Los Angeles Times' Scores

For 7,772 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Waltz with Bashir
Lowest review score: 0 Waking Up in Reno
Score distribution:
7,772 movie reviews
  1. I fear the furry singing sensations may have finally run completely aground. If only they were truly stranded on that desert island…
  2. The Devil Inside plays like a horror film conceived on graph paper.
  3. The FP so desperately wants to be cultishly admired for its bad-taste rollout of wacko characters, ugly costumes and vulgar slang that it forgets to be genuinely offbeat or funny.
  4. Dark Tide, directed with hopelessly flagging energy by John Stockwell, barely musters up enough interest to be thuddingly bad.
  5. Lacking real kick, High School winds up as irksome as a bag of ditch weed and as lame as the pun of the film's title.
  6. The patriot-packaged Last Ounce of Courage has been made with the conviction of true zealots, but also the competence of amateurs.
  7. This poor film is so shamelessly manipulative and hopelessly bogus it will make you bite your tongue in regret and despair.
  8. Vaguely misogynistic and defiantly paternalistic, the movie fails at nearly everything.
  9. The best of the Alex Cross mess suggests that as an actor, he has the talent to move beyond the world of Madea should he want to. He just needs to look for much better material.
  10. The storytelling, from a script by David Coggeshall, is at times nearly incoherent and relies too often on random scares.
  11. This sloppy sentimental journey is long on beauty shots, short on depth and seriously intent on tugging your heartstrings. Indeed, it demands you reach for those tissues. Sob.
  12. Saving Lincoln feels amateurish, strange and beyond redress.
  13. This is Nancy Meyers territory, but leaden with passé observations about lovelorn women...and hardly ebullient as either oddball-pair comedy or housewife-revenge fantasy.
  14. K-11 has the makings of a cult movie campfest but little of the authentic wit, edge or outré vision it would take to get there. What's left is a dreary jailhouse drama that somehow managed to imprison a few notable actors within its lurid walls.
  15. Perry's ongoing disinterest in improving as a filmmaker is now seemingly part of his unshakable belief in himself, his insistence on doing his thing his way.
  16. Without a human dimension to ground its construct, The Brass Teapot ultimately feels like an interminably stretched-out skit rather than a storybook lesson stained with blood and hurt.
  17. 6 Souls is regrettably sick with that familiar disease afflicting movies of this ilk: ostentatious, hollow moodiness that spreads like an unwelcome rash.
  18. A predictable hodgepodge of uninteresting psychological cat-and-mouse, dimly lighted action.
  19. Neither the film, nor the film within the film, hold our attention. Bummer, Keanu.
  20. The conceit grows more strained, its Talmudic potential unrealized, while the comedy never rises above bleh.
  21. It's not the worst idea for a revenge fantasy, but Jim's payback is so lacking in logic and reality, not to mention tension, that it proves more laughable than cathartic.
  22. Lopez is a middling ringmaster of doom at best. But there's so little context to the litany of ugliness — some played for laughs, some meant to shock — that it's hard to discern where the entertainment value lies in any of this.
  23. Chow is actually an apt metaphor for the movie - indescribably irritating and only in it for the money.
  24. The script has no nuance, none. And when Shyamalan moves into the director's chair, the script problems are magnified. Everything is spelled out, underlined in red.
  25. If ever a movie signaled that the Quentin Tarantino copycat age of empty-headed wink-wink genre rehashing is still with us, Rushlights is that movie.
  26. It's a goofy, episodic trifle designed to induce swoons among the saccharine who coo every time they see a cute guy, or a baby, or a cute guy holding a baby while watching YouTube videos about how to change a diaper.
  27. The self-serious POV visual style has none of Brian DePalma's cheeky, unnerving and self-implicating virtuosity — it just reinforces how sick and dumb this whole feel-bad exercise in misogyny and dimestore pathology is.
  28. Painfully lugubrious, any sting Copperhead might contain for its contrarian's view of history is undone by its wayward sense of storytelling.
  29. The pretentious, preposterous, dueling-dialect flameout called Killing Season has to stand as one of the biggest missed opportunities in iconic matchups.
  30. Grown Ups 2 looks like it was a lot of fun to make. And the last laugh is on us.

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