Rolling Stone's Scores

For 2,418 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Truly Madly Deeply
Lowest review score: 0 Playing for Keeps
Score distribution:
2,418 movie reviews
  1. The true story of the LaMarcas, well told by the late Mike McAlary in Esquire, has been pounded into TV-crime mush by screenwriter Ken Hixon and director Michael Caton-Jones. Shockingly, the acting doesn't help.
  2. It's soft-core pap for horny boys and their hornier dads.
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  3. Cruz is a dish, but her movie is as soggy and indigestible as Styrofoam.
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  4. Makes you gag.
  5. Even a search party would be hard-pressed to find a spark between Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas in Pollack's latest tear-jerker.
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  6. Good-natured fun when it isn't stale, which is most of the time, this talky comedy set in a Chicago barber shop is a sitcom pilot disguised as a movie.
  7. The kind of movie that TV stars do when they're on hiatus and trying to squeeze one in.
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  8. Even with sex, drugs, hip-hop and a murder, these four stories are dull, dull, dull, dull.
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  9. Despite melodramatic lapses -- the gripping action recalls Walter Hill's 1981 "Southern Comfort" -- this is Schumacher's most ambitions film since "Falling Down" in 1993, and it plays to his strengths with young actors.
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  10. Trash.
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  11. Rob Cohen, who last directed "The Skulls" --ouch! -- can consider this one another career-killing skid mark.
  12. The self-congratulatory histrionics of Williams, lower lip trembling as he triumphs over torture in the name of the human spirit, represents a trend in Hollywood to make accessible melodrama out of unspeakable tragedy.
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  13. Slick-dick director Simon West, of "Con Air" and "The General's Daughter" infamy, continues to show no flair at all for blending action and character. Jolie and Lara deserved better. So did we.
  14. When a chick flick goes wrong -- and this one hits a dead end in hell -- it's a wipeout.
  15. Never comes as close as spitting distance to a laugh.
  16. A dreary film that's damn near torture to sit through.
  17. Environmentalists are up in arms. "Where did the shit go?" they want to know. The answer is painfully obvious: into the screenplay.
  18. The film is a sham, with good actors going for the paycheck and using beards and heavy makeup to hide their shame.
  19. There's no code to decipher. Da Vinci is a dud -- a dreary, droning, dull-witted adaptation of Dan Brown's religioso detective story.
  20. Guy flicks can be just as galling as the chick variety. Here's Exhibit A in how to lose an audience in ten minutes.
  21. This movie made my ears hurt. Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and James Ellroy could have turned this pulp into insinuating jazz. What's here is a cartoonish bore.
  22. Murphy looks comatose delivering the played-out poopy jokes.
  23. If you're gay and/or eight years old, HSM3 is the movie event of the year.
  24. How can a film look so radiant and be so hollow?
  25. The movie left me with the feeling of being trapped with a person of privilege who won't stop with the whine whine whine.
  26. Except for Connery, who is every inch the lion in winter, nothing here feels authentic.
  27. No comedy this year can beat this dud for mealy-mouthed hypocrisy.
  28. It's a major dud.
  29. Beware 2012, which works the dubious miracle of almost matching "Transformers 2" for sheer, cynical, mind-numbing, time-wasting, money-draining, soul-sucking stupidity.
  30. It just plain sucks.

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