Philadelphia Inquirer's Scores

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For 3,366 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 Hukkle
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
3,366 movie reviews
  1. The greatest lacrosse movie of the 21st century - and, unless I'm mistaken, the only lacrosse movie of the 21st century.
  2. Reaches breathtaking lows of incoherence, sexism, racial stereotyping, and -- did I say incoherence?
  3. As a cinematic experience, it's like being locked in a coffin for an hour and a half.
  4. Where the first pic breezed along with gags and gunplay, this forced follow-up is artificial to the hilt - fueled on a kind of trying-too-hard hilarity that makes even good actors look bad.
  5. A thuddingly dull remake of the 1971 crime drama starring Michael Caine.
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  6. Sandler nimbly steps into the role created by Cooper and makes it his nebbishy own, something that cannot be said for Ryder's attempt to rethink the Arthur part. Ryder is lovely, but perhaps too sincere an actress to play a wiseacre.
  7. Like moussed hair and inverted-pyramid shoulder pads, this sloppy, sloppy slapstick is an artifact from the 1980s.
  8. Verhoeven's most deeply disturbing film yet.
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  9. Unravels in a series of spooky dream sequences, dopey detective work, and a couple of richly hambone-ian De Niro soliloquies.
  10. Piles dumb gag upon dumb gag - it's like benign pummeling. Occasionally, you just have to laugh.
  11. The story and the humor get progressively skimpier than an Ipanema bikini.
  12. If you are unlucky enough to stray into the presence of Bats, I strongly recommend you follow their wise example. Hang from the ceiling and go to sleep.
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  13. When the big caper finally arrives, you will neither grasp nor care about what's going on.
  14. A messy fish-out-of-water gangland romp.
  15. 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.
  16. To do this kind of satire successfully, you need the kind of merciless and unrelenting wit of films such as Gus Van Sant's "To Die For" or John Huston's "Prizzi's Honor."
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  17. Stephen King without the snap, David Lynch without the kink, teen horror without the teen hormones, Darkness Falls falls apart in a crescendo of creepy-crawly hoo-ha. It's more like Darkness Kerplunks.
  18. Mazel tov, Adam, for having three movies released in five months. You should maybe spend more time on the next one?
  19. Tennant aims for a contemporary version of "The Thin Man," wedding the banter of sparring spouses with sleuth work. To say that he falls short of the mark is understatement.
  20. A collection of double entendres that would make a stevedore blush.
  21. Yes, it's stupid. But sometimes it's stupid with a capital S, and it's in those moments of transcendent idiocy that you can't help liking Saving Silverman. At least, a little bit.
  22. It would be inaccurate to say there are plots in New Year's Eve. There are a number of setups, and these get shuffled through faster than a card dealer in Atlantic City.
  23. A lethargic, lurching holiday-themed comedy.
  24. Has its compelling moments, and its playfully inventive ones, too.
  25. The cast is full of fresh-faced unknowns ready for their close-ups. Most likely to succeed is Kayla Jackson, an almond-eyed dreamer, as Brittany, anchor of the Ovations and of her family.
  26. Piously acted, stiffly directed, and infused with a view of world politics that might charitably be described as delusional.
  27. It's getting tiresome, this stuff.
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  28. At a certain point, it actually becomes embarrassing to watch Heigl and Kutcher play at being in love.
  29. Fuzzy, feel-good movie about baseball, babes and believing in yourself.
  30. Profane, randy, oversexed, and wonderfully juvenile.

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