's Scores

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For 1,430 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 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Almost Famous
Lowest review score: 0 A Haunted House
Score distribution:
1,430 movie reviews
  1. Rather than thrilling, the courtroom sequences seem only enervating, nudging us toward a quiet outrage.
  2. Palpably well-intentioned, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is nevertheless phony to the core.
  3. At first, it’s all fun and games whenever somebody gets hurt, but that’s not enough in and of itself to sustain the movie’s tension. We’re left waiting for characters to die off without much of a vested interest in anyone’s survival.
  4. Discordance, meet The Iceman, a film so wrong-footed it should take Eugene Levy out for a coffee.
  5. Frankly, no one in this ensemble is done any favors by Jason Hall and Barry Levy’s screenplay, a “Duplicity” for dummies filled to the brim with double-crossing cliches.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Fellowes' many changes diminish the power of Shakespeare's story.
  6. Only completists need check in with Homefront. The rest of us can just stay home.
  7. A movie of fools, by fools, for fools, Grown Ups 2 is easily forgotten, which isn’t as bad a feature as you’d think.
  8. A visually colorful but otherwise vanilla continuation of the series.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    The most awkward thing about That Awkward Moment is that the majority of it just doesn’t make much sense and, as a relatively light-hearted spin on the romantic comedy genre, it absolutely should.
  9. Every scene of Danny Mooney’s directorial debut is brightly lit, every car squeaky clean, every moral dilemma transparent, with evidently thorough period detail undone by production values that lend even the riots an idyllic glow, while foiling the potential for truly dramatic conflict with leaden dialogue and predictable changes of heart.
  10. Watching Identity Thief will steal nearly two hours of your life that you’ll never get back. It takes far more than it gives.
  11. To the film’s credit, it doesn’t waste much time in doling out shadowy figures and fake-outs for the gullible and easily goosed, and the cast as a whole dutifully delivers its panicked looks and cries in the night.
  12. Unfortunately the bulk of the picture is cut together like a beer commercial on poorly lit cheap video without much panache. Unless primary colors with a gauzy halo is panache.
  13. The violence is so indifferently presented that it has no kick; it’s not grim or graphic enough to shock, but it doesn’t rev us up, either. The picture’s various shoot-’em-up sequences are so generically conceived and shot that each one is indistinguishable from the next – by the movie’s end, they may as well all collapse into an exhausted heap.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Struck by Lightning may appeal to fans of Colfer’s work on “Glee,” but as a film it’s utterly lacking in scope, depth or meaning beyond an immediate chuckle or two.
  14. The idea of the film is certainly clever enough, it’s the execution that lacks finesse.
  15. Dead Man Down is actually mildly entertaining, without being particularly fun.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The result is a film that grows worse with each passing minute, as the vibrant and complex Diana is reduced down to a daft, dumbstruck love addict, a biopic that tries desperately to humanize an already beloved and relatable human being and makes her look comically idiotic and empty in the process.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    For all of Krauss’ clearly good intentions, the film still falls staggeringly flat, even with the inclusion of a bold and unexpected performance from Vanessa Hudgens, doing her damndest to break out of the Disney mold and turn in actual work here.
  16. Unquestionably the work of both a newbie director and a green screenwriter.
  17. It's "The Hustler with poker and without soul...For all its flash and occasional sizzle, "Rounders" is a disappointment.
  18. I can't imagine why De Niro, who is a fine comedian, is still coasting on his gangster act, and surely Crystal can do something other than play feels a little like an exercise in laziness.
  19. So wound up in its own bungee cords, it leaves itself hopelessly tied in knots.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Comes off as nothing more than a PG-rated excuse to showcase Roberts in a variety of wedding gowns (five, by my count) and an exhausting number of comedy cliches.
  20. Breaks no new ground and is tedious in the extreme.
  21. We should expect more of summer fare than that it merely be a visual junk-food snack as we cool off in the chill of a darkened theater.
  22. Though it starts out as amusing satire, the jokes become as neurotic as Dallas' female population, and the film spins out of control in every way.
  23. Does have its share of bona fide chuckles, but it falls shy of its possibilities.
  24. The final scenes, which suggest an earnest science lesson presented by a weepy extraterrestrial in an alien planetarium, play like the work of an amateur filmmaker.

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