St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

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For 1,277 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Creed
Lowest review score: 0 The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Score distribution:
1277 movie reviews
  1. This is analog filmmaking at its most daring.
  2. Co-directors Andrew Droz Palermo and Tracy Droz Tragos let the painful stories emerge naturally, without prodding questions or talking-head experts who place the boys’ grim lives in the larger context of the post-industrial economy.
  3. An old-fashioned film that slyly nods to contemporary sensibilities, Allied is an engaging showcase for Pitt and Cotillard.
  4. Shannon's powerfully imploded performance ignites one of the best films of the year.
  5. When a place and its people are this stylish, we can't help but be drawn to them.
  6. Clear-eyed, fearless and ferociously funny, Young Adult is mature filmmaking.
  7. Richly photographed and featuring an attractive cast, Farewell, My Queen is a layer cake of royal pleasures, rote protocols and revolutionary politics. For skeptics who thought this story had grown stale, let them eat their words.
  8. Smart, sexy and outrageous, Deadpool delivers.
  9. For the many mavens who aren't familiar with Varda, this autobiographical documentary will be puzzling, in the best and most literal sense.
  10. One of the best films of the year, Gett: the Trial of Viviane Amsalem is bound to be compared to the Oscar-winning Iranian drama “A Separation”; but if anything, Gett is an even more artful evocation of a bureaucratic nightmare.
  11. The Hedgehog sneaks up on you with its heartfelt storytelling and sophisticated wit.
  12. With spot-on vocal performances from Thewlis, Leigh and Tom Noonan, the film is nothing less than mesmerizing — and must viewing for serious cinephiles.
  13. Where to Invade Next isn’t his funniest documentary, but it may be his most poignant.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Marguerite is a shining star, a film that will set you laughing and thinking in equal measure.
  14. One of Pixar’s most charming achievements.
  15. Burton delivers his most ambitious and engaging film since “Sweeney Todd” (2007). Although the story becomes increasingly complex as it goes along, the emotional payoff is more than worth it.
  16. This is very much an ensemble film, with Wahlberg, Hudson and Russell turning in performances that get the job done without begging for attention.
  17. Reeves is thoroughly persuasive as a killer who takes pride in his expertise. The role he began with 2014’s “John Wick” is tailor-made for his laconic acting style.
  18. It’s not necessary to be a classical-music buff to be charmed by this thoroughly entertaining film that never hits a false note.
  19. Davis Guggenheim, the St. Louis director who won an Oscar for "An Inconvenient Truth," mines less controversial material this time around.
  20. We can quibble about the punitive punchline of John Gatins' script, but keeping complexity aloft for so long makes Flight a miraculous feat.
  21. As the highly focused Hanna, Ronan - who had a breakout role in "Atonement" - is simply brilliant.
  22. As memorable as it is insightful, Take This Waltz is one of the best films of the year.
  23. Looking for a feel-good movie? Fortunately, this film doesn’t qualify.
  24. The action is contained within a coherent dramatic structure and the puzzle-box paranoia of spy-agency protocol.
  25. An enthralling lament for an era in which beauty is in danger of becoming extinct.
  26. An Oscar-ready collaboration between a great director and a star at the peak of his powers, but at its heart is a message in a bottle reading: "Trapped in paradise. Please send help."
  27. It's one of the funniest and most perceptive films of the year.
  28. I’m pretty sure it would still be one of the best films of the year if the explicit lesbian sex scenes were censored, but it wouldn’t earn a penny in Peoria.
  29. For cinematic sojourners, Hugo is a trip to the moon.

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