St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

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For 1,377 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Youth in Revolt
Lowest review score: 0 The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Score distribution:
1377 movie reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Newcomer Anna Chlumsky shines in My Girl, a movie sure to hit the same sort of high note among pre-teen girls that Home Alone hit among pre-teen boys. [27 Nov 1991, p.3F]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  1. The Great Gatsby is both swooningly romantic and giddily energetic.
  2. What animates this dramatically constrained film are the lively words and the vitality of nature. An image of butterflies blooming in a bedroom is Keats' worldview in miniature.
  3. Notwithstanding its storytelling stumbles, Sleepwalk With Me points in a positive direction for this likable comedian's career.
  4. With a child’s perspective on war, Lore deserves comparisons with “Empire of the Sun” and “Hope and Glory,” and with a feisty female protagonist it stands virtually alone.
  5. Best appreciated as an exercise in style. Based on Martin Booth's novel "A Very Private Gentleman," the film establishes and sustains a mood of suspense, but Corbijn seems only minimally interested in conventional thrills.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The movie goes on a little too long, partly because of one of those we're-not-finished-yet second endings that seem obligatory these days. But, as mindless comedy, the movie is highly entertaining. [10 June 1994, p.3H]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  6. Depp shows again that he truly understands Thompson by delivering a nuanced performance that is remarkably different, but subliminally similar, from the wonderfully outrageous turn he provided in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas."
  7. During a summer with the usual transforming robots and young wizards, this chilly flick is a bit of a break, and there are worse options than letting this Orphan in the door.
  8. Draft Day isn’t quite a comedy, but it’s got a similar kind of flow that makes it as easily consumable as lite beer.
  9. Jenison, who had never painted a thing in his life, does indeed produce a beautiful work, but we should never forget that Penn and Teller are professional bamboozlers, and their attempt to re-frame the definition of genius might be nothing but smoke and mirrors.
  10. This showcase for Wiig is sufficiently absurd to make real-world parallels laughable.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you like to have your mind blown, this movie will do the job. [10 Mar 1992, p.4D]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  11. While Black is painfully effective as the dork who drops slangy kudos on his new BFF, Marsden is a revelation.
  12. A director whose breakthrough was the story of a madman's last stand has exceeded that feat with the story of an angry man's next step.
  13. It’s Belgian actor Schoenaerts who will leave the target audience atwitter. Seemingly incapable of cracking a smile, he fits securely in the stoic-farmer tradition that stretches from John Wayne in “The Quiet Man” to Russell Crowe in “The Water Diviner.”
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Perhaps the larger issue is that we just expect better from the company that gave us so much more originality and smarts in movies such as “WALL-E,” “Toy Story” and “Inside Out.” Enjoy it for what it is.
  14. This hand-drawn French import is fresh evidence that you don’t need computers and singing princesses to make a charming animated movie.
  15. Based on a true story, The Lady in the Van is a well-acted but somewhat wearying exercise in British whimsy.
  16. As a tale of a boy, his dog and their battles with bad guys, it's a treasure.
  17. If you’ve been wondering how Washington really works, this film is required viewing.
  18. The iconic actor may be too gruff for sainthood, but Murray still retains a secret stash of soul.
  19. Washington is surprisingly persuasive as a world-weary blade-wielder, and Oldman makes the most of a not particularly interesting villain. But the film's breakout star may be Kunis, who brings to Solara a blend of sassiness and sexiness that's reminiscent of Michelle Pfeiffer.
  20. With stately surroundings and hissable villains, director Amma Assante imbues the finale with such dramatic resonance that Belle becomes a ringing proclamation of human dignity.
  21. While the PG-13 approach to the most brutally sustained war the world has ever known makes it suitable for mature children, some cynical adults may resent the tug of the reins. Me, I cried like a grandmother.
  22. Unlike the benchmark sports documentary "Hoop Dreams," Undefeated doesn't have a deep penetration of poverty and race in its playbook, but it does have enough heart to make substantial forward progress.
  23. As predictable as a 3-and-0 pitch down the middle, but when it’s baseball season, who wants dark clouds?
  24. In recording the timeless traditions of Jewry, he created a new one: the identity crisis that rides on the back of laughter.
  25. The world-class mechanic is Brad Bird, who applies the pacing and spatial freedom of a 'toon to a live-action thriller.
  26. This isn't just another crime story, and it would be misleading to suggest that it has anything to do with stylish gunplay, exhilarating car chases or brutal fistfights.

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