For 526 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rita Kempley's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Lowest review score: 0 Total Recall
Score distribution:
526 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Rita Kempley
    Your own final destination just might be the box office, to demand your money back.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Rita Kempley
    The characters are as thin as the air at 26,000 feet, and the story as silly as anyone willing to assault K2 in a punishing blizzard.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Rita Kempley
    Bland as a fortune cookie and as trite as the message inside.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Rita Kempley
    Promises to speed up the pacemakers of grumpy old Republicans with its ruthless indictment of the unzipped presidency.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Rita Kempley
    Piddling spoof.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 20 Rita Kempley
    Cruise is walking in the footsteps of Troy Donahue and John Travolta here. He does what comes easy. He bumps and grinds and grins till his lips ache. It's a performance with all the integrity of wax fruit. And Cocktail is mud in your eye.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 20 Rita Kempley
    A typical student film with its arty angles, bad lighting and pretentious observations.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 20 Rita Kempley
    A cynical, sexist and shallow work from cinema's premier misanthrope, Robert Altman, who here shows neither compassion for -- nor insight into -- the human condition.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Rita Kempley
    A bungled screen version of Louis de Bernieres' cult novel, Captain Corelli's Mandolin was doomed from the moment Nicolas Cage was cast as the "life-devouring," Puccini-loving hero.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 20 Rita Kempley
    Writer-director Nicole Holofcener's earnest first feature is a low-budget comedy drawn from the pages of her own dear diary. Most women have sense enough to burn theirs.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Rita Kempley
    Wyatt Earp, a bio-pic that lasts more than three hours and moves with the urgency of a grazing buffalo, lacks everything from a coherent dramatic structure to a clearly articulated point of view.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Rita Kempley
    "Star Trek V" is a shambles, a space plodessy, a snoozola of astronomic proportions. The story is uneventful, the effects warmed over from "Star Wars."
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Rita Kempley
    It's sheer piffle, a disingenuous romance with Val Kilmer and Mira Sorvino that's all sap and no sizzle.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Rita Kempley
    In short, Carrey's got nothing to bounce all that energy off of, not even a solid story line.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Rita Kempley
    As dull as the decor in a Motel 6.
    • 8 Metascore
    • 12 Rita Kempley
    Teen Wolf Too is nothing a jar of Nair wouldn't cure.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    Should never have been released, not even on video. It should have been placed in a hazardous waste container, encased in concrete and dumped into the Farrelly brothers' septic tank.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    Another tediously sanctimonious message movie from Alan Parker.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    A noisy, impenetrable and totally nonsensical cogitation on the nature of firefighters and the sizzling "animal" they love...We just wish somebody would call 911 for boredom.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    If you choose to see this puerile tripe, check your dignity at the door.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    A smutty, imbecilic farce.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    The only good thing you can say about "Rocky V" is that at least Stallone has the sense to throw in the towel.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    A big, fat clunker.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    Not that much deep thinking went on here.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    Legends of the Fall is a magnificent bore: a western saga lolling in its own immensity - its big music, its big scenery and, yes, its big hair
    • 32 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    A gooey romantic comedy that sticks to everything except its principles.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    We should be asking ourselves why so noble a nation would produce swill like Joe Dirt.
    • 10 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    Puerile bluster.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    Bewildering, tediously violent.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    It's stingy at heart. Burton, who collaborated with British screenwriter Jonathan Gems, brings nothing of "Edward Scissorhands's" magic or "Beetlejuice's" wacky fun to this sadly empty exercise. Aimlessly plotted and blandly written.

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