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 4.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Shotgun Stories
Lowest review score: 0 Domino
Score distribution:
2,749 movie reviews
    • 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.
  1. 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.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Yes, in this day and age, a tall man can pretend to be a very short man pretending to be a baby who uses his innocent disguise to molest women and whack men in the nuts. Isn't that funny? No, actually, not so much.
  2. Unlike "Crying Game" (which, despite the gender confusion, definitely works as a love story for a general audience), the only emotion this movie evokes for its star-crossed lovers is an unpleasant sense of incredulity. [08 Oct 1993]
  3. A sloppy, indifferent action movie with a sadistic edge and a sour hypocrisy.
  4. 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]
  5. An airless, mannered mess.
  6. So violent and junky it seems to have been designed as evidence for the growing congressional movement to censor Hollywood.
  7. The film was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Joel Schumacher, and reflects the worst of their shallow styles: wildly overproduced, inadequately motivated every step of the way and demographically targeted to please every one (and no one).
  8. Mercifully short -- a mere 80 minutes, plus the end-titles. That means I had to slap myself in the face fewer times than usual to stay awake in a movie this grindingly mediocre.
  9. Overly familiar, poorly cast and often annoyingly crude New York comedy that never finds its groove.
  10. In its best moments, resembles a bad high school production of "Grease," without benefit of song.
  11. An innocuous waste-of-time.
  12. Has all the telltale signs of desperate re-editing: mismatched shots, clumsy transitions and a devastating car wreck that occurred either on a dry sunlit day or in the midst of a nighttime downpour, depending on the flashback.
  13. It is a foul-mouthed British underworld comedy so they may be hoping it will attract the hip audience of films like "Snatch" and "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels."
  14. Resnick's script never engages, the stars can't find the keys to their broadly played characters, and Ephron's direction is harrowingly out of sync.
  15. Upbeat but generic songs (one performed by Little Richard) and jazz lines add a little energy but the film feels less like a feature than an expensive ad for the upcoming video.
  16. What it doesn't have is a script that has anything original, cohesive, or, gasp -- funny -- to say.
  17. Since we never see Thomas, we can't care for him. And he's hardly a sympathetic "hero" in his treatment of women and his insistence that other characters honor his personal boundaries while he ignores theirs.
  18. Glib, sense-numbing action fantasy.
  19. Levant turns up the slapstick, doubletakes, and epic fart jokes to a tortured extreme.
  20. So uninvolving as basic storytelling that it quickly becomes boring.
  21. Tautou seems tired, mean-spirited and utterly devoid of that Audrey Hepburn-like charm that made her the international movie find of 2001.
  22. In this movie, he (Shelton) falls so hard he becomes, for the first time in his career, genuinely offensive.
  23. By the time the film plummets to its rock bottom, we find ourselves in a flag-waving no-brainer of the first order, and one of the most thoroughly confused morality tales in recent memory.
  24. Falls disastrously flat.
  25. A potentially interesting idea deflated by the absurd proclamations of an arch screenplay and smothered under the ponderous gravity of M. Night Shyamalan's dreary direction.
  26. An incomprehensible mess -- so boring and numbingly unworkable that it's hard to imagine what he could have been thinking.
  27. A first-class snoozer.
  28. Afraid to pitch into farce, yet only half-hearted in its spy mechanics, All the Queen's Men is finally just one long drag.

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