For 221 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mary Pols' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Wreck-It Ralph
Lowest review score: 0 Jack and Jill
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 19 out of 221
221 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Mary Pols
    Red Lights reaches for a "The Sixth Sense"-style twist and whiffs it completely.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Mary Pols
    There are gaping holes in logic throughout this sloppy, cheap-looking mess from "Disturbia" director D.J. Caruso.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Mary Pols
    It’s just a movie, with a dramatic arc that’s supposed to make all that mean stuff drift away into the ether as friendship is born, but it’s that look that hangs around like a bad smell.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Mary Pols
    What's Your Number? is not much dumber than the average romantic comedy, but there is something sad and infuriating about it.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Mary Pols
    My pregnancy lasted 41 weeks and five days, involved morning, afternoon and night sickness and culminated in 25 hours of labor capped off by an emergency C-section. Yet all that seems like a walk in the park compared with the 100 minutes I spent watching Jennifer Lopez mug her way through The Back-Up Plan.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Mary Pols
    The film skips along pleasantly, supremely confident in its own cuteness and utterly unapologetic about how shallow or contrived it might be.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Mary Pols
    The man (Sparks) is a cultural magpie, capable of borrowing from a 1991 Julia Roberts flick and M. Night Shyamalan in one fell swoop. He’ll never get an award for originality, but when it comes to rehashing formula and pleasing his audience, the man is a master.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Mary Pols
    A loose but fairly snappy remake of the 1969 charmer "Cactus Flower."
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Mary Pols
    One of those shaggy-dog stories that you keep hoping will get sharper, smarter, cooler, more worthy of its star. Buscemi may not be exactly celestial, but he still deserves better.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Mary Pols
    Technically, movies don't give off a scent, but This Means War is so smarmy that it seems to reek of cheap cologne.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Mary Pols
    I did laugh. The movie is so disgusting it is worthy of the Farrelly brothers.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Mary Pols
    If it weren't for him (Hemsworth), surely the Red Dawn remake would have gone straight to video; he's the only person worth watching in it (oh the pain of watching the wan Isabel Lucas hoist a rocket launcher).
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Mary Pols
    Where Freeman was warm but enigmatic, Perry is warm but empty.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Mary Pols
    The Hangover Part III gives off such a stench of creative decay that it hardly seems possible that even Phillips or his co-writers have any use for the movie themselves. If a movie can be self-loathing and self-destructive, it’s this one.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Mary Pols
    Was Red Riding Hood masterminded by a cadre of particularly silly 11-year-olds undergoing withdrawal from Twilight? That's the only excuse for a movie this dopey.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Mary Pols
    All this eye candy is ultimately only about as engaging as watching kids at play, which is what Sheen and Schwartzman seem to be doing. I can’t argue that this isn’t an accurate glimpse inside some man’s mind — perhaps Austin Powers?
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 Mary Pols
    A movie gaudy enough to make Dancing with the Stars seem dignified.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Mary Pols
    I'm afraid the DeNiro of "The Godfather, Part II" and "Goodfellas" has mostly faded from my mind, replaced by the DeNiro of the Fockers - a grim-faced comedian who tends to make me sad.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Mary Pols
    To get serious about Alvin for a moment, there are worse things for your kid to be into.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 Mary Pols
    More than 24 hours has passed since I watched the new Adam Sandler movie Jack and Jill and I am still dead inside. It made me feel as if comedy itself were a dirty thing.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 10 Mary Pols
    New Year's Eve may be the ugliest movie of the year, from the garish lighting to the heavy make up and bad costumes.