Philadelphia Inquirer's Scores

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For 3,809 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 5.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 35 Shots of Rum
Lowest review score: 0 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
3809 movie reviews
  1. Ultimately, Evan Almighty is too sappy, too sanctimonious.
  2. As for Kunis, she gets to wear some out-of-this-world couture, and gets to make her entrance at a marriage ceremony on a floating dais, kind of like Katy Perry at the Super Bowl.
  3. The movie pulls off the worst kind of con: the one that disappoints.
  4. What makes the new movie almost bearable is the byplay between Sandler and Chris Rock.
  5. The result is two competing films, one about a failure's struggle to succeed in the Brigade Championships, the academy's boxing tournament, and the other about a quitter redeemed by military discipline. In the hands of director Justin Lin, the two story lines don't altogether merge.
  6. For a while, Firewall whips up the accordant dollops of suspense and dread, but it's not long before the timely issue of identity theft takes a backseat to old-fashioned Hollywood villainy, unnecessary (and nonsensical) red herrings, and STUFF THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
  7. Mildly enjoyable despite its basic mediocrity.
  8. Who knows if it was Del Toro's idea, or Stone's, but at a particularly crucial - and criminal - moment, as a very bad thing is about to occur, the actor twirls his mustache menacingly, like a Mexican Snidely Whiplash. Yes, Savages is that kind of story.
  9. Over the Hedge isn't by any stretch bad. It's just banal.
  10. I liked this movie better when it was called "Rock'n'Roll High School" and starred the Ramones and Mary Woronov.
  11. The material is so charged that it threatens to electrocute any who would touch it. Yet from the moment that Bette Midler, as Bernice the bio-Mom, appears, she becomes the instrument of its emotional release, catharsis teetering on high heels.
  12. A squirmy mix of therapy-session slogans, pop psychobabble, and lots of crying, yelling and pouting on the part of its two stars, who appear in various alarming hairpieces.
  13. Although Will Ferrell materializes for a goofball cameo, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard lacks a key element that his "Talladega Nights" and "Anchor Man" both had - that is, somebody to like.

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