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 Killer of Sheep
Lowest review score: 0 Mary Reilly
Score distribution:
2,749 movie reviews
  1. There's no comic spark under Showalter's drab direction, and no good argument in the film why we should ever wonder about the guy left at the altar.
  2. Ends badly, with a clumsy, nihilistic coda that leaves one uncertain how to feel about the story, confused as to what point has been made and not at all convinced that the new South Africa will be that much different from the old one.
  3. This documentary fails to grasp AIDS as a theme.
  4. Jimmy Carter documentary is a smug, self-righteous monologue.
  5. If only Outlander was as fun as the premise makes it sound on paper.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Themes at the heart of Heights of despair among the beautiful people are a bore.
  6. It's fun in places, and moves like a bullet, but it's also clumsy and mostly quite routine - and seems a particular letdown considering it was made with a blank check from 20th Century-Fox and the services of John Travolta at the peak of his career. [9 Feb 1996, p.25]
    • Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Most of Chasing Papi is a loud, frantic mess, a movie that wants to be a screwball farce but is simply farcical and screwy.
  7. Although entertaining, Rize is a somewhat duplicitous undertaking.
  8. The film has good design, effective animation and generic if endurable songs, but Sandler wants to slam his sentiment and wallow in it too, and he compromises with the worst of both worlds.
  9. Unfortunately, director John McNaughton cannot give the script the stylistic unity, black humor or plausibility it needs to rise above an incurably adolescent macho sex fantasy. [5 Mar 1993, p.6]
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  10. It's all too much and too little: a history lesson in institutional racism that falls into character cliches, a human drama that gets lost in melodramatic detours, a war movie put together by a fan rather than a filmmaker.
  11. An exceptional Italian film becomes an average American one in this bland remake of Gabriele Muccino's "L' Ultimo Bacio."
  12. It should have warned us that logic was also hitting hard times.
  13. A preachy parable stylized with a touch of John Woo bullet ballet.
  14. A one-note farce that struggles just to remain on key.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    These self-involved studs manage to make ready, anonymous sex look rather dull.
  15. If Laurence Fishburne could only have harnessed his fierce performance to drive his directoral debut, Once in the Life might have made something memorable of the done-to-death tale of small-time crooks on the run after a heist gone wrong.
  16. A confused and improbable redemption song.
  17. Unfortunately, the life has been sucked out of DiCamillo's story about a brave, unusual little mouse.
  18. More than simply a raw-nerve success-gone-sour story. It's a revenge tale, and the directors come out on top.
  19. Too much of the humor falls flat. Thomas' numerous chase sequences through the streets, over the rooftops and through the airways of Budapest seem numbingly repetitive, and the script's reliance on castration gags betrays its overall lack of imagination.
  20. Shakespeare's comical, all-too-human tale of lust, foreplay and wordplay is buried beneath bad taste.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The formulaic screenplay has enough funny moments to keep the audience from concentrating on the predictability of it all.
  21. In trying for realism, Machado only achieves dramatic inertness.
  22. For its intention to promulgate the compatibility of Christianity with homosexuality, Save Me deserves a footnote in the political battle between these traditionally adversarial groups. As a movie, it doesn't amount to much more than an after school-special with sex and profanity.
  23. John Jarratt is perfectly creepy as the outback loner gone psychotic survivalist who gets his kicks from the systematic degradation and torture of hapless victims. And make no mistake, the ordeal is excruciating.
  24. CJ7
    Bright, bouncy, kooky and comically tone deaf, CJ7 is the most bizarre kids movie I've ever seen.
  25. Has moments of inspiration, but the scattershot spoofing never achieves enough momentum to get this flight airborne.
  26. Beck wants to dazzle the audience. I'd settle for a story.

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