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 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Lowest review score: 0 I Know Who Killed Me
Score distribution:
1,070 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    There is also a sense that the filmmakers weren't quite certain if they wanted to make a fun, kid-friendly adventure or a bawdy adult-skewed comedy. Walking the tightrope doesn't work.
  1. This terminally ill, terminally awful dramedy marks a sad cinematic milestone: The Bucket List is the first film in history to feature a truly wretched Nicholson performance -- and we're not talking about the character he plays.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    When the hits finally do come, they are really only capable of scaring 13-year-olds making their first trip into the horror genre.
  2. One of those celebrations of idiocy that never seem to go out of vogue.
  3. The pumped up sound effects play like an overplayed laugh track on a sitcom that just isn't funny and only draws more attention how ineffective the filmmaking is.
  4. And so it goes, leaving an awful taste and the inevitable question: Jane Fonda made a comeback to do dreck like this and "Monster-in-Law?"
  5. Thoroughly irritating little film.
  6. A charmless, vandalized version of a classic.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Alice has all the emotional truth of an America’s Most Wanted reenactment.
  7. For a horror movie to work, it has to be ABOUT something.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    I suspect that there’s an audience for this film. I’ve heard that they like "mindless" entertainment.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    A clichéd and flat out boring film that doesn’t even approach the mediocrity of director Jim Gillespie’s 1997 pic in the same genre, "I Know What You Did Last Summer."
  8. This one's been sitting on shelves for two years -- never good news -- and you can almost see the dollar signs in the cast's eyes.
  9. Weinstein Co. honchos Bob and Harvey are chasing some of the old "Pulp Fiction" magic--and failing not only miserably, but kind of disgustingly.
  10. Swedish director Mikael Håfström's Derailed makes "Fatal Attraction" look positively subtle, while mustering none of the nuance or moral complexity (not to mention the sexual chemistry) of "Unfaithful."
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Despite a lavish budget and one of the most expensive movie sets in the world--the island of Manhattan—they (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) can’t buy love, talent, or a decent script.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    For a movie built around a brightly-colored, magical toy store, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is surprisingly forgettable. In fact, it's most wondrous feat is just how it manages to waste good actors and fine performances.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    It's tough to get through because it's so slow; the beautiful Kristen Bell, who we love in almost everything, doesn't fit in with a bunch of nerds.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    What doesn't work at all -- saving the worst for last -- is a ship-sinking performance by John Leguizamo as Lorenzo.
  11. It’s terrible enough to torture the damned.
  12. The film is laughable when it tries to be dramatic and stone-faced when it strains to be funny. Beyond that, Man of the Year is often so wildly off the mark in its depiction of how elections are run, it's hard to believe that it was directed by the same guy who helmed "Wag the Dog," one of the savviest political films ever made.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    A disaster, representing a number of negative firsts for Shyamalan.
  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.
  14. Fails in what amounts to its only distinct purpose: to smugly push the envelope of depravity farther than anyone else.
  15. Director Julie Taymor's gargantuan all-Beatles-songs musical is that rarest of animals, the perfect disaster that fulfills expectations by defying them.
  16. Jonah Hex tries to hedge its bets too much, and the result is a movie that probably won't please the few faithful with Jonah Hex bedsheets, nor fans of mindless summer action flicks.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Chris Columbus, true to his namesake, has chartered new waters of lazy hackdom with this "Clash of the Titans" remade as a CW tween soap.
  17. Kranks is the type of grim holiday movie that reminds you of all that is noxious and insincere about the Christmas season and then chases it down with a sickly-sweet reversal
  18. A clumsy, dreadfully preposterous and pedestrian thriller that seems to believe loud noises are the same as good frights.

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