's Scores

  • Movies
For 1,478 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 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Lore
Lowest review score: 0 Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000
Score distribution:
1,478 movie reviews
  1. Utterly lacks the spark that makes caper movies fun.
  2. Crass and depressing drama.
  3. The script is a minefield of ideas that need more work.
  4. Compared to such current television shows as ''Sex and the City" and ''Action," this menage-a-trois tale seems downright tame.
  5. Hamlet, like its title character, is a mopey, dopey thing that you just want to scream at: Do something!
  6. This mild but amusing comedy wasn't written by Levinson, and the accents may be different, but the feel is similar.
  7. Soderbergh and [screenwriter] Frank like these sidekicks so much that they overwhelm the leads — a fairly easy task, since Lopez has all the police presence of a Revlon ad, while Clooney again tries to skate by on his good looks and smirking charm.
  8. A mostly mundane single-father drama.
  9. Its ultimate merits may be few, but if nothing else, it stands on its own sweaty terms.
  10. At the end of the day, it’s a sure-handed sequel, but not a terribly thrilling one.
  11. Emperor may not be the most dazzling of history lessons, but it never treats the past as a dusty, deserted place.
  12. Actions do have their consequences, though, and Weitz doesn’t try to end things too tidily for their own good. Were only that he had succeeded in committing to one of those films over the other, then Admission might have been this year’s “Liberal Arts” rather than this year’s “Smart People.”
  13. The Company You Keep at least manages to maintain an audience’s interest for a solid 80 percent of the film. The ending is a slight flop, which keeps the film from an overall recommendation, and in the stark light of day, it seems fairly evident not everything adds up.
  14. As a movie, quite frankly, it stinks. As an “entertainment object,” it will no doubt find its boosters.
  15. There’s no way to overstate the gorgeous look of this film, but the mannered dialogue and deliberateness of pace becomes less of an homage to Asian revenge films than a parody.
  16. Given Garant and Lennon’s background on “The State” and “Reno 911,” their scattershot approach as filmmakers isn’t especially surprising; for every oddly specific Shakespeare reference or detour to the local po-boy joint, there’s an ongoing parade of puke and an awful rubber suit with which to contend.
  17. It’s half of a good movie, and another half that no one asked for or wanted.
  18. Co-writers and stars June Diane Raphael (“Whitney,” “New Girl”) and Casey Wilson (“Happy Endings”) are genuine and true comic performers. Even though the story stunk, the set pieces were uninspired and the direction was downright wretched, when these two are “on” and doing schtick, they are absolutely fresh and hilarious.
  19. There are tones of 1970s shaggy realism that are interrupted by moments of character-driven shtick. The wistful scenes aren’t rich enough to engross you and the comedy isn’t clever enough to make a difference.
  20. For every poignant moment there’s a gaudy dream sequence, wretched internal monologue, ham-fisted zoom or an exchange of dialogue sorely lacking nuance.
  21. Schreiber saves it to an extent with some unusual performance choices, but when you compare this ending to the emotional supernova of Danny Boyle’s “Sunshine” it comes way short.
  22. Then Bill Nighy shows up and is awesome and punches you in the heart. It ultimately feels like a cheat, and while there won’t be a dry eye in the house, it won’t be earned.
  23. An embarrassing gut-punch of unfiltered schmaltz, but its sympathy for the devil-style humanism is well-meaning.
  24. A film that strives to make you think, and even tug at your heart. But the central foundation of the entire enterprise is so shaky that the walls and plaster are falling down all around you, even as you’re trying to make sense of it all.
  25. Out of the Furnace is no disaster, but it doesn’t achieve what it hopes to achieve, and it has no one to blame but itself.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    More aggravating than endearing, although there’s an interesting idea buried beneath all the cutesy plot details.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A strange combination of mental exhaustion and boredom.
  26. Hateship, Loveship suffers due to its dedication to an oddly unsettling type of earnestness.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Suffers from a script that places dramatic emphasis in all the wrong places.
  27. What's unfortunate is that Toothless is starring in a toothless story.

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