Slant Magazine's Scores

For 2,241 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 9.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 You're Next
Lowest review score: 0 Third Person
Score distribution:
2,241 movie reviews
  1. All its faux-patriotism isn't played for satire, but instead utilized to align the film with an idyllic, unquestioned vision of goodness.
  2. Despite the multitude of cinematic tricks the prolific Andrew Lau has up his sleeve, the film is a disappointingly rote entry in the wuxia pantheon.
  3. The script's jumble of plot asides and family-friendly pandering is enough to make you want to root for a hero.
  4. Praises the electric carelessness of teenage angst while depicting it as if it were ultimately no more exciting, though no less pleasant, than an hour in the wave pool.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Had director Catheryne Czubek focused on just one or two of the several interesting or lesser-explored topics under the umbrella of her debut film's subject matter, A Girl and a Gun might have amounted to a sharper, more interesting documentary.
  5. The movie, of course, barrels toward climax upon climax, and while possibly better photographed, the crashes, bangs, and booms are no less numbing than anything else you've seen in this summer of garbage blockbusters.
  6. It's hard to ignore the fact that a substantial percentage of Letourneur's would-be character study is dedicated to concentrated Schadenfreude that's unbalanced and without any real narrative weight.
  7. One wishes it had spared us the remedial theorizing on media culture and artistic representation and license and less apologetically acted the part of a straight-up horror film.
  8. The film is reduced to a series of unfunny mockery laid out so Garlin can display his trademark deadpan reaction.
  9. At the center of the film, festering like an open sore, is the stereotype of the psycho lesbian bitch.
  10. This is a powerful chapter in our human history, but it's made melodramatic and dull through Matej Minac's indulgence of hokey reenactments and sound-augmented archival footage.
  11. R.I.P.D. devotes far more energy to concept than execution, leaving most of the promising aspects high and dry.
  12. Nina Davenport doesn't seem interested in taming her unwieldy vanity, and thus her documentary reads as a Match.com profile recontextualized as cinema narcissismo.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    It may suggest an Alien incarnate, but once you get past its exterior, it's as empty as outer space.
  13. Lost in the music, mustaches, and furniture of the early '70s, this docudrama of a porn star's exploitation isn't nearly painful enough.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The doc doesn't take the time to examine why Burning Man inspires such a level of fanaticism, overshadowing human interest with a gluttony of B roll.
  14. Ken Urban, adapting his own play, fumbles at injections of urban, and decidedly not urbane, levity, in addition to telegraphing entire subplots.
  15. A shallow film that leaves us knowing exactly what we're seeing, and able to predict what the characters will say to each other in the mostly uninspired and overtly familiar dialogue.
  16. Robert Luketic's supposedly down-and-dirty corporate espionage thriller undercuts itself at nearly every turn by shunning any potential relevancy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Bill Siegel has made more of a Ken Burns-esque history book--that is, a medium more dry and factual--than a film.
  17. It fails as a critique of draconian security states and surveillance culture, moving too fast to properly consider any of the well-worn ideas it glosses over.
  18. The documentary's refusal to challenge the comfort zones of its target audience is apparent throughout.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Whether or not you consider this a banal topic, it's plain to see that the puttering documentary doesn't achieve magnificence.
  19. An outsized A&E Biography episode coursing with the strident urgency typical to anyone convinced they have something new to say on a long since played-out topic.
  20. The film's tonal inconsistencies speak less to the struggles of its titular subject than to its own grasp-exceeding ambitions.
  21. Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut does for porn-dependence what Shame did for sex addiction by offering a surface-level look at the effects of its specific pathology on its lead male character.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Despite their supposedly good intentions, the comedian-filmmakers broach the doc's central subject with crass and offensive standup routines that wouldn't be out of place on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.
  22. Remarkably, the highlight of Benson Lee's film, essentially a fiction reboot of his Planet B-Boy, isn't the scene where Chris Brown gets punched in the face.
  23. Enough can't be said about how the late James Gandolfini comes so close to saving writer-director Nicole Holofcener's latest articulation of white suburban anxieties.
  24. This window into the world of youthful competition almost entirely disposes of social awareness in favor of routine drama.

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