Rolling Stone's Scores

For 2,783 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 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Croupier
Lowest review score: 0 The Devil Inside
Score distribution:
2783 movie reviews
  1. Cage and Baruchel work hard to stay accessible, but the computer-generated effects come on like heavy artillery blowing away any hint of flesh and blood. The Sorcerer's Apprentice should be rated U for Untouched by Human Hands.
  2. The true audiences for Fifty Shades of Grey are gluttons for punishment — by boredom.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    You don't want to see this bilge. Director Milcho Manchevski, who was fired in midproduction, is the only one with cause to celebrate.
  3. There's no code to decipher. Da Vinci is a dud -- a dreary, droning, dull-witted adaptation of Dan Brown's religioso detective story.
  4. Nothing the skunk does can begin to match the stench of this movie.
  5. Oh, how good actors can trap themselves in drivel.
  6. Lacks the active verb it promises. It defines blah.
  7. There I sit, suffering total numbness of body and brain, no longer having to wonder what it might be like to be buried alive in gooey marshmallow.
  8. In between scenes of the muscleheads torturing their victim, Bay indulges his taste for treating women as sluts and grisly brutality as a nifty excuse for a cheap laugh. Pain and Gain is personal all right. You leave these characters with the distinct impression that they're Bay's kind of people.
  9. "Irritating" doesn't begin to describe Julia Roberts as Katherine, an art-history prof who arrives at Wellesley in 1953.
  10. How the hell did Ben Affleck, 29, wind up replacing Harrison Ford, 59, as our hero? Who's next as Ryan -- Ozzy Osbourne's guppy son, Jack? Chronology hasn't been this royally fucked with since Memento.
  11. What Murphy's doing isn't acting; it's masturbation.
  12. The perfect summer movie, that is if you're eight years old or under. For the rest of us, the sequel to the first "Fantastic Four" that miraculously amassed more than $150 million in 2005, is a plotless, brainless, witless bore.
  13. Start hating me now, Twihards, but the sexless, bloodless, padded and plodding Breaking Dawn, Part 1 is the worst Twilight movie to date. (I don't get it either.)
  14. Unforgettable is definitely the wrong title for a movie you want to erase from your memory the second it ends.
  15. Can no one save the talented Sandler from himself? I hate this movie. Click. I hate this movie. Click. I hate this movie. Click.
  16. It's a lame trailer, but the movie itself is much, much worse.
  17. The F&F franchise ran out of gas half way into the 2001 original.
  18. Kasdan has inexplicably reduced flesh-and-blood characters to cartoons.
  19. Slack direction fails to touch a nerve. Martin was scarier and funnier extracting Bill Murray's molars without Novocaine in "Little Shop of Horrors." Now that was one crazy dentist.
  20. The Americanized version is miscast, misguided and misbegotten.
  21. This lame-ass chick-flick sampling of "Crazy Heart" is more like country Kryptonite.
  22. So why oh why is The Expendables such a limp-dick bust? Because Stallone forgets to include non-spazzy direction, a coherent plot, dialogue that actors can speak without cringing, stunts that don't fizzle, blood that isn't digital and an animating spirit that might convince us to give a damn.
  23. When a chick flick goes wrong -- and this one hits a dead end in hell -- it's a wipeout.
  24. A dreary film that's damn near torture to sit through.
  25. Magicians have been pulling rabbits out of hats for ages. And yet, with all this talent, no one can make a decent script materialize.
  26. Patrick Lussier is listed as The Director, though I saw no evidence of anyone in control.
  27. Writer-director Angelina Jolie's attempt to emulate European art cinema is a slow, sodden, stupefyingly dull take on a 1970s marriage gone bad.
  28. This putrid dish marks a new low for director Roland Joffe.
  29. Take a tired formula...Stir with a director, Florent Siri, who has no shame about stealing every sadistic suspense trick from the Die Hard series. Serve to a gullible audience willing to pay top dollar for secondhand goods.

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