Philadelphia Inquirer's Scores

  • Movies
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For 3,409 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 Up
Lowest review score: 0 Rambo
Score distribution:
3,409 movie reviews
  1. A temptation that can be easily and safely resisted.
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  2. If there were a truth-in-titling law, the movie would be called "3000 Bullets to Brain Death."
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  3. Plunges into a void created by a stale and incredibly derivative plot.
  4. Painfully cute drama.
  5. Really lost in space.
  6. Lewd, crude, blessedly brief.
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  7. Maybe Waters set out to prove Karl Marx's observation that all great events happen twice, first as tragedy and the second time as farce.
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  8. Feels like it's been homogenized and Hollywoodized to death.
  9. Awesomely ridiculous thriller.
  10. I'll be darned if I can think of a more excruciating, ponderous, remarkably unfunny and inert cinemagoing experience to come down the pike in ages.
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  11. As full of terrible acting as it is devoid of suspense.
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  12. It's too gauzy, and - with its Ron Bass script - too goopy by half.
  13. At 116 minutes, this third installment lumbers along like a serial killer in shackles.
  14. This is no "Raging Bull."
  15. A casualty of its own clumsy storytelling.
  16. Feels stagy, stiff and entirely unnecessary.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Looks as if was cobbled together from stuff hanging around the cutting room at MTV.
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  17. What a mess.
  18. It's hard to say with certainty whether it's insufficient plot or insufficient interpretation that's responsible for Travolta's waxwork performance.
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  19. Often incomprehensible (a combination of jumpy editing and lots of thick British Isles accents) and hardly ever entertaining - even unintentionally.
  20. Uptown Girls gives the impression that everyone behind the camera just threw up their hands in helpless resignation.
  21. Ice Cube possesses real screen presence, and it's a shame to see him squander his talents here. He and Epps made me laugh in "Next Friday." They made me squirm here.
  22. Mike Myers, responsible for the picture's one, or possibly two, laughs.
  23. This low-budget, high-gore sequel can be effectively frightening at times, and just plain boring, too. The suspense builds, the blood gushes, the momentum dissipates. It's an unsatisfying mix.
  24. Dark and murky, grainy and grim.
  25. How'd this thing get made?
  26. Gets stupider as it moves along. By the end, you just don't care whether that cold-hearted snake Petrovich (that would be Reno) gets his comeuppance. Just bring on the Battle Bots, please!
  27. Just a big chunk of waste flushed from a Hollywood studio.
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  28. This unabashedly stupid comedy is, well, unabashedly stupid.
  29. With the raunch quotient cranked up several notches, the sequel is calculated, cynical and, worse, not funny.

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