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 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 This Film Is Not Yet Rated
Lowest review score: 0 Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Score distribution:
2749 movie reviews
  1. Though he's foggy on the specifics, Angelopoulos makes the tides of history felt through each painterly frame.
  2. Oregon-born and Seattle-based director James Longley profiles three lives in his impressionistic portrait of Iraq's Sunni, Shia and Kurd communities.
  3. Director Mohammad Rasoulof has fashioned the ultimate metaphor for a society adrift from its culture.
  4. The most emotionally rich and cinematically thrilling film I've seen all year, a film that pulses with human life in all its terrible and beautiful irrationality.
  5. Romantic, real and as generous as it is vulnerable, the art of conversation has rarely been so acute, honest and revealing.
  6. While Look at Me at times falls into familiar plotting, it never offers false hope or false characters.
  7. Funny, muckraking documentary.
  8. The young cast, all nonactors who developed their characters with Cantet and BĂ©gaudeau, brings the weight of full lives to each of the students.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It captures the heart and spirit of one of the 20th century's most fabled ballet companies, with a history that stretches continents and decades.
  9. The most sensuous and intimate work of cinema of the past few years, a film that luxuriates in the immediacy of the moment. There is no guilt to the act, only exhilaration, joy and freedom. At least for the moment.
  10. A celebration of the human spirit nothing short of sublime.
  11. 51 Birch Street, like the best of the recent wave of personal documentaries, is both a compelling story and an eye-opening bit of social history.
  12. Ripe with characters and events reflecting the psychic travails of today's young adults.
  13. What begins as an introspective odyssey examining the effects of war on the young Israeli soldiers turns into a provocative exposé on the Sabra and Shatila massacre.
  14. Another worthy performance comes from Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi.
  15. In the best Altman manner there are no real heroes and villains, only people trapped by their vanity and ambition and the straitjackets of classism.
  16. It's an extraordinary feat of animation, possibly the most lovingly conceived, uncompromisingly executed and totally successful animated film since "The Lion King."
  17. A film with the epic scale and fearless common-sense vision of Water is a revelation.
  18. Vital and alive. Frustration and malaise rumble through every richly textured frame, but behind it all is a restlessness and a desire for something better.
  19. Soars on its purity of form, subdued elegance and tidy professionalism.
  20. A dynamite comedy-drama that, unless it stiffs big-time at the box office, should be up for multi-Oscar nominations come February.
  21. First and foremost, it soars because its grand design and numerous story problems were worked out half a century ago by a guy named Tolkien, and Jackson was smart enough to realize this.
  22. Altman always manages to pop up with another masterpiece -- and darned if he hasn't done it again.
  23. It's a chilly, lonely introduction to a man who has effectively stepped out of the social world of adult responsibility.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the movie is about finding contentment during tough times.
  24. From the first voyeuristic peek into the ruthless world to the haunting, accusatory, unforgettable final image, it's a brilliant, stunning piece of work, perhaps not Assayas' best, but certainly his most fearless and impassioned.
  25. Cinema does not get much better than this.
  26. Absorbing, scary documentary.
  27. It's unmistakably the work of aging cinema activist Loach, who wears his social-justice heart on his sleeve and pauses the story for lively debates among the characters, especially as Sinn Fein signs a treaty that many think betrays the cause.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's some excellent biological information in this film for preteens and teens -- if they can stop giggling long enough to hear it.

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