For 71 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 18% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Chute's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Kung Fu Hustle
Lowest review score: 20 Jai Ho
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 71
  2. Negative: 9 out of 71
71 movie reviews
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    • 30 David Chute
    Ethnically barbed hijinks ought to ensue, but jinks of any sort are in short supply, due to drowsy pacing and a string of distracting staging mistakes that suffocate just about every gag.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 David Chute
    The slathered-on visual textures aren’t quite enough, however, to distract us from the glib, leftie posturing, the lazy writing and the drug-deep existential platitudes.
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    • 30 David Chute
    The Whoopee Cushion hijinks here are punctuated with incongruous outbursts of bloody violence.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 David Chute
    This brittle little confection from director Peyton Reed (Bring It On) may drive you up the wall -- unless you're willing to settle for great frocks, stylish production design and wicked opening credits.
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    • 30 David Chute
    Nepotism can't account for the movie's stylistic horrors. Writer-director Arjun Sablok, a TV veteran with visual ADD, has pitched the candy-colored cuteness at a frenzy that verges on hysteria.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 David Chute
    The result is a soulless piece of product, an ungainly hybrid of sketchy hand-drawn characters in blocky CGI environments, derivative at just about every level.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 David Chute
    Silly, derivative stuff.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 20 David Chute
    The only real-life situations the movie evokes vividly are the circumstances of its own production: underrehearsed actors in hastily staged scenes speaking page after page of awkward expository dialogue.
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    • 20 David Chute
    There’s nothing easier to like than a tear-jerking, action-packed melodrama that knows no shame. But a minimal amount of skill and sensitivity are required.

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