Slant Magazine's Scores

For 2,395 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 9.4 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:
2,395 movie reviews
  1. This safe, solemn tale of an aged artist whose vitality is briefly revived by a pretty young thing is unconvincing as an articulation of the potentially spiritual nature of the artist/model relationship.
  2. Justin Timberlake can't elevate what amounts to relatively simplistic, formulaic material, but his headlining turn exhibits sufficient charisma and wit to make In Time a passably diverting action-packed waste of time.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    A tonal hodgepodge ever at odds with itself, Tomasz Thomson's unctuous, tongue-in-cheek debut is far too self-satisfied with its jokes for any to really be funny.
  3. This Polish "gay priest tempted" drama is almost as confused about the moral quandaries of its characters as they are.
  4. Roland Emmerich makes love of country into a thing of unabashed hokum, which bleeds through every nook of this overstuffed jumble and leaves no character untouched.
  5. The film ultimately doesn't live up to this early potential, as Keanu Reeves loses his way in the third act with too many false climaxes.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Uses the perils of immigrating to this country without papers as a backdrop for a poor white American woman's bumpy path to enlightenment.
  6. LUV
    As a film that largely works as a subdued twist on the familiar drama about crime and family, LUV needed more intimacy and focus.
  7. What the documentary lacks in the way of sophisticated filmmaking it compensates for with an earnest insistence on open dialogue.
  8. The Good Doctor isn't a ponderous bore because Blake isn't a strictly good or bad character: It sucks because he isn't even a compelling character.
  9. This time-tested project of tracing gayness back to when its shame was so explicitly enforced feels not only passé, and naïve, but mostly unproductive in a post-Judith Butler world in which drag queens are on TV teaching biological women how to better perform womanhood.
  10. Pang Ho-cheung can't help but humanize Vulgaria's characters, which is a kiss of death for what's meant to be a farce of escalating obscenity.
  11. Like their earlier Trouble the Water, Carl Deal and Tia Lessin portray men and women yearning for a simple place in society as they become casualties to the self-involvement of larger forces.
  12. The film is thin on concept and limited in style, but the filmmakers have the good sense to let their characters remain playful and goofy throughout.
  13. Do we really need another cautionary tale about an ambitious drug dealer dramatically falling from grace?
  14. None of Eric Bana's mildly rousing moments clearly rise above the laborious gobbledygook that Ruzowitzky builds up through the course of the film's 94-minute duration.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    If The Weird World of Blowfly is any different from other documentaries about eccentric characters from music-world obscurity, it's in the contentious topics Clarence touches on in his cantankerous speech.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It plays everything safe, keeping all its edges rounded and its lips sealed in territory ripe for sociopolitical commentary, making even The Help's glib depiction of African American servitude seem nearly honest.
  15. The hilarity of the film creeps up slowly and from every angle, not through the facile immediacy of short-lived laughter.
  16. A movie like this lives and dies by its finer details, and London Boulevard screws up by applying the same broad brush to its entire cast, meaning every character gets the same amount of shading.
  17. More chilling than the horror of the alien's close-quarters assault is the rank misogyny that more than offensively underscores the Melrose Place-grade human drama.
  18. Fails to dig too deep into the politics or inner workings of the new right-wing youth movement it profiles, remaining content with simplistic conclusions about pro-Putin thuggery.
    • 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.
  19. Its offbeat aesthetic largely flaunts for appeal, suffocating character and thematic ambition underneath its flashiness.
  20. The film ultimately leaves you feeling as if you're stuck watching your cousin's boring slideshow of his trip to Palookaville.
  21. Endng in risible bathos, Tony Kaye's urban high school melodrama is all about the cute teacher's crises and the girls who love him.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    At heart a heist movie, snappy and dry in its humor, clever in its elaborate robbery scheme, and somewhat bloated and unspooled in its storytelling.
  22. The fawning personal-life segments are overdone, and undermine the film's compelling reportage about Madoff's ruse and downfall.
  23. Well acted and wise enough to not excessively linger in its atmosphere of genial camaraderie and underlying regret and nostalgia, Turkey Bowl accomplishes its small-scale goals with aplomb.
  24. Cédric Klapisch settles for a mixture of bland obviousness and crudely manufactured drama.

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