St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

  • Movies
For 958 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 6.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Beasts of the Southern Wild
Lowest review score: 25 A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 68 out of 958
958 movie reviews
  1. More scenic than scary.
  2. Despite the title, My One and Only is irritatingly repetitive.
  3. As a melodrama, Brothers is passable entertainment. But the film squanders the opportunity to meaningfully portray the impact of war on American lives.
  4. You ought to have a movie that's both smart and sexy. But Jennifer's Body is neither. Most damning of all, it's not scary.
  5. Here's a riddle: What's Alice in Wonderland without wonder? It's a beloved character landing in the rubble of wrong-headed revisionism.
  6. Technically proficient enough to keep us intrigued; but we shouldn't have to Google a movie to know if we were scared.
  7. There are good movies to be made about romantic obsession, but the premise doesn't work if the crazy stalker isn't juxtaposed with a sympathetic victim.
  8. Ultimately it's sunk by the hole in the middle: Paul Campbell (presidential aide Billy on "Battlestar Galactica") who substitutes smarm for charm as the archetypal player who gets played.
  9. Initially, the puzzle structure and a pair of Oscar-winning actresses distract us from the dark vacuum at the center of this enterprise, but when it implodes, it doesn't reverberate.
  10. It's eerie rather than wondrous.
  11. Falls into that middling ground of horror film: neither scary enough to be exciting nor campy enough to be amusing.
  12. 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.
  13. There's nothing cinematic about this turgid tearjerker except the slumming presence of movie star Harrison Ford.
  14. The comedy is so lame that the whole enterprise comes across as depressing.
  15. 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.
  16. While the plot is as flimsy as a hooker's halter top, it's buoyed by two actors with attitude and timing.
  17. In the end, audiences will be neither shaken nor stirred. Just bored and confused.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. If Repo Men could have sustained its ghoulish humor, it might have been a guilty pleasure.
  21. 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.
  22. Hot Tub Time Machine isn't a good movie, but like a bubbling bath it keeps pounding at us until our resistance wears down.
  23. Would have benefited from the kind of objectivity that Bass -- as Sar's well-heeled sponsor -- was hardly in a position to deliver.
  24. This shrill caper is more like a blind date between fingernail and chalkboard.
  25. In my old New Jersey public school, the first thing we learned was the smell of baloney.
  26. Although it's stuffed with subplots, gadgets and bad guys, this tinny contraption is half-hearted.
  27. Letters to Juliet has about half as much Shakespearean content as "Shakes the Clown" and even less sincerity.
  28. The diabolical sadist of the team was director Joe Carnahan.
  29. So friction-free that it slips from memory before the credits fade.
  30. Its mean-spiritedness, stupidity and squandering of talent is uniquely Hollywood.

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