ReelViews' Scores

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For 3,163 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 It's a Wonderful Life
Lowest review score: 0 A Hole in My Heart
Score distribution:
3163 movie reviews
  1. 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.
  2. Unfortunately, although Blair Witch owes much to the spirit of "The Blair Witch Project," it’s an inferior production. This is as much a result of stylistic and narrative choices as it is a reflection of how the horror landscape has changed in the last 17 years.
  3. The visuals of a blasted city are impressive but hardly reason to spend $10 to sit in a theater seat and watch a bunch of underdeveloped characters get chased by zombies for an inordinate amount of time.
  4. 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.
  5. Is it A Bigger Splash or A Bigger Bore? Despite a strong cast, gorgeous cinematography, and a suffocating sense of sexual tension, this movie takes far too long to get off the ground.
  6. The absence of originality and inspiration isn't Mad City's only problem -- it also suffers from a shocking lack of subtlety.
  7. Once the setup is over, however, Indecent Proposal starts to fall apart, with the implausibilities and contrivances getting worse with every passing minute.
  8. 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.
  9. If you're desperate to give something up for Lent, make it movies like this one.
  10. 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.
  11. 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."
  12. 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.
  13. An effective translation of the source material, but that's not necessarily a good thing.
  14. Moody and atmospheric -- a study in tone over plot and pacing over characterization. Unfortunately, in devoting all of their efforts towards the film's look and feel, co-creators Mark and Michael Polish have crafted a motion picture that is static, occasionally opaque, and, worst of all, boring.
  15. The root problem with The Wolfman is that it's a hybrid.
  16. It's watchable, but barely.
  17. The Proposal follows a paint-by-numbers script, it fails one key acid test: it doesn't sell the romance.
  18. This could easily go down as the year's best example of solid acting in a wretched motion picture.
  19. Although the film is clearly trying to follow in the footsteps of the Beatles' classic, it's several long strides behind, lacking the same sense of originality, spontaneity, high energy, and joi de vivre.
  20. Wonderful World feels like a modern-day half-baked riff on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."
  21. The main problem with Coach Carter can be summed up simply: too much sermonizing.
  22. A thrill-less thriller that uses gore to obfuscate its inability to generate tension, this motion picture has the profile one might expect from a direct-to-video release.
  23. It's an orgy for disaster porn devotees.
  24. This is a rare time when young ones will get more out of a Sandler movie than their parents, who may have grown up with him when he was on "Saturday Night Live."
  25. 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.
  26. In the end, Conspiracy Theory fails to work as an action film, a romance, or a mystery -- all of which it aspires to be.
  27. Unfortunately, the final act (the Mexico sequences) illustrate where to take a ghost story if you want to exchange old-fashioned horror for a grilled cheese sandwich.
  28. The movie doesn't come close to the family-friendly comedic pseudo-incest flirted with in "Back to the Future." That, apparently, is deemed too unsettling for today's audiences. So 17 Again none-too-cleverly tap dances around these issues.
  29. The Lazarus Effect begins with an intriguing premise then proceeds to squander all the early goodwill through a slow, inexorable descent into cheap horror gimmicks.
  30. The film's main problems are script-related. Most of the stories aren't merely perfunctory; they're superficial.

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