Rolling Stone's Scores

For 2,928 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 2.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 After Dark, My Sweet
Lowest review score: 0 John Tucker Must Die
Score distribution:
2928 movie reviews
  1. Jolie comes to this party ready to bite, but the movie muzzles her. Even at 97 minutes, Maleficent is still one long, laborious slog.
  2. Max
    "You're an awfully hard man to like, Hitler." Few serious films could survive a line like that. Max certainly doesn't.
  3. Even Cate Blanchett can't save this misbegotten horse opera.
  4. 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.
    • Rolling Stone
  5. There may be worse movies this summer than The Great Gatsby, but there won't be a more crushing disappointment.
  6. Whitney Houston deserved better than to go out onscreen with this botch job remake of a 1976 soap opera that never deserved another thought.
  7. The Hughes boys blow it by burying a fine cast -- Robbie Coltrane as a cop and Ian Holm as a royal sawbones are standouts -- in stock scares, sappy romance and cliches that really are from hell.
  8. This movie hits all the wrong notes.
  9. Estevez means well. But having your heart in the right place is no excuse for insipid ineptitude.
  10. Strands Matt Damon and Casey Affleck (both named Gerry) in a desert with little to say and do except lose themselves in an existential wasteland of doomed beauty.
  11. What a bold notion for a movie, and what a bust in terms of execution.
  12. Launches the fall season with a crashing thud.
  13. I have the same allergic reaction to this open faucet of tear-jerking swill as I do to the 1996 Nicholas Sparks novel that inspired it.
  14. Is a Brian DePalma movie that laughs at Brian De Palma movies still worth your time?
  15. This big-screen Hamlet, pumped up to operatic scale by overkill director Franco Zeffirelli, exposes Gibson's shortcomings.
  16. No go. Marshall deserved better than this misbegotten tribute.
  17. Like the worst civics lesson, this movie bores away at you till your reactions are dulled.
  18. Watching the stars try to out-cutesy the mutt is one for the puke bucket.
  19. You can see most of the plugs in the trailer. As most fans of the early, better Bond films know, the only life left in the series is in the gadgets....As for humor, Brosnan can deaden a double-entendre faster than he can change outfits.
  20. The poster for this movie should read: Hello, Suckers!
  21. Though saddled with hoary jokes, Goldberg at least pumps some funky life into the bland proceedings.
  22. Offensive on multiple levels -- if only the plot had any levels at all -- Black Snake Moan leaves no "Tobacco Road" cliche unsmoked. Ricci gives it her all, and then some, but even her body and Jackson's blues can't heal a movie that rockets plum off its nut.
  23. This mumbo-jumbo plays like The X Files on Prozac. No wonder the actors look narcotized.
  24. Con Air has all the signs of a hit. That's depressing.
  25. I can't believe that even the most rabid chick-flick masochists wouldn't gag on it.
  26. It's damn hard to enjoy a thriller when you don't, won't, can't believe a word of it.
  27. Does romantic comedy have to come off as sugared stupidity? It does here.
  28. Overheated, underdone farce. Race for the exit.
  29. Me, I just think it blows. What does it matter if you spend millions on a movie - love the talking, battling bears! - if the effects are cheesy, the story runs off on tangents and after watching the movie fail utterly to be the next Lord of the Rings, you just want to go home.
  30. What I can't buy is that Refn has made a movie this lifeless and devoid of human interest.

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