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 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 The English Patient
Lowest review score: 0 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
Score distribution:
764 movie reviews
  1. The single worst movie David Lynch never made.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 12 Critic Score
    The entire film rings totally fake and the resulting dishonest sentimentality makes you fidget in your seat and count the seconds until the sweet but completely predictable ending.
  2. Grumpier Old Men certainly isn't relying on its mawkish and hokey story to put warm bodies in the seats. There's no reason to see the picture - a sequel to their 1993 hit, “Grumpy Old Men" - other than to relish the talents of these two veterans, plus Sophia Loren, a newcomer to the series.
  3. It's an experience as frustrating as watching Jeff Gordon drive a stock car through a bowl of oatmeal.
  4. Breaks new ground both as an abominable enterprise in guy-talk and as no-budget hackwork.
    • San Francisco Examiner
  5. Overlong, naggingly pretentious, more absurd than absurdist and a cruel, cruel bore.
  6. Another "Exorcist" bastard -- one with a chick-flick pedigree.
  7. If your name's on the marquee, chances are your agent's already dead.
    • San Francisco Examiner
  8. That Berkley cannot act is indisputable. But her dancing looks like a seizure.
    • 1 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    This film may set an all-time record for shortest time between the big screen and your local video store.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the contemporary horror movie has ceased being an individual work full of surprises and fresh manifestations of the Gothic imagination - it has, instead, been reduced to the level of an inflexible, repetitious, ritualistic event.
  9. One long offensive treatise on just how vile two human beings can be.
  10. If only director Luis Llosa and his cast could see the joke and seize upon it; instead, like its computer-morphed snake, the film doesn't have a clever bone in its body.
  11. It is a traffic jam of broken hearts, fluxing racial identities and deplorable outfits that has everything but a salsa overhaul of "I Will Survive."

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