ReelViews' Scores

  • Movies
For 2,790 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 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Untouchables
Lowest review score: 0 Knock Off
Score distribution:
2,790 movie reviews
  1. Despite being largely uninspired, the dialogue is peppered with enough profanity and salacious comments to keep the undiscriminating interested.
  2. The biggest problem with Law Abiding Citizen, however, is that the plot is just plain dumb.
  3. Isn't much better or worse than the average James Bond movie, except, of course, that it doesn't have the cars, the gadgets, the girls, or Bond himself.
  4. Not without humor, but it lacks the explosive spontaneity of "The Hangover."
  5. Even as a mindless diversion, it's weak.
  6. Lawrence is often more irritating than funny, and it doesn't help that the direction is pedestrian and the screenplay dismal.
  7. Just because a movie is ambitious and challenging doesn't mean it can't also be tedious and at times unbearable.
  8. Watching Little Fockers is a depressing experience. Rarely does a comedy bring such an overpowering sense of sadness.
  9. The chief pleasure of High Crimes (and it's a limited one) comes from watching Morgan Freeman, who can bring a sense of integrity to even the silliest thriller.
  10. The real problem with Desperado, however, is that this sequel is without purpose and may be the most unnecessary follow-up since the second "Crocodile Dundee."
  11. There is a reason why books are books and movies are movies, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas makes a pretty good case that the two don't always mix.
  12. What "Eternal Sunshine" did with magic and whimsy, The Science of Sleep accomplishes with confusion and pretentiousness.
  13. There are occasional nice moments scattered throughout, but this is mostly a big, uncomfortable cartoon focused on the twisted attraction between two caricatures.
  14. What Linklater does exceptionally well is open the door on an era seventeen years in the past. This is 1976, from the music and cars...to the people and their attitudes. You'd have to climb into a time machine to get a better view...However, this is light entertainment -- nothing groundbreaking or even especially noteworthy.
  15. It has the sensibilities of a late-'80s/early-'90s forgettable big-screen sit com and probably won't find many interested viewers who aren't card-carrying AARP members.
  16. Taken 3 is exactly what one might anticipate from an unnecessary sequel in a mediocre franchise.
  17. W.
    Superficial, uninformative, and inert, this two hour snoozefest isn't even inflammatory enough to stoke a righteous anti-Bush brushfire. W. does for recent history what Oliver Stone's epic "Alexander" did for ancient times.
  18. Martian Child wants to make us cry. It nearly made me gag. This is an exercise in shameless and inept emotional manipulation.
  19. Murphy in particular deserves better, but at least she got a boyfriend and a paycheck out of the deal. No such benefits await those who sacrifice both cash and time to see this movie.
  20. The Rocker is more disappointing than it is outright bad. One expects something a little fresher from Wilson.
  21. A clumsy motion picture that strives so hard for the perfect romantic ending that it triggers a gag reflex along the way.
  22. The best bits in this film fall short of being inspired, but they are outrageous.
  23. The result is tepid humor and a less-than-compelling feel-good story of redemption and re-kindled romance.
  24. Foster's film offers its fair share of laughs, although most come at the expense of "easy mark" characters. Dramatically, however, the movie is only a step up from a flop.
  25. Beastly was made with tween girls in mind. It's the kind of love story a viewer can believe in when she is indiscriminating enough to ignore bad acting, bad writing, and mediocre filmmaking.
  26. Even children, who will be enthralled by all the puppies, may have a hard time not fidgeting for protracted portions of the running time.
  27. Sadly, as apt as comparisons to "Underworld" might seem, I, Frankenstein can't even clear that very low bar.
  28. Offensive because it offers little more than unleavened stupidity in the place of the family-friendly action and comedy it promises.
  29. At its best, Dumb and Dumber is like an Ernest movie with a scatological bent.
  30. Things might have been okay if this film had gone someplace, anyplace, but it stalls early, then coasts through an hour of minimally-amusing material before screeching to an amazingly improbable stop.

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