Rolling Stone's Scores

For 2,769 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 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 About Schmidt
Lowest review score: 0 Crazy on the Outside
Score distribution:
2769 movie reviews
  1. Malick keeps pushing Affleck to the corner of the frame, as if he's more interested in the women. I found it difficult to maintain interest in anyone. If there's such a thing as a feather that weighs a ton, it's To the Wonder.
  2. It's "The Exorcist" warmed over.
  3. One gut-busting death after another, terror giving way to tedium. Your call.
  4. Depp swans through this swashbuckler with a scene-stealing gusto unseen since Marlon Brando in "Mutiny on the Bounty." He's comic dynamite, but this plodding, repetitive bore should walk the plank for timidly refusing to light his fuse.
  5. Then the aliens show up, chased by Morgan Freeman as a nut-job Army colonel, and the movie degenerates into a sorry, silly, gory, punishingly overlong creature feature.
  6. Footloose 2011 is harmless as far as it goes, but on the dance floor and off it never goes nearly far enough.
  7. By any fair standard, this lushly produced film is a long, bumpy ride to a major letdown.
  8. There are times when Braff and Melfi hint at the darkness of a world that ignores seniors by making them invisible. But this new version of Going in Style sells uplift so hard it loses touch with reality – and any genuine reason for being.
  9. It's love with tragic complications, and director Luis Mandoki drags the torture out for two-plus hours.
  10. Payback is a brutally entertaining crime drama that should have been a little more brutal and a little less entertaining.
  11. Meryl Streep can do anything: sing, dance, do splits, act her heart out. She (almost) saves this clumsy, overwrought film version of the Abba musical that's been running on stages from Broadway to Barcelona since 1999.
  12. It's a bigger yawn than it sounds.
  13. In "Gran Torino," Eastwood took on the moral issues that screenwriter Gary Young and first-time director Daniel Barber studiously avoid. It's the difference between riveting and repellent.
  14. Director Vadim Jean is lucky that his low-octane comedy is long on Short.
  15. Jokes dying on the lips of these easy riders are hard to stomach.
  16. Many a road to movie hell is paved with good intentions. To that list of lost causes add Being Charlie, a well-meaning study of addiction that hits too many banal beats to snap us to attention.
  17. As I write these words, I feel myself experiencing a loss of consciousness, wondering how this recipe for sugar shock could interest any sentient being over the age of nine.
  18. McConaughey, despite alarmingly orange makeup, does justice to the role, a hard-drinking, shipwreck- hunting senator's son with a 007 way with the ladies.
  19. Their banter is fun at the start until it becomes relentless.
  20. Should have been a fun update on the 1967 Brit farce. Director/co-writer Ramis comes on too strong with the camper trickery.
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  21. It's fun to see Sean Penn portray a playboy, like Bogart in "Casablanca," who hides his true heart behind a layer of cynicism.
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  22. What starts as freshly spun cotton candy ends as something pink, sticky and indigestible. You leave the theater wanting to puke it up.
  23. If looks were everything, director Baz Luhrmann's epic salute to his native land would be the movie of the year. But, crikey, a padded script bloated with subplots and shameless sentimentality can wear you down.
  24. What happens to the film's title character — and the audience — shouldn't happen to a dog.
  25. Broken Lizard does it with a shit-faced integrity that's worth a salute.
  26. There's no script to speak of, just two appealing actors volleying comic-romantic cliches at each other.
  27. The film falls short; only Peet goes the whole nine yards.
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  28. It's a kick to see the adorably sexy Barrymore back in relaxed form again after the "Duplex" debacle and that calamitous "Charlie's Angels" sequel. Right now, she's the closest thing to sunshine you'll find at the movies.
  29. What nearly saves the movie, besides the Rasmussen eye candy, is Paris itself, shot in shimmering black-and-white by the gifted Thierry Arbogast. Talk is cheap here, and often inane, but as a silent film, Angel-A could have been magic.
  30. There's no arguing that Cuba Gooding Jr. is trying to do right by the mentally disabled James Robert Kennedy.

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