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 Bad Education
Lowest review score: 0 Pretty Persuasion
Score distribution:
1,070 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Dennis Quaid is mostly lost at sea as Lawrence Wetherhold, the Carnegie Mellon lit professor; he apparently saw fit to tinker with his performance as filming went along, greeting us in some scenes as a noticeably swishy highbrow, while at other moments he's channeling the smiling, drunken menace of Nicholson's Jack Torrance.
  1. While "House of Sand and Fog" remained (somewhat precariously) balanced on the knife-edge that can turn tragedy into bathos, this picture doesn't fare nearly as well, and begins weighing down the viewer with its putative significance only minutes after its opening credits.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    An exhausting 90 minutes of SNL-centric mediocrity that gives one the nagging feeling that Tina Fey's inability to cut the cord is going to quickly start to cool interest in her upcoming projects.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    To find a comparison for You Don't Mess With the Zohan in Adam Sandler's filmography, you have to go back to 2000's "Little Nicky," a film with a fantasy slant that allowed for jokes of unencumbered silliness.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    A self-impressed epic with grandiose vistas, flat characters, and a subplot about Native Australians.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Not charming, but not cynical, The Spirit is wholly unrecommendable, but made with greater care than many movies that are.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    It's an empty-headed look at a national problem with modern surveillance society, but if everyone acted as stupidly as the incredulous screenplay would have you believe, then it's safe to say the movie inadvertently reflects, rather than critiques, the insanity of our times.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    It would be sad if Tinseltown used this poorly executed remake as proof that there's no audience for female-driven films, because that's not the case at all.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    It was received at Sundance 2007 with a resounding thud. Not because of this controversial rape scene, but because, well, it just wasn't good. Unfortunately, even with over a year of rejiggering, it's still not good.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    A disappointingly schlocky effort that gives up on trying to make a realistic Punisher movie, settling instead on a hokey, multi-colored-neon gun rave best enjoyed in Rob Zombie's family room.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The climax is the only thing for which the rest of this flick exists.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Although it wasn't quite the comedy we had hoped for, the idea behind it is pretty cute; we just wished the laughs weren't so awkward and forced.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    This completely rips off "Heroes," which itself ripped off a great deal from the "X-Men," so no real imagination here...except for the "Sniffs," who creepily track people by smell.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    It’s not cynically bad, it’s simply a case of movie malpractice.
  2. The movie suffers from convoluted plots, turgid pacing, and strange disrespect for its source material.
  3. This booming, cartoonish confection is a transparent attempt to take a property Disney owns rights to, and to try and create a Harry Potter-like franchise.
  4. Ultimately, the reason Charlie St. Cloud loses its momentum is because a love triangle between a grieving man, a beautiful woman from his past, and a spectral shade is just too strange.
  5. The pretentious title might be trying to make a statement about the new, fast-moving economy. It's also a weak reference to the first Wall Street. But mainly, no, it's just pretentious.
  6. Smushes together “The Bonfire of the Vanities” (the novel, that is), “True Believer,” and “Eyes Wide Shut,” only it does so without being nearly as good as any of the aforementioned.
  7. The potential for real offense is palpable, but Bruce Almighty never gets there; the script is too lazy and incoherent--truly effective blasphemy takes brains and rigor.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The dialogue itself is not interesting or funny. Ostensibly sophisticated remarks--lazy references to Freud or Dostoevsky or whatever--pack no dramatic or intellectual weight.
  8. Perfectly harmless but by no means cinematic. It is unapologetically vying for the same moviegoers that "Greek Wedding" connected with last summer.
  9. The story and stunts are outlandish, and the effects are distractingly computer-generated. To be fair, some of the best things about the film are very Japanese, notably the anime.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Perhaps The Haunted Mansion will scare the ride-adaptation trend out of Disney's system. Let's hope Mr. Toad doesn't have a development deal.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Alice has all the emotional truth of an America’s Most Wanted reenactment.
  10. From my perspective, the film's anti-Semitism is implicit rather than programmatic, and, in the film's current form, a little sneaky.
  11. While the canine is a scene stealer, the movie is a dog.
  12. Short on story, character, and attempts to win viewers' emotional investment, the film only seems to take a breath when The Rock is making the baddies lose theirs.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The gags are flat, and the plot twists aren’t enough to keep the film moving.
  13. Not even within earshot of a masterpiece, Man on Fire, based on its ratio of production costs to quality alone, may prove to be the worst movie of 2004.

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