Slant Magazine's Scores

For 2,245 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 Tomboy
Lowest review score: 0 Golf in the Kingdom
Score distribution:
2,245 movie reviews
  1. Offers exactly what its title promises, unveiling this secret milieu through thoroughly meticulous animation.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you think of Wall Street as capitalism's symbolic headquarters, filmmakers Allan Sekula and Noël Burch more or less show us in The Forgotten Space how the sea is capitalism's global trading floor writ large.
  2. Its lightheartedness and overtly traditional narrative structure become a smart strategy for crafting what is ultimately a very nuanced political critique of capital.
  3. Simultaneously both archetypal Tyler Perry and another step in the direction of nuance and thoughtfulness for the filmmaker.
  4. In the race to achieve unadulterated fourth-wall breakage, Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie is the new pack leader.
  5. Let the Bullets Fly is an intentionally overheated and very funny comedy about how the best-laid plans tend to fall apart in spectacular fashion.
  6. The Lorax is a modest gem, failing to significantly enhance its source material's ideas but still delivering a zany, rollicking, multi-character version of Seuss's environmental cautionary tale.
  7. Director David Gelb details, among other things, the painstaking process that goes into creating mouthwatering pieces of sushi.
  8. The film is ultimately winning because of its devilish anarchic streak, aiming its arrows at the stuffiness of the traditional musical establishment.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    These SoCal kids are passionate about their craft and it shows in their renditions of the famous bard's work.
  9. Convento is an unusual experimental film that conjures the free-floating aura of a dream, only without the stylized, hyper-symbolic imagery that we generally associate with films attempting to convey dream states.
  10. Like many almost-great comedies, 21 Jump Street is frontloaded with the best go-for-broke gags and lines.
  11. Hovering over the narrative is the fear of the domino effect that change can enact, the dread that one person's "queerness" may perhaps expose everyone else's.
  12. Its director's romantic sensibilities wed to Terrence Rattigan's 60-year-old play, this period drama is buoyed by Rachel Weisz's poignant embodiment of a bourgeois wife seeking erotic autonomy.
  13. The film has a shambling charm that actively disputes an unspoken notion that a documentary must be well-structured in order to effectively land its points.
  14. The Hunger Games is more notable for the holes it doesn't fall into than the great heights it reaches.
  15. The film successfully positions its point of view with the developing countries that suffer the most immediate consequences of global warming rather than the developed countries most responsible for climate change and from whose citizenry Jon Shenk's prospective audience is likely to be drawn.
  16. A true-crime documentary of invigorating analytical clarity and evenhandedness.
  17. The film has an exhilarating tossed-off quality that characterized many of the most entertaining works of the French New Wave.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. The movie's final act tries, somewhat admirably, to consolidate the plot's myriad interpersonal conflicts.
  22. Fightville's most worthwhile material tends to lie in the space between what its subjects say and what we know to be true.
  23. While Michael Glawogger does make overtures in the wrong directions, he usually seems to know where to steer his material.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. The film proves that neither gross-out gags nor pseudo-sophisticated Woody Allenisms are necessary to make a smart, funny comedy.

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