St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

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For 1,065 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 5.9 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: 0 The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Score distribution:
1,065 movie reviews
  1. Technically proficient enough to keep us intrigued; but we shouldn't have to Google a movie to know if we were scared.
  2. Letters to Juliet has about half as much Shakespearean content as "Shakes the Clown" and even less sincerity.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Doesn't break any new ground, but it is a decent way to spend a girls' night out.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This time around, the story seems old and tired as well. The result is a routine space opera, an only moderately entertaining finale to a series that has had some great moments. [6 Dec. 1991, p.3D]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  3. What it lacks is the human element. Charlie is more of a rat than a rascal, and instead of working hard to build and operate his robots, he's literally going through the motions.
  4. Would have benefited from the kind of objectivity that Bass -- as Sar's well-heeled sponsor -- was hardly in a position to deliver.
  5. On its own terms and against all odds, "Outrage" is adequately entertaining, with more than enough cringe-inducing violence and cruel humor to please the average American moviegoer. But true Kitano fans will find its title sadly ironic.
  6. Despite the title, My One and Only is irritatingly repetitive.
  7. 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.
  8. With such a thin excuse for a leading man, Arthur is a dud.
  9. Second verse, not as good as the first.
  10. Everything about Trouble With the Curve is as streamlined and hollow as a Wiffle Ball bat.
  11. Although it’s superficially grungy, this true story isn’t much more substantive than something that star Vanessa Hudgens might have made for the Disney Channel and considerably less shocking than her career gambit in “Spring Breakers.”
  12. Congratulations, visitor. You have been randomly selected to beta test an entertainment-software product called “The Internship 2.0.”
  13. 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!
  14. Falls into that middling ground of horror film: neither scary enough to be exciting nor campy enough to be amusing.
  15. Based on an acclaimed novel by Ron Rash, Serena is like a towering tale that’s been fed into a woodchipper.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 30 Minutes or Less could have been a guilty pleasure, but the crusty caper is half baked.
  20. Although it's stuffed with subplots, gadgets and bad guys, this tinny contraption is half-hearted.
  21. If this movie wanders into your neighborhood, the only watch that will hold your attention is the timepiece on your wrist.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. If you're a zombie purist or a fan of "The Walking Dead," Warm Bodies is not for you.
  25. An inconsequential mess.
  26. Mired in phoniness up to its neck. And above that, there's nothing.
  27. As a melodrama, Brothers is passable entertainment. But the film squanders the opportunity to meaningfully portray the impact of war on American lives.
  28. 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.

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