Orlando Sentinel's Scores

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For 440 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Naked
Lowest review score: 12 Creature
Score distribution:
440 movie reviews
  1. It's meant to be faintly Pythonesque with a hint of bowdlerized "The Black Adder"...But it's entirely too slow of foot for that comparison to pay off.
  2. Whatever romance and charm Gruen summoned forth from these rough and tumble show people living by their own laws in a traveling, self-contained world of poverty and cruelty, director Francis Lawrence has hacked and ground them off.
  3. Take "Kick-Ass." Strip it of most of its wit and charm, amp up the violence, the sadism. Make it more crude and coarse and gory. And what you're left with is Super.
  4. The script is a mad, muddled blitz of one-liners and movie references. Some of the animation is a hoot, and a few voice actors stand out.
  5. Disney's Prom is to real high school what "High School Musical" was to "West Side Story" – all fluff, no edge.
  6. Repetitious, tedious, and pretty much joyless.
  7. Has a "been there, done that, jailed for it" feel.
  8. A mild-mannered kids' comedy that makes for a pleasant-enough time killer.
  9. Precious, protracted and pleasant enough.
  10. Bad Teacher is a pulled punch, a pot-smoking/kid cussing/teacher copulating farce that is less than the sum of its parts.
  11. It's a movie of thematic dead-ends. Director Azazel Jacobs and writer Patrick DeWitt give us a slow SLOW and somewhat morose tale that isn't remotely funny or profound enough to sustain that pace and tone.
  12. James takes his comic lumps like a man. His Griffin suffers injuries and indignities and lets us laugh at him as he does. No matter where the script wanders and where the direction founders, at some point, James' comic instincts take over. And this time, they don't let him down.
  13. Once you get past the cliched Spanglish dialogue and the sentimental tone of the early acts, A Better Life settles down into something both involving and moving.
  14. The slapstick is very small-kid friendly and even the most adult-friendly jokes are pretty mild stuff.
  15. The trouble with The Change-Up is that it doesn't change-up enough of the formula to render this new.
  16. Take away much of the myth, most of the sorcery and all of the humor of the 1982 John Milius-Arnold Schwarzenegger version of the sword and sorcery epic "Conan the Barbarian" and you've got an idea what the new "Conan" is like.
  17. This episodic romance works in fits and starts, and captures a bittersweet faux British turn by Anne Hathaway, plainly mismatched in being paired with real-life Brit Jim Sturgess.
  18. Lacks surprises.
  19. She (Parker) looks exhausted, first scene to last, and that fatigue spills off the screen onto us.
  20. Abduction puts Lautner in motion and never goes very far wrong as long as he remains in motion.
  21. Jackman gamely does his best, Levy keeps the kid just shy of insufferable and just this side of kid-appropriate in his behavior and language.
  22. The movie never convinces us that Forster is convinced himself. The director lines up this bad good man in his sights, but he never quite has the nerve quite to pull the trigger.
  23. This Paranormal doesn't tamper with the formula that worked in the first two films. It lacks the "money" moments that those films delivered and ends with a finale that is downright conventional. "Paranormal" reveals itself for what it has become, the "Saw" of found video thrillers.
  24. Truth be told, J. Edgar drags, even when it pays homage to the widely discredited urban legend that the guy liked to dress in drag.
  25. It's as disquieting as it is unsatisfying, a slog through gender issues, surgery and violence - sexual and otherwise.
  26. A clever and adorable original film remade with most of the charm wrung out of it.
  27. JFK
    JFK is a limp, semi-coherent, boring movie. [20 Dec 1991, p.21]
    • Orlando Sentinel
  28. A big-screen version of a routine cop show that occasionally gets by on momentum from the original movie.
  29. Altman's method is risky, but when inspiration strikes the result can be wonderful. When it doesn't, the result can be, well, Ready to Wear.
  30. A production that's strong on atmosphere but weak in the plot department. Watching this often-tedious film, you begin to feel as if you've been kidnapped - which is appropriate, anyway, since the story concerns an abduction.

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