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 2.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Reader
Lowest review score: 0 I Know Who Killed Me
Score distribution:
1070 movie reviews
  1. Though this new Hills is both scarier and smarter than 95 percent of the other horror product out there, it's also indicative of everything that's wrong with horror movies today.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    It’s surprisingly funny for another weak "American Pie" rip-off; Nicholas D'Agosto and Eric Christian Olsen make a hilarious pair; If you're under the age of 25 you’ll like it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The dynamic between Leonard and his lovers is uncomfortable and not in the good way like Ricky Gervais's dancing.
  2. This picture reminded me of one of the things I like best about "All the President’s Men": It doesn’t give a good godd--- about Woodward and Bernstein’s personal lives.
  3. It might have been better to have played it straight — small instead of epic, chronological instead of deconstructed — and to give his characters some explicitness in history instead of the bedroom.
  4. Wisely unbiased-but also unfocused, uneducated, and underachieving-which makes for an occasionally hilarious, frequently anemic parody that misses its opportunity to permanently document a scathing critique of current events.
  5. One of Cruise's most deeply cherished ambitions is to be a great actor, and this movie goes to great lengths to let him do that--sort of. You'll understand what I mean during the sequence in which there is more than one Philip Seymour Hoffman on the screen.
  6. While brisk, informative, and entertaining, feels frustratingly sketchy.
  7. As a fan and well-wisher of Coppola's, I wanted very much to like this movie, and I'll probably give it another shot once the DVD comes out. But, at first sight, Youth Without Youth's striving for exuberance reveals an almost desperate effort too much of the time.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Frances McDormand, as Erica’s younger sister, flourishes in her few minutes of screen time. She’s flinty, ferocious, and purely hysterical.
  8. Starting Out never builds to the explosive climax it seems to be heading for, which I suppose is a good thing for its overall integrity, but maybe not so good for its motion-picture value.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Like Dupree himself, the film wears out its welcome a little, but is still entertaining.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Owen Wilson manages to break his customary comic relief persona and is adept at playing a little "Father Knows Best"; the yellow lab does a good job too.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Scott doesn't bring much to the table as an action director, and his keen storytelling abilities go invisible here.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The drama aspect is necessary to the story, but it just drags on too long.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The handful of comic moments will serve up a few good laughs.
  9. Camp may not be great cinema, but it's passionate and original enough to be special.
  10. One casting wild card is the country singer Tim McGraw, and he's very solid in the role of Katie's horse-rancher dad, the kind of guy whose hard-headedness can't mask the size of his heart.
  11. Made with obvious passion and humor (and a side of fries), Super Size Me is a mostly entertaining look at fast food, the billion-dollar businesses behind it, and its warped effect on our culture.

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