San Francisco Examiner's Scores

  • Movies
For 785 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 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Saving Private Ryan
Lowest review score: 0 Men Cry Bullets
Score distribution:
785 movie reviews
  1. There are enough mullets to win this movie a Stanley Cup.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 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.
  2. This movie may not be brilliant, but every now and then it's really funny.
  3. Fails to be the histrionic bubble bath that you want to carry you away.
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  4. 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.
  5. A terribly bad movie, one of the worst of its kind in recent years.
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  6. A dimwitted, fill-in-the-blanks horror opus that slanders a fine and useful mammal.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 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!"
  7. SORRY, SALLY. I didn't like it. I really didn't like it.
    • San Francisco Examiner
  8. This is my idea of a nightmare.
  9. There's gangsta rap with funnier insights into the opposite sex.
  10. As movies about relic sex machines go, this one lacks mojo.
  11. In stupidity, this movie ranks up there among the greats.
  12. 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.
  13. It's a movie so foul even the folks at the NAACP Image Awards would have to look the other way.
    • San Francisco Examiner
  14. 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.
  15. Whatever It Takes is DOA -- dated on arrival.
  16. An archaic rail-ride into the heart of boredom.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    8MM
    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.
  17. 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.
  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.
  19. Another "Exorcist" bastard -- one with a chick-flick pedigree.
  20. 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."
  21. Tedious, unfunny.
  22. That Berkley cannot act is indisputable. But her dancing looks like a seizure.
  23. Cult shocker has been turned into throwaway megaplex fodder.
    • San Francisco Examiner
  24. Especially fine are Spade and Louiso, the latter possessing a quality of injured integrity that is priceless here.
  25. This is right up there with the dumbest pictures of the year.

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