Philadelphia Inquirer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 3,374 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: 67
Highest review score: 100 Deliver Us from Evil
Lowest review score: 0 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
3,374 movie reviews
  1. Vilely violent, Saw 2 is the Phnom Penh of splatter movies.
  2. A forced-march comedy.
  3. Alas, this joyless affair doesn't have a clou.
  4. Aja's stomach-churning remake (produced by Craven) follows the original with frightening fidelity, amping up the barbarity from a nine (on the 1-10 scale) to a 12.
  5. RV
    I would have told you that its title refers to recreational vehicle. Having seen it, I now know the initials stand for reeking vulgarity.
  6. 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.
  7. The script is a stupid mix of Teutonic tongue twisters (say hello to Herr Schniedelwichsen), hoary German cliches (from phallic sausages to U-boat spoofs), and bad slapstick.
  8. A vast disappointment.
  9. Has to be one of the nuttiest, sappiest (literally), most unintentionally hilarious spectacles to come down the time-travel turnpike in eons.
  10. Can be described as whatever is the opposite of a Christmas classic.
  11. Happily N'Ever After carjacks "Cinderella" and puts her wicked stepmother behind the wheel.
  12. The wrestler carries himself with decency and without self-seriousness, the qualities that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a star. Austin deserves better material than this. So do we.
  13. Hot Rod never establishes its own personality.
  14. Sappy script. Cheesy supernaturalism. Tired satire.
  15. Though Hilton may be a model, if her work in Hottie is any indication, she is no actress.
  16. The whole project is a cloying, artificial mess. The slapstick comedy doesn't bite, and the formulaic sentimentality doesn't grip.
  17. No one is getting at anything in The Strangers, except the cheapest, ugliest kind of sadistic titillation.
  18. As a cinematic experience, it's like being locked in a coffin for an hour and a half.
  19. About as not-funny as a comedy can get.
  20. I'm ripping up my Lars Von Trier fan club card.
  21. You would think any movie with the word "salmon" in the title would have to be funny. Think again.
  22. An inert comedy starring Kristen Bell as a workaholic unlucky in love, When in Rome is a rom-bomb.
  23. If you actually sit through this enervating ordeal, you'll swear that time is Frozen.
  24. At a certain point, it actually becomes embarrassing to watch Heigl and Kutcher play at being in love.
  25. An unlikable and excruciatingly unfunny comedy.
  26. An astoundingly senseless thriller.
  27. A lazy assemblage of sketch-comedy raunch, mock-schlock TV ads, and ideas that even the writers of "Mall Cop" and "Observe and Report" would have tossed.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Too bad it's hog-tied by a ridiculously familiar plot, uneven direction and characters of such dizzying simplicity that you wish the demons would get to them just to smack some sense into their heads. [26 Sept 1983, p.D3]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
  28. The animated film has all the hallmarks of a straight-to-DVD project - inferior plot, dull writing, cheap drawing.
  29. There are a few nice scares in The Colony, and the female lead, Rookie Blue's Charlotte Sullivan, looks really, really cute in blond dreadlocks. But she can't save the movie, nor can her impressive costars, Bill Paxton, Kevin Zegers, and Laurence Fishburne.

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