ReelViews' Scores

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For 2,721 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 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lowest review score: 0 Feast
Score distribution:
2,721 movie reviews
  1. What a waste of a talented cast! There are times when it can be depressing to see so much acting potential wasted on a script unable to elicit the best from its stars, and this is one such occasion.
  2. This is the film to watch when pretty much everything else has been sold out and the only remaining choices are The Back-Up Plan and the latest Rob Schneider opus.
  3. The energy is missing in the remake because the techniques, which are replicated in a straightforward fashion, are stale.
  4. Never boring. It is, however, frustrating.
  5. There's little here that's new or interesting; the movie is for hard-core Romero devotees only.
  6. The movie isn't so much bad as it is formulaic and uninspired. In some ways, that might almost be a worse sin.
  7. Relies on uncomfortable black humor and moments of sincere drama to involve viewers. But everything is encased in artifice and the movie becomes a chore to take in.
  8. In the final analysis, The Expendables is little more than an ordinary, uninspired action feature.
  9. The clumsy and obvious byproduct of the financial success of its predecessor last Halloween, this movie has no reason for existing except to provide Paramount Pictures with a few extra shekels.
  10. A dull, meandering storyline and visuals all-but destroyed by a second-rate 3-D conversion make this movie inferior to its predecessors.
  11. A small group of viewers will find in Burlesque a gem to treasure for years to come. It's a bad movie lover's wet dream. For the average multiplex stalker, however, it exists somewhere between inconsequential and a waste of time, so that's where I'll peg it.
  12. Not without humor, but it lacks the explosive spontaneity of "The Hangover."
  13. Watching Little Fockers is a depressing experience. Rarely does a comedy bring such an overpowering sense of sadness.
  14. The Dilemma downshifts from slapstick to melodrama and back so abruptly that it is at times jarring.
  15. Even as a mindless diversion, it's weak.
  16. Yes, Unknown is preposterous. That in and of itself is not a reason to avoid the movie. The problems lie in the way the absurdity is presented and the manner in which the screenplay resolves once the "truth" is revealed.
  17. 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.
  18. At least the werewolves in Red Riding Hood have teeth and, when in human form, they don't parade around shirtless.
  19. It's amazing how a lifeless, pointless remake can provoke pangs of nostalgia about a mediocre movie.
  20. Scream 4 is so obsessed with the self-referential element that made the original Scream unique that it loses the capacity to be genuinely scary or funny.
  21. Overlong and at times tedious; the taste is gritty and lingers unpleasantly.
  22. Bridesmaids is bipolar filmmaking at its most disconcerting, with changes in tone so abrupt that they can cause whiplash. In part because of this and in part because the writing is often lazy and self-indulgent, the movie rarely works.
  23. As a movie, On Stranger Tides would have to be considered a failure. The story does not engage, the characters are stick figures, the action sequences are perfunctory, and the whole enterprise reeks of being a money-grab.
  24. The result makes the movie seem assembled from bits and pieces of other superhero yarns rather than existing on a plane of its own.
  25. The product is akin to a mediocre '80s sex comedy (with minimal nudity) and "daring" is a descriptor only the most naïve and puritanical would employ.
  26. Aside from some cosmetic changes, little of what this Fright Night offers elevates it above the classification of "unnecessary."
  27. It's tame and rather bland, and the laughter it generates is half-hearted. Director Jesse Peretz commits the unpardonable sin of wasting the considerable comedic talent of Paul Rudd.
  28. There is a perverse enjoyment to be had from something this cheesy, although not enough of one that I can recommend sitting through it. Still, as bad as Creature is, it can be fun, although the level of enjoyment is probably in direct proportion to the viewer's level of intoxication.
  29. 70 minutes into the 90-minute process, I was engaged. Then it all collapsed.
  30. The scares (if you want to call them that) are still there - one "boo!" moment after another, strung together like a breadcrumb trail through a labyrinth. So if that's all you want from a Halloween release like Paranormal Activity 3, you are the perfect audience member.

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