St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

  • Movies
For 1,049 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 A Prophet
Lowest review score: 0 The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Score distribution:
1,049 movie reviews
  1. War of the Buttons is handsomely crafted and it's touting tolerance, but as long as we open the gates to the Trojan horse of historical simplification, there's a danger that Hollywood could attack us with "The Goonies Go to the Gulag." Be vigilant!
  2. Falls into that middling ground of horror film: neither scary enough to be exciting nor campy enough to be amusing.
  3. Based on an acclaimed novel by Ron Rash, Serena is like a towering tale that’s been fed into a woodchipper.
  4. 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.
  5. The only edge in the movie is represented by Russell Brand, who actually lived the lifestyle, but he's muzzled by a bad Liverpool accent and a gay subplot that's as insincere as the swaggering anthems by fatuous hacks like Foreigner, Starship and Journey.
  6. Pine and the always-watchable Banks make the best of a bad screenplay, but People Like Us gives us nothing that we can relate to.
  7. 30 Minutes or Less could have been a guilty pleasure, but the crusty caper is half baked.
  8. Although it's stuffed with subplots, gadgets and bad guys, this tinny contraption is half-hearted.
  9. If this movie wanders into your neighborhood, the only watch that will hold your attention is the timepiece on your wrist.
  10. The fatal flaw of this screenwriting term paper is that Cooper's character is a boring jerk we're supposed to regard as a nice guy who made an honest mistake.
  11. As usual for the comedies he produces, Sandler keeps pooping in the sandbox, and he expects the audience to give him a cookie for it. It’s a shame that he forces Barrymore to get soiled too.
  12. If you're a zombie purist or a fan of "The Walking Dead," Warm Bodies is not for you.
  13. An inconsequential mess.
  14. Mired in phoniness up to its neck. And above that, there's nothing.
  15. As a melodrama, Brothers is passable entertainment. But the film squanders the opportunity to meaningfully portray the impact of war on American lives.
  16. Episodically structured and lethargically paced, the new film attempts to convince us that there's something incredibly charming about an old guy who makes a habit of ogling young women. Actually, the whole scenario is pretty creepy.
  17. While the cast is filled with award winners, writer-director Daniel Barnz is a dunce who can't construct an argument without employing flimsy logic and cardboard characters.
  18. As in the mindless Man on a Ledge, the hero is never really in danger, we're the ones who are trapped.
  19. In the end, the movie is still a poetic injustice.
  20. For his complex portrayal, Day-Lewis is likely to have roses thrown at his feet, but for the dreadful film in which he's enslaved, emancipated onlookers will reach for the grapes of wrath.
  21. Red 2 is not just a bad movie, it’s bad karma. And the target audience of adult moviegoers who respect the names in its once-vital cast have a bull’s-eye on their collective cranium.
  22. Laggies is the kind of indie film that gives the genre a bad name.
  23. The wrinkles between reality and illusion soon become irritating.
  24. Land Ho! is a tepid little movie that goes almost nowhere, and if I had to sit in that rental car for one more boob joke, I’d rather jump into a volcano.
  25. It requires a mild suspension of disbelief to accept that slacker David would suddenly intervene in so many lives, pretending to be a good Samaritan.
  26. Shakespeare’s play evokes the poetry of undying love, but this Romeo and Juliet is prosaic.
  27. Savvy filmgoers will know they are getting a stale product as soon as they see the wrapper: one of those vintage muscle cars that screams “stakeout.”
  28. A road-trip comedy that somehow renders both promiscuity and racism harmless. While we're soaking up the sunny surroundings, we're getting nowhere.
  29. Admission is one film you may not want to get into.
  30. Amid other wedding movies crowding screens these days, not to mention Perry's "Madea's Big Happy Family," Jumping the Broom feels instantly familiar. And tired.

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