Orlando Sentinel's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 457 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 Back to the Future
Lowest review score: 12 Creature
Score distribution:
457 movie reviews
  1. 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.
  2. Those Jackasses from "Jackass" aren't getting better, they're getting older.
  3. Hobo hits the screen as a grim, visually ugly, intermittently funny-occasionally preachy piece with only the estimable Mr. Hauer to recommend it.
  4. Paul Weitz ("Cirque du Freak," "American Dreamz") takes over as director, and the film shows all the signs of re-shoots and re-edits designed to bring in more characters and perhaps find a few more laughs.
  5. As with any movie, this kids' film is only as good as its writing - the jokes, the cute bits, the heart. And that's where Alpha and Omega comes up short.
  6. This script, this leaden direction ensures that even as the teen wish-fulfillment fantasy, complete with young women playing dress-up, Monte Carlo fails.
  7. Cop Out is still funnier than the dreadful later Eddie Murphy cop pictures. But it feels like an homage to a period best forgotten.
  8. The action is wan, the laughs hard to come by.
  9. The worst movie of the summer, arriving on the last weekend of the summer.
  10. A humorless mashup of "White Chicks" and "Glee."
  11. 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.
  12. This is a once-in-a-lifetime fiasco, an epic fail like none we have seen this year, a bad idea by a very bad director and a career-crippling credit for all concerned. You don't want to miss it.
  13. With Halloween II, Zombie shows conclusively that he's not interested in growing, getting better or ever becoming an original. He's just a hack with a made-up name, a cult following and a wife who can't act.
  14. It's a humorless movie of morphing zombies (they take on beastly attributes), phoned-in performances and trite dialogue.
  15. 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.
  16. Skyline plays like an effects guru's resume reel, not a movie.
  17. It's an ugly movie to look at and a faintly nauseating one to sit through, truth be told.
  18. None of the current generation of wrestler-actors seem to have the charisma or comic gifts of a Hulk Hogan or Dwayne Johnson.
  19. 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.
  20. The eggshells the screenwriter and director walk on distance the story from the reality it aims to imitate. And that robs this tale of loss, grief and redemption of its punch.
  21. Lawyer-turned-screenwriter Dylan Schaffer's script is an unhappy combination of genres, tones, too many dead stretches of people in cars and inept dialogue. Rapaport's tiresome patter doesn't allow for the weak laughs to land.
  22. The problem is that producer-turned-director Irwin Winkler (Night and the City, Guilty by Suspicion) simply has no idea what he's doing. I take that back. He knows what a producer ought to know: how to latch onto a hot topic and a hot star. Winkler also appears to have picked up enough from the directors he has worked with to give his film a certain second-hand slickness.
  23. 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.
  24. The most epic miscalculation since the Golden Summer of M. Night Shyamalan. An unerotic unthrilling erotic thriller in the video game mold, Sucker Punch is "Last Airbender" with bustiers.
  25. If Kristen Stewart ever saw Vampires Suck, she'd be scarred for life.
  26. Profane, profanely silly and blasphemous to beat the band, Legion begins well before plunging into the abyss of tedium.
  27. A timid thriller that manages a couple of mild jolts and a couple of creepy-cringe-worthy moments in its Variations on a "Single White Female" theme.
  28. Any signs of life the series showed in the last installment (Saw VI), a dash of humanity here and there, were premature.
  29. Sadly, Immigration Tango is like a slow-dance with your sister - perfunctory, awkward and without a hint of heat.
  30. Limp and lifeless, this Next Door neighbor should be evicted to DVD.

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