For 490 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steve Persall's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 The Sessions
Lowest review score: 0 For a Good Time, Call...
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 50 out of 490
490 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 16 Steve Persall
    Niccol fashioned an uninspired and downright dull sci-fi gimmick and doesn't even explain how it happened.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 16 Steve Persall
    Most annoying is John Carter's scarcity of action. This much buck should buy more bang.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 0 Steve Persall
    The Last Airbender makes the cartoon version with its ratchet-jawed characters and clunky animation seem like a Pixar classic.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 0 Steve Persall
    I'm Still Here is amateurishly shot and edited, as if ineptness equaled some higher level of veracity. Ironically, it's the only Joaquin Phoenix movie anyone has cared about in years.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 0 Steve Persall
    A comedy abomination, tasteless and useless to a stunning degree, with storied actors smugly collecting paychecks for sullying their careers.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Steve Persall
    It's all megalomaniacal junk from Snyder, but that isn't his most offensive move.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 0 Steve Persall
    The Change-Up is the "Human Centipede" of gag-me comedies.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 0 Steve Persall
    This messy mix of sci-fi horror and post-Superbad raunchiness didn't make me laugh once. Not a single snicker, chortle or smile.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 0 Steve Persall
    Save the money you might spend for a ticket to see For a Good Time, Call... and just read a dive bar's restroom wall for free. That's the sub-level of comedy here, with a litany of crude sexual euphemisms and phallic images passed off as jokes.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 0 Steve Persall
    End of Watch is a repellent movie, first for its shaky-cam conceit rendering much of the action incomprehensible, and finally for seeking to entertain viewers through the thuggish execution of a police officer.