ReelViews' Scores

  • Movies
For 2,769 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 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Dead Man Walking
Lowest review score: 0 Knock Off
Score distribution:
2,769 movie reviews
  1. 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.
  2. What "Eternal Sunshine" did with magic and whimsy, The Science of Sleep accomplishes with confusion and pretentiousness.
  3. There's nothing in The Guardian that audiences haven't previously been exposed to ad nauseam.
  4. A grim experience, with too little wit and humor to compensate for its faults, and the upbeat ending feels like a cheat. Thornton is good, but not worth the price of a ticket.
  5. Although Shortbus doesn't work as porn (and I don't believe it's intended to), it also doesn't work as a serious drama. The storyline is juvenile and the characters remain poorly developed and incomplete.
  6. Death of a President is celluloid mediocrity. It's neither interesting nor convincing.
  7. There's some potential in this storyline, but the movie doesn't do much with it besides giving Martin Short an opportunity to put on the fat suit.
  8. The resulting finished project is a series of skits performed by famous people doing favors for a friend, and it works about as well as one might expect from such an endeavor.
  9. In the end, you have to possess a sweet spot for Black and his antics to find Tenacious D more than barely watchable.
  10. As a piece of religious instruction or an animated version of a crèche, it accomplishes its aims. As a movie, however, it's slow, plodding, and not terribly interesting.
  11. Starts out as an effective little horror movie before devolving into an incoherent mess during its final 30 minutes.
  12. The Holiday is no vacation. Sloppy writing, an overindulgent editor, and poor casting have taken an intriguing premise and transformed it into an uneven mess.
  13. There's no shortage of candidates for the fatal flaw: the artificial storyline; the presence of a ridiculously cliched character; the lack of chemistry between illicit lovers. Blaming one of these problems is probably unfair. The movie's failure is likely based on a fusion of all these, and perhaps a few others.
  14. The Pursuit of Happyness is long, dull, and depressing.
  15. Had Home of the Brave presented credible stories about believable characters, it might have been a powerful drama.
  16. With a cast featuring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Robin Williams, and Ricky Gervais, one has a right to expect something amusing from Night at the Museum. Oddly, not only is the movie unfunny, but it rarely tries for laughs.
  17. The movie ends up feeling superficial and mechanical. Warhol is a cut-and-dried villain rather than a complex individual.
  18. The movie is populated by dislikeable individuals doing unpleasant things but isn't redeemed by the vein of viciously black comedy that made "The War of the Roses" and "Bad Santa" such devilish pleasures.
  19. This movie is the worst kind of offender: it thinks its funny and clever, but it is neither. The filmmakers have mistaken banality for wit and silliness for humor, and that doesn't begin to address how visually clunky this motion picture is.
  20. The problem is, while the thriller aspects of the movie are serviceable, they aren't good enough to form the basis of anything more serious than a sit-com, and by spending as much time on them as Code Name: The Cleaner does, it makes the film at times seem drawn-out and tedious.
  21. Because so little of it works, the film is disposable.
  22. Smokin' Aces is Tarantino lite - a vague and unsuccessful attempt to bring together a bunch of offbeat, unrelated characters in a situation where a bloody resolution is inescapable.
  23. With its cheesy special effects and blasphemously imbecilic storyline, one wonders whether the celluloid version of Ghost Rider will find an audience.
  24. Recommended only for die-hard fans of the TV show. Others are advised to wait until this is available in a smaller format.
  25. This film mistakes action for energy, ridiculous circumstances for comedy, and a mismatched male/female pairing for romance.
  26. Polanski abandons all attempts at subtlety. The resulting production ends up far too heavy-handed to be considered powerful drama.
  27. Pride has little to be proud about.
  28. It's tough to make a good tearjerker - one need look no further than this misfire to understand why.
  29. The movie's central flaw: it's not funny enough to be worth the price of admission.
  30. Grumpier Old Men isn't as fun, spontaneous, or amusing as the original. In short, it's a poor retread that can't be redeemed by the pleasure of seeing Lemmon and Matthau together.

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