Movieline's Scores

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For 693 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Somewhere
Lowest review score: 5 The Roommate
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 41 out of 693
693 movie reviews
  1. It's not the addition of airships and male dangly earrings that make Paul W.S. Anderson's take on Alexandre Dumas' classic, much-adapted adventure such a drag, it's everything else - the incoherence, the anvil-heavy dialogue, the lack of anything beyond the broadest of characterizations.
  2. Aside from a few arresting visuals, Red Riding Hood is just a slog through the woods.
  3. The problem is, whether real, not real, or some Spector-headed stepchild of the two, meltdowns are still not inherently interesting.
  4. It isn't a movie - it's more like the world's most expensive, elaborate viral video, making a detour to the big screen before being broken up into more easily consumable segments to be consumed on YouTube.
  5. In another light the group's - and the film's - portentous resolution looks a lot like quitting, in true slacker style.
  6. A moneygrubbing extravaganza, ugly to look at and interminable to sit through. No movie about the evils of excessive taxation should be this taxing.
  7. 13
    This is a lumpy, dumb, suspenseless thing that sometimes scarcely feels finished.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Sorry to disappoint the fanboys, but this is the first film in the Resident Evil series in which Milla Jovovich neither begins nor ends the movie stark naked.
  8. Peep World barely seems like a movie. Withered and shrunken, it feels even too small for TV.
  9. Crazy Eyes is the third directorial effort from Adam Sherman, and is, like his 2010 "Happiness Runs," based on his own personal experiences, suggesting he either has a staggering sense of self-laceration or a just as noteworthy lack of awareness about audience empathy.
  10. The film has the feel of something conceived and whipped together in very little time, perhaps to make its own built-in deadline.
  11. Murky and perpetually bluish in tinge, Underworld: Awakening does and gets little with the 3-D in which it's being offered, and ends by shamelessly setting up a further and fatally unnecessary installment.
  12. The plot might be summed up this way: America's having a war, and everybody's invited!
  13. As played by Heigl, Stephanie is mind-blowingly charmless.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Devil packs a lot of business into 80 brisk minutes but is shockingly short on fun or fright.
  14. That Bucky Larson's humor is stuck at a toilet-centric grade school level is less damning than how little of that or any humor it contains - the film, directed by Tom Brady (The Hot Chick), sets up scene after scene that wanders around in the general vicinity of a joke idea without ever approaching anything like a punchline.
  15. With Scott Pilgrim, Wright leaps over the line from chattery cleverness to all-out self-consciousness.
  16. Big-name star Liam Neeson looks on, trying to add some class to the joint, though even he seems to know it's a losing battle.
  17. A party disaster movie targeted at kids who find the "Hangover" franchise too sophisticated.
  18. Taken 2 grabs everything that was surprisingly enjoyable about the original film and batters it into the ground.
  19. The whole exercise has the trying-too-hard vibe of a bad toupee.
  20. An incomprehensibly garbled, derivative attempt at a horror flick from first-time writer-director Todd Lincoln.
  21. Everything he (Nolan) does is forced and overthought, and Inception, far from being his ticket into hall-of-fame greatness, is a very expensive-looking, elephantine film whose myriad so-called complexities -- of both the emotional and intellectual sort -- add up to a kind of ADD tedium.
  22. Infinitely worse than you dared to hope it wouldn't be, You Again dumbfounded and then defeated me.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    As you might have guessed from its title, Drinkers is as full of cheap sentimentality and predictable behavior as a Hell's Kitchen bar would have been in the 1970s.
  23. If you've ever wondered how a bunch of blockheaded white boys would handle a bullet wound, you're in for a treat.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The Virginity Hit feels forced, hollow and ultimately scattershot. Never has watching an on-screen teen trying to lose "it" seemed so empty.
  24. To describe what unfolds as a slow burn is to be awfully generous.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Punch manages to cram more slow motion into its first few minutes than a season of NFL highlights, all of "Inception" and every one of those NBC promos where the casts of whatever failing police procedural walk menacingly towards the camera.
  25. It takes too long for the story to come around to the fact that Will is just plain nuts - and even then, he gets over it in a heartbeat.
  26. Hop
    There's nothing in it to inspire excitement or even a mild glimmer of delight; it's almost offensive in its dullness.
  27. Hits a new low of idiocy and crassness.
  28. Rubber could have been a modest horror novelty, a wicked, malevolent version of "The Red Balloon."
  29. "Piranha 3D" was ridiculous, gory and fun, everything Piranha 3DD is not.
  30. The talking animals, though less tough to look at than those in "Marmaduke," are murder on the ears: Maya Rudolph as a neurotic giraffe and Sandler voicing a monkey could take the paint off of a Buick.
  31. Skyline is a piece of junk, even in a movie climate littered with expensive - though sometimes fun - junkiness.
  32. It really is just sensory bombardment, and in two dimensions you have even less of a grasp of what's happening and of what you're looking at than the poor bastards on-screen.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The original "Saw" was smart enough to tease its audience, to literally restrain its characters and gradually dial up the dread, setting the table for a truly shocking twist. The latest just wants bigger and bigger bangs.
  33. Paranormal Activity 2 sinks much lower than it needs to in order to get a rush out of us - and in the end, the rush isn't even that great. The movie puts us through the paces with minimal payoff.
  34. Take Me Home Tonight isn't nearly as much fun as the '80s actually were. Even worse, it's less fun than most '80s comedies were - and that's bad.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 5 Critic Score
    The Roommate has notched an unbelievable achievement; it makes the second rate "One Tree Hill" seems like it was about something.

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