Los Angeles Times' Scores

For 7,447 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 higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 We Are the Best!
Lowest review score: 0 Detention of the Dead
Score distribution:
7,447 movie reviews
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Director/co-screenwriter Gabriel Bologna, working vigorously at hokey predictability, wastes little time getting us to wish his obnoxious characters (why do people who seemingly hate each other always vacation together?) would find their inner maniacs already.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A film so exhausting in its mean-spirited unfunny business that it would prompt Al Gore to empty his recycling bin and light a match to the contents -- and the plastic bin itself -- in full view of news camera crews.
  1. As for the movie itself, it is better than the original "Cats & Dogs." But so is a rabies shot.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    From its title, Alien Girl seems to promise some kind of playful intergalactic adventure. That, it is not. Rather the film is a grim, artless Russian-made gangster picture that is neither stylish nor fun.
  2. It's rare to find a movie protagonist who singularly fails on every count to be a compelling, sympathetic or even understandable figure.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Wuershan's heavy hand, never letting up for a moment to allow any air or life to enter the film, cuts off the film's energy even as it rattles relentlessly on.
  3. Enthusiasm isn't exactly a replacement for good sense or basic skills, and the film's truest mystery is why no one pulled Metcalf aside and suggested he keep all this to himself.
  4. The scenario makes for an inept, lazy R-rated movie whose sole purpose is as a glossary of euphemisms for genitalia and sexual acts.
  5. I fear the furry singing sensations may have finally run completely aground. If only they were truly stranded on that desert island…
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The Devil Inside plays like a horror film conceived on graph paper.
  6. 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.
  7. Dark Tide, directed with hopelessly flagging energy by John Stockwell, barely musters up enough interest to be thuddingly bad.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    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.
  8. The patriot-packaged Last Ounce of Courage has been made with the conviction of true zealots, but also the competence of amateurs.
  9. This poor film is so shamelessly manipulative and hopelessly bogus it will make you bite your tongue in regret and despair.
  10. Vaguely misogynistic and defiantly paternalistic, the movie fails at nearly everything.
  11. 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.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The storytelling, from a script by David Coggeshall, is at times nearly incoherent and relies too often on random scares.
  12. 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.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    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.

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