Premiere's Scores

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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 2.6 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 Waiting...
Score distribution:
1070 movie reviews
  1. A modestly scaled film on every level, but Hedges and company manage to ring true on almost all the material's sweet and sour notes.
  2. 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite some amusing jabs at America's influence on traditional China, this film leaves even this American viewer feeling oddly patriotic (or maybe just wishing she lived in China.)
  3. Lars's attraction to Bianca is like an audience's to an actor onscreen -- the object is fake, an approximation, but for some that's better than flesh and blood. Bianca is a work of art. And so is Lars and the Real Girl.
  4. The movie has a lot of good bits and terrific performances, including a too-perfect Keanu Reeves as a mystic orthodontist.
  5. While you can never completely put the fact that you are watching Pitt and Blanchett out of your mind, they both give charged, emotional performances.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Those expecting a return to the depravity and menace of Abel Ferrara’s 1992 notorious original will be disappointed.
  6. It's too bad that the movie induces eyeball-rolling almost as much as it does armrest-clutching.
  7. Documentarian Liz Garbus masterfully turns her minimalist camera's eye on young girls institutionalized at the Waxter Juvenile Facility near Baltimore.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Revolutionary Road isn't emotionally engaging or moving; it's awfully similar in theme to Winslet's 2006 movie "Little Children."
  8. An unexpectedly retro throwback to '80s actioners and '90s hacker movies, totally preposterous in both its heroic near-death escapes and abstract tech-jargon explanations for how anyone with geeky inclinations can remotely override any computer system with a few easy keystrokes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Driving the plot, Baldwin gives an inexorable, career-marking performance.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Even the great cast didn’t make following the convoluted plot any easier. And all that jumping around makes the film feel a lot longer than it is.
  9. If The Painted Veil ultimately lacks some of the novelty and ambition of the year's best pictures, it still ranks as one of 2006's quiet gems.
  10. Scene for radiant scene, shot for nary a wasted shot, The New World is the most artfully sculpted film in American cinema this year.
  11. One of the most diabolical things about this psychological thriller is just how open to interpretation it is.
  12. Julia Roberts has never played a dowager before, but heaven knows she makes a good, and funny, one.
  13. A richly drawn, ambitious character piece both socially relevant and genuinely suspenseful.
  14. The suspense aspect works like mad, but what's also noteworthy is the character component, which at times evokes a "Smash Palace"-era Donaldson.
  15. For whatever its flaws, Redbelt offers up a good deal of Mametian red meat while also trying to break out of some of the strictures that Mamet's erected around his own work.
  16. The courtroom scenes are the animated ones…and said animation looks rather cruder than your average PS3 game.
  17. Although this installment is a beautiful stand-alone thang (check out how its chronology-juggling storyline creates a perfect circle, structure-wise).
  18. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, most intriguingly, nails what makes video games so much fun.
  19. Directed with little flair, a one-sided perspective and a questionable sense of moral responsibility by Dan Klores (his negligent lack of an editorial voice in the couple's lunacy reeks of train-wreck exploitation), Crazy Love is a disturbingly captivating tabloid horror, but that's not Klores' doing.
  20. The film has its charm, mostly found in its lead characters, who engage in harmless hijinks due to their language and cultural differences.
  21. With the careful timing and nuance of a master actor, Sharif turns a two-dimensional sketch into the film's most absorbing character.
  22. Understanding what McGrath is trying to pull off is not the same thing as McGrath pulling it off; as ambitious as it is, Infamous falters in execution too often to create a lasting impression.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There is something almost reverential about the way director Niki Caro shoots the winding roads leading into Minnesota's North Country mining community, just before dismantling all of it piece by piece.
  23. Understated, quietly amusing, and steadily paced.
  24. A sweet, watchable little film.

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