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 Diary of the Dead
Lowest review score: 0 Boogeyman
Score distribution:
1,070 movie reviews
  1. By the end of the film, you actually come to mourn the passing of the EV1, a well-intentioned soul that was in the right place at the right time, but was surrounded by the wrong people.
  2. Malkovich is more interested in hitting notes of elegiac lyricism than delivering socko action; this is a thriller that means to get under your skin rather than make you leap from your seat.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's not the life-changing movie experience the intense viral marketing attention would lead you to think it is, but its decision to focus on ground-level humanism rather than epic disaster is what separates it from the pack.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Nolan's strong suits are maniacal schemers and moody character-driven intrigue, both of which make The Dark Knight a sleek (if, at close to three hours, somewhat distended) detective story.
  3. Ray
    Delivers platinum performances, especially Sharon Warren as Ray's tough-lovin' mother, Kerry Washington as his lily-tempered wife, and Regina King as his spitfire mistress.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Poe-esque story, the wonderfully twisted physical geometry of the characters, and the director’s signature sense of humor, combine to make Corpse Bride a fun movie, and one that breathes life not only into stop motion, but into animation as a whole.
  4. It’s tempting to summarize this Irish picture as a working-class version of "Love Actually," and indeed, the hardscrabble lives of most of its amorously unfulfilled characters go a long way in making it a whole lot less emetic than Richard Curtis’s hugfest.
  5. It’s rich enough in atmosphere to make you almost buy the quasi-allegorical absurdities.
  6. The procedural aspects of the story are briskly done, and Chris Cooper's portrayal of the traitor Hanssen is a typically Cooperesque marvel.
  7. Bergman wants the viewer to empathize more with the characters’ perseverance than their pain, and he pulls it off, thanks to his sharp eye, compassion, and humor, and of course to the performances. [March 2004, p. 26]
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  8. A gruelingly tense, deftly plotted, and slyly intelligent piece of work. And also it's really really disgusting.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Silly, heartwarming, and fun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With the global economic meltdown affecting just about everybody, the film is pertinent, hugely entertaining, and, above all, timely.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Overall, a modest but lovely achievement for Anderson, Moore, and Harrelson, and a family entertainment in the best senses of the words.
  9. Anchorman is the kind of wonderful, cotton-candy escapism that should leave you with the right kind of stomachache.
  10. After the widely reviled "Rocky V," it was just as unlikely for there to be a satisfying conclusion to the Rocky saga, but Rocky Balboa fits the bill.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Step Brothers is a hard R, for good reason. While it's somewhat sweeter, if you will, than a typical Apatow flick, the ludicrous situations call for equally ludicrous behavior and statements.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The fantasy here – dubious as life choices go, but great for a 90-minute comedy – is that you can stay 16 forever.
  11. With almost palpable anger, Meirelles hammers home the point that crushing poverty is only one problem for Africa that the West needs to do something about.
  12. If you've been disappointed by the recent rash of mediocre blockbusters, District B13 may provide some of the mindless fun you're looking for.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This one will make you laugh early and often, and send you out of the theater in a cheerful mood.
  13. The humor is so satisfying in its moment-to-moment pleasures that it's almost unsportsmanlike to criticize the bigger picture.
  14. The crazy fantasy world of this saga is plenty compelling and quirky.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This might just be a tad too grueling and bleak for everyone’s liking, but it’s a Road that’s definitely well worth traveling.
  15. Perfume is sure to annoy as many moviegoers as it entertains, but at least even the naysayers would find it difficult to argue that film is nothing if not a departure from the ordinary.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There are some very funny parts but this isn’t a typical sports comedy.
  16. What does not work, in a movie where almost everything, including dramatic rhetoric, has been kept on a modest scale up to this point, is the heavy-handed way Winterbottom (and Jolie) contrast the pain of loss with the pain of begetting toward the end.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A collection of Hitchcock character-types trample over each other to win at love in Married Life, a quirky but entertaining period murder farce.
  17. The film's ambitiously eye-opening hypothesis, colorful characters, genuine compassion, and unexpected humor will make for a great vintage in years to come.
  18. It's rare that a picture that deals with as much tragedy as this one also manages to convey as much warmth to its characters.

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