Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
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 Time Out
Lowest review score: 0 National Lampoon's Gold Diggers
Score distribution:
2,749 movie reviews
  1. Plays like a pilot for a situation comedy about a 40-year-old carpenter who decides to return to the boxing ring.
  2. It has absolutely nothing to say -- no redeeming commentary about nihilistic, narcissistic society and its appetite for instant gratification -- which would have made it sociologically interesting, or at least sort of Faustian in theme. Instead Sex and Death 101 is as empty-headed as its protagonist.
  3. When the veterans of this war are finally allowed to tell their own stories, we will have something worth listening to. Body of War is just election year claptrap.
  4. Preposterous, empty-headed and tedious.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Just a crappy flick for the Beavises of the world.
  5. Is Hollywood so disconnected from its past and bankrupt of ideas that it doesn't even know this movie is a screaming cliché?
  6. What finally sinks the film is that the more it tries to dazzle us, the more uninterested we become.
  7. There is no stylistic thrill to this blunt object of a callous action film. It's content to bludgeon the audience into numb resignation.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Pretentious mess of a movie.
  8. A girlie romantic comedy with tired slapstick pranks but not an ounce of self-respect or intelligence.
  9. There's a huge subplot that makes absolutely no sense at all and, in the end, the only thing the movie has going for it is Diesel's Neanderthal charm.
  10. An awful, misanthropic, deadly unfunny and badly acted war-of-the-sexes travesty.
  11. While there are maybe two moments of genuinely clever humor, Storytelling is the work of a previously promising filmmaker who, having no new ideas, has morphed into a sniggering schoolboy intent upon being mean.
  12. Though the pop idol recently said that movies are his ultimate goal, the best thing about On the Line is its music.
  13. An excruciatingly awful thriller.
  14. So badly plotted and written that it rarely makes much sense, even with the elementary story line.
  15. Universal Pictures has a lot of gall to pick up a movie as thoroughly awful as Empire and -- with a straight face and a $20 million or so ad campaign -- thrust it on the holiday movie market as if it were a significant piece of filmmaking.
  16. An insufferably insipid comedy with a cruel subtext.
  17. Funny for 15 minutes and then fades into mean-spirited cruelty and stupidity.
  18. There's a vicious, crude nerve that snakes through this sequel and it leaves no group unscarred -- but unfortunately, women and the handicapped take most of the thrusts.
  19. If you're addicted to Billy Bob Thornton's slovenly charm, and thrill to the prospect of watching him talk endlessly about his bodily functions and penchant for anal sex with obese women, this is your movie. If not, it's like 90 minutes in hell.
  20. Stiller and Black have the chemistry of fingernails-on-blackboard and the movie is disastrously unfunny.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    A cinematic cat-astrophe.
  21. It doesn't have the imagination or daring to make a full turn to self-parody.
  22. It is so contrived and utterly stupid in every way that it surely must be the nadir of the genre.
  23. It tries to be a sappy love story, an incredibly vile gross-out comedy and an envelope-pushing soft-core porno movie all at once. It ends up being an unappealing abomination.
  24. Terrible in a terrible way: It's pretentious, incomprehensible and just numbingly dull.
  25. Perhaps there is a more excruciatingly painful and self-abusive way to spend 82 minutes. But I honestly can't think of what it would be.
  26. No style, no irony and no smarts, just a vicious streak that lasts 90 minutes.
  27. Has the distinction of being the very worst of all the many film versions of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel, "The Three Musketeers." Nothing else in Musketeer movie history comes even remotely close to its staggering wretchedness.

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