For 98 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 15.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Gene Seymour's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 44
Highest review score: 100 Fleeing by Night
Lowest review score: 10 Just My Luck
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 98
  2. Negative: 29 out of 98
98 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    Righteous Kill's script is credited to "Inside Man's" Russell Gewirtz, and you wonder how the sleek, nuanced flow of that earlier movie evaded this one.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    For all its familiar conventions and hoary improbabilities, Double Jeopardy is a relatively efficient model of its kind.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    There are enough grace notes and gentle surprises strewn along this well-trod path to make Just Looking just good enough to justify Alexander's career move.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    It's no use expecting Return to Never Land to match, much less exceed, Disney's 1953 version of "Peter Pan," which by itself isn't quite in the uppermost tier of the studio's full-length cartoons.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    A hostage drama, cliches intact, is what we get.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    Griffiths' Pam holds your attention without any gratuitous mannerisms or broad asides. It's a sleek, rangy performance that all but redeems the hackneyed familiarity of the premise.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    It looks as if no one bothered to deliver more than the minimum requirement of magic or artistry.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    There's something plodding and uncomfortably strident about Little Animals that keeps the audience from sharing, much less understanding, Bobby's enchantment.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    After a while, the only way for a reasonably intelligent person to get through The Country Bears is to ponder how a whole segment of pop-music history has been allowed to get wet, fuzzy and sticky.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    As long as you keep thinking of "Babe," you can't help thinking that there's no excuse for movies like Good Boy! to merely push the usual buttons, deploy the usual poop jokes and carry out the usual sight gags.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    The cause is just. But there's something off-kilter about the mix. Maybe it's because the animation retains its TV flatness while the story's texture is gratuitously bulked up.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    Manages to sustain a sweet, funny groove for, say, 65 of its 85 minutes.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    The hard-sell comic delivery one expects from contemporary date movies is pleasantly tempered here.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    Kattan and Ferrell do their best to fill out the shallow Butabis.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    The noir atmosphere doesn't quite smother the dialogue's cheesy smell.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    The movie, with all its brashness and crassness, can still claim noble motives in encouraging insecure young people to seek the pop diva buried deep within.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    All told, this is going to make passable television. Eventually.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    If I were 6, I could enjoy Rebound without thinking about all the better movies made from its concept.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    Reunion is an awkward compound of paradoxical tones and ideas... But one shouldn't underestimate Perry's ability to make such contradictions work and get away with the most wretched excess.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    To her credit, Jovovich carries out her action-hero duties with swagger and conviction that never get out of control. Clearly, she's expecting a franchise out of this.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    From the beginning to its very end, The Benchwarmers seems to be struggling to justify its own existence.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    At times, the narrative thread slips the movie's grasp and there are flat spots in which characters just scream and thrash. Given what its ending aims for (don't ask), such interludes feel flabby and gratuitous even with Sutherland and Spacek providing gravitas to the ghoulishness.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    You'll be goaded throughout The Comebacks to think of "Bend It Like Beckham," "Remember the Titans," "Rudy," "Hoosiers," "Field of Dreams" and their ilk. What you also think about is how much this stuff worked better in "Airplane!" or "Blazing Saddles."
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    As over-the-top as Raven-Symoné and Lawrence are, the most live-action cartoon characters in College Road Trip are the father-daughter tandem of Doug (Donny Osmond) and Wendy (Molly Ephraim), whose nitro-powered perkiness pass the point of grating and move into a perversely antic state of grace.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    There's more than a little Oedipal melodrama tossed into the mix. But the movie rarely gets as sappy or as contrived as one keeps expecting.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    Drains the original story of its satire and juices up its shtick, schmaltz and special effects.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    There probably isn't another actress anywhere who could make that corny self-advertisement work. And there definitely isn't another actress who could make such an overbearing heroine worth watching for an hour and a half.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    Documents accurately the capacity of pop culture to make mongrels of its consumers. But it doesn't quite know (or want to know) what to make of it.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    It's a pastiche of pulpy elements culled from all the "Dirty Harry" movies you can think of.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    The droll cast--especially Ferrer, who's exquisite as a tough-talking dunce--deserved something more fully realized than this.