Newsweek's Scores

  • Movies
For 894 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Good Night, and Good Luck.
Lowest review score: 0 Meet Joe Black
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 67 out of 894
894 movie reviews
  1. Hilariously incompetent.
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  2. Rent the devastating "The Boys of St. Vincent" to see how slick and hollow Sleepers is, how little it reveals about the real nature and effect of child abuse. [28 October 1996, p. 74]
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  3. The usually reliable director Michael Caton-Jones hasn't a clue how to freshen up such stale material.
  4. Michael Beck (of "The Warriors") shows no discernible talent for musical romanticism Olivia ("Totally Hot") Newton-John sings prettily but is totally tepid, and the ever graceful Gene Kelly deserves a medal for keeping a straight face. Robert Greenwald, the director, should look into another line of work. Perhaps opening a disco? [18 Aug 1980, p.85]
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  5. A disaster: dull, predictable, at times cringe-worthy.
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  6. Every once in a while a film comes along that's so inexplicably ghastly that there's just no point in making nice about it.
  7. If you harbor any fond feelings for the original, stay far away from this mess.
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