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 Deuces Wild
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 98
  2. Negative: 29 out of 98
98 movie reviews
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    Gallops along at a quick, easygoing clip. Grown-ups may have to scrub the sugar from their frontal lobes. But it's not about them, is it? Never was. Never will be.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    A coy, frantic attempt at screwball comedy, lightly seasoned and more than a little gummy.
    • 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.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Gene Seymour
    Every generation is entitled to its dopey, sticky junk and, deep into the winter blahs, they don't get stickier or dopier than Snow Dogs.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Gene Seymour
    Low comedy doesn't get any lower than Love Stinks.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Gene Seymour
    Goes into a tailspin after its impressive setup. Its dramatic tactics become so tangled and diffuse that, by the end, you get the feeling that everything gets tied up too hastily.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Gene Seymour
    Certainly, Malkovich's portrayal of mob lieutenant Teddy Deserve (!) and his lacquered swagger represent the only thing here that you haven't seen a hundred times before.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Gene Seymour
    Where the first "Jeepers Creepers" came across like a dark, wacky dream, the inevitable Jeepers Creepers 2 seems more like a franchise under construction.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 30 Gene Seymour
    Despite the occasional topical reference to President Bush and Sen. Clinton, this movie is, like, so eight years ago, it isn't funny.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Gene Seymour
    Only the innate sweetness of both its lead character and its base premise keeps you from wanting to slap Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo upside its mangy, empty head.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Gene Seymour
    Gadget instead ends up as another mindless, noisy thrill ride that gorges its audience on bright effects and leaves it queasy from overconsumption.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Gene Seymour
    Those 24-and-unders who are looking for their own "Caddyshack" to adopt as a generational signpost may have to keep looking.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Gene Seymour
    A dismal pastiche of threadbare plot devices and not-so-comic interludes.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Gene Seymour
    There is plenty of nasty patter and aimless jokes about hard-core sex, soft-core drugs, dog feces and flatulence to keep you occupied while you wait, in vain, for any reason to laugh out loud.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Gene Seymour
    Shows less human dimension than the new Wallace and Gromit movie.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Gene Seymour
    You'd like to think such bankruptcy of imagination means we've seen the last of these subterranean creeps. But you know they'll be back soon to collect their royalties from the gore hounds who apparently don't care how dull or warmed over the accompanying package.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Gene Seymour
    When the outtakes at the end don't make you laugh, what does that tell you about the movie that preceded them?
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Gene Seymour
    Lays thick, goopy layers of uplift on what should be lighter on the heart and stomach.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Gene Seymour
    Let's hope -- shall we? -- that the "true story" that allegedly "inspired" All the Queen's Men was a lot funnier and more deftly enacted than what's been cobbled together here.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 20 Gene Seymour
    So how then do you duplicate a magic aura from 30 years ago? You don't.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Gene Seymour
    The gags, almost all of which involve the passage of gases and liquids, move at a fast-enough clip to keep you awake throughout. For which this review expresses a sorrow as profound as the sympathy it feels for all the actors.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Gene Seymour
    A knucklehead operation, all glands and attitude with no heart or brains.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Gene Seymour
    So TV-movie-of-the-week that you wonder throughout why you can't use a remote to find a decent ballgame.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Gene Seymour
    They (Brooks and Douglas) are so out of sync with each other that they seem to be looking for different movies to take their acts, though neither makes you want to see those hypothetical films. Not even as an option to this one.

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