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 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Gods and Monsters
Lowest review score: 0 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
Score distribution:
764 movie reviews
  1. A finely coiffed, cream-cheese "8 1/2" remix with Gere, a Marcello Mastroianni for Oprah Winfrey times.
  2. A featherweight parlor-room French farce in need of an anchor to keep it from being blown away by the summer blockbuster gales.
  3. Deceptively keen as both a paranoid political thriller and a caveat against the trustworthiness of your friends and neighbors.
  4. Loose and funny with verve.
  5. There's a sense of genuineness throughout Girlfight.
  6. The deft, hilarious Notting Hill finds Grant's dour-droll-deprecating affliction at its most dead-on.
  7. An army of rolled abs and their owners give the state of American race relations a beginner's workout.
  8. Exists as a seldom represented American time capsule, and it's all good.
  9. Funny enough that it could make buddy pictures respectable again.
  10. It's a half-life better than Martin Lawrence treading similar, simpler water in "Big Momma's House."
  11. Dogma' is Kevin Smith's fourth film and it looks like his first but I'm not ready to quit him -- there's a landmark in him. I just wish the crafty, raucous Dogma was it.
  12. What's on the screen may not be a letter-perfect Mansfield Park, but something true to its spirit.
  13. The success of Felicia's Journey lies in the work of the steady and here understated Hoskins, who gives one of his best performances, and young Cassidy, who displays a weary maturity even through her deer-in-the-headlights character.
  14. De Felitta has taken potentially overripe material and given it real heart.
  15. Priceless enough to flush "Metro," "Dr. Dolittle" and "Holy Man" from memory.
  16. An alt-country paean to libidinal mothers and the little girls who clean up the mess.
  17. Entertaining but predictable, and too long.
  18. A movie that features rich Mexican American characters and an uncompromising story line is always timely.
  19. McTiernan's film mines what substance it has from its two stars, but is admittedly about keeping up its own appearances.
  20. What remains of the book's psychological underpinnings -- there are enough here to leave a permanent dent in the couch of any Freud-loving shrink
  21. Hot-blooded.
  22. An adrenaline-pumping, post-musical musical.
  23. A dashing fusion of the literary and the cinematic.
  24. Entertainment made well enough that you can overlook its absurdities.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sad but still bouncy.
  25. Shows how Tinseltown sensibilities can be well thought out even on a low budget.
  26. Harris, Heche make unholy twosome.
  27. Revelatory.
  28. Kaizo Hayashi's homage to noir B movies, both Japanese and American, is successful as a true labor of love.
  29. There's enough sexual manic depression to justify house calls from Dr. Laura.

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