For 75 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Anita Gates' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 90 Botso
Lowest review score: 20 Brush with Danger
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 75
  2. Negative: 8 out of 75
75 movie reviews
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Anita Gates
    Not a shred of suspense enlivens the proceedings, and the movie's idea of humor is having a man slip and slide on a floor covered in blood.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Anita Gates
    Most of this is old news. And the filmmakers never make a coherent case, at least not to the layperson. As a result, the film, which runs about 90 minutes, seems painfully long.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 30 Anita Gates
    Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg, who wrote the screenplay, have crammed dozens of movie parodies into this deliberately juvenile spoof of romantic comedies. Mr. Seltzer, who directed, has made very few of them funny.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Anita Gates
    The script, by Chris Haddock, leaves numerous questions unanswered. It also reflects the character depth and conversational complexity of a 14-year-old’s first effort at fiction.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Anita Gates
    The script, by Mr. Greer and Helene Kvale, rolls along with lifeless, profoundly unimaginative dialogue.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Anita Gates
    Things turn loud and desperate and stay that way.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Anita Gates
    Although the characters repeatedly express their worship of “original art” in gilded frames, the script consists of singularly unoriginal dialogue.

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