ReelViews' Scores

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For 2,742 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 Goodfellas
Lowest review score: 0 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
Score distribution:
2,742 movie reviews
  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. A profoundly unsatisfying experience - and that doesn't consider the derivative nature of the plot and a lackluster performance by the lead actor.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The biggest problem with Law Abiding Citizen, however, is that the plot is just plain dumb.
  7. 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.
  8. The root problem with The Wolfman is that it's a hybrid.
  9. We believe the dislike at the onset but not the romance at the payoff. And that's a major flaw.
  10. Wonderful World feels like a modern-day half-baked riff on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."
  11. 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).
  12. The appeal is there for those who crave formulaic romantic drama, but there's little of interest for a wider audience.
  13. The film's main problems are script-related. Most of the stories aren't merely perfunctory; they're superficial.
  14. 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.
  15. There's more contrived melodrama in these two hours than romance fans could reasonably hope for.
  16. A lot of what's intended to be funny falls flat, in part because it's too obvious and in part because director Steve Pink is clumsy when it comes to comedic timing.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. The energy is missing in the remake because the techniques, which are replicated in a straightforward fashion, are stale.
  20. Never boring. It is, however, frustrating.
  21. There's little here that's new or interesting; the movie is for hard-core Romero devotees only.
  22. The movie isn't so much bad as it is formulaic and uninspired. In some ways, that might almost be a worse sin.
  23. 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.
  24. In the final analysis, The Expendables is little more than an ordinary, uninspired action feature.
  25. 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.
  26. A dull, meandering storyline and visuals all-but destroyed by a second-rate 3-D conversion make this movie inferior to its predecessors.
  27. 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.
  28. Not without humor, but it lacks the explosive spontaneity of "The Hangover."
  29. Watching Little Fockers is a depressing experience. Rarely does a comedy bring such an overpowering sense of sadness.
  30. The Dilemma downshifts from slapstick to melodrama and back so abruptly that it is at times jarring.

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