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 3.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Quince Tree of the Sun
Lowest review score: 0 Fair Game
Score distribution:
2,749 movie reviews
  1. Beautiful, elevating and achingly sad.
  2. Giordana's redemptive vision provides a sense of discovery and a well of hope in the most devastating of troubles, and beautiful surprises in love, friendship and family.
  3. While Look at Me at times falls into familiar plotting, it never offers false hope or false characters.
  4. Desplechin fearlessly dives into raw, bitter revelations and surfaces with hope as our heroes try again to get it right.
  5. The movie grabs us from its heart-pounding opening sequence and pulls us inexorably along its trajectory with the grip of the last gruesome act of a Greek tragedy. Its fascination is not what happens but HOW it happens.
  6. 5x2
    Ozon's greatest special effect is holding the camera in tight on the faces of Bruni-Tedeschi (one of the most expressive faces in French cinema) and Freiss.
  7. A suspenseful, elegant entertainment.
  8. The result is rich, lush -- simply exquisite.
  9. It's Treadwell's contradictions and controversies that fascinate Herzog the filmmaker, inspiring him to create this enthralling documentary portrait, his best film in years.
  10. Kurosawa leaves much of the explanation enigmatic but he fills the film with an eerie emptiness, where suicides erupt out of nowhere and mankind dissolves in an oily smudge of hopelessness, adrift between life and death.
  11. It's so fluid and cinematic that it's hard to even envision how the piece worked on stage.
  12. Though he's foggy on the specifics, Angelopoulos makes the tides of history felt through each painterly frame.
  13. The movie is so well-cast, sympathetically acted and delicately directed -- and so genuinely touching and funny -- that it leaps right out of the narrow confines of the family bonding formula.
  14. This beautifully sculpted poetic naturalism has more in common with the expressive use of words in the great screenplays of '40s and '50s than with modern movies.
  15. Confronts the line between the celebration and the exploitation of innocence with an uneasy tension that is discomforting at best.
    • 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.
  16. Antonioni's moviemaking panache and distinctive narrative rhythm rarely have seemed so enticing and satisfying.
  17. A true gem: perhaps the most thoroughly charming, and completely satisfying, independent film I've seen in the past two or three years.
  18. It's the most intense, unpredictable and thrilling cinematic experience I've had the pleasure to squirm through in ages.
  19. Not only does it recapture -- and enhance -- the subtle emotional core that has made the film so beloved for the past three-quarters of a century, it delivers the most eye-boggling, hair-raising movie thrill ride since 1993's "Jurassic Park."
  20. Tommy Lee Jones steps behind the camera to direct himself in the most impressive directorial debut the American cinema has seen in some time, a contemporary western both rough and poetic, laconic and passionate.
  21. The texture and intensity of the odyssey makes it spellbinding.
  22. A hauntingly poetic triumph.
  23. Cinema does not get much better than this.
  24. A sly, smart and very funny caricature of corporate politics and image culture.
  25. Actors Laia Marull and Luis Tosar explore the intricate details of a relationship based on the laws of attraction and repulsion, in which the intellect is repeatedly devastated by primal passion.
  26. While the significance of the imagery, including the slow disintegration of an immense piece of sculpted petroleum, is elusive, the strangeness of Barney's visual sense never fails to stimulate the senses.
  27. Director Mohammad Rasoulof has fashioned the ultimate metaphor for a society adrift from its culture.
  28. Devastating, uncompromising and riveting.
  29. A film with the epic scale and fearless common-sense vision of Water is a revelation.

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