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 15.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Gene Seymour's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 44
Highest review score: 100 Fleeing by Night
Lowest review score: 10 Freddy Got Fingered
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 98
  2. Negative: 29 out of 98
98 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 20 Gene Seymour
    So how then do you duplicate a magic aura from 30 years ago? You don't.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Gene Seymour
    Stay as far away from Just My Luck as you can.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 10 Gene Seymour
    Skip it. Just fill in the blanks and you too can brew the same bland, goopy mixture, right down to such clunker lines as "There is a Santa Claus, Ma. He just doesn't come to Brooklyn anymore."
    • 25 Metascore
    • 10 Gene Seymour
    Like a dinner-theater version of the "Alien" movies without the good grooming.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 10 Gene Seymour
    Struggles awkwardly to bring a twist or two to its hoary class-conscious story line, aiming for a subtlety in character development that's smothered by excessive kitsch and kink.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 10 Gene Seymour
    An unintentional parody of every teen movie made in the last five years. Which can be the only rational explanation for making such a mess all over the screen.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 10 Gene Seymour
    Even the movie finds itself asking when it'll end. Not soon enough.