San Francisco Examiner's Scores

  • Movies
For 764 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Being John Malkovich
Lowest review score: 0 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
Score distribution:
764 movie reviews
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    One of the funniest movies to come along in awhile.
  1. Painfully unfunny.
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  2. A way-below-par golfing comedy.
  3. Francis Ford Coppola's Jack has its affecting moments, but in the end illustrates the pitfalls of the "concept" movie, the kind you can boil down to a one-line hook.
  4. Unfortunately, it stars Keanu Reeves and Cameron Diaz, so it has, more than anything else, a sense of ridiculousness.
  5. Wesley Snipes runs around a lot shooting people in plotless film.
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  6. An undernourished exercise in pop critique.
  7. If you buy the gross, it's surprisingly funny .
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  8. Like two hours of outtakes in search of a studio audience.
  9. A particularly egregious array of Kodak moments.
  10. Mildly satisfying.
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  11. The single worst movie David Lynch never made.
  12. There are episodes of "Rugrats" with stronger sexual suspense.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Lacks genuine magic.
  13. Timely in that it joins an already mammoth list of bad movies about post-hippie static, including the recent "Steal This Movie."
  14. Marshall has an astounding instinct for popular entertainment. He's done it again with The Other Sister.
  15. 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.
  16. Clooney's stiff cornball delivery and tendency to smile during the most tragic moments bring this as close to the cartoonish Batman television series of the 1960s as any of the movies have come.
  17. Of course, there's little else of interest about Pokemon beyond the consumption factor. Buy more.
  18. It should be renamed "Drop Dead Ghetto" and hauled off to the "Jerry Springer" hall of shame.
  19. If your name's on the marquee, chances are your agent's already dead.
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  20. A depressing show of how truly, madly, deeply outmoded Hollywood can be.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Vampire is hardly a consequential film, nor does it suggest hitherto buried reserves of Murphy's talent. But it's a diverting mixture of horror, romance and comedy.
  21. Doesn't have what it takes to be truly terrible.
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  22. Dead Man on Campus, a supposed black comedy produced by MTV, is simply awful.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A gooey-sweet, beautifully photographed romantic fantasy…It's also -- at the risk of sounding like a Grinch -- a mess.
  23. Highfalutin swill determined to pass itself off as a jazzy caper.
  24. Godawful.
  25. Any movie that opens with a Goo Goo Dolls song and ends with a line like "I'm going to live -- just not as long as you" is bound to leave somebody reaching for a Kleenex.
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  26. There are enough mullets to win this movie a Stanley Cup.
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    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Could have been maudlin from start to finish. Instead, more than half the 154-minute film is riveting - filled with funny, touching bits that don't stoop to cheap sentimentality.
  27. This movie may not be brilliant, but every now and then it's really funny.
  28. Fails to be the histrionic bubble bath that you want to carry you away.
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  29. Brainless thriller.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The movie is decidedly old-fashioned, aiming to send kids and their parents out of the theater feeling good about themselves.
  30. A terribly bad movie, one of the worst of its kind in recent years.
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  31. A dimwitted, fill-in-the-blanks horror opus that slanders a fine and useful mammal.
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    • 23 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    It's a truly strange coupling of mooning romanticism and rank stupidity that fairly screams, "Teenage America, we love your money!"
  32. SORRY, SALLY. I didn't like it. I really didn't like it.
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  33. This is my idea of a nightmare.
  34. There's gangsta rap with funnier insights into the opposite sex.
  35. As movies about relic sex machines go, this one lacks mojo.
  36. In stupidity, this movie ranks up there among the greats.
  37. The best that can be said about this film is that it's watchable, and that's not the way it could or should be.
  38. 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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  39. While it may be true that in space no one can hear you scream, groaning should be a perfectly audible way of saying the intergalactic alien-buster Wing Commander sucks.
  40. Whatever It Takes is DOA -- dated on arrival.
  41. An archaic rail-ride into the heart of boredom.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This is not a movie for the squeamish, by any means. But for those who like their thrillers dark and their heroes a bit more complicated and flawed than the average shoot-without-a-blink type so prevalent in today's movies, 8MM fills the bill.
  42. An hour into the picture, Spade offers a pretty funny imitation of belter Neil Diamond, but it's a long 60 minutes for such a pitiful payoff.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Korine's trying to offer a radical vision of rotten America, but the whole thing feels warmed over.
  43. 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. Another "Exorcist" bastard -- one with a chick-flick pedigree.
  45. You're smarter than this, but occasionally it tricks you into thinking it might be up to something you haven't considered, like an above-average, extra-bloody episode of "Scooby Doo."
  46. Tedious, unfunny.
  47. That Berkley cannot act is indisputable. But her dancing looks like a seizure.
  48. Cult shocker has been turned into throwaway megaplex fodder.
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  49. Especially fine are Spade and Louiso, the latter possessing a quality of injured integrity that is priceless here.
  50. This is right up there with the dumbest pictures of the year.
  51. Latest Freddie Prinze Jr. vehicle stalls at on-ramp.
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  52. The movie is a dismal and misguided special-effects romp featuring two of the deadest performances recorded this year so far.
  53. Breaks new ground both as an abominable enterprise in guy-talk and as no-budget hackwork.
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  54. If filmmaking has ever been less thrilling and more disengaging, I'd like to see it.
    • 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.

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