Orlando Sentinel's Scores

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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 Black Swan
Lowest review score: 12 Creature
Score distribution:
457 movie reviews
  1. It's as disquieting as it is unsatisfying, a slog through gender issues, surgery and violence - sexual and otherwise.
  2. Only Hopkins, readily referencing his bag of tricks, seems to get what to make of this "inspired by trues events (and a book by Matt Baglio)" hooey.
  3. A clever and adorable original film remade with most of the charm wrung out of it.
  4. The movie's central gimmick isn't enough, and when more supernatural twists that don't play by the movie's own fantasy rules kick in, it lost me.
  5. 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.
  6. After "Zombieland," The Crazies struggles to find novelty and laughs, and must battle the overwhelming sense that we’ve been here, seen this too often and too recently to experience any real surprises.
  7. It’s not a great film, with some edge Sparks put in the novel left out of the script. But there’s real chemistry between the young lovers and an old fashioned virtue to the father-daughter, father-daughter’s boyfriend scenes.
  8. 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.
  9. It's so sentimental and sweet that you can almost forgive the kids' comedy Ramona and Beezus for not being nearly funny enough.
  10. A musical vamp on young LA's decade-long Pussycat Dolls fascination with tarting up like strippers and shaking those money makers, it's somewhat less than the sum of its parts. But those parts. Oh my.
  11. 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.
  12. Forever After still goes down like warmed-over porridge. You don’t have to be Goldilocks to think that this time they’ve cooked their Golden Goose.
  13. Repetitious, tedious, and pretty much joyless.
  14. A barely serviceable romantic comedy.
  15. Disney's Prom is to real high school what "High School Musical" was to "West Side Story" – all fluff, no edge.
  16. There's an unexpected wistfulness, a bittersweet undercurrent to Going the Distance that could not have been in the script. This romantic comedy co-starring Drew Barrymore and longtime beau Justin Long was finished just as the real life couple was splitting up. For good, this time.
  17. For an hour or so, Bigelow (Near Dark, Blue Steel) gets by on that great eye of hers. But about halfway, Point Break breaks down. The plot, which has been unimpressive but not irritating, becomes maddeningly implausible. And the performances, which had been generally engaging, lose their edge.
  18. JFK
    JFK is a limp, semi-coherent, boring movie. [20 Dec 1991, p.21]
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  19. A mild-mannered kids' comedy that makes for a pleasant-enough time killer.
  20. Too cute, too star-studded and entirely too long.
  21. 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.
  22. An unsatisfying if often surprising experience, a less warm and fuzzy "Parenthood."
  23. The laughs - Doug tries to take up the pipe, a la Sherlock Holmes - are on the flat side.
  24. Extraordinary Measures isn’t extraordinary. It’s simply safe.
  25. Kilmer makes a worthy, if somewhat underscripted villain. And some of the bits -- MacGruber idiotically setting traps that the bad guys never fall for -- tickle. But this still feels instantly dated, a "Hot Rod in a Role Models" era.
  26. Basically a bloody buddy picture that tries too hard.
  27. All these years after Predator, these decades past the classic film, "Most Dangerous Game," that inspired this genre, it’s good to see the idea of the hunter becoming the hunted still gets the blood racing.
  28. It's a solid, engrossing thriller, but a slack one.
  29. Precious, protracted and pleasant enough.
  30. An odd duck of a thriller. Quiet, talkative, with the occasional explosion of violence, it has ghosts and characters philosophizing, quoting F. Scott Fitzgerald or blurting insensitive non-sequiturs.

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