For 518 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 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rita Kempley's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Lowest review score: 0 Slackers
Score distribution:
518 movie reviews
    • 8 Metascore
    • 12 Rita Kempley
    Teen Wolf Too is nothing a jar of Nair wouldn't cure.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    The scariest thing about this hokey bombast is that it got made in the first place.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    Another cheesy, overdrawn and witless "Saturday Night Live" takeoff.
    • 10 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    Puerile bluster.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    The mind will be starved for subtlety, wit and substance.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    A big, fat clunker.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    Bewildering, tediously violent.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    If you choose to see this puerile tripe, check your dignity at the door.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    We should be asking ourselves why so noble a nation would produce swill like Joe Dirt.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    The fat cats of Hollywood have coughed up a hairball.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    Size vanquishes both substance and subtlety in the overhyped, half-cocked and humorless resurrection of dear old "Godzilla."
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    The most surprising thing about the movie is that somebody bothered to make it in the first place.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    An abominable, abdominal comedy. Aside from its tastelessness and dawdling pace, the movie’s chief problem is the lackluster chemistry between leading lummoxes Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    A gooey romantic comedy that sticks to everything except its principles.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    Stinketh like the breath of a dyspeptic dragon.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    Redundant, humorless and overlong screenplay.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    A smutty, imbecilic farce.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    Not that much deep thinking went on here.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    Another tediously sanctimonious message movie from Alan Parker.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    The rare film that is capable of offending both Trent Lott and Al Sharpton.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    Chris Farley walks into walls, trips over invisible banana peels and otherwise makes a fat ass of himself in this imbecilic, slapstick adventure from the producers of "Dumb and Dumber."
    • 46 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    Ought to be the subject of an obituary, not a review. A creepy film noir modeled on Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs," it was a stinking stiff on arrival.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    Nielsen earns a few giggles with his big entrance and later on his even bigger belly, but he can't overcome the lousy material.
    • 54 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    It's a moralistic muddle with only one message: If Disney wants to make movies about Germans, it should restrict its efforts to German shepherds.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 10 Rita Kempley
    The slogging melodrama that emerged still more closely resembles the daily musings of an infatuated teenager than a well-crafted, thoughtful story. [14 Aug 1998]
    • Washington Post
    • 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

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