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 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Endurance
Lowest review score: 0 See Spot Run
Score distribution:
2,749 movie reviews
  1. The film's deliberate pace, its constantly confusing structure, its thematic vagueness and its clumsy and often embarrassingly amateurish Garden of Eden sequences combine to make The Loss of Sexual Innocence at best, a tough sit; at worst, a self-consciously arty parable of a self-indulgent filmmaker. [30 Jun 1999]
    • Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  2. Not extreme enough to skate the edge of tasteless farce and not straight enough to play the material for edgy satire, The Ringer is a cheat right down to the final stretch. Breaking the rules should be more fun than this.
  3. For all the bludgeoning insistence of Kramer's contrived plots and blunt direction, there's not much conviction to the outrage.
  4. Don't watch this film unless you have a high tolerance and an undemanding appreciation for penis jokes and humor based more on a capacity to disgust than to surprise.
  5. A stiff of a supernatural comedy.
  6. A poorly written collection of comic-book movie cliches that offers nothing new to the genre, generates very little in the way of action thrills and plays like a self-important, humorless rip-off of "Kill Bill."
  7. A bafflingly unfunny comedy.
  8. Starts slowly, takes a turn for the better for a couple of reels and then, not having much to say or anywhere to go, flatlines into something akin to "American Idol."
  9. Johnny Suede seems in every way a pale imitation that is so vacuous and self-consciously hip that it just fades into nothingness. [13 Nov 1992]
    • Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  10. The official R rating is for "strong language, sexual content, drug use and some crude humor," but the MPAA is just being polite. It's all crude.
  11. The few genuine moments of connection -- are as refreshing as they are out of place. They only highlight how false and affected the rest of the film is.
  12. Pretty silly stuff, designed to appeal more to older kids and adults than the toddler brigade.
  13. Plays like a feature-length sitcom with gay double entendres.
  14. Kilner and crew cough up a mish-mash of contrasting tones and tempos and wind up a rather odd, misshapen curiosity that wavers into too many styles to avoid a slow death by overkill.
  15. The film's technological selling point -- having a computer-animated Scooby in a mostly live-action world -- is strangely unimpressive. In fact, it's virtually unnoticeable: a testament perhaps to the audience's increasing knowledge that in today's CG-driven Hollywood, all movies are cartoons.
  16. More than painful to behold, it's simply insincere in a film determined to undermine gay stereotypes.
  17. A sad, sad, sad, sad rip-off.
  18. Every frame of the way, it's eminently clear that Primer is the work of an engineer, not a film- maker.
  19. Von Trier is far more hypocritical than his straw-figure characters, and he's simply too cynical and insincere to be provocative.
  20. The masochistic brutality it's selling still seems glaringly out of step with the current mood of the country.
  21. Legends of the Fall is one of those movies that is so sloppy and so poorly written and so clumsily directed that every dramatic scene seems to either insult your intelligence or come off as being unintentionally hilarious. [13 Jan 1995]
    • Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  22. It's an unenlightening film that proves youthful anarchy is just as dull as a midlife crisis, and sadly, as predictable, too.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    By the time a member of teen-movie royalty makes a cameo in the film's finale, Not Another Teen Movie has long exhausted any hope of succeeding. Instead it becomes, well, just another teen movie.
  23. A sloppy, indifferent action movie with a sadistic edge and a sour hypocrisy.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    A joyless amalgam of horror movie cliches, none used more exhaustively than the false alarm.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Most surprising (and disappointing) is the film's lack of humor. Scott, who has a huge following and has developed a lively comic persona, never seems in on the joke.
  24. There's no slow descent into ruthless warfare and we get neither the giddy charge of their bad behavior, nor the guilty sting of complicity in their ruthless desire. All that's left is an idea still in search of a script.
  25. Doesn't even fall in the lowbrow-but-entertaining comedy category. It's unabashedly dumb and pathetically offensive.
  26. The lapses in logic make a weak subplot about a serial killer on the loose just plain silly instead of provocative.
  27. A screaming, silly cliche -- and somehow not a bit scary.

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