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 1.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 (500) Days of Summer
Lowest review score: 0 Pretty Persuasion
Score distribution:
1070 movie reviews
    • 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.
  1. It’s terrible enough to torture the damned.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Fails in what amounts to its only distinct purpose: to smugly push the envelope of depravity farther than anyone else.
  5. Director Julie Taymor's gargantuan all-Beatles-songs musical is that rarest of animals, the perfect disaster that fulfills expectations by defying them.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. A clumsy, dreadfully preposterous and pedestrian thriller that seems to believe loud noises are the same as good frights.
  9. While the canine is a scene stealer, the movie is a dog.
    • 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.
  10. Not to chastise the movie for simply being rude or crude -- since "The Wedding Crashers" proved that hormone-raging '80s throwbacks can still be harmless fun -- but this contemptible sex-com redux should be taken to task for how its infantilized yucks give license to entertaining closed-minded acceptances of very real human ugliness.
  11. The film is ultimately so repetitive, un-enlightening and lacking in substance, even Drew Carey seems bored by the end when he asks, "When are you guys going to make the 'c*nt' documentary?"
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Feels like a re-hash.
  12. Berry is giving a performance much too earnest to have been intentionally campy, setting herself up as a veritable shoo-in for this year's "Worst Actress" Razzie. Me-ouch!
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    It's somehow fitting that this purported romantic comedy about dating is, like most dates, clumsy, endless, and absolutely excruciating.
  13. Its climactic highway shootout, and much else in the picture, is rendered in the best Paul Greengrass manner that Hollywood money can buy. But where Greengrass pictures aim to keep one on the edge of one's seat throughout, the tension here, such as it is, is designed to stoke audience bloodlust. If that's your kind of thing, The Kingdom certainly satisfies.
  14. Apparently, none of the characters in Darkness have seen "The Shining."
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    One of those infuriating films that can't allow this already dramatic situation to fester and develop on its own.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The gags are flat, and the plot twists aren’t enough to keep the film moving.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Click is yet another uninspired Adam Sandler goof-fest with a long suffering leading lady, mildly bawdy gags--see Joe Schomo oogle female jogger--and a predictable ending.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The film drags by, charmlessly, endlessly. Shrieking.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    With his preferences for static, colorless visuals and exposition-laden dialogue over conversation, director Valette has now set the bar for the worst film of 2008.
  17. Yet another ill-conceived big screen videogame adaptation.
  18. 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    One of the film's few virtues is Danny Glover as the voice of Miles the mule.

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