San Francisco Chronicle's Scores

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For 6,684 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Bowfinger
Lowest review score: 0 Saving Silverman
Score distribution:
6684 movie reviews
  1. Despite its actors, its lush photography and its obvious seriousness of purpose, is as close to a form of torture as any film ever devised. I can't think of any individuals I dislike so much as to force them to see this picture.
  2. Mean-spirited and not remotely clever, though it strives for archness at every turn.
  3. It's an assaultive work about an assaultive fellow.
  4. Kurzel and three screenwriters have figured out a way to make Macbeth boring. Now that they proved it can be done, no one need ever do it again.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Dull and unilluminating.
  5. Muddled and endless.
  6. Liotta's acting can't redeem senseless violence.
  7. The movie's excruciating length is without dramatic or thematic justification.
  8. 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.
  9. The bottom line with Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights is that the writer-director has taken Emily Brontë's tale of undying passion and rendered it passionless.
  10. This is an embarrassing film. It's a sex comedy that sets itself up as a satire of middle-class mores, except there's no truth behind any of its observations. LaBute tries to be shocking and manages only to be shockingly puerile -- tasteless in a high-school-boyish sort of way.
  11. An empty exercise.
  12. The picture, which marks the debut of Mexican film maker Guillermo del Toro, is a dull hybrid - a ponderous art film crossed with a vampire story. [06 May 1994]
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  13. It's two hours of your life wasted, time once spent that can never be regained. Don't go. Don't do it. [30 Mar 1988]
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  14. An unbearable exercise in provocation.
  15. More than confusing. It's opaque.
  16. Captain Underpants is a very popular book series that doesn’t seamlessly translate to the big screen, and the filmmakers can’t solve this problem. The result is a cinematic wedgie: a little too dark, a little too nihilistic, a little too empty.
  17. The film isn't very interesting because it isn't well made.
  18. An agony of bad plotting and whimsical, lifeless scenes.
  19. It boggles the mind that after six years of silence, all Tarantino has to offer is this garbage.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Never penetrates Cobain's circumstances or character.
  20. A bloody mess.
  21. A desperate, pathetic mess.
  22. The film occupies that peculiar space that many of us would prefer to believe doesn’t exist, a movie that’s worthy but often inert, by turns enriching and enervating: a good boring movie.
  23. It is a very good performance in a very bad movie.
  24. Its story meanders and doesn't build, and the pace is deadly.
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  25. The movie is overplotted, a soulless maze of special effects and relentless action.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    For the most part this is a dull, dour documentary on what ought to be a joyful or at least fascinating subject.
  26. Some long patches in this show are surprisingly boring and unfunny. Maybe part of the problem is that the rest of the world has caught up with Waters -- nowadays everyone's a provocateur. In-your-face gay-themed material is no longer such a novelty; there are simply fewer boundaries left to transgress.
  27. Moon is boring. Agonizingly, deadeningly, coma-inducingly, they-could-bury-you-alive-accidentally boring.

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