Chicago Tribune's Scores

For 4,487 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Silent Light
Lowest review score: 0 Sucker Punch
Score distribution:
4,487 movie reviews
  1. It's a glossy, well-mounted, slickly done but almost stuporously predictable affair, both formula-bound and utterly illogical.
  2. John Waters is back with this awfully bawdy, never sexy, rarely funny, actually boring, one-note sex comedy.
  3. A well-intentioned, ill-conceived blip of a movie that just happens to star two of the most esteemed actors of our time--Michael Caine and Christopher Walken.
  4. Phony, disingenuous family entertainment, suffocated by its green bean casserole approach to Middle America, spineless cardboard characters and paper-thin plot "twists."
  5. This clunky remake can't rise from the ashes, nor would you want it to.
  6. Fairly well done but deadly dull futuristic thriller.
  7. The sequel is about nothing more profound than an awkward teenager's desire for a really cute boyfriend. [12 March 1999, Friday, p.N]
    • Chicago Tribune
  8. In making a movie that preaches love for odd ducks, Schumacher has turned Flawless into the oddest duck of all.
    • Chicago Tribune
  9. A flabbergasting waste of time and talent.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Degenerates into a slow-moving game of connect-the-gross-outs.
  10. Sluggish and preposterous, full of violence and cliches.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Almost comes as a breath of fresh air. Too bad it's so foul.
  11. A bad, bad movie...It's loud and dumb and it wastes a good cast on a ludicrous script.
  12. In White Noise, Hollywood and Michael Keaton try to make a decent thriller out of ghosts in the machine but come up with lousy reception and static.
  13. Wedding Date is neither good art, good entertainment nor even good trash.
  14. It's all neat and sweet and one-dimensional, more the moral to a story than a story.
  15. Even with a new leading man and a more family-friendly rating, some things never change: The Mask still stars Industrial Light & Magic.
  16. The film may be bad-and mad-but it's not predictable.
  17. Cheerful but mind-numbing.
  18. An exhausting, predictable, even maddening moviegoing experience.
  19. A poor man's "When Harry Met Sally."
  20. What isn't scary--or exciting, amusing or fun--is XXX: State of the Union, a movie so preposterous, cliché-packed and over the top that it makes the original "XXX" seem as good as the original "State of the Union."
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    If you are at all squeamish about incest and/or prefer sex scenes without violent undertones, you should avoid this movie.
  21. Maybe if Mindel had focused more on his characters, less on the silly "noir" trickery, his film would do Garity justice. As it is, go find better work, kid.
  22. The movie suffers from a devastating flaw for a comedy: It isn't very funny.
  23. There's really just not a lot here. I'm sure Racer's story will entertain the very wee ones -- but so do keys.
  24. Yes
    This is the kind of movie that nice people call ambitious. Let's just leave it at that.
  25. Not funny because it's not true.
  26. This is "Fight Club" without the irony or the metaphysical gaming.
  27. A huge waste of talent (Witherspoon's) and time (ours), a supernatural romantic comedy that is neither romantic, comedic, super or natural.

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