Los Angeles Times' Scores

For 7,510 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Reversal of Fortune
Lowest review score: 0 21 and Over
Score distribution:
7,510 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Everything is stunningly photographed by John Mathieson, but to paraphrase Gertrude Stein, a cockroach is a cockroach is a cockroach.
  1. The gags, almost all of which involve the passage of gases and liquids, move at a fast-enough clip to keep you awake throughout. For which this review expresses a sorrow as profound as the sympathy it feels for all the actors.
  2. Worth commenting on only for its shocking ineptitude.
  3. A dreary tale of supernatural horror.
  4. For histrionic wretched excess this movie would be hard to surpass.
  5. Always a welcome presence in any film, Howard, as a simple-minded hick, gives Blackwoods whatever humor and life it has.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Soon enough, it becomes clear how much this movie disrespects both the audience and the genre.
  6. If Superstar were meatloaf--and that would be an improvement--the recipe would be 4 pounds bread crumbs to 3 ounces sirloin. Make that chuck.
  7. The latest in what feels like an endless string of movies ... in which the actor's parts have ruinously overdosed on sentimentality and schmaltz at the expense of humor and even sanity.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The bad news is that it's also vile, not to mention sophomoric and unfunny.
    • Los Angeles Times
  8. Rock is undisputably gifted and charismatic, but when Down to Earth takes his edge away, the film's energy goes with it. And without energy, no comedy can survive.
  9. Feels more planned than passionate, scary at points but unconvincing overall.
  10. The two leads are unappealing, the story is dragged on for days and the rather random magical element renders any human factor irrelevant..
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    There isn't much to Pokémon 4Ever.
  11. Stillborn, pointless piece of work.
  12. A knucklehead operation, all glands and attitude with no heart or brains.
  13. It is an inept, inane Mafia comedy with a gay angle, all the more insufferable because director Kristen Coury and writer Joseph Triebwasser clearly think they're being wonderfully cute and clever.
  14. The actors are game, but their roles lack color and depth, and it's a real struggle to survive Soul Survivors to the finish.
  15. Teen sex comedies don't come more mindless than Joseph A. Pineda's Going Down, a movie so seriously underinspired it's hard to imagine it appealing to anyone but fantasy-prone middle schoolers who can barely wait to live it up like their older brothers and sisters.
  16. A ditsy and dizzying spook-house thriller in high-tech, high-hemline gear.
  17. So TV-movie-of-the-week that you wonder throughout why you can't use a remote to find a decent ballgame.
  18. They (Brooks and Douglas) are so out of sync with each other that they seem to be looking for different movies to take their acts, though neither makes you want to see those hypothetical films. Not even as an option to this one.
  19. Garmento has nothing going for it. First-time writer-director Michele Maher spent three years working in Manhattan's fashion industry...her attempts at satire are feeble and trite, and her stereotypical characters are without interest.
  20. A lackluster international action adventure.
  21. But what little humor there is in the movie becomes subservient to the grisly violence, gratuitous cruelty and ugly car chases.
    • Los Angeles Times
  22. You won't feel anything. Period. Oh, maybe bored or disoriented by the inside jargon and alien references that will be comprehensible only if you happen to have played the computer game on which Wing Commander is based. [12 March 1999, Calendar, p.F-10]
    • Los Angeles Times
  23. Too glib too often to make much of an impression any way you look at it.
  24. There's nothing super about Super Troopers except for those deep into the low end of the frat-house mentality that equates smart-alecky with hilarity.
  25. Whalin is awful, Birch is saddled with lines that would make a silent film star blanch and Irons devours huge chunks of scenery with the ferocity of one of those dog-fighting dragons.
  26. Figgis certainly was after something different, but like "Timecode," in which four linked stories unwind in separate panels, Hotel proves to be a fundamentally insipid bid at experimental narrative.

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