ReelViews' Scores

  • Movies
For 2,836 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 The Untouchables
Lowest review score: 0 Feast
Score distribution:
2,836 movie reviews
  1. This time, it's not because mainstream movie-goers in this country lack taste but because the film isn't worth buying a ticket to see. Mr. Bean's Holiday is no vacation.
  2. The result is a poorly-focused motion picture characterized by limp satire and capped off by a final fifteen minutes that could send half of the audience into sugar shock.
  3. From that point on, the movie becomes distressingly predictable, with nary a surprise to be found.
  4. In crafting an insider's perspective, Jaglom has done an effective job. It's too bad that nearly everything else fails.
  5. A sloppy, poorly focused comedy.
  6. 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.
  7. The storyline is at times muddled and incoherent. This won't bother readers much since they have the "inside track" on what's happening. Then again, the narrative is so predictable that maybe it doesn't matter.
  8. Criminally underwritten characters result in actors like Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) having little to do.
  9. Despite its name, Beautiful Girls is actually about a group of irritating, twenty-something males whose adolescent attitudes have remained with them well into adulthood.
  10. One of the year's most uninspired inspirational stories.
  11. Confetti is an excellent study of what happens when someone botches Christopher Guest's mockumentary format.
  12. This is a character we have seen a million times before and Eastwood brings little that's new or original to the part. The movie as a whole can be labeled with the same criticism.
  13. It worked once, but the novelty factor is gone. The cheese is still there, but this time it's overlaid with a cynical sense that the only reason the movie exists is because the first one made so much money.
  14. For me, this is as deflating a movie as I have seen all year. Not the worst, to be sure, but a project so utterly unnecessary that it made me want to gnash my teeth in frustration.
  15. The film is too light and juvenile to be viewed as some sort of darkly subversive satire in which the director is laughing at those of us who take it all semi-seriously.
  16. Aloha is Crowe's worst film-to-date, eclipsing "Elizabethtown" for that distinction and raising questions about whether the director has lost his touch (á là Rob Reiner).
  17. This is the kind of movie that isn't even worth renting when it comes out on video because, with the possible exception of Michael Lerner and Omar Epps dancing to show tunes, you've seen it all before.
  18. Comes across as a cheesy, fundamentally unsatisfying experience.
  19. It's dull, childish, and uninspired.
  20. Chock full of high-tech action, with a lot of chasing and shooting and explosions.
  21. It's an excursion into a melodramatic morass that occasionally becomes difficult to sit through because it's so cloying.
  22. The latest motion picture to take an intriguing premise and flush it into the septic tank.
  23. Jack Reacher has the distinction of being little more than it initially appears to be: a clumsily condensed mystery/thriller novel made into a movie that offers little more than every other clumsily condensed mystery/thriller novel made into a movie.
  24. The material isn't sufficiently funny to allow me to forgive the film's feeble storyline and two-dimensional inhabitants.
  25. Haphazardly plotted, it not only falls prey to absolute predictability but chooses to have nearly every important conversation (except one) occur off-screen. That sort of laziness is unacceptable and results in a strong sense of audience dissatisfaction.
  26. The inevitable twist ties things neatly together before leading to a confusing, borderline-indecipherable ending that fails to satisfy on a number of levels.
  27. It's easy to be cynical about a movie like this which, despite its factual basis, is more product than story. The pandering is obvious.
  28. Child 44 is a victim of poor adaptation. It is beset by problems related to flow and coherence; the narrative is confusing, the characters are provided with inadequate time for development, and dead-end subplots abound.
  29. A second-rate regurgitation of "The Lord of the Rings." Everything about it, down to the set and costume design, apes Peter Jackson's epic trilogy. However, while "The Lord of the Rings" was a grand story of scope and power, In the Name of the King feels small in more ways than one.
  30. At its best, Ride Along is tolerable. At its worst, it borders on insulting.

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