St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

  • Movies
For 999 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 The Master
Lowest review score: 25 Machete Kills
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 75 out of 999
999 movie reviews
  1. Whether you're betting on action or laughs, this is a lose-lose scenario.
  2. With movies like this, Lopez might want to start leaving low-end romantic comedies alone and look at her movie career's backup plan.
  3. The message that needs to be posted at the theater door is "No trespassing."
  4. A bland family-feud potboiler with no sign of the cook.
  5. Nobody escapes unscathed, except, of course, for Sandler, who co-wrote the infantile screenplay.
  6. A toxic potion that will put children to sleep and kill his (M. Night Shyamalan) career.
  7. It's more like a shelved episode of "Touched by An Angel." The sappy script is a disservice to the naturally effervescent Efron, whose character is so mopey he makes Robert Pattinson seem like a song-and-dance man.
  8. If The Virginity Hit had been filmed as a straightforward sex comedy, it could've been a riot.
  9. An utter shipwreck, a would-be adventure with meager rations of magic and a listless crew.
  10. If instead of story and characters, your movie wish list includes projectile vomiting and erection gags, this lump of coal has your name on it.
  11. Loosely - very loosely - based on the classic Jonathan Swift story, "Gulliver's Travels" begins promisingly but quickly loses its way.
  12. The cheap, indifferent, teen-alien thriller I Am Number Four delivers none of the spectacle of a competent sci-fi film, none of the emotion of an effective teen romance and none of the giggles of a kitsch fiasco.
  13. Like the middle-aged dads in this flaccid fiasco, Hall Pass is a decade behind the curve of what's happening.
  14. Such a sorrowful attempt to resurrect the marketing magic of "Twilight" that it ought to be titled "Career Eclipse."
  15. Hop
    It's supposed to be sweet, but Hop is a headache waiting to happen.
  16. Given the creator and the cast, "Morgans" is as drearily predictable as a plague of locusts.
  17. On Stranger Tides has the fishy smell of something washed ashore and sold as new. But this shipwreck isn't worth a wooden doubloon.
  18. The spectacular collapse of Green Lantern is bound to be blamed on Reynolds, but the villainy has its origins in an injustice league of TV-trained screenwriters and tin-hearted studio suits.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The result is more like a long commercial than a cohesive movie, and the omissions are glaring.
  19. For anyone expecting the second coming of Clouseau, Johnny English Reborn is a karmic catastrophe.
  20. The best thing you could say about Happy Feet Two is that it doesn't have any product placements or potty jokes. Other than that, this charmless Antarctic cartoon is what it looks like when hell freezes over.
  21. As in the first "Sherlock Holmes" movie, there are plenty of pratfalls and bare-knuckle brawls but no sleuthing for us to share.
  22. Nothing more than uninspired mushiness.
  23. Anyone old enough to have read Jules Verne or seen the way his work was successfully adapted in the past will suffer worse than the kids in the audience who just came to laugh.
  24. In matters of personal taste, there is no right or wrong, so if erasing brain cells is your idea of a good time, That's My Boy could be your cup of turpentine.
  25. Ted
    Ted does not only break before it ends. It snaps back so violently that it very well may knock out of your mind any recollection that the movie is fairly entertaining for about 30 minutes.
  26. With this unfunny fourth installment, the "Ice Age" franchise has skidded so far into kiddie land that adults who tread there risk extinction.
  27. Where the original play "La Ronde" was a social satire about the transmission of venereal disease, 30 Beats is a sickly stepchild.
  28. Kids are too smart to fall for it, and any grown-up who thinks that The Odd Life of Timothy Green is funny or heartwarming has a head made out of cabbage.
  29. Loud, incoherent and unfunny, Here Comes the Boom is the sound of American culture imploding.

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