Portland Oregonian's Scores

  • Movies
For 3,170 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Lowest review score: 0 M. Butterfly
Score distribution:
3,170 movie reviews
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Whatever stinks in this theater, it isn't love.
  1. A grating experience from start to finish.
  2. Simply something you don't want to touch.
    • Portland Oregonian
  3. Apparently, you can lead a Prinze to a movie, but you can't make him act.
  4. A vile, stupid and ugly movie lacking utterly in pep, thrills, humor, finesse or morals, a dissipating waste of time, money and human resources.
    • Portland Oregonian
  5. The story is as predictable as it is saccharine. Apart from the presence of local landmarks, there's no reason the Rose City should be proud of this effort.
  6. Spoiler alert: It can leave you feeling kind of empty and sad! It's pretty, icky and boring all at once, and feels like nothing so much as an unusually depressing Ban du Soleil commercial.
  7. Corky Romano is merely grating. Until he finds a better director than Rob Pritts, Kattan's best bet is to stick with "SNL" impresario Lorne Michaels.
  8. An ugly and insipid film.
  9. Once in a great while -- usually late August -- a movie comes along that's so lame, it doesn't deserve a bad review. It deserves a war-crimes tribunal. Ladies and gentlemen, Underclassman is that special film.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Has all the gross-out humor but none of the goofy sweetness. It also has neither of the Farrellys, which is agonizingly evident throughout.
  10. Has a curious train-wreck quality to it that keeps you watching and thinking. (Even if you are thinking things like, Why were these lines ever written? When you hear the "turkey" line, your jaw will drop.)
  11. A lazy, trite comedy that's made by people who don't care either.
    • Portland Oregonian
  12. It's a lame, gender-mixed, mistaken-identity, cross-dressing comedy: "Some Like It Tepid," if you will.
  13. A forehead-poundingly bad picture.
    • Portland Oregonian
  14. A shabby, joyless, 90-minute slab of "advertainment."
  15. A movie of such rank stupidity and appalling taste.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    Some clumsy nips and tucks later, Fair Game still doesn't make sense, and Crawford's performance still cracks you up. [03 Nov 1995]
    • Portland Oregonian
  16. A disappointing venture. If only it had been more clever, perhaps darker.
    • 10 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    A caustic, raunchy, often hilarious examination of how men use women.
    • Portland Oregonian
  17. A ghastly, unappealing mess that lacks a single absorbing character, engaging story line or entertaining snippet of dialogue.
    • Portland Oregonian

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