For 173 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 34% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 62% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 14.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Paul Malcolm's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 48
Highest review score: 90 Scream
Lowest review score: 0 Rollerball
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 173
  2. Negative: 53 out of 173
173 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Paul Malcolm
    It's amazing that anyone still thinks this kind of shit can fly.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Paul Malcolm
    He (Berlanti) shoots for bland entertainment and scores.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Paul Malcolm
    Its tone is as disjointed as if this were a first effort.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Paul Malcolm
    At times, both swans and humans appear oddly out of sync with their flat backgrounds, while the film's few musical flights of fancy never achieve visual liftoff.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Paul Malcolm
    Seems stuck in reverse.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Paul Malcolm
    Lamely engineered and thoroughly exploited tragedy.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Paul Malcolm
    Callahan's feature debut is a one-way ticket to Palookaville.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Paul Malcolm
    Achieves a level of hypocrisy astounding less for its brazenness than for its sheer stupidity.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Paul Malcolm
    Even when the film does strike some genuinely heart-tugging notes, they’re invariably shattered by such ham-fisted lines as “You really are blind.” At times, it’s enough to make you wish you were deaf.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Paul Malcolm
    The editing looks like it was done in a blender, and the images of death and grief are so genre-primal that the Pangs hardly bother with dialogue.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Paul Malcolm
    Thai director Kaos (a.k.a. Wych Kaosayananda), making his inauspicious Hollywood debut, still can't breathe any life into it. You'll just want to get back to your Game Boy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Paul Malcolm
    A soulless affair.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Paul Malcolm
    If only they had the courage of their crassness.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Paul Malcolm
    It's supposed to be post-feminist breezy but ends up as tedious as the chatter of parrots raised on Oprah.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Paul Malcolm
    If, as it appears, Rosenthal is competing with the knife-wielding Myers for the title of biggest hack, he wins by unanimous decision.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Paul Malcolm
    Despite the film's aspirations to soul healing, its uplift remains mechanical, like an escalator's.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Paul Malcolm
    Consistently undermined by a script that swings between the duller side of quirky and facile sentiment.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Paul Malcolm
    Director Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers, Club Dread) does a fine job with the car jumps. Just try to wake up whenever you hear "Yee-haw."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Paul Malcolm
    Unfortunately, none of the characters -- despite the film's strong cast -- ever seems worthy of the attention.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 20 Paul Malcolm
    Opens the floodgates of cartoonish villainy and pitiful sentiment.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Paul Malcolm
    Comes off as a desperate attempt to breathe life into dull proceedings.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Paul Malcolm
    Screams straight-to-video.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 20 Paul Malcolm
    Wears its lack of originality in a crowded slasher marketplace like a red badge of desperation.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Paul Malcolm
    Hyams ("End of Days," "Timecop"), who is his own cinematographer, has no idea how to shoot or compose Xiong's wired choreography.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 20 Paul Malcolm
    A hodgepodge of psychosexual horror gimmicks, from the virginal psychic artist to the impotent psychotic actor.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Paul Malcolm
    An ostensible action-comedy that can't seem to get either side of its genre equation right.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Paul Malcolm
    If you're above the target age of 5, Thomas may coax you into a naplike stupor.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Paul Malcolm
    (Lawrence)'s not just unfunny, he's coarsely anti-funny. The film just lurches from one dull skit to the next without bite or much of a point.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 20 Paul Malcolm
    It is, however, Tortilla Soup's cultural transposition that feels most phony. Where Lee brings depth and subtle observation to his middle-class ensemble piece, Ripoll has simply added a thin Latino glaze.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Paul Malcolm
    Why Crop Circles now, if not to ride the hype of M. Night Shyamalan's "Signs" to some quick cash? The movie’s rambling, slapdash, repetitious nature suggests as much.

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