Philadelphia Inquirer's Scores

  • Movies
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For 3,431 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 5.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Lost in La Mancha
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
3,431 movie reviews
  1. A generic oven-stuffer that wants to be a stocking-stuffer, is a turkey, despite the foil wrapping and some artfully deployed tinsel.
  2. This Romeo and Juliet is hard to take seriously - and simply hard to take.
  3. Evolution devolves to the sight of a colossal alien expelling flatus over Arizona. So that's why this movie stinks. Play that flatulent music, white boy.
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  4. The problem is that these stoic warriors infect Act of Valor with more wooden acting than you'd see at a ventriloquism school.
  5. Combines fingernails-on-blackboard audio agony with bamboo-under-fingernails physical torture.
  6. Feels like it's been homogenized and Hollywoodized to death.
  7. 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.
  8. A dementedly artificial and artsy film, a headache-inducing jumble of fractured narrative, flashbacks within flashbacks, and shifting perspectives.
  9. There's nothing remotely fantastic about this Fantastic Four.
  10. You would think any movie with the word "salmon" in the title would have to be funny. Think again.
  11. A pity-party of Hollywood narcissism.
  12. Vilely violent, Saw 2 is the Phnom Penh of splatter movies.
  13. By the end of the film's two-hour stream of Be-Here-Now-isms, anyone left in the audience will be wanting to yell, "Put a sock in it!" to old Soc.
  14. Beastly offers a thoroughly dopey reread of the "Beauty and the Beast" fairy tale.
  15. What has Campbell wrought? An intermittently amusing, interminable affair that for sheer ugliness and a scenery-chewing performance by Peter Sarsgaard has a certain Camp appeal.
  16. The film has been directed in a murky, rhythmless fashion by Niels Arden Oplev.
  17. Hiring this sensitive fantasist (Gondry) to make the superhero saga The Green Hornet is like hiring satirist John Waters to make "Rambo." Hard to think of a more mystifying mismatch of filmmaker and material.
  18. What a mess.
  19. A stagy, arty, and uncompelling account of the Welsh writer and his menage-y relations.
  20. Repetitive and tedious.
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  21. Both the sex and the battle sequences here look like football plays drawn by an NFL coach and shot by the wide receiver's mother. Usually, even when I don't like a Stone film I admire its frenzied energy, but the editing here is as lethargic as the compositions are perfunctory.
  22. What a mess.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Alas, this eternally sunny character's mantra, "I don't have a problem, I solve problems," makes for paltry dramatic tension.
  23. Often incomprehensible (a combination of jumpy editing and lots of thick British Isles accents) and hardly ever entertaining - even unintentionally.
  24. The animated film has all the hallmarks of a straight-to-DVD project - inferior plot, dull writing, cheap drawing.
  25. The kind of glossy, Hollywood-forged waste of time that would depress even the most happily lackadaisical retiree.
  26. An overblown hodgepodge of volcano-baked desertscapes, Egyptoid-gone-baroque architecture, and gladiator-geared storm troopers with goofy headpieces, The Chronicles of Riddick bears no resemblance to the movie that spawned its namesake.
  27. I nodded off watching Just Visiting.
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  28. What Never Die Alone is is a hackneyed tale of vengeance set in the 'hood, teeming with stock characters, slo-mo gunplay, and rampant misogyny.
  29. Laughably predictable and lamentably unfunny, Laws of Attraction practically creaks from the effort exerted by its cast, straining to bring snap and panache to a hackneyed exercise. Sno Ball, anyone?

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