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 15.8 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 Jason X
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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    Whether you care if they find them (terrorists) or not may depend on how much you've been able to withstand Bad Company's sensory overload of firefights, vehicular mayhem, techno-cool swagger and enough bumptious contrivances to fill several seasons of daffy prime-time soaps.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    It's a pastiche of pulpy elements culled from all the "Dirty Harry" movies you can think of.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    (Lawrence) has every right to be proud of carrying this rickety film on his stooped shoulders.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Gene Seymour
    A dismal pastiche of threadbare plot devices and not-so-comic interludes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Gene Seymour
    Low comedy doesn't get any lower than Love Stinks.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Gene Seymour
    Shows less human dimension than the new Wallace and Gromit movie.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Gene Seymour
    Lays thick, goopy layers of uplift on what should be lighter on the heart and stomach.
    • 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.
    • 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
    When the outtakes at the end don't make you laugh, what does that tell you about the movie that preceded them?
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Gene Seymour
    A knucklehead operation, all glands and attitude with no heart or brains.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Gene Seymour
    But what little humor there is in the movie becomes subservient to the grisly violence, gratuitous cruelty and ugly car chases.
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 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.
    • 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.

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