San Francisco Chronicle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 5,996 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Osama
Lowest review score: 0 Gozu
Score distribution:
5,996 movie reviews
  1. This is a story that should have been, at the absolute most, 20 minutes long.
  2. At best a little boring and at worst stomach-churningly offensive.
  3. It's a movie packed with so many idiot characters that Rob Schneider is cast as the cool guy -- and sort of pulls it off.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The film is an improvement on previous Sparks moody-doomed-love opuses such as “The Last Song” and “Dear John.” If that is damning with faint praise, the cogs here are the same as in his previous love machines
  4. What we have is the case of a movie with a straight man (Jason Lee) who really is funny, but with a comic (Tom Green) who sadly isn't.
  5. [Pedro Almodovar] gives it a nice try, but his approach turns out to be completely wrong for the material he's working with here. [25 May 1990]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
  6. Lame comedy.
  7. Australia shows all the signs of having been a labor of love for director Baz Luhrmann. One problem: It's his love, and the audience's labor.
  8. Jaden is not ready for his solo spotlight, and the film is the same action over and over. Another bad movie from Shyamalan.
  9. Wexler gets tired of his own movie near the end of it. The viewer will get tired in 15 minutes.
  10. Props to the Weinstein Brothers for having the guts to release a slasher film on Christmas Day. Too bad this one is the cinematic equivalent of tryptophan.
  11. Identity Thief is not only not funny. It's negative funny. It's short on laughs, but it will disturb and annoy.
  12. It wimped out by blanding down the story and the characters to the point where she isn't really a shrew and he isn't really a maniac.
  13. It's loud, it's large, it's stupid, and its best gag involves a chicken burrito.
  14. A big disappointment.
  15. The 3-D 1D movie is aimless, seemingly deceptive and spreads a poor message: that it's OK to act extremely immature, as long as you have millions of blind followers who think it's cute.
  16. The movie is stiff and schmaltzy and clumsily directed.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Garlin's directing has little pacing, and many of the borderline gags could have been salvaged with some sharper editing. And there's a shocking amount of jokes and situations that just don't work.
  17. P.S.: It stinks.
  18. At best, it will be remembered as "that exorcism movie with Eric Bana." More likely, "that exorcism movie where everyone has a bad New York accent."
  19. Midway, Mondays in the Sun becomes as dull as a day with nothing to do.
  20. Sharkboy relies almost entirely on 3-D for its kicks. The novelty, however, quickly wears thin with the thinnest of stories to project.
  21. It means to be knowing and cynical but is just callow.
  22. Gradually, FX2 ties itself into a knot it can't undo even with the most desperate of measures. Everything is left hanging, and by the end the plotting is so clumsy it's embarrassing. [10 May 1991, p.E3]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
  23. A turkey.
  24. The desperation TV stars must feel to be on the big screen is the only explanation for Edie Falco and Elisha Cuthbert's appearance in The Quiet, a creepy family drama that reeks of pretentiousness.
  25. Sitting through Diggers is so tedious that you might find yourself envying the clam diggers. At least they get to be outdoors.
  26. What's missing is any hint of realism. There's no grit to it anywhere.
  27. A long-winded indulgence in tear-and-a-smile whimsy, elevated above the merely irritating and saccharine by compelling art direction.
  28. Every single thing wrong with John Dies at the End might have been avoided had John died at the beginning, along with all the other characters, transforming an awful full-length movie into a harmless five-minute short.

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