Philadelphia Inquirer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 3,542 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Black Souls
Lowest review score: 0 Rambo
Score distribution:
3,542 movie reviews
  1. At 116 minutes, this third installment lumbers along like a serial killer in shackles.
  2. If Stealth were a recruitment film for aircraft-carrier duty, one would be tempted to say, "Mission accomplished." As a feature film, it's a washout.
  3. A dull, drab and pointless rehash, Walking Tall ironically manages to diminish the Rock's stature as both a leading man and an action star.
  4. OK, they squeezed one more lap out of this franchise. It's been a fun ride, but it's time to shut things down. If you get my drift.
  5. A predictable, by-the-numbers TV-movie-sized affair which will break your heart - especially since it also contains brief flashes of horror greatness.
  6. At one point, Statham chases down a sports car while pedaling madly on a kids' bike. Pathétique!
  7. Essentially a series of walking character sketches. The storytelling is slack and lackluster, the cliches rampant.
  8. The ads for The Sweetest Thing promise that if you loved "There's Something About Mary" and "My Best Friend's Wedding," then you can't miss this latest Cameron Diaz vehicle. Well, miss it.
  9. Mike Myers, responsible for the picture's one, or possibly two, laughs.
  10. A fairly dreadful melodrama drenched in self-pity.
  11. An ineffective, derivative, and awkwardly executed mash-up of ghost flicks and voodoo movies.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Looks as if was cobbled together from stuff hanging around the cutting room at MTV.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
  12. Cage appears as a knight of the Crusades, slogging across the continents, slaying infidels and unbelievers and anyone else who gets in his way. There isn't a minute when it looks like he's having fun.
  13. Icky, incoherent thriller.
  14. Ride Along is a film so casual in its conception and execution, it should be titled Drive Thru.
  15. Struggles mightily to find its loony essence. But Bullock's apple-cheeked larkishness is all flailing limbs and bug-eyed reaction shots - there's no there there. Cooper's character is woefully underwritten, Church's is yet another vain anchorman-wannabe cartoon.
  16. If the Brothers Grimm had devoted themselves to farce rather than scary fairy tales, they might have produced something like Seventh Son, a whacko sword-and-sorcery exercise.
  17. Monster-in-Law, where Bridezilla meets Godzilla, is a comedy so anemic, so toxic, that even Dracula wouldn't bite.
  18. Full of kerplunkingly unfunny jokes and ex-"Saturday Night Live" cast members turning up to do shtick.
  19. "Zis is not verking! Zee glitter cannot overpower zee artist!" That, in a sentence, sums up what is wrong with this picture.
  20. Totally lame.
  21. The cast, especially The Game, does a fairly good job with this meager material, but it's like trying to make chateaubriand out of Spam.
  22. As a cinematic experience, it's like being locked in a coffin for an hour and a half.
  23. Has to be one of the nuttiest, sappiest (literally), most unintentionally hilarious spectacles to come down the time-travel turnpike in eons.
  24. Alas, this joyless affair doesn't have a clou.
  25. An astoundingly senseless thriller.
  26. Hot Rod never establishes its own personality.
  27. When the big caper finally arrives, you will neither grasp nor care about what's going on.
  28. Proves a theory first advanced in the movie "Repo Man": The more you drive, the stupider you get.
  29. This one is so bad that even Ed Norton couldn't get this mess to move through the sewer.

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