Dallas Observer's Scores

  • Movies
For 1,518 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Lowest review score: 0 Coyote Ugly
Score distribution:
1518 movie reviews
  1. A romantic comedy with neither humor nor sparks between the leads, Marci X attempts to lampoon gangsta rap clichés so obvious they feel ten years old -– “Malibu's Most Wanted” brought more to the table.
  2. Such a remarkable rift between its charming source material and its heinous cinematic realization that the producers may as well have skipped the hassle of securing licensing rights and simply called this mess Mike Myers: A--hole in Fur.
  3. Some fairly standard shenanigans ensue, and when the clichéd high school culture clash stuff stops, there's clichéd cop movie stuff going on.
  4. In the little war between charm and belligerence that is the real centerpiece of Lost and Found, romantic comedy takes a beating.
  5. Exactly as you may expect, this thing is good for a few cheap little laughs and no more.
  6. Wrenches paltry giggles and cheap warmth from a screenplay that makes "Son in Law" seem like Sam Shepard. But wretched Affleck is the real liability.
  7. So how bad, in the final analysis, is Gigli? The best that can be said is that it doesn't beat out "The Ladies Man" as the most abrasively awful film of the past five years, nor does it top "Battlefield Earth" for sheer misguided lunacy.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's easy to ignore these knockoff movie versions of retro TV shows, because they're almost always atrociously made. But it can be instructive to watch them because of the template they provide for culture compare-and-contrast between the old show's era and ours.
  8. Were it not for the involvement of producer Bruckheimer, who has made billions by conning millions into believing they can't live without his celluloid crack, it's doubtful Kangaroo Jack would even exist. As it stands now, the "movie" barely exists anyway.
  9. There might have been a decent comedy here if someone had remembered to insert some actual humor.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The performances of the Anglo cast are closer to catatonia than Catalonia.
  10. While not entirely successful, at least deserves points for creativity.
  11. Appears to have been made by people with nothing between their ears.
  12. Prochnow rocks; nothing else does.
  13. Aspires to be a "Beach Blanket Bingo" redux with a gangbang Grease finale, but it plays like junior high Neil LaBute filmed by an elementary school AV squad.
  14. Hang out at a frat house or sports bar, and you can hear this kind of talk for free.
  15. The first Baby Geniuses, released in 1999, was one of the most inane, humorless, ill-conceived, poorly acted comedies of the year. As difficult as it is to imagine, the sequel is even worse, earning an F.
  16. Here is the horror-action genre at its silliest and most uninspired.

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