Salon.com's Scores

For 3,068 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Lowest review score: 0 Did You Hear About the Morgans?
Score distribution:
3068 movie reviews
  1. Let's be real clear about this: You've got to be suffering from some major trash-culture brain damage to enjoy a movie like Ready to Rumble.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If explosive defecation is your idea of a laff riot, this picture -- and the Headrillaz soundtrack, by extension -- should be perfect fun.
  2. Speed 2 is such an inept piece of direction that it's anybody's guess whether De Bont understands how to convey where two characters are in spatial relation to each other or in relation to the action.
  3. A comedy of remarriage that makes divorce look like a state of grace.
  4. Despite all their seamed stockings and Wonder Bras, the Reagan High girls are as far removed from their sexuality as Jawbreaker is from comedy.
  5. It's hard to discern exactly whom this holiday tripe is for.
  6. It stinks pretty bad, but not so bad you'd go out of your way to avoid it.
  7. The movie is like a well-intentioned designer knockoff that doesn't know when to quit.
  8. It's a movie barely fit for a cretin, much less a King. If you hear a door slam in the theater, you'll know that Elvis has left the building -- in disgust.
  9. This is a movie full of now-you-see-it, now-you-don't plot points.
  10. Pretty much everything in this high-space war yarn has been swiped from other, better movies.
  11. It's a little bit Tolkien, a little bit Lucas, a little bit "Matrix," a little bit "Dune" and rather too much Philip Pullman, all stuck together with some powerfully expensive effects and lots of cute kids doing tai chi.
  12. What makes it so disappointing is that the movie is just another sub-Farrelly-brothers collection of miscellaneous gags.
  13. The movie is crass and vulgar almost beyond belief.
  14. 8MM
    Almost as degrading as any unmarked video you can buy in the back alleys of Manila, and, in its pseudo-significance and arty pretension, it's a lot less honest. I'm heartily sorry I had to poison an entire evening with it.
  15. I don't even care that there's no plot in this Antonio Banderas-Lucy Liu faceoff. It's still terrible!
  16. There's nothing worse than a bad farce -- except for this Cuban missile crisis comedy that wastes talent like Sigourney Weaver, John Turturro and Alan Cumming.
  17. Isn't dubbed. But it sure feels like it. The characters open their mouths and their lips don't seem to be shaping the right words -- you can't believe any human beings would ever utter such ludicrous dialogue, with so little conviction.
  18. Long before Serving Sara drags its butt to the finish line, you wish you were watching a different race.
  19. It is a testament to our national determination that Nathan is not stymied by his almost complete lack of talent, his slipshod timing or his crude comic sensibility.
  20. This awkward fable of ghetto redemption mixes painfully earnest message-delivery with occasional scenes of brutal violence.
  21. I Hate Valentine's Day is a horror show masquerading as a romantic comedy. Maybe Vardalos is just in the wrong line of work.
  22. What's really depressing is that some viewers may be deluded into thinking there's something of substance in "Centipede II," when it's more like a DC Comics version of Pier Paolo Pasolini's notorious "Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom," with the sweeping condemnation of Western culture stripped out and the mean-spiritedness cranked to 11. If you want to check this out for a stomach-turning giggle, don't let me stop you. But please, let's not pretend it means more than that.
  23. Just when you think your jaw can't drop any lower in appalled amazement, comes a romantic comedy so lunkheaded and ill-conceived that it makes your average, idiotic Kate Hudson-Matthew McConaughey outing look like the reincarnation of Hepburn and Grant.
  24. One of the most mindless, shamelessly lazy films.
  25. A lugubrious sub-"Exorcist" demonic possession film that's absolutely no fun at all.
  26. Predictable, gratuitous and just self-referential enough to believe itself hip and knowing.
  27. It's so uncomplicated you could go out for spaghetti after the first 10 minutes and slip back into your seat just in time for the last 10, and you wouldn't feel you'd missed a thing, save a rumble or two.
  28. There's nothing scarier than a group of hormone-crazed 20-somethings, but this sequel isn't much more than a footnote of a footnote.
  29. A moment of silence, please, for Kate Hudson's career.

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