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 Girlhood
Lowest review score: 0 Good Luck Chuck
Score distribution:
1,070 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Bloated with too many pratfalls yet too little plot, and neutered of its most viciously hysterical moments.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For those who loved his singing in "Velvet Goldmine," Rhys-Meyers once again proves that he has pipes.
  1. Wants to be at any given moment--wrenching, thought-provoking, surprising, heartbreaking--all it ever is is tastefully lifeless. It’s been beaten into a coma by its own scruples.
  2. While each actor is talented in his own right, the on-screen friends' relationship is barely developed.
  3. There were times watching this movie when I felt I was being force-fed 30 pounds of crème brûlée. Which isn’t to say I choked on every minute: I chortled heartily at the thread about the comeback of the washed-up rock star (Bill Nighy).
  4. Rojas is played by Penélope Cruz, who's endearing enough, but still comes across coarse and irritating every time she attempts a role in English.
  5. At heart, a light, watchable film.
  6. The beauty of You Got Served is that it delivers the moves from every vantage point.
  7. Too-laborious meditation on life and death.
  8. Lords of Dogtown may pop for the skateboarding crowd. It fizzles for the rest.
  9. We can only speculate why McConaughey chose to play the role this way, but in all honesty, it's a good thing he did. His loony performance is the only surprising thing about this otherwise paint-by-numbers inspirational drama.
  10. To be fair, Smokin' Aces isn't a complete train wreck. Carnahan stages a handful of strong action set-pieces, most notably a close-quarters elevator shoot-out involving Liotta and Flanagan, that are a blast to watch.
  11. Meet the Robinsons is a mess -- a sometimes fun but mostly frustrating mess.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A chick-flick on a sugar high, so giggly-bouncy and nostalgic for the fantasy-girlhood of its audience that the DVD, which should follow relatively quickly, should come packaged in big pink bows and include a coupon for a free pony ride.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    You won't see the twist coming, thanks to a clever and precise piece of casting, but that's the best compliment that can be paid to Awake, a plotty and unfocused medical thriller.
  12. Viewers should hope Jeepers 2 is the final act in this series. The once-promising Creeper, who we see up close this time, has emerged as a garden-variety killer.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Dawson is lovely to watch, and when Smith isn't furrowing his brow and looking concerned, he's not so bad himself.
  13. Are these iconic, antihero relics smartly satirized in a post-slasher, or is FVJ just more dated, third-wave trash? Disappointingly, it's the latter.
  14. It's the sourest and most borderline misogynist picture the Farrellys have yet made.
  15. The period sets and costumes and the arch dialogue are exaggerated as if to underline the movie’s satirical intent—but in fact it has none.
  16. The problem here, which vitiates the picture's ingenuity and causes it, finally, to sink like a stone, is in the physical execution of the material.
  17. Technically, it rewards with nothing less than painterly cinematography and a seamless surge of organic soundscapes, but the story is entirely predicated on a weather metaphor so obvious that even an unplugged Doppler radar could detect it.
  18. Might have been a tasty black comedy if treated as such, but the twisted sense of humor is never allowed to elevate beyond the cutesy sensibilities of a romantic comedy.
  19. This tale has been told so often (in fact, its roots can be traced back to Fellini's 1953 coming-of-age classic "I Vitelloni") the only way to keep it remotely fresh is to keep changing the time period and the professions of the principal characters.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ultimately Hitman is about bullets, blood, and bombs. For die-hard fans of the videogame, there is much to relish in terms of cobblestone car chases, punishing fistfights, cool weaponry, impossible physical feats, and ear-popping gun battles that rage through exclusive hotels in exotic locations.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The new film is also sleeker, sexier, and, thankfully, shorter than the original.
  20. Skillfully manage to adapt some key details of the show -- namely, the high-flying car chases and hillbilly narration.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Irritatingly, Fleder's flair for broadcasting plot twists treats the audience with the same patronizing indulgence as Hackman does his potential jurors.
  21. From the beginning, something doesn't feel quite right about their latest romp. The characters are sketchier, the situations more contrived and the laughs are fewer and far between.
  22. Too bad the movie was assembled by Hollywood types -- Joel Schumacher directed, Jerry Bruckheimer produced -- who like to have things 15 ways at once. Hollywood types don't like journalists, so while they're lionizing Guerin, they go out of their way to make almost every other journalist depicted in the picture despicable.

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