L.A. Weekly's Scores

For 3,656 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 The Apostle
Lowest review score: 0 Slackers
Score distribution:
3,656 movie reviews
  1. One of those puppy-love movies that make you feel like you're slowly drowning.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    Cloying, obnoxious, unfunny, evil, shallow, schadenfreude-wielding, dumb-fuck-fratboy-wants-a-blowjob, sitcom-directed piece of elbow-in-the-rib-till-you-puke-blood, just-connect-the-dots-and-we’ll-all-make-a-lot-of-money-and-nobody-gets-hurt...
  2. Bad movies can be a hoot, but rather than campy, Ameer appears to be dead serious; and it's hard to feel anything but fury toward a filmmaker whose opening title sequence intersperses black-and-white flashbacks of his sexy young lovers with actual concentration-camp photos of stacked, emaciated corpses.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    Some of the most heavy-handed, laughless, uninspired attempts at comedy since prime time. But I still dig “South Park.” Let’s forget this ever happened.
  3. Pure junk.
    • 6 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    A May-September sex farce so prodigiously unintriguing that audiences could be forgiven for stampeding from theaters to strangle its writer-director, Gary Preisler, in his sleep.
  4. A good horse kick, or a fistful of Valium, may help you get through this relentlessly sadistic exercise with your soul more or less intact.
  5. A schizoid monster slapped together by uneasy bedfellows.
  6. Irons' doleful lassitude sucks the energy right out of the story and makes this listlessly directed adaptation droop all the more.
  7. Scottish director Michael Caton-Jones continues to fritter away the last traces of his talent with this ugly variant on Fred Zinnemann's 1973 original, The Day of the Jackal.
  8. It's cynical and it's depressing, and I would lock a child in a room before I'd show him Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    This carpet-fouling mongrel of a movie no more deserves release than do anthrax spores.
  9. Film critics never come home stinking of their honest labor, but the nearest equivalent is reviewing something like College, which leaves its stain on one's very humanity.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    So bad it's scary.
  10. Mostly, Lafferty is all about expletives and sexual innuendo of the frankest kind, some of it so raunchy (and unfunny) as to make one wonder if the parents of the film's many child actors bothered to read the script.
    • 7 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    Only a moron would expect a dude road-trip-sex comedy to be more than an aggressive expression of male sexual anxiety. But really, when did women become such vile creatures.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    In 2009, its hilarious ineptitude makes it border on becoming a cult classic for the ages ... and we're not talking religious cult.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    Unbearably painful from shrugging start to outtakes-laden finish, Harold Ramis’ half-assed, hare-brained return to writing and directing makes Mel Brooks’ equally muddled, soporific "History of the World, Part 1" look downright majestic by comparison.
  11. Taken just as an objet d’art, Saw VI — gray, grisly, solemn, stupid — would be about the most dismal thing I’ve ever laid eyes on, the argument against film preservation. But it vaults into the realm of real detestability through pretensions of relevance.
  12. Writer-director David DeFalco's ugly, pointless and dishonest remake of Craven's remake.

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