The Globe and Mail (Toronto)'s Scores

For 6,021 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Advanced Style
Lowest review score: 0 Daddy Day Camp
Score distribution:
6021 movie reviews
  1. Where’s My Roy Cohn? is brash and relentless, much like the man himself. We won’t need to wait for a sequel. Because of the ascension of Cohn’s most eagerly unscrupulous student, we’re watching Part II unfold as we speak.
  2. Joker reveals itself as very expensive cosplay: effective at first glance, but at its seams superficial, disposable and dishonest.
  3. Both shocking and beautiful, the film impresses itself on the viewer with the awesome scale of the imagery – and with the urgency behind it. We have entered an epoch in which human activity is shaping the planet more than any natural force. Anthropocene bears witness that something’s got to give.
  4. Monos sinks you into its mud until the dirt stuffs your mouth. You won’t be able to breathe – but you’ll be thanking Landes for the cinematic suffocation all the same.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Zeroville features a lot of fancy cuts, freeze frames and buried imagery because it is, well, about a film editor. It will either make you feel like you’re having an anxiety attack after overindulging at our country’s legalized cannabis buffet or you can roll with it. Either way, please hydrate.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Thanks to Iseman and Kwiatkowski’s heartwarming chemistry, Collins’ sharp dialogue and Vuckovic’s pointed direction, you find yourself running in step with two young women who are smart, interesting, brave and brilliantly capable. And that makes confronting the realities of their mission a little less terrifying.
  5. Are the creators and lead actors of the quirky indie comedy Before You Know It all women? Three words: lighthearted menstruation humour.
  6. With a plot focus on the exotic, ever-more anachronistic Edwardian manners and mores occasioned by royal protocol, it’s like a crossover episode with "The Crown."
  7. The new film is easily’s Gray’s most ambitious, bare-your-soul work, and one of the finest films of the year, too.
  8. The latest film from sports documentarian Gabe Polsky (In Search of Greatness, Red Army) is a doozy.
  9. The Moneychanger has fun on its road to a predictable ending. You won’t feel cheated, but you might think you overpaid.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As much about deception as it is the fear of being forsaken, White Lie unfurls to become an unexpected empathy inquest.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    This is clearly a film that favours concept over narrative expansion, and it suffers for this.
  10. This is a fascinating, informative, and reflective swan song that gives Varda the final word, and some of the due she’s been owed her entire career, as one of the most influential feminist filmmakers.
  11. Perhaps the bravest thing here is Banderas’ reserved performance: Selfish, hypochondriacal and sadly cocooned, his fictional film director is not a flattering portrait of an aging auteur.
  12. The culminative effect of the cinematography is inconclusive as the character remains trapped in grief.
  13. Cleverly structured and popping with realistic dialogue, The Climb is a bromance comedy of uncommonly high aspirations.
  14. An exhilarating and furious indictment of class struggle, Parasite might be the masterpiece South Korea's Bong Joon-ho has been working toward his entire career.
  15. Sharply subverting the male gaze at every turn, Sciamma has created an unforgettable treatise on thwarted desire. It is so very easy to label a film incendiary, but Portrait of a Lady on Fire deserves the scalding honour. It will ignite every flame you might have.
  16. While not a remotely pleasant viewing experience, the sensation of watching Pattinson and Dafoe drive each other to the brink is difficult to shake off.
  17. The whistling was originally developed to more conveniently communicate across great distances and that gives Porumboiu the perfect excuse to repeatedly frame the assorted players dwarfed by vast cityscapes and spectacular nature vistas.
  18. There is simply no one else today experimenting with form and character, and succeeding on both fronts, like Radwanski.
  19. The restaurant story is wonderfully taut, with Egoyan in full control of his always extravagant imagery.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This is one of those solo turns where the star performance matters more than the story, and Renee Zellweger, playing the legendary singer Judy Garland in her sad last months – broke, anxious, drunk, rueful, but still in it – gives it everything she’s got.
  20. Clifton Hill becomes just as thrilling and disturbing as its titular strip of haunted houses and fading-fast motels.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    They’re coming of age amidst violence and imperialism, but the film’s heart lies in the wide-eyed wonder of adolescence, so compellingly depicted by the first-time actors.
  21. Part siege movie, part rural drama, part gore-soaked freak-out, Bacurau is the one instance where it’s the destination, not the journey, that matters.
  22. This is hilarious, heartbreaking cinema – a work that will make you burst out laughing one moment, and leave you tearing your hair out the next.
  23. Crowley knows his way from adaptations thanks to 2015′s Brooklyn, but as this 149-minute mess proves, The Goldfinch should have never flown away from its literary perch.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s a blockbuster movie with a shiny veneer for sure, but it also gives its story the benefit of the doubt with care in its development that seems to be missing from several recently released women-led movies looking to cash in on vague overtures to female solidarity.

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