ReelViews' Scores

  • Movies
For 2,822 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 Lost in Translation
Lowest review score: 0 Feast
Score distribution:
2,822 movie reviews
  1. To go with the good, there's plenty of bad, and it comes in the form of countless gags that misfire, far too much flatulence and urine, and (God help us) a buck naked Leslie Nielsen. Admittedly, that scene certainly puts the "scary" in Scary Movie 4.
  2. 70 minutes into the 90-minute process, I was engaged. Then it all collapsed.
  3. 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.
  4. This movie is the worst kind of offender: it thinks its funny and clever, but it is neither. The filmmakers have mistaken banality for wit and silliness for humor, and that doesn't begin to address how visually clunky this motion picture is.
  5. After a strong start, Stop-Loss becomes driven by a series of contrivances before falling prey to bad melodrama and even a little cheesiness.
  6. With its hackneyed plot, feeble attempts at characterization, and predictable finale, the second half of Independence Day becomes an extremely dull and lifeless affair.
  7. An inelegant combination of two unrelated shorts that falls far short of the director's previous work in terms of both thematic content and narrative strength.
  8. The result makes the movie seem assembled from bits and pieces of other superhero yarns rather than existing on a plane of its own.
  9. Death of a President is celluloid mediocrity. It's neither interesting nor convincing.
  10. Stargate is peppered with numerous minor faults, some of which - although not all - are easily forgiven. It's the bigger plot problems and lackluster climax which are more difficult to excuse.
  11. Getaway is pretty much a 90-minute car chase. That's it.
  12. The movie, however, seems to make the wrong decision at almost every opportunity, trying for the kind of melodramatic tragedy that only works in opera.
  13. In pandering to Hollywood standards about how stories like this should unfold, LaBute has lost his edge.
  14. At least the set design and costumes are excellent. The movie feels overstuffed and undercooked but it always looks nice.
  15. As good as the lead actor is, he's not enough to save this picture from landing on the scrap-heap of uninspired, derivative, and grotesquely distasteful character studies. Ferrara is definitely no Martin Scorsese.
  16. Cursed with two of the least interesting bad guys in recent memory. While McGivens and Armand are unquestionably villainous, there's nothing about them to cause audiences to hiss. They're boring.
  17. Eastern Promises is a jumbled string of mob-related clichés that mesh into something that’s derivative and at times uninteresting.
  18. Formulated on an idiotic idea and develops a predictably lackluster motion picture from it.
  19. "Labor" isn't just a word in the title of Jason Reitman's new film, it's a description of what it feels like to sit through the movie.
  20. Failure to Launch fails at more than just launching. It fails at romance and comedy.
  21. Recommended only for die-hard fans of the TV show. Others are advised to wait until this is available in a smaller format.
  22. The film's comedy is lackluster, with supporting actors Nathan Lane and Sean Hayes (as Tad's manager and agent) providing a few mildly amusing moments that would be at home in a sit-com.
  23. This movie desperately wants to be liked. The problem is, there's not much here to like -- at least nothing that's new or interesting.
  24. The absence of originality and inspiration isn't Mad City's only problem -- it also suffers from a shocking lack of subtlety.
  25. Once the setup is over, however, Indecent Proposal starts to fall apart, with the implausibilities and contrivances getting worse with every passing minute.
  26. Tobey Maguire is fine as Nick but his function is more as an observer than a participant. Carey Mulligan's Daisy is unremarkable in every way. And Joel Edgerton is just a mustache twirl away from doing a Snidely Whiplash impersonation.
  27. If you're desperate to give something up for Lent, make it movies like this one.
  28. It's moderately engaging for the first half-hour, somewhat trying during the second half hour, and virtually unbearable over the final twenty minutes. It's a marginally recommendable film for kids, but not necessarily for parents.
  29. 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."
  30. The comedy is mostly restricted to one-liners, some of which aren't funny. And the action is uninspired, barely tapping the vast potential of an amusement park chase film.

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