ReelViews' Scores

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For 2,886 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 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Lowest review score: 0 Captivity
Score distribution:
2,886 movie reviews
  1. Feel-good tripe: a string of clich├ęs lashed together by a formulaic plot that features underwritten characters and sit-com style humor.
  2. I have never been a fan of the original Carrie, but, despite the different slant offered by The Rage, there's not enough new material here for me to like the sequel any better.
  3. Several strokes short of a respectable finish.
  4. It is possible to make an engaging action/adventure picture of this sort, but The Scorpion King isn't it. The movie isn't godawful, but it's far from inspired, and, as I sat through its 90 minute running length, I found my mind wandering.
  5. This lame animated fable, despite having "direct-to-video" written all over it, was released by Disney, in an act of unparalleled greed and desperation, into multiplexes.
  6. And, while it's not bad enough for me to suggest that it should have been left where it came from, this certainly isn't a shining example of Australian cinema.
  7. 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.
  8. We have entered generic action movie territory and the idiosyncrasies that made the series special at the outset have been leeched out, papered over, or turned into obligatory inserts.
  9. There's a sense that a much better movie is trying to get out but it never attains escape velocity.
  10. Instead of a satire, they give us a tired, tedious victory-for-the-underdog story, and the unevenness of Ferrell's comedy makes it less appealing.
  11. Unfortunately, much of what's good about Promised Land is easily forgotten as a result of the preachy, impossible-to-swallow final 15 minutes in which the protagonist is subjected to character assassination, the screenplay turns into a sermon, and narrative intelligence is discarded in favor of a message.
  12. Much of the film's comedy feels muted; Fun with Dick and Jane isn't a lot of fun.
  13. The most likely facial expression to be elicited by Mona Lisa Smile is a grimace.
  14. With more attention to detail, this could have worked, but the time travel aspects are so badly executed that the movie as a whole falters and eventually rips apart at the seams.
  15. 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).
  16. The dialogue is routine, frequently punctuated by cliches, and the character-building scenes do little more than waste time.
  17. Elements of Across the Universe are shockingly awful and the film lasts at least 30 minutes past the bearable stage. But if you like the Beatles and the idea of hearing about 20 covers of their work fills you with a perverse joy, this may be the movie for you.
  18. 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.
  19. Pitch Perfect looks, sounds, and feels like pretty much every other movie that features a singing or dancing competition.
  20. Che
    What potentially could have been the greatest asset possessed by Che - its unapologetic length - turns into its greatest detriment.
  21. The over-the-top acting is forgivable, but the plot's incoherence is not.
  22. 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.
  23. The movie doesn't offer enough to make it interesting or even diverting.
  24. Director Brett Ratner has always been associated with spectacle but, even for him, this represents a misstep because the "wow!" factor is muted.
  25. 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.
  26. There are times when the story behind the making of a film is more interesting than the finished product. This is one of those occasions.
  27. A clear case of a narrative running out of steam. Exhaustingly repetitive, this movie attempts many of the same things its predecessor did but with less succes.
  28. The screenplay stretches the viewer's credulity far beyond the breaking point, asking us to accept dozens of absurd contrivances and coincidences.
  29. Instead of being respectful of Bram Stoker's creation, it attempts to remake him as a tragic figure with superhero powers.
  30. The Amityville Horror fails as a movie, but, if you are searching for are a few good scares, you'll find them here.

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