ReelViews' Scores

  • Movies
For 2,722 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 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Lowest review score: 0 Feast
Score distribution:
2,722 movie reviews
  1. Perhaps the thing that most surprised me is how fingernails-on-blackboard awful the music is.
  2. Chock full of high-tech action, with a lot of chasing and shooting and explosions.
  3. The movie doesn't come close to the family-friendly comedic pseudo-incest flirted with in "Back to the Future." That, apparently, is deemed too unsettling for today's audiences. So 17 Again none-too-cleverly tap dances around these issues.
  4. 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.
  5. A standard-order romantic comedy with many of the expected twists and complications. It suffers from the flaw of not giving the lead characters enough time together.
  6. There's a sense that a much better movie is trying to get out but it never attains escape velocity.
  7. Never representative of more than mediocrity from a technical or story-based standpoint, the Ice Age series has reached a new nadir with its third entry.
  8. It's harmless. And pointless. And dumb. This is a perfect example of a motion picture that exists exclusively because its predecessor made a lot of money.
  9. It's not so much a bad movie as it is a pointless one.
  10. Words cannot express how weary I am of watching lifeless, hollow movies like My Life in Ruins - generic romantic comedies that have no clue when it comes to either "romance" or "comedy."
  11. A cheesy production with underdeveloped characters that feels more like a TV pilot than a self-contained motion picture.
  12. Although Drag Me to Hell mostly fails as horror, it achieves sporadic success as a comedy.
  13. The Proposal follows a paint-by-numbers script, it fails one key acid test: it doesn't sell the romance.
  14. Post Grad isn't funny, surprising, or insightful enough to provoke more than a ho-hum reaction. It's not bad in the way that many failed comedies are bad; it's simply uninspired.
  15. The end product feels trite and unfinished, with the romantic plot being awkwardly and unconvincingly shoehorned into a production that lacks focus.
  16. The storyline is all over the place, with numerous unresolved subplots sprouting out of thin air and being left hanging (presumably to be resolved in future movies).
  17. At its best, this could have been a passable distraction and at its worst, it could have been unwatchable. Barrymore manages to bring it in somewhere in between those extremes.
  18. A profoundly unsatisfying experience - and that doesn't consider the derivative nature of the plot and a lackluster performance by the lead actor.
  19. The story told by Jackson's The Lovely Bones is the same as the one related by Sebold, but it lacks the complexity and empathy evident in the book.
  20. The result is not entirely uninteresting, but it suffers from some ill-advised decisions. In fact, the film's "hook" may be its greatest detraction.
  21. The biggest problem with Law Abiding Citizen, however, is that the plot is just plain dumb.
  22. Considering the talent involved and the strength of the source material, there's no way Edge of Darkness should have been this disappointing. Part of the problem is a direct result of condensation - there's no way to cram six hours of the dense mini-series upon which the movie is based into about 110 minutes without paying a penalty.
  23. The root problem with The Wolfman is that it's a hybrid.
  24. We believe the dislike at the onset but not the romance at the payoff. And that's a major flaw.
  25. Wonderful World feels like a modern-day half-baked riff on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."
  26. The most intriguing aspects of Extraordinary Measures relate to the behind-the-scenes politicking that goes on to keep the drug development on track, although the screenplay cheats toward the end (presumably because of time constraints and a concern that too much detail might bore audiences).
  27. The appeal is there for those who crave formulaic romantic drama, but there's little of interest for a wider audience.
  28. The film's main problems are script-related. Most of the stories aren't merely perfunctory; they're superficial.
  29. 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.
  30. There's more contrived melodrama in these two hours than romance fans could reasonably hope for.

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