Los Angeles Times' Scores

For 10,136 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Lowest review score: 0 The Tiger and the Snow
Score distribution:
10136 movie reviews
  1. It's not the story that's the story here, it' the film' bravura visual look.
  2. As writer as well as star, Dedio expresses passionate concern for the lost young souls of Lower Manhattan but by and large doesn't define his characters strongly enough to involve the viewer in their fates very deeply.
  3. It finally can't transcend the limitations inherent in being no more than a way station in an epic journey, a journey whose cinematic conclusion is several years away.
  4. Lively, amusing collection of five films that take a wry look at being gay.
  5. Given everything, it's no surprise that the verdict on the film has to be a split decision. Troy is a movie you believe in physically...Believing in Troy emotionally, however, presents a greater challenge.
  6. Lacks originality.
  7. The result, while sincere and nicely evoked, feels choppy, familiar and, despite the script's heavily stacked deck — and a few harrowing episodes — lacks sufficient momentum.
  8. Underneath all the cartoonish mall mayhem and silly slapstick lies a comedy that aspires to be the sort of gentle crowd-pleaser John Hughes used to make.
  9. The Mummy does have elements that are effective, especially Sofia Boutella in the title role, but with all the hurly-burly on screen the virtues get lost in the shuffle.
  10. One just wishes the scaffolding of indie tropes around Paul and the better parts of Hellion weren't so shaky.
  11. Given the subjectively interpretive nature of scripture and ancient religious history, which informs most of the Christian-centric debate here, the result is an often dense, contradictory discourse.
  12. This action facility, however, is not enough to make "13 Hours" more than sporadically successful, in part because, at 2 hours and 24 minutes, the film is too long for its own good and risks feelings of repetition and exhaustion.
  13. Though it doesn't always work, it's an idea with its heart in the right place and, paired with nonshock comedy, it's a nice change of pace.
  14. The agreeable cast led by Hudson and Cusack manage to extract a handful of laughs from the forgettable dialogue, but at nearly two hours, the film goes on far too long.
  15. As entertainment, the movie is a mixed bag. Some of the talking heads become just that after a while.
  16. It feels more like the sketch of an idea than a fully realized film, and it ends on a note that seems it should be the beginning or middle of the story, not the end.
  17. The film's many violent action scenes are quite well, er, executed. But there's a far more emotional and profound story here to be told, one that becomes largely eclipsed by the mayhem.
  18. A pleasant diversion, and its makers have been smart enough to keep it unpretentious.
  19. An initially compelling but uneven drama elevated by two centered performances.
  20. More objectivity would have made this case study a lot more persuasive.
  21. It is an acceptable enough thriller, neither the worst you've seen nor the opposite.
  22. As violent act begets silly exchange begets another violent act, Sweetwater squanders its noteworthy resources — a cast enjoying themselves (especially Isaacs and Harris), and some effectively brooding outdoor cinematography.
  23. It's not unfunny in spots, but it huffs and puffs (among other bodily functions) more often than it splits the sides.
  24. To be fair to Deathly Hallows, the filmmakers have tried hard to fill the proceedings with battles and chases and debilitating curses. Genuine filmmaking excitement, however, is harder to provide.
  25. Who the … is That Guy shines a light on Alago’s amazing life story, but the film itself lacks the verve and style of its subject.
  26. A scrappy war flick with a fair amount of combat suspense but a whole lot of clichéd dialogue.
  27. Neither the script nor the direction nor the acting has been able to make these characters into ones we want to invest ourselves in. The Truth About Charlie is one very busy film, but it's really not going anywhere.
  28. Townsend's sincerity, his admiration for the idealism of the people behind the anti-WTO protests, is never in doubt, but combining drama with historical re-creation is frankly a challenge his filmmaking skills are not up to.
  29. Provides little insight beyond hanging out with its super-sized star and would not be out of place as halftime filler except for its nearly 90-minute running time.
  30. Some grace notes and riffs ring true, but mainly it plays like a familiar tune on a broken record.

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