Film.com's Scores

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For 1,504 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Truman Show
Lowest review score: 0 Double Take
Score distribution:
1,504 movie reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Seems to be an exercise not unlike the phone-booth stuffing of the '50s; namely, let's see how much plot we can fit into a movie before it bursts.
  1. Full of sound and fury, signifying absolutely nothing, End of Days is the loudest and least of the year's end-of-the-world movies.
  2. Ephron is still a director whose movies veer uncomfortably between the good -- make that adequate -- "You've Got Mail", the bad "This Is My Life" and the ugly Lucky Numbers. Pity.
  3. Mangold ultimately can't displace memories of "An Angel at My Table," "Lilith," "The Snake Pit," "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" and other, stronger accounts of young women placed in mental institutions.
  4. A dud. Neither sweet nor low-down enough by half.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Lurches on for the better part of two hours with a ludicrous plot and even worse dialogue, interspersed with what look like excerpts from a music video made by some naughty Catholic-school graduates.
  5. It's very much like a porn film without the porn, and that's about as bad as it gets.
  6. It's insulting and devalues the experience of watching not just this film but all films.
  7. Drop Dead Gorgeous eventually shows that it doesn't like anybody -- in the movie or in the audience.
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  8. About an hour after you've seen it, you'll already be fuzzy on just who was screwing who, and why
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Vatel is really about production design, so if you're not absolutely passionate about 18th century table-settings, wigs and bodices, you might as well just stay at home and watch the Food Channel.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Stretched too thin, looks cheap, and can't quite go the distance.
  9. Gun Shy can't rise on wobbly legs, and its real potential is lost for good.
  10. The film isn't very good. The Million Dollar Hotel is an uneasy melding of Hollywood shtick and art-house sensibilities.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Appears to be several different movies spliced together, with unfortunate results.
  11. But as objectionable as its subject matter is, the most objectionable thing is that it's not funny.
  12. The movie is a mess.
  13. A big disappointment.
  14. Simplistic and non-controversial, and thus is virtually guaranteed commercial success.
  15. Recycled "Steel Magnolias."
  16. Utterly unnecessary sequel.
  17. Looks plain silly without an appropriate tone or sustaining context.
  18. Hopefully, the next time around, Chadha's imagination will be in the service of not just excellent casting and directing, but a script to match those other cinematic components.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The screenplay is far too obsessed with the setup, and not at all concerned with making the villains even the least bit believable or scary.
  19. An amazing compendium of dumb behavior, bad dialogue, and incoherent direction.
  20. Overpraised, intellectually soft, narratively unfocused, and thematically ambivalent.
    • Film.com
  21. Derivative, cliché-ridden and old hat.
  22. In all, this film is a major disappointment with a few powerful highlights.
    • Film.com
  23. There is no obvious reason for the film's meandering existence: it's a series of beautifully photographed postcards of Africa.
  24. It has every element necessary to be a classic, and it never comes anywhere near achieving that potential.

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