the pits of hell for this witless masturbatory comedy.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Charles Taylor
    Stallone returns in a gangster remake that wears itself (and the audience) out trying to be cutting-edge stylish.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    What keeps the movie going, besides Softley's intelligent direction and Mathieson's inventive cinematography, is the actors' duet between Spacey and Bridges.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    Surely one of the canniest and most accurate films about American working-class life ever.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    Winds up a lot closer to the movies it's taking off from than it cares to admit: cheap, unimaginative and predictable. It's the horror movie equivalent of one of those "Saturday Night Live" sketches that drags on interminably, though nobody in it seems to have any idea of just what the joke is.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    Director Michael Apted does a smooth, competent job, but like almost all his work, Enigma lacks excitement and a vivid personality.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    A delight from top to bottom, packed with romance, adventure, beautifully executed swordplay and a sumptuous period look.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Charles Taylor
    Lean, fast and undeniably entertaining.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    A little more flair and polish could have made Girlfight a terrific movie instead of just the decent one it is.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Charles Taylor
    The whole movie is overbright, overloud, antic, telling us the characters and animals are endearing rather than allowing them to reveal themselves as such.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    Ali
    Will Smith flies like a butterfly, but what director Michael Mann does to the greatest fighter of all time just stings.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    Even the most spectacular things Woo unleashes here feel strangely impersonal.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Charles Taylor
    Unexpected late-summer treat.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    One of those rare literary adaptations that finds its fidelity in freedom, that stands as both a fitting version of its source material and as its own creation.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Charles Taylor
    A sustained piece of showboating mythmaking, and something of a snow job.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    Suffers from PBS syndrome, but Dame Judi Dench cures with a moving portrayal of life with Alzheimer's.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    It's that sense of ardor that's missing from Ben Chaplin's performance in Birthday Girl.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 90 Charles Taylor
    A giddy madcap classic, one of the wildest and funniest American comedies in years.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    The bitterness of her new comedy, Loser, comes as a shock. It's not a mean-spirited movie.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    Amusing, ultra-deadpan entertainment. The director was lucky enough to have a cast who were in on the joke and tuned in to his wavelength.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Charles Taylor
    Kevin Smith's comic-religious fantasy turns out to be the sweetest hot-potato movie imaginable.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Charles Taylor
    High Crimes does offer good, often sharp and funny work from its two stars. But you can't fake excitement, and it's a lousy feeling to know that the best commercial movie I can point you to right now is this shallow, self-erasing nonsense.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Taylor
    I don't know when a bad movie has made me laugh as much as this one. Most of the gags are vintage silliness: foreign double talk, characters donning funny costumes, well-timed profanities.

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