For 72 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Justin Lowe's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 90 Mission Blue
Lowest review score: 0 The Impaler
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 72
  2. Negative: 18 out of 72
72 movie reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Lowe
    The cinematic axiom of diminishing returns appears to be catching up with Robert Rodriguez’s Machete franchise in only the second installment, as the series’ engagingly lowbrow concept gets overwhelmed by episodic plotting and uninspired, rote performances.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Lowe
    Surprisingly for a writer turned director, the most evident shortcomings with Garcia’s feature originate with the script. With barely any backstory to support them, the characters consistently appear to lack the motivations necessary for their actions.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Lowe
    Ill-advised and amateurishly executed, Ass Backwards begins with a passably funny concept and runs it into the ground within 20 minutes.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Lowe
    Cory Monteith in one of his last screen roles may be the best thing going for McCanick, a tired cop drama that recycles predictable narrative elements almost to the point of meaninglessness and then substitutes wildly improbable developments in place of actual originality.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Lowe
    Rife with rom-com cliches and jaw-droppingly idiotic situations, the story is so off-putting that its irrationality becomes almost secondary to its pointless attempts to prove that opposites really do attract -- when they’re actually not as divergent as they first appear.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Lowe
    Hank and Asha takes an unremarkable situation and renders it completely banal.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Lowe
    Nirmalakhandan attempts to pull off this whirlwind display of staggeringly dysfunctional family dynamics with a lightness of tone that’s often at odds with events in the film.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Lowe
    The reductionist plot eventually forces both the protagonists and the filmmakers into a blind shaft without a productive exit strategy.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Lowe
    The rather routine imitation of reality TV-style camera and editing techniques, along with uninspired special effects associated with Carson’s spiritual affliction, don’t attempt to break new ground but gain little by repeating familiar formulas.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Lowe
    Co-scripters and directors Dallas Hallam and Patrick Horvath never seem quite sure which horror subgenre the film should favor, as the supernatural elements demonstrate little synergy with the serial-killer procedural plotting.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Justin Lowe
    The filmmakers attempt to inject some life into their dubiously thin narrative by incorporating sequences shot at actual haunted houses that favor more elaborate shock tactics.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Justin Lowe
    Plot details turn out to be secondary to the cheap visual effects and abundant gore that Reeder frequently manages to incorporate by taking the narrative on some inexplicable and queasily violent detours. Overall, performances are just perfunctory enough to convey the concept of acting.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Justin Lowe
    Garant and Lennon’ script, with its insistence on constantly repeating the same gags, rapidly wears thin.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Justin Lowe
    The film’s uneasy mixture of melodramatic and supernatural elements quickly devolves into a frequently risible genre mashup.