Rolling Stone's Scores

For 2,867 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 2.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 A History of Violence
Lowest review score: 0 Fantastic Four
Score distribution:
2867 movie reviews
  1. Scorches the screen with a badass bravado all its own. Smart, sexy, funny and dangerous this high-wire act is a movie and a half.
  2. Overheated, underdone farce. Race for the exit.
  3. Just soak up that Tuscan sun and wonder when Lane will get another movie, like "Unfaithful" or "A Walk on the Moon," that will let her really shine.
  4. The actors, especially Grace, fight hard against a schizoid script (the kids are rubes one sec, hipsters the next) and cotton-candy direction from Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde). It's a losing battle.
  5. Worse, Safe House asks us to believe that Ryan Reynolds can outclass Denzel Washington in the art of being a hard-ass. Not on this planet, baby.
  6. The pie looks delicious, but Labor Day feels stale.
  7. It's stupid. It's in bad taste. It impossible. I know all that. Look, Quentin Tarantino killed Hitler in "Inglourious Basterds" and the neo-Nazis stayed quiet. It's a farce, people.
  8. Brazilian director José Padilha (Elite Squad, Bus 174) soldiers on stolidly, but lacks the Dutch Verheoeven's abiding sense of mischief.
  9. It's a bigger yawn than it sounds.
  10. A ragtag charmer. You will laugh.
  11. It's not much of a movie. But raging bull Robert De Niro, suited up to play for humor and heart, proves he can be a world-class charmer.
  12. 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.
  13. If Singleton, 25, stumbles, it is over ambition and not the complacency of a new Hollywood hotshot riding a trend.
  14. The code talkers deserved better than a hollow tribute.
  15. What I can't buy is that Refn has made a movie this lifeless and devoid of human interest.
  16. Wahlberg could sleepwalk through this role, and does. See this movie and you'll surely follow his lead.
  17. If you're a Gilliam junkie, as I am, you go with it, even when the script by Ehren Kruger (The Skeleton Key) loses its shaky hold on coherence.
  18. Dench and Nighy are class personified. The secret here is merely to luxuriate in the pleasure of their company.
  19. Recipe for nutso fun: Mix Zach Galifianakis with Robert Downey Jr. Apply the same mold John Hughes used for "Planes, Trains and Automobiles." Have Todd Phillips stir with wack-ass abandon. Don't worry about missing ingredients, like plot. Serve to an audience ready to lap it up.
  20. Though Wilson is always reason enough to see a movie, she’s stuck here in a fluffball that plays like warmed-over subplots from "Sex and the City."
  21. John Carter bites off more than even Woola can chew, but it's built on something rare: wonder instead of Hollywood cynicism.
  22. It's a bloodless, gutless piece of PG-13 fodder, geared to go down easy. That it does. It practically evaporates while you're watching it, lulling when you most want it to levitate.
  23. It's as gorgeous as anything the French filmmaker has made and as empty as a Trump tweet.
  24. Schumacher's method is to use a lighter touch, to stay closer to the cartoon that Bob Kane created for DC Comics in 1939 and to temper Burton's nightmare world with an accessible, brightly colored TV palette.
  25. Keep your eye on Kidman, whose kinky, kittenish performance turns unexpected emotional corners that pull you up short.
  26. Acted with relish by a note-perfect cast -- a romantic comedy of true sophistication. There's a sting in every laugh.
  27. 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.
  28. Best of all is the excitement of watching Mann use his kinetic powers as a filmmaker to tackle the new face of 21st-century warfare.
  29. So Risen joins the swelling ranks of faith-based films that pander to audiences instead of serving them.
  30. The scares are Hichcock hand-me-downs.
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