St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
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 6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 The White Ribbon
Lowest review score: 0 The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Score distribution:
1,065 movie reviews
  1. 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.
  2. As in the mindless Man on a Ledge, the hero is never really in danger, we're the ones who are trapped.
  3. In the end, the movie is still a poetic injustice.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Laggies is the kind of indie film that gives the genre a bad name.
  7. The wrinkles between reality and illusion soon become irritating.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Shakespeare’s play evokes the poetry of undying love, but this Romeo and Juliet is prosaic.
  11. 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.”
  12. A road-trip comedy that somehow renders both promiscuity and racism harmless. While we're soaking up the sunny surroundings, we're getting nowhere.
  13. Admission is one film you may not want to get into.
  14. 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.
  15. Its mean-spiritedness, stupidity and squandering of talent is uniquely Hollywood.
  16. In Couples Retreat, it's Favreau, not Vaughn, who is wound up, and this vacation comedy goes nowhere.
  17. There Be Dragons is tethered to the earth by a tangled plot, wooden acting and the heavy burden of healing old wounds.
  18. This is a brutal and stupid movie.
  19. Whose story is this? There’s an old saying that history is written by the winners. The screenplay for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies must have been written by elves.
  20. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is supposed to promote healing, but as they say in New York: close, but no cigar.
  21. An ambitious movie, but ultimately there’s too much “artificial” and not enough “intelligence.”
  22. Third Person doesn’t lack for ambition, and it’s nice to see Neeson in the kind of role that he excelled at before he morphed into an action star.
  23. Austenland is as frustrating as a blind date with Almost Mr. Right. It’s impossible not to fixate on how close this was to being a lot of fun.
  24. Further proof that likable actors have to take an occasional sick day.
  25. Strives to be entertaining, but for much of its run time it is so emotionally uninvolving that even the smallest children might find themselves bored.
  26. Fans of the franchise will greet Les Misérables as a feast for the senses, but the rest of us are left with crumbs.
  27. Yet if you’re old enough to read this and you find yourself at a screening, try thinking about the munchkins who worked so hard on the psychedelic scenery.
  28. The film is constructed from four flimsy vignettes that are artlessly overlapped.
  29. Megamind falls flat.
  30. Squeezes plenty of color and noise from a thin concept, then runs with it until non-fanatics can’t keep up.

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