ReelViews' Scores

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For 3,072 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Munich
Lowest review score: 0 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
Score distribution:
3072 movie reviews
  1. "28 Days Later," while not terribly original, was suspenseful and involving. 28 Weeks Later is neither. The characters aren't as sympathetic or interesting.
  2. Okay, there are worse movies out there, but I'm hard-pressed to figure out why I'd waste my time and money watching something that's a half-baked retread of better movies I can stream from Netflix.
  3. For a while, the movie looks like it’s going to go dark but then chickens out and leaves the viewer with a palpable sense of dissatisfaction.
  4. There are good things to be said about The Spirit, but not enough of them to outweigh the bad.
  5. The film occasionally pokes fun at itself, although not nearly as often as it should. I don't recommend it for anything more significant than a bottom-of-the-barrel rental or a desperation cable choice, but it delivers what it advertises, and I suppose that could be considered a virtue.
  6. Aside from some cosmetic changes, little of what this Fright Night offers elevates it above the classification of "unnecessary."
  7. Fred Claus is less enchanting than the 2003 fairy tale, "Elf" (which was directed by Vaughn's good buddy, Jon Favreau), but no worse than the inexplicably popular Tim Allen series.
  8. Zoolander would have been better left as a stand-alone cult classic.
  9. This isn't as much a movie as it is a recipe for a cinematic casserole in which the ingredients are clichés and rip-offs.
  10. You know you're in trouble when 50% of the running length is devoted to plot exposition, and the movie still doesn't make any sense.
  11. There's nothing here to appreciate for anyone who isn't a Sandler fan and, unfortunately, too little even for those who have dubbed themselves lifelong supporters.
  12. Although Ford does not exactly mail in his performance, this is a lazy job, and far from his best work. On top of that, he has no chemistry with co-star (and heartthrob of the moment) Josh Hartnett.
  13. This latest version, made with the MTV generation in mind, is arguably the least impressive of the filmed Counts.
  14. Perhaps the most disappointing thing about Apt Pupil is the lack of sustained tension generated by director Bryan Singer.
  15. We're stuck with contrived plot contortions, dull interpersonal interaction, and unconvincing dialogue.
  16. All that's missing from Ivan Reitman's Six Days, Seven Nights is a plot with a moment's originality.
  17. By cramming far too much material into 114 minutes, The Huntsman: Winter’s War feels rushed and incomplete. It doesn’t help that the screenplay is at times awful, forcing accomplished actors to recite excruciatingly bad dialogue while maintaining a straight face.
  18. V/H/S comes across as a production that wants to be more than it is but, as they say, The Emperor has no clothes.
  19. Enough is Apted at his most commercial, and, unfortunately, his least compelling.
  20. When I watch a comedy, I want it either to present endearing characters in fun situations or to make me laugh frequently. BASEketball accomplishes neither objective.
  21. The ending seems predestined, and the overlong, tepid journey getting to that point isn't worth the price of admission.
  22. Were it not for the participation of two A-list actors, Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth, Before I Go to Sleep would have been headed straight to video. The inclusion of those two doesn't make the film any better, just less anonymous.
  23. I lost track of how many times I checked my watch during the nearly three interminable hours it took Heat to play itself to a predictable conclusion of a chase scene and a shoot-out.
  24. In the case of Dangerous Minds, we get an idealized version of inner city life, where, though problems may require more than the wave of a magic wand to remove, the solutions still seem too facile.
  25. If your reason for seeing In the Cut is to watch America's sweetheart stripped bare, you'll get what you're looking for. On the other hand, if you're looking for a good movie, this one will disappoint.
  26. While The Limits of Control offers some picturesque photography and grist for thought, it is ultimately too much like The Emperor's New Clothes to warrant anything approaching enthusiasm. The message is banal and the means by which it is presented reeks of artifice and pretention.
  27. The kind of film that will work for an audience that's just interested in having an emotional experience (with a happy ending) without caring how obviously or clumsily they are manipulated. I find this sort of sledgehammer film making to be offensive, but there are those who enjoy it.
  28. Ultimately, however, appreciation of The Phantom of the Opera will hinge upon your opinion of Lloyd Webber's skills as a composer.
  29. Those familiar with the novel will undoubtedly agree that reading it is a more satisfying experience than watching this disappointing film. One expects more - much more, in fact - with a cast of this caliber.
  30. Likely won't please fans of the original TV series, but the movie hasn't been made for them.

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