Slant Magazine's Scores

For 2,340 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 The Lords of Salem
Lowest review score: 0 Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's
Score distribution:
2,340 movie reviews
  1. The film has an exhilarating tossed-off quality that characterized many of the most entertaining works of the French New Wave.
  2. While We the Party can be insensitive, or blind, to the misogyny and homophobia of the general culture (the token gay teen is a finger-snapping, head-bobbing fashionista), it takes the issues of race and class quite seriously.
  3. One of the more intimate and revealing looks at American projects ever made; it's assured and empathetic without indulging in fashionable white guilt.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    By turning the idea of progress on its head, the nimble Surviving Progress exquisitely presents to us the possibility that humankind's achievements may cause its downfall.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    High school students (the jocks, the brains, the princesses, the criminals, the basket cases), long the favored prey of serial killers, somehow manage to fight back from the brink yet again in Detention, a bright, witty new genre mash-up.
  4. After what seems like an eternity of inanity and incompetence in the realm of Cats & Dogs and Squeakquels, the Farrelly brothers' direction is downright classical.
  5. The movie's final act tries, somewhat admirably, to consolidate the plot's myriad interpersonal conflicts.
  6. Fightville's most worthwhile material tends to lie in the space between what its subjects say and what we know to be true.
  7. While Michael Glawogger does make overtures in the wrong directions, he usually seems to know where to steer his material.
  8. It's a simple story of simple people intentionally told in simple terms, and the only issues with which it's concerned are those of pure personal connection.
  9. There's something to be said about a two-and-a-half-hour war epic that manages to make each of its countless decapitation scenes feel earned, even called for, in the moment.
  10. The film proves that neither gross-out gags nor pseudo-sophisticated Woody Allenisms are necessary to make a smart, funny comedy.
  11. Documentarian and subject, past and present blur together like bleeding watercolors in Raymond De Felitta's gripping memoir.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The documentary twists out its six narrative threads with measured compassion and even-handedness.
  12. It does lightly suggest scintillating questions about the responsibility artists have in reflecting current political moments in their music.
  13. Goss's film carries its unique forms of narrative suspense, but her 16mm images imbue both the forbidding landscape and her characters' scientific aerie, though the observatory only dates from 1932, with a poetry of the seemingly eternal.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It may be baked with the same ingredients that come in your standard mumblecore starter kit, but because of Matt D'Elia's indebtedness to other movies, the film follows a different recipe altogether.
  14. The documentary provides a birdsong of perseverance in the face of irrational violence, immense historic anger, and grim, seemingly insurmountable realities.
  15. Julia Murat shows a fine grasp of form, letting her technique reflect the elements and moods of her story.
  16. A righteously outraged documentary targeting the "warm and fuzzy" iconography of the breast cancer fundraising bureaucracy and its camouflage of corporate priorities.
  17. More focused on emotion than adventure, it teases out the possibilities and perils of time travel without embroiling itself in the confusion inherent to the subject.
  18. In spite of its lazy, cookie-cutter screenplay, simple narrative mechanics are only dutifully observed to the extent that they step aside to make way for numerous flights of madness.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Once Corpo Celeste began to recede a little in my rearview mirror, my initial impatience softened a little.
  19. A direct-cinema document of the Cairo protests that toppled Mubarak, Stefano Savona's film doesn't pretend that Egypt's resolution has yet won a lasting victory.
  20. Pawlikowski has crafted a film that throbs with substantial personal weight and bristles with a violent, haunting interior life.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Kirby Dick's spartan use of graphics and statistics conveys arguments with little grandstanding.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Nathan Adloff's Nate & Margaret is an endearing, hopeful, and quietly radical film.
  21. The layered, character-driven drama may subvert expectations of a sunny Venetian noir, but observes its five principal characters with a probing, egalitarian eye.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As great and intimate as Live at Massey Hall 1971 may be, it's not as transportive as this filming of a Neil Young performance at the venue 30 years later.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The film remains buoyed by the same open heart that makes Tyler Perry's best work so endearing.

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