Orlando Sentinel's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
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 The King's Speech
Lowest review score: 12 Creature
Score distribution:
440 movie reviews
  1. Nobody has much that's funny to say or cool to do. Even the spy gadgets are lame.
  2. 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."
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. "Evil" fails to triumph. Utterly.
  7. 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.
  8. Anna Faris and Chris Evans don't have enough scenes together, don't have enough funny lines and aren't surrounded by enough funny people to give this "Bridesmaids-lite" a shot.
  9. So much is just so…obvious.
  10. It's an infuriatingly static picture - actors walking around when they should be running, ruminating when they should be panicking, generally failing to convey fear and pick up the pace.
  11. Give it points on setting and a couple of the performances, but the joke-starved All's Faire in Love only rarely rises to the level of fair to middling.
  12. "English Reborn" isn't terrible and is certainly seriously harmless.
  13. The Double is barely half the movie it had the potential of becoming.
  14. It's all very messy and entirely too obvious at the same time. Montiel makes the most of his settings, but the story keeps staggering into dead ends.
  15. The charm has aged right out of this silly stoner franchise.
  16. Then there's Pacino, out-of-place and yet somehow right at home. You want big? Al does BIG. And since is as close as we're likely to get to "Don Corleone Does Don Quixote," that alone is worth the price of admission.
  17. The film manages one grand "300″ moment, Cavill rallying troops for battle, doing his best Gerard Butler. But the lack of humor, the confusing, stumbling story and limited color palette blunt the film's 3D slo-mo shots of heads exploding and torsos torn asunder by the sword.
  18. At long last, The Twilight Saga sinks utterly into camp with Breaking Dawn: Part 1.
  19. Profane, profanely silly and blasphemous to beat the band, Legion begins well before plunging into the abyss of tedium.
  20. Limp and lifeless, this Next Door neighbor should be evicted to DVD.
  21. The film’s tone is all wrong, the pacing is dead and the veering between sex, sadness and sado-masochistic violence is enough to give you motion sickness. It’s a bad movie.
  22. Survival of the Dead lacks the wit of "Zombieland," the polish and punch of last winter's "The Crazies," a remake of a Romero zombie picture from the '70s.
  23. This colossal folly, the fiasco of the summer of 2010 - gives us all a ringside seat at the sight of Mr. "I See Dead People's" career gurgling down the drain.
  24. If Kristen Stewart ever saw Vampires Suck, she'd be scarred for life.
  25. It's a humorless movie of morphing zombies (they take on beastly attributes), phoned-in performances and trite dialogue.
  26. This waking nightmare from the "Nightmare on Elm Street" creator is a puzzle with no solutions, a tale with a twist that isn't a twist at all.
  27. Skyline plays like an effects guru's resume reel, not a movie.
  28. Any signs of life the series showed in the last installment (Saw VI), a dash of humanity here and there, were premature.
  29. The best you can say about this Yogi Bear is that he's harmless. No animal was harmed in the making of this picture except the one Hanna-Barbera made a bundle on almost 50 years ago.
  30. The best you can say about this hooey is that at least he had the King of the Bs, Ron Perlman, along for a few sidekick laughs.

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