Orlando Sentinel's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 446 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 Hoop Dreams
Lowest review score: 12 Creature
Score distribution:
446 movie reviews
  1. It's so sentimental and sweet that you can almost forgive the kids' comedy Ramona and Beezus for not being nearly funny enough.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Repetitious, tedious, and pretty much joyless.
  6. A barely serviceable romantic comedy.
  7. Disney's Prom is to real high school what "High School Musical" was to "West Side Story" – all fluff, no edge.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. JFK
    JFK is a limp, semi-coherent, boring movie. [20 Dec 1991, p.21]
    • Orlando Sentinel
  11. A mild-mannered kids' comedy that makes for a pleasant-enough time killer.
  12. Too cute, too star-studded and entirely too long.
  13. 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.
  14. An unsatisfying if often surprising experience, a less warm and fuzzy "Parenthood."
  15. The laughs - Doug tries to take up the pipe, a la Sherlock Holmes - are on the flat side.
  16. Extraordinary Measures isn’t extraordinary. It’s simply safe.
  17. 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.
  18. Basically a bloody buddy picture that tries too hard.
  19. 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.
  20. It's a solid, engrossing thriller, but a slack one.
  21. Precious, protracted and pleasant enough.
  22. 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.
  23. Lacks surprises.
  24. Fitfully amusing or not, the whole demented enterprise of Rango comes into question when you're that tone-deaf about what's appropriate for children.
  25. The Expendables feels, well -- disposable, a movie whose nostalgia isn't enough to make this 50. caliber trip down Memory Lane worth the fake napalm.
  26. But as useful as it is to chew on ideas that don't hew to climate change dogma, Cool It leaves big questions about Lomborg unanswered.
  27. The "Made of Honor" screenwriters don't deliver enough jokes or feisty exchanges between the ill-matched traveling companions.
  28. Bad Teacher is a pulled punch, a pot-smoking/kid cussing/teacher copulating farce that is less than the sum of its parts.
  29. The script piles the preposterous on top of the absurd and the film's thin charms dissipate, revealing the creaking movie star contraption underneath.
  30. The performers are given stock types to play, and Elba and Dillon, at least, can do a little with that.

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