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 Army of Shadows
Lowest review score: 0 What Love Is
Score distribution:
2,749 movie reviews
  1. Best of all, the second Potter movie reunites its adult cast: Harris, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, John Cleese, Alan Rickman, Julie Walters and others -- a veritable Who's Who of British actors that single-handedly elevates the proceedings out of the kid's movie genre into something special.
  2. Not quite a masterpiece perhaps, but a visually stunning mountain drama, and an absorbing look at a dying culture.
  3. A punch in the stomach of a movie. It is as ugly as it is beautiful, as full of peaks as of lows. It's a character-driven movie about people on an emotional edge who are ridding themselves of the things that can no longer work without inflicting damage.
  4. All told, Knocked Up works more in spite of its low humor than because of it.
  5. It's boldly acted, absorbing and satisfying as a history lesson and chock-full of extravagantly brutal battle sequences.
  6. The sensuality is never salacious, merely curious, and the message is empowering ... at least within the confines of the insular community.
  7. It also boosts the punch of the movie that so many of its action scenes evoke the Iraqi War news footage of the past month, and the "X-Men" premise -- people persecuted because their difference makes them seem threatening -- carries even more relevancy and weight than it did three years ago.
  8. A spellbinding action-drama, skillfully built upon a scary corporate conspiracy, chock-full of enjoyable downbeat performances.
  9. It's both innocent and bizarre, with a mischievous sense of fantasy marked by simple but striking cinematic magic.
  10. Cruise is a man whose youthful cockiness has aged into self-assurance and cool confidence. It's a masterstroke of casting. The dynamism of Collateral, however, comes from Jamie Foxx.
  11. Daniels gives a career-best performance.
  12. A riveting piece of movie storytelling, mounted with a genuinely epic flair, shot and edited in a no-nonsense, classic style.
  13. The entire film is shot in split screen. Each of the unnamed characters is photographed separately in their own slice of space, the images sutured together with a purposeful imperfection, with occasional overlap and rare moments of union. It gives them the appearance of dancing around one another, almost touching but never getting past the years of emotional scar tissue, even as they work their way to her hotel room.
  14. Has a slight bite.
  15. The film is a strange, nostalgic, suitably outrageous ode to a very real revolution in consciousness.
  16. The most pure of Mamet's works to come to the screen.
  17. Singer deftly crafts a sleek, unusually tight film that balances comic-book adventure, pulp opera and the fear of being different.
  18. The movie never falls into gushy moments of inspiration and Schnabel never tries to manipulate any particular response from the audience. We're left to make of it what we will.
  19. Avoid the hype, just go enjoy the movie
  20. An engaging and generous profile of the fascinating folks who have chosen to live at the end of the world.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It is historically evocative, visually transporting and an exuberant romantic comedy that adheres to its source while spinning its own artful energy.
  21. Dazzles us with computer-generated animation that has never looked quite so boldly exotic or shimmeringly beautiful.
  22. Throughout, it's clouded -- for me at least -- by a nagging sense that it's straining too hard to build the media clash into more of an historic event than it was.
  23. Che
    It's all about Guevara's education as a revolutionary and his development as a leader in the jungles and in battle.
  24. Scott owns the film from scene one.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Sometimes jaunty, often dark, and very stylized. In other words, it's a perfect fit for director Tim Burton.
  25. The poetic justice strains the verisimilitude of a film otherwise grounded in a tough reality, but there is a guilty satisfaction to it all.
  26. Comes together with a wry sense of humor, a total lack of gratuitous movie nonsense and a graceful dignity that allows the humanity of his characters to shine through in a very special way.
  27. Bruckner's restrained performance reveals a girl drowning in her own lack of self-esteem. When she finally comes up for air, she shatters the surface with a force that, in the hands of a less thoughtful director, could send her spinning down the melodramatic road to ruin.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This is a spare and plainly told story, and it is that plainness that gives it so much punch.

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