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 Eastern Promises
Lowest review score: 0 Gigli
Score distribution:
1,070 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This movie was absolutely hilarious, and proved that dating might be easy, but making friends is much harder.
  1. Fun, fun, fun. [July/Aug 2003, p.26]
    • Premiere
  2. One of the things that makes this movie such a great rush is that while you’re watching it, it seems a good deal more subversive than it really is.
  3. Paprika ain't no kiddie 'toon, even if its thumpin' techno-pop and bubble-gum thrills have the same splashy palette as an episode of "Pokémon" or "Dragon Ball Z."
  4. Haynes's picture may not be perfect -- hell, I'm not even sure that perfection is a state it even aspires to -- but it's bold and individualistic and accomplished. A reason to take heart for the state of current American moviemaking.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    We were also glad to see they didn't ignore the humorous elements that made the original so great. Plus, the casting is spot on.
  5. This critic found much to digest (pun barely intended), with thoughts of FDA politics and standard practices, the ritualism and sacrifice of our own species, why baby animals are considered protectable innocents (and inversely, grown steaks-to-be just a fact of life), plus, on a meta level, how people's dietary philosophies will inform their reactions to the work.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    You might not bust a gut laughing, but Malkovich’s performance alone is worth the 90-minutes required to watch it.
  6. But after surveying pop and rock hybrids, Akin and Hacke go deeper. You will be very happy indeed to make the acquaintance of such Turkish music luminaries as Orhan Gencebay and Sezen Aksu, whose stories and personalities are as fascinating as their music.
  7. Whatever you want to label this quick-paced crowd-pleaser, it is definitely one of the year's must-sees.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The Family Stone may not be super-serious or even, well, sly, but none of that matters: this is a warm and engaging film that is sure to become a perennial Christmas favorite.
  8. A richly drawn, ambitious character piece both socially relevant and genuinely suspenseful.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's the kind of smart, stylish, entertaining and grown-up movie that the studios are making less and less of these days.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The beginning is a little slow, but after Neeson starts his hunt and does his best wrath-of-God impression, it doesn’t skip a beat.
  9. That rare kind of movie that contrasts "cultured" big-city characters with devout, "simple" folk without being condescending or judgmental of either camp.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    As fate would have it, Rocket Science might prove to be the handiwork of a burgeoning cinematic genius.
  10. Reveals more about the German people through sentimental comedy than such overtly political films as "The Nasty Girl" or "The Marriage of Maria Braun."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Inception is one of the best sci-fi movies of the new century, a mind-bender about dreams as public spaces.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A remarkable and disturbing look at the personal stories glossed over by the headlines.
  11. The Queen is a surprisingly compassionate portrait (excepting Blair's reactionary wife with the "shallow curtsy") of a rigid pragmatist in denial over the monarchy's out-of-touch dysfunction.
  12. The movie biz inside jokes eventually yield to fairly merciless plumbings about the construction of the self, resulting in a kind of philosophical discomfort that's much different from the run-of-the-mill humiliations this sort of thing usually trucks in.
  13. An epic treatment of epic themes that doesn't soft-soap its audience, but at the same time provides a terrifically satisfying entertainment.
  14. Those who aren't inclined to lambaste will surely have some stimulating conversations after the film is over.
  15. Catherine Keener is remarkably subtle and soulful as Capote's friend and helpmeet Harper Lee, who delivers a shocking verdict against him at the end, but the movie, as you probably will not be surprised to learn, is owned by Philip Seymour Hoffman.
  16. The masterly Panahi concocts a spellbinding, often corrosively and/or warmly funny story in which love of both country and sport tries to, but doesn't quite, transcend dogmatic and ingrained difference.
  17. This is filmmaking that's as rousing as it is strange.
  18. An enchantingly cryptic, ethereally photographed slice of somber surrealism that should definitely appeal to fans of David Lynch and Luis Buñuel.
  19. Once Palpatine's machinations set the cogs in motion for the creation of Vader, and the Clone Wars start getting bloody, Sith commences to cook in a way that no Star Wars movie has since "Empire."
  20. It's distinctly Morrisean, as it were, and seeing his style applied to subject matter with which one is already somewhat familiar makes one... well, question the style a bit.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's a role that essentially demystifies Brosnan's star persona, and in it he is simply sensational, funnier and more persuasively neurotic than even a devoted fan might expect.

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