Philadelphia Inquirer's Scores

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For 3,289 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 6.2 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 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
3,289 movie reviews
  1. Flat and predictable.
  2. An alarmingly charmless attempt to evoke the elegant romance and jaunty, jet-setting intrigue of the aforementioned titles, The Tourist is notable for the total absence of movie-star heat that movie stars are paid unseemly sums to radiate.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Tillman, who made a splash last year with his hip-hop hit "Notorious," does a nice job of calling into question the assumption, shared by most genre films, that vengeance is the only right course of action.
  3. Legacy is a two-hour light show with a lot of flash, a little style, and not one byte of narrative originality.
  4. The million-dollar cast doesn't make the vulgar penny-ante jokes any funnier.
  5. Tonally, Casino Jack is all over the place: exaggerated comedy, cartoonish high jinks, then heavy-handed melodrama (a third-act face-off between Abramoff and his wife, played with no center of gravity by Kelly Preston, comes out of nowhere).
  6. It'd be nice if Jason Statham and Ben Foster, The Mechanic's mentor/protege duo, could crack a smile. Once.
  7. Sandler, shambling and smirky, delivers another of those one-take performances of his - likable and lazy, forever on the verge of cracking himself up.
  8. It's a sorry spectacle, watching garden gnomes being robbed of their dignity.
  9. With clunky dialogue...I Am Number Four puts the burden on its special effects (passable) and the chemistry between Pettyfer and Agron.
  10. Most gaspworthy is that this raunchy, transgressive comedy about would-be adulterers turns out to be a hot, wet reaffirmation of marriage.
  11. To say that The Grace Card piles it on is an understatement of profound dimensions.
  12. A movie where the action scenes feel like filler, the romantic leads have little magnetism, and, before long, its metaphysical underpinnings fall to pieces.
  13. Seyfried holds the camera's attention, playing this storybook business pretty much straight, although David Leslie Johnson's script puts the actress sorely to the test.
  14. That this is a cautionary tale about any people who would wage war in order to win the spoils of oil and water? Your guess is as good as mine.
  15. Throughout Flatley, now 52, is triumphal and indefatigable. There are two mysteries here: From whence comes Flatley's boundless energy? And why does it make me feel so tapped out?
  16. A big fat geek kiss to the movies of Steven Spielberg and his fanboys, Paul is a mild, meandering comedy.
  17. Stevenson is big and swarthy and not altogether without credibility, but he's got as much charisma as a potato.
  18. Gyllenhaal is particularly unsuited to this role, his saucer eyes flashing from calm to crazed.
  19. Half-baked, both in plot and execution, this spoof's for adolescent boys who find Minotaur private parts amusing and Queen Amidala in a chastity belt sexy.
  20. Shot on the cheap, with cheesy animated credits and comic-panel "Bams!" and "Pows!" splashed across the screen, Super has a jokey, low-rent quality (or lack of quality) that could be endearing, if Wilson's performance weren't so nihilistically dull, and if there were somebody in the picture who had a soul.
  21. Speechy and preachy and just a teeny-weeny bit naughty.
  22. The offbeat comedy is not entirely devoid of charm, but its derivativeness is almost embarrassing.
  23. Hopped up like a kid on a sugar rush, Hoodwinked Too! tries to emulate the "Shrek" formula - mashing Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm with pop-culture references and wisecracking anthropomorphic sidekicks.
  24. Hemsworth looks a good deal more like NFL receiver Jeremy Shockey than he does the immortal Avenger.
  25. To paraphrase one of its few laughs, it's a zombie movie directed by Vera Wang.
  26. While Scott's movie has a consistent aura, it lacks a consistent tone. What are we to make of the movie, gauzy as a mist-shrouded lake and brutal as "Lord of the Flies?"
  27. Hesher has its genuinely affecting scenes, but too much of the time it feels false and shallow.
  28. Did I laugh? A handful of times. Did I cringe? For 101 minutes.
  29. Short, sour and scabrous, Bosses is that paradoxical thing: a situation comedy where neither situation nor comedy is particularly effective where nonetheless Jason Bateman is sidesplitting, as is Colin Farrell in a supporting role.

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