Premiere's Scores

  • Movies
For 1,070 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Black Book
Lowest review score: 0 Good Luck Chuck
Score distribution:
1,070 movie reviews
  1. Flashy, forgettable fluff.
  2. With its ho-hum hero and lackluster love story, The Order would likely be one big implausible bore if it wasn't for production designer Miljen Kreka Kljakovic.
  3. There's no question that Civil Brand has an ambitious premise, but it feels boxed in by the standard prison-movie formula.
  4. Lacks the heart that might otherwise have breathed life into the pointless shtick.
  5. Zombie's film plays more like an experimental pastiche than an outright homage to those classic road-trip-gone-wrong movies.
  6. Despite its preposterous leaps of logic, it somehow still emerges a reasonably entertaining summer blockbuster.
  7. Clunky and riddled with clichés from start to finish, which is a shame because the cast is able and is led by Oscar-nominated director Mike Figgis.
  8. When confronted with real problems--and there's enough melodrama here to top a movie-of-the-week marathon on Lifetime--these otherwise empowered characters seem helpless to defend themselves.
  9. The filmmakers may have wanted to deconstruct any sense of a formal, cohesive narrative; instead, they have merely demolished it.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Both Harris and Gooding, Jr. are fine actors trapped in a mawkish, pandering production that wastes the latter and is a waste of time for the former.
  10. Each segment introduces new characters and a radically different scenario, which suggests that Hancock's structure may actually be an insecure attempt to deliver a horror movie.
  11. Earle fans might see this film as a satisfying portrayal of a man they know and love, but those unfamiliar with the man and his music will likely leave the theater without much more interest in him than when the movie began.
  12. It is the overwhelmingly acrid sense of humor that leaves a bad taste in one's mouth at the end of the film.
  13. At best, this movie functions as a brief companion piece to Boy George's new Broadway show, “Taboo.”
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Sticky, saccharine, bordering on diabetic, Honey overindulges.
  14. Paycheck is a bogus journey.
  15. The whole film, in fact, feels slapped together and unfocused. Though the movie’s too dopey for anyone older than ten, there are scenes where characters drink and go skinny-dipping.
  16. The premise of the film is serviceable, but the execution is flawed and entirely underwhelming.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Laughably clichéd, abominably written, astonishingly dreadful attempt at a psycho-sexual thriller.
  17. Absence of motive makes the movie provocative; the explanation renders it irrelevant and defuses any interesting debate the film might have inspired.
  18. The studio wimped out, and the result is a lesser production on every level: talent, script, content, and purpose.
  19. From an audience perspective, the title’s fairly apt as well.
  20. With its cheap scares, its defiant lack of special effects, and the most blatant usage of a red coat as a stand-out prop since Schindler’s List, Godsend is as much an experiment-gone-wrong as its Frankensteinesque plot.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Who knows what might have been if everyone involved had a little more fun with the project instead of just going through the motions?
  21. Close is the best and worst thing about the film, delivering a performance that upstages even Christopher Walken (!), taking her over-the-top Cruella de Vil turn to its saccharine-sweet opposite.
  22. Despite the attempts of the Academy Award-winning makeup artist behind Mrs. Doubtfire, these doubtful misfires can't pass as white or as chicks.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Overall, Little Black Book is the cinematic equivalent of chic lit--mildly amusing, but completely forgettable once you're done with it.
  23. Threadbare sequel.
  24. In the age of reality television, Paparazzi feels desperately out-of-touch, the jaded grousings of an industry burnout.
  25. What begins as a pleasantly utilitarian thriller gradually decays into a mediocre suspense drama and ends as an irritatingly feeble love story.

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