For 619 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rita Kempley's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Sling Blade
Lowest review score: 0 See Spot Run
Score distribution:
619 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rita Kempley
    It's a monumental biopic that cheapens the hero's successes by glossing over the failures that surely also shaped the man.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    Blame It on Rio, ha. Rio is innocent. Let's put the blame on executive producer Gelbart along with Caine and Bologna. Unlike the starlettes they've taken in tow, these three guys are old enough to know better.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Rita Kempley
    The charismatic comedienne pulls the slipshod spy adventure Jumpin' Jack Flash out of the fire. [10 Oct 1986, p.N29]
    • Washington Post
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Rita Kempley
    And while it's intermittently engaging, the drama's flatter than a sucker's wallet.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Rita Kempley
    Ramis...does extract every last yuk from this lively clash of id and superego, this spoofy buddies' odyssey from underworld to Prozac nation.
    • 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.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    The scariest thing about this hokey bombast is that it got made in the first place.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Rita Kempley
    Fans of Gere and Roberts may not care about the movie's many implausibilities and other shortcomings because the stars do indeed sparkle like the bubbles in wedding champagne. But the rest of us will find the vintage too sweet.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Rita Kempley
    As disturbing and densely beautiful as its opening image, a lofty forest that dwarfs the gangsters as they laugh over their kill.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Rita Kempley
    A mite sluggish.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Rita Kempley
    Lillard, who played the squirrelly Stuart in "Scream," brings a mischievous sense of humor and an easygoing charm to his potentially unsympathetic character.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Rita Kempley
    A moldy teenage tear-jerker.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Rita Kempley
    A sweet but labored love story.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rita Kempley
    A sloppily structured, snoozily paced psychodrama about living in harmony with nature and all the rest of that tree-hugging hooey.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Rita Kempley
    Tired conventions, hoary themes and obvious conclusions.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Rita Kempley
    Fast Food Fast Women is "Sex and the City" in Payless shoes. An incoherent jumble of characters and situations.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Rita Kempley
    Though it's allegedly a comedy, there is nothing funny about this tasteless, shallow and mean-spirited slam.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Rita Kempley
    Forget the heavy stuff. This monkey shines.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Rita Kempley
    Primarily, it's a warm, fuzzy and funny duet between Spacey and Bridges, one that brings to mind the interplay between Spock and Kirk.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Rita Kempley
    Though a thematically ambitious and deftly acted thriller, the film is also shockingly coldblooded and not a little reactionary.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Rita Kempley
    Isn't really a movie, it's only impersonating one.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Rita Kempley
    Piddling spoof.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rita Kempley
    Shaft? Not in this splashy-but-empty remake he isn't.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Rita Kempley
    A scrappy independent film that packs the same emotional punch as "Rocky."
    • 22 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    Another cheesy, overdrawn and witless "Saturday Night Live" takeoff.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Rita Kempley
    An enchanting, staggeringly beautiful epic at sea, is poetry in motion.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Rita Kempley
    A spoofy paean to cheerfolk that has more bounce per flounce than most tales about teen queens.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Rita Kempley
    Simple fare, a feel-good movie that re-creates a time and place with gentle humor and a reminder that the Aussies have the right stuff, too.
    • 10 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    Puerile bluster.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rita Kempley
    Nicely acted, wonderfully scenic but emotionally vapid.

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