St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

  • Movies
For 946 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Samsara
Lowest review score: 25 Endless Love
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 68 out of 946
946 movie reviews
  1. It's eerie rather than wondrous.
  2. Falls into that middling ground of horror film: neither scary enough to be exciting nor campy enough to be amusing.
  3. In Hollywood, it’s all about the concept, and some studio executive must have thought it would be fun to watch Adams slogging around in the Irish mud. Unfortunately, there’s no accounting for taste.
  4. There's nothing cinematic about this turgid tearjerker except the slumming presence of movie star Harrison Ford.
  5. The comedy is so lame that the whole enterprise comes across as depressing.
  6. What might have seemed like a lively idea -- an all-star roundelay about love in Los Angeles -- is as fossilized as the wooly mammoths in the La Brea Tar Pits.
  7. While the plot is as flimsy as a hooker's halter top, it's buoyed by two actors with attitude and timing.
  8. In the end, audiences will be neither shaken nor stirred. Just bored and confused.
  9. a horrific misstep in the branding of Robert Pattinson. The erstwhile teen vampire, who daringly portrayed gay surrealist Salvador Dalí in last year's "Little Ashes," lurches backward into a pile of romantic rubbish.
  10. This gravely serious drama is as insular as a tomb with Muzak. It takes a particularly heavy hand to make us numb to the abduction of two children, but that's the effect of the wall-to-wall music and earnestly dour performances.
  11. If Repo Men could have sustained its ghoulish humor, it might have been a guilty pleasure.
  12. The kiddie audience will laugh a few times, but it would take an electron microscope to find an original idea or joke in this entire cartoonish movie.
  13. Hot Tub Time Machine isn't a good movie, but like a bubbling bath it keeps pounding at us until our resistance wears down.
  14. Would have benefited from the kind of objectivity that Bass -- as Sar's well-heeled sponsor -- was hardly in a position to deliver.
  15. This shrill caper is more like a blind date between fingernail and chalkboard.
  16. In my old New Jersey public school, the first thing we learned was the smell of baloney.
  17. Although it's stuffed with subplots, gadgets and bad guys, this tinny contraption is half-hearted.
  18. Letters to Juliet has about half as much Shakespearean content as "Shakes the Clown" and even less sincerity.
  19. The diabolical sadist of the team was director Joe Carnahan.
  20. So friction-free that it slips from memory before the credits fade.
  21. Its mean-spiritedness, stupidity and squandering of talent is uniquely Hollywood.
  22. It's hard to love and hard to hate.
  23. Duvall is a powerful actor, and this folksy fable could have been a career-capping feat, but the movie is toothless and slow.
  24. It's almost offensive that Danny Glover is relegated to playing the mysterious old confidante who haunts the same fishing hole as Cal. By the time Glover's character delivers the homily, Legendary is pinned to the mat.
  25. Manages to waste the talents of its strong supporting cast, which includes Thomas Haden Church, Patricia Clarkson, Lisa Kudrow, Malcolm McDowell and Stanley Tucci.
  26. Weaver is a natural as the imperious Ramona, but the rest of the cast is flattened by the script, particularly White, who is just window-dressing in a movie that could use the rude humor she's displayed elsewhere.
  27. Imagine if the "Godfather" saga had been told from the point of view of Talia Shire's character. The perspective of a don's daughter could produce a compelling movie, but The Sicilian Girl isn't it.
  28. RED
    Red is an insult to our memories and to our intelligence, an unfunny farce whose veteran cast is cashing a retirement check.
  29. His (Eastwood) first boring film.
  30. A road-trip comedy that somehow renders both promiscuity and racism harmless. While we're soaking up the sunny surroundings, we're getting nowhere.

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