Chicago Tribune's Scores

For 4,475 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 3.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony
Lowest review score: 0 Did You Hear About the Morgans?
Score distribution:
4,475 movie reviews
  1. A bad, bad movie...It's loud and dumb and it wastes a good cast on a ludicrous script.
  2. 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.
  3. Wedding Date is neither good art, good entertainment nor even good trash.
  4. It's all neat and sweet and one-dimensional, more the moral to a story than a story.
  5. Even with a new leading man and a more family-friendly rating, some things never change: The Mask still stars Industrial Light & Magic.
  6. The film may be bad-and mad-but it's not predictable.
  7. Cheerful but mind-numbing.
  8. An exhausting, predictable, even maddening moviegoing experience.
  9. A poor man's "When Harry Met Sally."
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. The movie suffers from a devastating flaw for a comedy: It isn't very funny.
  13. There's really just not a lot here. I'm sure Racer's story will entertain the very wee ones -- but so do keys.
  14. Yes
    This is the kind of movie that nice people call ambitious. Let's just leave it at that.
  15. Not funny because it's not true.
  16. This is "Fight Club" without the irony or the metaphysical gaming.
  17. A huge waste of talent (Witherspoon's) and time (ours), a supernatural romantic comedy that is neither romantic, comedic, super or natural.
  18. Felitta and Reiser mean nothing but well with this project, but too many lines sound fraudulent, and Reiser, it must be said, is a hopeless ham in the reaction shot department.
  19. G
    Cherot shot G on a tight schedule, but instead of this age-old indie predicament generating a certain scrappy passion, the film just looks cheap.
  20. A contemporary teen summer romance with a modern sexual twist--though in many ways, it's just the same old malarkey.
  21. In the end, Protocols of Zion is all context--a bit here about Father Coughlin, a minute there about the Holocaust, a stint with "The Passion" and a brief shot of Levin watching the beheading of Daniel Pearl--no soul.
  22. Well, it's pretty bad, a long way from the dash and satisfactions of the earlier picture.
  23. Gere and Binoche are both terribly miscast--one far too charismatic, the other far too dowdy, which is something for Juliette Binoche. And the spelling bees? Dull. Dreary.
  24. I won't pretend there aren't moments of sweetness here--there are, aplenty. But the promise of true emotion goes bust with bad acting, cheap writing and false sentiment.
  25. The Producers on screen, as a musical, does not work. It is not very funny. It doesn't look right. It's depressing.
  26. A childish and visually repetitive movie, ham-fisted, proselytizing and overtly simplified.
  27. The Navy will no doubt like what it sees, yet a project such as this should impart some sense of the times we live in.
  28. I guess there's something progressive going on when a lesbian love story gets to be just as dreadful and tacky as most straight ones.
  29. Final Destination 3 is a gorefest that should either slake your worst appetites or drive you to the exits.

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