Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Scores

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For 2,749 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow
Lowest review score: 0 Whipped
Score distribution:
2749 movie reviews
  1. It's overblown and greedy and feels like more of a merchandizing scheme than a movie.
  2. Maybe it's fantasy fatigue, but for all the pretty effects and breathless chases and goblin war battles, the sense of wonder and magic is lost in the shuffle.
  3. Along the way the film loses sight of the joy of music that supposedly pushes them all.
  4. A modest but amiable comedy.
  5. Ultimately a primer. Without actually putting it in direct terms, it proposes a revolutionary solution, not just in Argentina but everywhere that the corporate culture has failed its workers and their communities.
  6. A bland Bond.
  7. xXx
    Momentum, motivation and story are all swallowed by simple sensation, and the film finally exhausts itself for lack of stylistic imagination.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    No spoilers here, but there are enough hints that the incoming class of happy-go-lucky theater folk will have plenty to do in the already-in-the-works fourth installment.
  8. Clearly not Zhang's forte, his directorial touch is neither light nor magical enough to bring off this kind of whimsy, his characters often seem contrived and unbelievable, and his movie comes off as slightly forced and naggingly unsatisfying.
  9. It's so affected and arch it flops into self parody.
  10. Little Nicky will please Sandler's fans and likely won't win any converts.
  11. Easily the least passionate romantic comedy I've seen in years.
  12. Presents itself as tragedy with the insensitive Joe as its tragic hero, but Joe's fantasies of artistic rebellion and individualism have rotted into simple, solipsistic selfishness.
  13. Strikes a universal chord, no matter what rung of the popularity ladder we were on in high school.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Romance has little to do with the bizarre tale, part true crime and part lonely-hearts drama, of Burt Pugach and Linda Riss. While the now elderly pair may have found some happiness, that absence is heartbreaking.
  14. The result is a great-looking movie with an awkward balance of pulp noir and campy self-awareness.
  15. This bloodless, nuanced little thriller carries small weight save for Huppert's enigmatic, thrifty performance.
  16. Certainly kept the toddlers (including mine) at an advance screening engrossed, but for parents and reviewers, it was more of a struggle.
  17. This journey is clunkily rendered, clouded by an avalanche of murky symbolism.
  18. If you can forgive some woeful casting and a plot that is as creakingly thin as an old staircase, you can enjoy director Christopher Nolan's The Prestige.
  19. It's just never as gripping as it needs to be.
  20. The movie depends on one of those big surprise endings for its effectiveness, but the script gives itself away in the first act.
  21. The Beautiful Country has an epic bearing, but a trite and troubled script makes it more a visual tirade than an engaging odyssey.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    It's an ambitious film, but that doesn't mean it's good.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The first half-hour of this movie is super-worse, with only some sub-"American Pie" gags fleshing out the lame-brain plot, but once it gets on the road, there's pleasure to be had.
  22. It all comes together to be a remarkably dull movie.
  23. Never quite rises above its one-joke situation.
  24. The film is inoffensive, and Baldwin is fun and engaging.
  25. Next to "Bad Santa" or "Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat," it's a paragon of sophistication.
  26. This is one family reunion where you need someone to act up or pick a fight, anything to bring a little life to the party.

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