Clifford Terry

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For 13 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 62% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Clifford Terry's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 88 Enchanted April
Lowest review score: 25 Memoirs of an Invisible Man
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
13 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Clifford Terry
    FX 2 is entertaining enough, but lacks the zip and wit of the original.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Clifford Terry
    Throughout the film, cinematographer Arthur Jafa brings in lovely, imaginative photography, showing a remarkable eye for light and composition, while Dash provides crisp, sensitive direction in putting together a moving work about a simple but proud people immersed in a distinct culture and ritual as they try to "touch their own spirits."
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Clifford Terry
    The steady Costner gives a competent enough performance this time out as he dances with foxes, or at least one, while Grammy winner Houston is quite impressive in her feature debut, displaying both hot and cool emotion as well as performing six new songs...Unfortunately, she is assigned to handle lines like, "You're a hard one to figure out, Frank Farmer," and "I've never felt this safe before." Unfortunately, too, the romance gets in the way of the thriller, and when the two principals finally take to their bed, so does the movie. [25 Nov 1992, p.C2]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Clifford Terry
    Despite the superficial Hitchcock trappings, from the Bay Area locales to trains and high places, the comedy thriller is neither particularly comic nor particularly thrilling, and after this outing, director Carpenter (Halloween, Starman) may wish to stay out of sight as well. [28 Feb 1992, p.B]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Clifford Terry
    Slow-paced and repetitive, Needful Things is overlong and overwrought, and the whole thing should be promptly exorcised. [27 Aug 1993, p.A]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Clifford Terry
    The Addams Family doesn't deliver. After a while the ghoulish one-liners and macabre sight gags grow repetitive - the sadistic/masochistic interplay between Morticia and Gomez particularly grows weary - as too much of the humor comes off like unbridled Late Mel Brooks. [22 Nov 1991, p.B]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Clifford Terry
    The best-sport award, though, goes to Palance, who turns in a delicious self-parody. [7 June 1991, p.D-2]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Clifford Terry
    Extracting a meat-and-potato slickness from the screenplay by James Toback (a sucker for facile laughs), director Barry Levinson (Rain Man) provides a good chunk of entertainment if not much creative risk. Fast-paced in its first half, Bugsy eventually slips into a stall, especially in the clumsy scenes where the protagonist tries to handle domesticity with his long- suffering family.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Clifford Terry
    Director Ardolino and his unnamed colleagues should be given a couple of swift raps across the palm with a ruler.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Clifford Terry
    It should be obvious to anyone at this point in time that Kid is getting a little long in the tooth. As Miyagi might say: Those who keep milking same idea . . . end up killing cash cow.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Clifford Terry
    Buoyed by Rex Maidment's fine, lush photography - it was shot around Portofino - and uniformly superb performances, Enchanted April is a wonderfully lovely, sweet, bright (and sometimes funnny) BBC film that is uplifting without being sappy. [7 Aug 1992, p.L]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Clifford Terry
    A crackling, intelligent thriller.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Clifford Terry
    Like a relentlessly charismatic political candidate offering the moon, stars and a viable health-care plan, Bob Roberts promises much but ultimately fails to deliver.

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