Philadelphia Inquirer's Scores

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For 3,441 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 Moonrise Kingdom
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
3,441 movie reviews
  1. Begins with a scene of mass repentance, but the real sin here is a profligate waste of talent.
  2. Nicely timed to cash in on the Ebola panic, Cabin Fever: Patient Zero - the prequel to the gross-out franchise about a lethal flesh-eating virus and its party-hardy victims - isn't going to do much for the tourism trade in the Dominican Republic.
  3. Although there are several truly jolting scares, there's also an abundance of hackneyed dialogue and more silly satanic business than you can shake a severed limb at.
  4. A smart aleck-y kidnapping caper that whooshes around to a thumping electronic beat.
  5. Obama, it is implied, is deliberately making America more vulnerable to attack from Muslim extremists. No mention is made of the fact that it was under Obama's watch that Osama bin Laden was killed.
  6. Cheesy and loads of fun.
  7. Like most Lee films, She Hate Me is gasp-worthy, with something to offend everyone. I will not say that I liked it. I will say that like "Bamboozled," it exasperates and resonates.
  8. An odd mix of stiff and sumptuous.
  9. It's too gauzy, and - with its Ron Bass script - too goopy by half.
  10. This mostly vulgar, but never explicit, comedy resolves itself surprisingly, revealing depth just when you think it's going to continue its skip across the shallows. In other words, Just Married might not be good, but it's just good enough.
  11. No one is bad in The Big Wedding, but no one is remotely believable, either.
  12. I could make a joke here about the new Pokemon movie.
  13. Happily N'Ever After carjacks "Cinderella" and puts her wicked stepmother behind the wheel.
  14. Speechy and preachy and just a teeny-weeny bit naughty.
  15. 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.
  16. Screenwriters Nicole Eastman and the "Blonde" team of Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith provide dialogue that has the propriety of the locker room.
  17. For all its mayhem, for all the smashing windows and kabooming fireballs, the grenade launchers and giant helicopters, A Good Day to Die Hard not only fails to top its predecessors, it also forgets the basic Die Hard rules.
  18. Can be described as whatever is the opposite of a Christmas classic.
  19. Teeming with socially awkward misfits, Gentlemen Broncos is not without its absurdist charms, although Hess (who co-scripted with his wife, Jerusha) pushes the envelope in ways it doesn't need pushing.
  20. There isn't an original frame or line of dialogue in Rage. It's strictly paint by numbers. Or in this case, plasma.
  21. 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.
  22. Slapdash, with dialogue and plot points that were cliches in Dickens' era, the pic sends up, then reaffirms, all the values the media sell us each holiday: compassion, forgiveness, tolerance.
  23. A bubble-brained comedy with as much bearing on the real world as a Pokemon cartoon.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Once upon a time there were made-for-television movies. Now there are made-for-television movies for movie theaters. The Perfect Man, another anemic Hilary Duff vehicle, is a case in point.
  24. If Sweet November were a puppy, it would have rabies.
  25. Lame and misguided homage, which reduces satire to vulgar silliness for kids.
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  26. However terrific Murray is, if Antonio Banderas, mellifluous voice of Puss-in-Boots in "Shrek 2," went paw to claw with Garfield, Puss would definitely triumph.
  27. This is not the plot of your typical Ice Cube movie. It does, however, combine the plots of at least three John Hughes movies.
  28. Sex and the City 2 is a champagne cocktail on a runaway train -- fizzy, sparkly, giddy-making, and splashing all over the place.
  29. Here is a movie with everything going for it and nothing working.

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