ReelViews' Scores

  • Movies
For 3,145 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 2.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Forrest Gump
Lowest review score: 0 Captivity
Score distribution:
3145 movie reviews
  1. Chernobyl Diaries is afflicted with a fatal flaw that damages many horror films: after a better-than-average setup and a promising first half, everything falls apart.
  2. This isn't a family-friendly film - anyone over the age of about 8 will immediately recognize that significant chunks of the story don't make sense.
  3. Here Comes the Boom is stale and vanilla. We know we're in trouble early when the first joke fails.
  4. Ray
    Sluggish, conventional, and almost completely lacking in energy.
  5. I'll be among the first to admit that Timothy Dalton is a fine actor. But giving a solid performance has little to do with being a good James Bond, and, as accomplished as Dalton is, he's a failure as 007 in The Living Daylights.
  6. It's not so much a bad film as it is a disappointing one. A very disappointing one.
  7. When a movie wants to be sold as a spectacle, it had better deliver something more spectacular than this.
  8. The problem lies in the screenplay which latches on to the few clever and/or funny elements in the film and runs them into the ground via repetition.
  9. This movie isn't bad just because it follows a formula slavishly but because it does so without verve or passion.
  10. Despite a slow start, the movie eventually slips into a congenial flow. Unfortunately, Guarding Tess ends up derailing because of a ill-conceived ending that has something to do with a silly kidnapping subplot.
  11. The quality of the writing is more than a notch below that of our show. Most of the jokes aren't as witty, and the laughs come less frequently. Maybe it's because so many of the things they do in the movie are lifted directly from the show, but a lot of stuff seems stale.
  12. The film is preposterous to the point of distraction, where the necessary level of suspension of disbelief exceeds the capacity of a normal, thinking person.
  13. "28 Days Later," while not terribly original, was suspenseful and involving. 28 Weeks Later is neither. The characters aren't as sympathetic or interesting.
  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. For a while, the movie looks like it’s going to go dark but then chickens out and leaves the viewer with a palpable sense of dissatisfaction.
  16. There are good things to be said about The Spirit, but not enough of them to outweigh the bad.
  17. The film occasionally pokes fun at itself, although not nearly as often as it should. I don't recommend it for anything more significant than a bottom-of-the-barrel rental or a desperation cable choice, but it delivers what it advertises, and I suppose that could be considered a virtue.
  18. Aside from some cosmetic changes, little of what this Fright Night offers elevates it above the classification of "unnecessary."
  19. Fred Claus is less enchanting than the 2003 fairy tale, "Elf" (which was directed by Vaughn's good buddy, Jon Favreau), but no worse than the inexplicably popular Tim Allen series.
  20. Zoolander would have been better left as a stand-alone cult classic.
  21. This isn't as much a movie as it is a recipe for a cinematic casserole in which the ingredients are clichés and rip-offs.
  22. You know you're in trouble when 50% of the running length is devoted to plot exposition, and the movie still doesn't make any sense.
  23. There's a fine line between wit and absurdity, and this particular movie too often falls on the wrong side.
  24. There's nothing here to appreciate for anyone who isn't a Sandler fan and, unfortunately, too little even for those who have dubbed themselves lifelong supporters.
  25. Although Ford does not exactly mail in his performance, this is a lazy job, and far from his best work. On top of that, he has no chemistry with co-star (and heartthrob of the moment) Josh Hartnett.
  26. This latest version, made with the MTV generation in mind, is arguably the least impressive of the filmed Counts.
  27. Perhaps the most disappointing thing about Apt Pupil is the lack of sustained tension generated by director Bryan Singer.
  28. We're stuck with contrived plot contortions, dull interpersonal interaction, and unconvincing dialogue.
  29. All that's missing from Ivan Reitman's Six Days, Seven Nights is a plot with a moment's originality.
  30. By cramming far too much material into 114 minutes, The Huntsman: Winter’s War feels rushed and incomplete. It doesn’t help that the screenplay is at times awful, forcing accomplished actors to recite excruciatingly bad dialogue while maintaining a straight face.

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