's Scores

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For 1,497 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Before Midnight
Lowest review score: 0 Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000
Score distribution:
1,497 movie reviews
  1. Shaft is a decent popcorn movie and Jackson rises to the responsibility of appearing bigger than life.
  2. It has to be noted that the use of music in this film is the worse in recent memory: maudlin, syrupy, and overwrought.
  3. Enough pep in this picture to make it rise above teen-movie expectations.
  4. A skim-milk version of a yuppie romance.
  5. This director's (Winterbottom) reach is impressive, but this time it doesn't quite grasp.
  6. Hamstrung by a script that is too often smug, obvious and self-important.
  7. The story of Groove... provides an ingratiating road map to a cultural phenomenon. Just make sure you drink lots of water while you're there.
  8. Stripped of the pretension of the overrated "Trainspotting," but it's also void of the earlier film's ambition or glimmers of real cultural insight.
  9. As he explains the male-male relationships and the absence of stigma or judgment, the film soars.
  10. (Smith) seems out of his depth in this talky, rambling religious satire.
  11. Coy, cutesy, sentimental, and shamelessly manipulative.
  12. It can be treacly -- but in a crude way, it makes its point.
  13. Too long, too predictable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Given the enormous praise, the film falls short.
  14. Leaves almost no impression at all.
  15. The ride in this road movie isn't always as smooth as it could be, but even the bumps have some charm.
  16. A sweet, if slender, surprise.
  17. Disappointingly dumb.
  18. Like the melancholy remininces of an old relative who lived through an exciting, even harrowing time, but no longer possesses the mental faculties to really flesh out the tale they're spinning.
  19. Does a lot of little stuff right, and it sparkles at times.
  20. The lack of chemistry between he (Yun-Fat) and Foster is truly striking: so much so, in fact, that the strain of trying to manufacture some keeps her looking on the verge of outright illness throughout.
  21. As executive producer of the film, he (Freeman) clearly sees something in Alex Cross, a man much more interesting than the cheesy plot surrounding him.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There's nothing terribly wrong with the movie, but nothing terribly right about it either.
  22. Crudup tends to take average parts in standard genre films and turn them into something special.
  23. The result is fantasy that wafts away.
  24. Wrought with pretension -- and a blind eye to its own exploitation.
  25. It may be possible that people who never go to the movies will stumble across Blow Dry and find it a charming way to spend an hour and a half, but the rest of us will have the ending written in our heads by the end of the first five minutes.
  26. While Bounce may mark a sophomore slump for Roos, it's hardly the worst date movie out there.
  27. The scene doesn't amount to much more than a logical extension of its lightweight premise.
  28. A too-familiar road.

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