Rolling Stone's Scores

For 2,442 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 All About Steve
Score distribution:
2,442 movie reviews
  1. Even with sex, drugs, hip-hop and a murder, these four stories are dull, dull, dull, dull.
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  2. 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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  3. Trash.
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  4. Rob Cohen, who last directed "The Skulls" --ouch! -- can consider this one another career-killing skid mark.
  5. 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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  6. 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.
  7. When a chick flick goes wrong -- and this one hits a dead end in hell -- it's a wipeout.
  8. Never comes as close as spitting distance to a laugh.
  9. A dreary film that's damn near torture to sit through.
  10. Environmentalists are up in arms. "Where did the shit go?" they want to know. The answer is painfully obvious: into the screenplay.
  11. The film is a sham, with good actors going for the paycheck and using beards and heavy makeup to hide their shame.
  12. There's no code to decipher. Da Vinci is a dud -- a dreary, droning, dull-witted adaptation of Dan Brown's religioso detective story.
  13. Guy flicks can be just as galling as the chick variety. Here's Exhibit A in how to lose an audience in ten minutes.
  14. 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.
  15. Murphy looks comatose delivering the played-out poopy jokes.
  16. If you're gay and/or eight years old, HSM3 is the movie event of the year.
  17. How can a film look so radiant and be so hollow?
  18. The movie left me with the feeling of being trapped with a person of privilege who won't stop with the whine whine whine.
  19. Except for Connery, who is every inch the lion in winter, nothing here feels authentic.
  20. No comedy this year can beat this dud for mealy-mouthed hypocrisy.
  21. It's a major dud.
  22. Beware 2012, which works the dubious miracle of almost matching "Transformers 2" for sheer, cynical, mind-numbing, time-wasting, money-draining, soul-sucking stupidity.
  23. It just plain sucks.
  24. Way to go, Battleship: Take the crassest of cynical junk, slather it in jingoism and sell it as rah-rah fun for right-wingers.
  25. This Parker spits in our collective eye. Don't blame us for spitting back.
  26. Critics and audiences should unite to KO this loser.
  27. Never achieves liftoff.
  28. Since the new Recall is totally witless, don't expect laughs. Originality and coherence are also notably MIA.
  29. This flabby comedy deserves only one thing: to fall on its fat one.
  30. Larry Crowne is more than a missed opportunity. It's alarmingly, depressingly out of touch.

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