Orlando Sentinel's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 449 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 The Guard
Lowest review score: 12 Creature
Score distribution:
449 movie reviews
  1. The polished production sometimes touches and amuses despite its naïve “love conquers all” script.
  2. A violent, clumsy, jokey, badly-plotted and miscast mess.
  3. A genre mash-up that never quite achieves "So very bad it's good" status.
  4. The message delivered isn't subtle, with Kendrick delivering toss-away lines that suggest he doesn't even tolerate "the option" of divorce. But the bigger message might be that the Kendricks haven't sold out, "gone Hollywood" or watered down their Baptist beliefs based on efforts to reach an audience beyond the faithful.
  5. This isn't the worst of the bunch, not by far. But my premonition is this won't be the finale this series has screamed out for these past few years. This decapitation train never seems to reach its destination.
  6. Far more grim than "Grimm," and not nearly as much fun as it should have been.
  7. Aniston doesn’t bring her old A-game to this. But at least she’s not quiet and reserved and no-energy, her approach to too many roles of late. Butler makes the most of his Neanderthal rut.
  8. A slick one hour and 50 minute version of those political convention hagiographies ("A Man From Hope"), so it's not exactly an objective take on its subject, former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
  9. Daybreakers is a stylish but unavoidably silly sci-fi vampire thriller.
  10. Glibly put, this challenging time-skipping rumination is the big screen equivalent of watching that "Tree" grow.
  11. The sex sequences are revealingly awkward - with their "Don't try this at home" message. But without characters we can invest in, this "Hangover Meets Zack & Miri Make a Porno" is just the "porno," and entirely too tame for that, too.
  12. A mirthless, joyless comedy with nary a hint of romance, mystery or justification for its existence.
  13. It's the same movie as the earlier "gotta dance" over-choreographed crunk-and-breakdance epics. Exactly the same.
  14. This Arthur is on the rocks long before Last Call.
  15. The Double is barely half the movie it had the potential of becoming.
  16. A ten-years-too-late comedy.
  17. A dull but harmless big-screen comedy aimed at the youngest movie goers.
  18. A crowded cast of some of the finest actors in the cinema act the hell out of a gimmicky, episodic, hit-or-miss script in Brooklyn’s Finest, Antoine Fuqua’s latest attempt to relive the glories of "Training Day."
  19. This Herefter, despite the odd engaging moment, is a terrible letdown, like investing in a belief system and discovering there's no "here" that you've been after all your life.
  20. It's only a movie, and not a remotely effective one. And for Zellweger, whose "Miss Potter" and "Appaloosa" were barely seen, with "Leatherheads" and "New in Town" further deflating her A-list clout, that's the real shame here.
  21. A mad mash-up of sci-fi, Western, sacrilegious silliness and vampire movie. What lifts it to "I've seen worse" status is the previous teaming of star and director Scott Stewart, who last gave us the archangel fighting off other angels fiasco "Legion."
  22. A screen romance that echoes its title. It gets by. Barely.
  23. Overlong and entirely too ambitious in the number of “issues” it tries to cover, To Save a Life wanders all over the place before reaching its very predictable conclusions.
  24. It's a fitfully amusing, not remotely scary slasher picture.
  25. It's all tiresome, muddied and artlessly made.
  26. That Disney touch (which even Disney has trouble replicating) is missing. Even the hockey is unconvincing.
  27. Director Michael W. Watkins, whose decades of TV credits go back to "Quantum Leap," manages one clever visual gag - a bus wreck, observed from the far side of a cornfield. We hear a crunch, see a telephone pole wobble and a little puff of smoke. Then Watkins blows the moment with a fiery overkill.
  28. Nobody has much that's funny to say or cool to do. Even the spy gadgets are lame.
  29. Disney's effort to turn Kristen Bell into America's Sweetheart reaches its tipping point with You Again, a flat romantic comedy that packages her in a funny setup and surrounds her with funny people.
  30. Bell, a petite, pretty blonde, may or may not have the Meg Ryan-Julia Roberts-Sandra Bullock goods. When in Rome, a leaden variation on that rom-com recipe, fails utterly to make her case.

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