Mr. Showbiz's Scores

  • Movies
For 721 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Apocalypse Now
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
721 movie reviews
  1. Reitman has truly lost his gift for comic rhythms, cluttering up the film with running yuks that aren't that funny the first time and certainly don't improve with repetition.
  2. Game boys and girls will be disappointed by this fast-paced but shockingly dull adaptation.
  3. Wacky, vividly conceived but mundanely executed cartoon fantasy.
  4. Kids deserve better than this. They deserve more respect than P2K is willing to give for the price of a Saturday matinee.
  5. About Lustig's direction. Badly employing all kinds of tricks like alternating film speed, jump cuts, and various color tints, she ultimately overpowers her actors and does in her own film.
  6. Whenever the movie's not in the midst of a cinematic spoof it loses considerable steam.
  7. A mockumentary about small-town beauty pageants that's so confidently unfunny it's DOA.
  8. The actors playing the team members have stereotypical roles, but these kids have got game.
  9. The most obvious casualty ends up being Jennifer Jason Leigh, an actress known for her fearless choices, who is literally pissed on for her trouble.
  10. A watery cocktail of second-rate, Ab Fab-style bitchery and shameless schmaltz.
  11. Watching this movie go through its simplistic dramatic motions, you begin to understand why some actors stick to summer stock and live Ibsen revivals.
  12. Whatever the amount on Roth's paycheck was, it's the only truly charmed sum Lucky Numbers has to offer.
  13. An orgy of bad decisions and cheap ideas.
  14. Why waste the price of a movie ticket when you can see wildebeests cavorting for free from the comfort of your own recliner?
  15. Plays out like a raunchy episode of "Felicity."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Pearce is shot in such distorting closeups that he looks like an overdeveloped athlete who's been getting steroid injections in his cheeks.
  16. Offers little in the way of splendor in the grass.
  17. 80 minutes of comic mistiming and missed opportunities.
  18. This saga of one robot's determined quest to become human is so coldly calculated it could give you frostbite.
  19. The characters aren't convincingly written, rarely if ever behave like believable humans, and consequently don't matter to us in the least.
  20. A chronic snore. My advice: Roll a fatty and re-rent the first one.
  21. Pushes the standard tropes of gay romance movies a few more steps toward full-blown cliché-dom.
  22. Fuhgeddaboutit.
  23. The narrative disjointedness is not at all relieved by confusing editing, an uncertain tone, and a dragging pace that makes the film a progressively dreary experience.
  24. A film without mirth or magic.
  25. So desperate to be rebellious and cool, that it's impossible to see it as anything more than one big case of "been there, done that" -- even if your drugs have already kicked in.
  26. The total lack of sexual chemistry between them doesn't help. Frankly, I'd rather see Scott Thomas play a nun than sit through another one of these turgid romancers.
  27. Plays like mediocre outtakes from better bell-bottomed fare (Richard Linklater's authentic, seriocomic "Dazed and Confused"; Fox's "That '70s Show") without making any kind of impression of its own.
  28. None of the movie's abundant humor is better than faintly amusing.
  29. Black, who is creatively marooned in the thankless Chris Farley fat-boy role, deserve better, and so do we.

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