San Francisco Examiner's Scores

  • Movies
For 764 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Election
Lowest review score: 0 Men Cry Bullets
Score distribution:
764 movie reviews
  1. Spoof both of P.I.s and independent filmmakers is languidly paced and not very funny.
  2. Big swirls of computer-generated dirt, a bickering couple and the dead certainty that the fiancee will leave and the bickerers will get back together. An exciting night out, or what?
  3. Unfortunately, it stars Keanu Reeves and Cameron Diaz, so it has, more than anything else, a sense of ridiculousness.
  4. Brainless thriller.
  5. In tackling 1000 A.D., (McTiernan)'s suddenly an unwieldy, clunky filmmaker.
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  6. If the idea is to teach us something about the 37th president of the United States, then you would think Stone would resolve to stick to what can be proven about the man's life, or at least indicate when he's speculating. But Stone is the Great Explainer, and facts have an annoying habit of mucking up his explanations.
  7. The intention is there, but the needed emotional maturity isn't.
  8. The jokes run hot, cold and tepid.
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  9. Too dumb to realize that the senselessness is viral.
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    As titillating novelty turns into tired cliche, the dyke-psycho-killer genre may soon burn itself out, but in the meantime, we have the grim Brit art-film variation on the gruesome genre, Butterfly Kiss.
  10. Something in Hutton's wounded puppy look always communicates an untapped intelligence or wasted potential, both of which are perfect for this role.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Trouble is, it's too close-up.
  11. Stupid.
  12. Second-banana material.
  13. Miserable as it crawls for two eternal hours toward being "life-affirming."
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Just another in a long line of blue-collar-kid-at-prep-school movies, and it may be the worst of the lot. Nothing, absolutely nothing, is original in this movie.
  14. If only it wasn't such bloody nonsense.
  15. Legends of the Fall never makes you think too hard; its woes-of-a-proud-family formula takes a back seat to a self-conscious visual style that strains toward the level of myth.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The best-looking bad movie in years.
  16. Has no intention of taking a more sophisticated path to make its point.
  17. Wields its Middle America values and moralistic flogging of idiosyncratic lifestyle choices like a flipped bird.
  18. Hush, which is an absurdly bad mixture of "Rosemary's Baby" and any Bette Davis movie from the 1960s, seems to be a classic case of a grasping mother trying to possess her beloved son.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    A scary example of bad movies happening to good people.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    An artificial and hypocritical effort to escape the artistic limitations of teenage slasher flicks.
  19. Moore can't help but be rotten. She has no grace and little nuance, which is why she's always best as a hard-ass in movies.
  20. This is the most-off-the-mark adaptation of a novel since Brian DePalma's what-was-that "Bonfire of the Vanities."
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    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Lacks genuine magic.
  21. It's a movie so foul even the folks at the NAACP Image Awards would have to look the other way.
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    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    54
    Offers nothing new, and a lot less. It's a hollow shell of a film, rife with plot twists that go nowhere.
  22. It's simply terrible.

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