Slant Magazine's Scores

For 2,246 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 32% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 66% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 9.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Laurence Anyways
Lowest review score: 0 Wrath of the Titans
Score distribution:
2,246 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    In Bad Fever, Dustin Guy Defa's sad-sack indie drama about loneliness and urban ennui, a stand-up routine becomes an outlet for personal pain, the stage a place to unload baggage.
  1. Doesn't waste a moment on recognizable reality, consumed as it is with checking off various items from its list of clichés.
  2. Private Romeo feels more like a side project from the producers of Glee than some kind of novel queering of Shakespeare's text.
  3. Oh, the things that money can buy.
  4. The movie's deathblow is the casting of poet-artist Miss Ming as Mammuth's affectless niece, whose twee verse and sculpture make Miranda July seem like a bearer of gravitas.
  5. The icy fatalism of film noir is turned to slush by Thin Ice, a crime saga that reduces its chosen genre to a series of atonal, old-hat clichés.
  6. A (relatively) tasteful and restrained approach to potentially lurid subject matter isn't necessarily any better than one that gives in freely to what might be seen as a filmmaker's baser impulses.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    What Bullhead ultimately lacks isn't balls but insight and empathy.
  7. Nearly a year has passed since the release of Catherine Hardwicke's Red Riding Hood, and Amanda Seyfried is still crying wolf.
  8. A dry dream of postmenopausal-male sexual lethargy, this comedy's least musty ideas are among its worst.
  9. The FP has a one-note joke of a conceit, and when that runs out, it has few actual jokes to fill the humorless void.
  10. Yoav Factor can't decide whether he wants to play his broad scenario as an exaggerated farce or as a heartwarming testament to blood ties.
  11. Now that Zooey Deschanel has taken a detour into TV land, is Audrey Tautou the most insufferable pixy presence in cinema today?
  12. ATM
    If both good and evil characters don't behave in ways that make sense vis-à-vis their circumstances, any sense of terror quickly dissipates.
  13. Morgan Spurlock has little to say about Comic-Con other than that its attendees value it on a par with Christmas.
  14. P. David Ebersole so busy flitters from one point of interest to another that Hit So Hard never coheres into anything other than a collection of rock-star clichés.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    A surprisingly shapeless true-crime farce which never creates a convincing context for the odd relationship between a pious East Texas mortician and his sugar mama.
  15. While full of welcome gore and blood spatter, it's bankrupt of any creative spark.
  16. By wholeheartedly taking its main character's side instead of complicating or censuring his homicidal vigilante crusade, it proves inanely one-note and preachy.
  17. Gentler and less aesthetically assaultive than offerings like 0s & 1s and Catfish, but it's not necessarily any subtler or more enlightening.
  18. Its dolly- and crane-operated polish points toward an acquiescence to Tinseltown mores, which until now Baron Cohen hovered cheekily above.
  19. Unfortunately, there's little sympathy granted to these people, and the revelation of their hidden vices comes across like an increasingly mean series of punchlines.
  20. The film's inconsistent, largely bankrupt style is second to how hard and tackily it leans on the horror of child abuse to goose audiences.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The sociological commentary and historical perspectives are superficial at best and the targets often too easy.
  21. Maybe Battle Royale's ultimate punchline is its inexplicable ability to fool some people into taking it seriously.
  22. Debbie Goodstein-Rosenfeld's film seems oddly anemic when it deals with anyone but Chazz Palminteri's Joe.
  23. A cheeky dream-drama about the friendship between a rich, white quadriplegic and a penurious black job-seeker, the premise of The Intouchables alone nearly renders analysis redundant.
  24. A banal "poetic" drama of a grieving stranger licking his wounds in a bayside Michigan town.
  25. Yesterday, Solondz blocking the screen meant something, even if it was just his own petulance. Today, a blurred sign only signifies his capitulation to peer pressure.
  26. It's the kind of movie you'd find in someone's VHS collection, decide to watch based on the box art and title, and end up switching out for "The House of the Devil" instead.

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