Orlando Sentinel's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 432 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Life Is Sweet
Lowest review score: 12 Creature
Score distribution:
432 movie reviews
  1. A little like modern country music - odd moments of sincerity, heart and authenticity peek through the plastic, the hype and the manufactured hokum.
  2. A violent, clumsy, jokey, badly-plotted and miscast mess.
  3. Somewhere is a triumph of tedium, banality passing for depth, a vacuous embrace of nothing.
  4. It's a modestly effective but jaw-droppingly violent picture.
  5. It's a rarely amusing movie overwhelmed by grating kids, unfunny sidekicks, half-hearted Sandler funny voices and a co-star who seems more fearful of smiling with each passing year.
  6. A rude and seriously crude riff on taking a vacation from marriage.
  7. This isn't satire, it isn't that funny and the only bits that work are the titillating ones.
  8. A ten-years-too-late comedy.
  9. Far more grim than "Grimm," and not nearly as much fun as it should have been.
  10. Hop
    The slapstick is mild-mannered, there's no romance, not a hint of emotion.
  11. This Arthur is on the rocks long before Last Call.
  12. It's a fitfully amusing, not remotely scary slasher picture.
  13. It's not a bad looking movie, with Deco design touches that remind me of the earlier Rand film adaptation, "The Fountainhead." But the acting's flat and the script is absurdly cluttered with characters whose purpose may only truly become clear if they ever are allowed to make the other two films they have planned.
  14. Thank heavens Krasinski, at least, had the screenwriter's ear. He makes every one-liner land. "The Hamptons are like a zombie movie directed by Ralph Lauren."
  15. Hobo hits the screen as a grim, visually ugly, intermittently funny-occasionally preachy piece with only the estimable Mr. Hauer to recommend it.
  16. 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."
  17. A screen romance that echoes its title. It gets by. Barely.
  18. Well, Green Lantern isn't "Jonah Hex" bad. But it's silly enough to be part of the same "silliest Warner Brothers comic book summer movies of all time" conversation.
  19. Glibly put, this challenging time-skipping rumination is the big screen equivalent of watching that "Tree" grow.
  20. This script, this leaden direction ensures that even as the teen wish-fulfillment fantasy, complete with young women playing dress-up, Monte Carlo fails.
  21. 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.
  22. Despite the locations and the informative narrative, almost every scene is missing that spark that would bring the characters to life and immediacy to the story.
  23. 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.
  24. Nobody has much that's funny to say or cool to do. Even the spy gadgets are lame.
  25. As straight exploitation, it's amusing, in fits and starts. It's just that Colombiana lacks the kinetic energy of "The Transporter" and the pathos of "La Femme Nikita."
  26. 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.
  27. Whatever merits the production values have, the cheap frights don't deliver, the performers bring no pathos and the gimmick behind Apollo 18 flat out does not work.
  28. An exploitation picture built on redneck cliches and big city liberal outrage, it's not all bad. But it is a pretty unpleasant wallow in the obvious.
  29. "Evil" fails to triumph. Utterly.
  30. 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.

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