For 228 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Stephen Cole's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Every Little Step
Lowest review score: 25 Just Like Heaven
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 228
228 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    A bad-cop, worse-cop movie.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    It's a bright, busy imitation of independent moviemaking. But it's hardly an independent film. Hopefully, next time out, director Crowley, a promising storyteller, will find his own story to tell.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    Leaves us with is sporadic showers of laughs for kids under 10. That's a shame, because the film could have been a delight for everyone, if only it hadn't learned to behave.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    The Super Bowl MVP is awarded a trip to Disneyland. Maybe in the future, he should be awarded a part in an Adam Sandler movie. There is no bigger male fantasy land.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    How to Eat Fried Worms arrives just in time to placate preteen boys who resent being unable to see the frankly more adult though equally immature "Snakes on a Plane."
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    A meagre, occasionally funny affair.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    They're not much company, our Marcus and Esca. But there we are, mucking through crazy Scotland with them.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    Halfway through, everyone starts drinking heavily and the film turns into agreeably sloppy fun. (Isn't that always the way – class reunions often perk up when someone spikes the punch.)
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    If you have kids who are easily frightened, bring them to Alpha and Omega, a 3-D movie with training wheels. Kids may not like it, but they'll never fall off the ride.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    A football story that deserves a penalty flag every other play for piling on the sentiment.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    It's an action-comedy. It's in 3-D. There's a video-game tie-in. Throw in a fluorescent Slushie from the candy counter and your eight-year-old will be in heaven.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    A furious 90-minute trailer of a movie that exceeds the speed limit for action films established by Quentin Tarantino's recent "Grindhouse."
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    The humour in Accepted is maddeningly safe.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    Brian and Dom could drive from L.A. to Mexico City and back blindfolded, but would require a GPS to find the zipper of a dress. The only time they smile here is when they are alone in a garage, tinkering with their dream cars.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    Are any of his stunts funny? Yes, one scene is worthy of Borat and Mack Sennett's Keystone Kops.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    What's so distressing about Michelle Pfeiffer taking a mooning calf for a lover, though, is that it robs her of the quality that has always made her such an interesting actress.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    What the film needs more than anything is Perry's alter ego, Medea – a rampaging bowling ball who might knock all these stiff, upright characters spinning.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    If 1911 doesn't impress as historical spectacle, neither does it rank high as a Jackie Chan film.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    More than anything, the film lacks a rapport with its audience.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    Once Bullock's character clears her head at the top of the thrill ride, Premonition becomes inescapably dull because it is her mental health, not her purposefully dull husband's fate, that interested us.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    Barrymore's charm helps make Beverly Hills Chihuahua a congenial family outing.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    Fails to ever come alive as a human comedy in the manner of the best mockumentaries.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    Still, what makes Sly's new film fascinating is that, 35 years after he created and starred in the ultimate little-boy fantasy, "Rocky," Stallone remains such a guileless, big-dreaming innocent.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    Best when Fraser is on screen. Ian McKellen, who starred with Fraser in "Gods and Monsters," called him the most natural actor he'd worked with, marvelling at Fraser's ability to disappear into roles.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    Though elegantly staged, Silk is badly written and indifferently cast.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    A convincing, reasonably co-ordinated action movie. Nothing special, but lovers of the genre will enjoy the workouts, especially if they bring night-vision glasses.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    Today, the 1985 novel is the No. 1-selling paperback in North America. Sadly, the movie is a bonfire where the novel was a blaze of fireworks.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    The film has enough laughs to stock a 90-minute entertainment. Unfortunately it throws out enough material to fill five comedies. And most of the jokes die in silence, throwing off a flop-sweat tsunami that carries away Short's best work.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    Has a provocative, ticklish premise – five North England Muslims become suicide bombers, but can't decide who or what to take with them.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Stephen Cole
    Frozen would get props for a novel plot, except that its storyline appears to be ski-lifted from the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" episode where Larry is stuck on a chairlift with an Orthodox Jewish woman who is terrified of being seen with a man after sunset.

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