For 29 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Laine Ewen's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 50
Highest review score: 75 The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Lowest review score: 0 Gigli
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 29
  2. Negative: 8 out of 29
29 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Laine Ewen
    Though Flushed Away certainly aims to please viewers of all ages, it’s the anglophiles of all ages who are going to get the most out of the film.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Laine Ewen
    The ending of Teacher's Pet, like the rest of the film, feels a bit rushed. Then again, the movie is geared toward a population with small attention spans and smaller bladders.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Laine Ewen
    Understated, quietly amusing, and steadily paced.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Laine Ewen
    The idea for the film is engaging and interesting, but the result is bland.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Laine Ewen
    Duff is a charming heroine who carries the movie cheerfully, if not gracefully--the pratfalls come early and often.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Laine Ewen
    The film, directed by "My Cousin Vinny's" Jonathan Lynn, is a fun movie which proves to be worth a look and a listen.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Laine Ewen
    Though director Irwin Winkler takes pains to accurately present Cole's life (unlike "Night and Day," the 1946 biopic starring Cary Grant), the film has its shortcomings. First of which is pushing the love story, when it's clear Linda's feelings aren't reciprocated.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Laine Ewen
    An uneven love story but a picture-perfect love letter to Italy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Laine Ewen
    It is a cute, silly romantic comedy, with little suspense and nothing particularly new to add to genre.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Laine Ewen
    It is the overwhelmingly acrid sense of humor that leaves a bad taste in one's mouth at the end of the film.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Laine Ewen
    Earle fans might see this film as a satisfying portrayal of a man they know and love, but those unfamiliar with the man and his music will likely leave the theater without much more interest in him than when the movie began.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Laine Ewen
    After a slow start, this feel-good family film is a nice postcard from the Big Apple that may benefit New York and the Museum of Natural History as much as it does 20th Century Fox.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Laine Ewen
    The film's lack of focus leaves most, if not all, of the characters just a hair less developed than they should have been; the plot holes just a bit more conspicuous than they might have been; and the ending just a touch less poignant than it could have been.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Laine Ewen
    Feels more practical than whimsical, more politically correct than sweep-you-off-your-feet romantic.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Laine Ewen
    The premise of the film is serviceable, but the execution is flawed and entirely underwhelming.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Laine Ewen
    If only the love story were a little more convincing, she might have saved the world and the movie.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Laine Ewen
    You're most likely find that Eragon is less a gem and more cubic zirconia -- nice to look at but not as preeeecioussss as its recent fantasy bretheren.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Laine Ewen
    It's really rather dull, lacking in any originality or flair that might draw attention to the cause. It's lightly comedic, lightly dramatic, lightly tragic, and, therefore, lightly entertaining.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Laine Ewen
    Television-loving children will scream for Rugrats Go Wild!, and in this case, their parents can go ahead and let them—they won't be missing much.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Laine Ewen
    Gothika deserves credit for embracing the ghost story genre so whole-heartedly, but as any ten-year-old girl can tell you, there's nothing original here to see.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Laine Ewen
    Clunky and riddled with clichés from start to finish, which is a shame because the cast is able and is led by Oscar-nominated director Mike Figgis.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Laine Ewen
    Some of the effects are squirm-worthy, if not actually frightening. Amid all the fake profundity, those moments -- you know, when the film is actually entertaining -- are rare.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Laine Ewen
    The movie falls flat at the end, unnecessarily linking all of the characters in what seems to be an attempt to show how it really is a small world after all.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Laine Ewen
    Despite its Latin flavor, there is nothing new or original about Chasing Papi's girl-power story line and ridiculously stereotypical characters. But the film's charm lies in its ability to see itself for what it is.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Laine Ewen
    While the canine is a scene stealer, the movie is a dog.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Laine Ewen
    Had the picture maintained a sense of lightheartedness, it may have better lived up to its genre. But, as is, Alex & Emma is flat, neither whimsically romantic nor consistently comedic.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Laine Ewen
    While each actor is talented in his own right, the on-screen friends' relationship is barely developed.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 38 Laine Ewen
    Lacks the heart that might otherwise have breathed life into the pointless shtick.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 0 Laine Ewen
    Uncomfortable, offensive, and boring.