Rolling Stone's Scores

For 2,754 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Smoke
Lowest review score: 0 Hudson Hawk
Score distribution:
2754 movie reviews
  1. This movie, with its flashbacks to past sins and traumas, rests squarely on Berry, a mesmerizer who makes every moment count.
  2. Fast Five will push all your action buttons, and some you haven't thought of. So what if you hate yourself in the morning.
  3. Shepherd wants to say something profound about the effect of a deceitful government on human values. But it's tough to slog through a movie that has no pulse.
  4. Soul Men is a chance to salute these masters of mirth and music. Take it.
  5. Dench and Nighy are class personified. The secret here is merely to luxuriate in the pleasure of their company.
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    Whatever you think of Dubya, he has balls. The movie doesn't.
  7. In telling a tale of love across time, Aronofsky is sometimes guilty of creating arty, pretentious psychobabble. But in visual terms, he's trying to expose his own raw, romantic heart. Folly? Maybe. But a risk worth taking.
  8. On the waves, The Finest Hours finally finds its sea legs and delivers an old-school adventure based on a heroic deliverance that deserves its day in the sun.
  9. But this is Washington's show, his Scarface, if you will, and his smiling, seductive monster is a thrilling creation that gives Training Day all the bite it needs.
  10. Witherspoon -- though miles from the keen satire of "Election" -- stays one sharp cookie even as her film crumbles.
  11. Too crude for the kids and not crude enough for connoisseurs of the "Something About Mary" school of hair jism and balls caught in zippers, Osmosis Jones seems doomed to fall between the cracks.
  12. I could have done more with the edgy humor of "Diner" and "Tin Men" and less of the mythmaking of "Avalon."
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  13. The script hits rough patches, especially when Phoebe and Wolf get it on, but the sisters cut to the heart.
  14. It bristles with the brute force he brought to 1986's underrated "52 Pick-Up."
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  15. Toothless satire relatively inoffensive and relentlessly mediocre.
  16. Harmless girlie trifle. Or at least it means to be.
  17. An uneven blend of mirth and malice.
  18. Never adds up to anything more substantial than shrewd observations. There's no dramatic core.
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  19. There are times when The Good Girl is so low-key it damn near flatlines. Luckily, White creates compelling characters with a few deft brush strokes. The actors fill in the rest.
  20. Stylish entertainment and smartass fun when director John Dahl ("The Last Seduction") plays his strong suit (a gifted cast) instead of his weakest (a derivative plot).
  21. Turitz keeps it comic and romantic in just the right doses. Looking for a fun date flick? You found it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Julia Roberts glitters like gold dust, and she is ideally partnered with Rupert Everett, who gives a witty, wicked, bust-out performance.
  22. Big, loud and lurid, but no less entertaining for that.
  23. What these guys do for revenge during one hellish day in the Big Apple makes the panic room look like Barney's toy box. The film itself goes off the deep end way before the end credits.
  24. Brought to the screen awkwardly but ardently by Mamet-actor supreme Joe Mantegna in his feature-directing debut.
  25. Director Brian Robbins ("Good Burger") and screenwriter W. Peter Iliff ("Prayer of the Rollerboys") have wrapped their moral fable in a glossy package of hard football action and towel-slapping, hard-body fun that might seem exciting if you've never seen a movie before.
  26. Veering on the maudlin, the film ultimately succeeds by striking a universal chord on the subject of inconsolable loss. It's a stirring, humane testament from a surprising source.
  27. Compared with ("The Sixth Sense"), there's no contest. Stir of Echoes has been outrun and outclassed.
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  28. There's not that much that's new in screenwriter Marshall Karp's sitcom-ish memoir, but Alexander keeps the laughs coming.
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  29. But just watch Hanks, with the effortless grace of a Jimmy Stewart, turn the loony into something sweetly logical. Now that is magic.
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