St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

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For 1,246 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 6.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 12 Years a Slave
Lowest review score: 0 The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Score distribution:
1246 movie reviews
  1. As a man committed to reinventing himself, Damon is terrific. And Johansson brings to Kelly just the right blend of spunkiness and hard-won maturity.
  2. It's no classic, but Shrek Forever After is a pleasant reminder that every time a cash register rings, this ogre turns angelic.
  3. A mention must be given to John Cena, who also appeared in “Trainwreck,” for his comedic talents. Here, he’s a stone-faced drug dealer with a supermarket of goods.
  4. The saving grace of Biutiful is Bardem.
  5. Too short and undisciplined to be a world-class comedy, but its chutzpah deserves respect.
  6. It's a comedic dramatization with a looming shadow of the surreal.
  7. The lesson of this likable little movie is that it’s never too late to reclaim your integrity.
  8. Why the bloodsucker and the wolf boy treat Bella as if she's the cat's meow is still a mystery.
  9. Gordon-Levitt turns in an Oscar-worthy performance as a man who’s all too aware of what he’s letting himself in for. And Woodley skillfully balances a range of emotions as Lindsay.
  10. It still has cool creatures and 1960s set design, and the 3-D is the best of the season, but if you try to remember the story or jokes, you'll find that you've been hit by a neuralyzer beam.
  11. Despite some gruesome images and the psychotic fervor of Rakes, it's a frustratingly slow boil.
  12. As a melodrama, Brothers is passable entertainment. But the film squanders the opportunity to meaningfully portray the impact of war on American lives.
  13. It’s true that not much happens — except cinema at its finest.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Point Break is a perfect example of the contemporary "B" movie. And, like a lot of the old B movies, those cheap thrillers of the 1940s and 1950s, Point Break has considerably more raw energy than almost all of the higher-priced products. [12 July 1991, p.3F]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  14. Kingsman is like a high-speed collision between a Jaguar and a jaywalking soccer hooligan. It’s ridiculously out of balance, and when you’re stuck in the middle, it doesn’t seem so funny.
  15. At nearly three hours long, "An Unexpected Journey" has moments when the caravan seems both overstuffed and out of balance, but it's such a scenic trip that only a stubborn homebody could complain.
  16. The Tree might have suffered from too much symbolism if not for writer-director Julie Bertuccelli's deft touch and Gainsbourg's appealing performance.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    It's intellectual snack food, satisfying for a little while but always leaving you hungry for more.
  17. Fading Gigolo is like two different movies on an awkward blind date at a jazz club. While Allen charms us with a parody of “Broadway Danny Rose,” Turturro is off-key in his lounge-lizard riff on “The Piano.”
  18. This meta movie even has fun with faulty translations between French and English. To paraphrase Gemma as she conjugates verbs on the treadmill, “J’ai adorée.”
  19. Stone isn't for everyone. But for all its shortcomings, it is courageously original.
  20. This topsy-turvy flick is fitfully funny, but more often it's just odd, like the first draft of a "Twilight Zone" episode that's missing its moral.
  21. There's a fascinating story here for a bolder filmmaker, but after so much meandering it's a relief that "All Good Things" must come to an end.
  22. Even as Bard, filmmaker Milos Forman and Ferrara himself bemoan the changes, the lobby is filled with fine art -- and guests who aren't likely to harm you.
  23. Scabrously funny yet essentially gentle, as the main thing that it's probing is our collective ignorance.
  24. A bizarre buffet of buffoonery, brutality and beautiful landscapes.
  25. It's the kind of movie that inspires word-of-mouth recommendations by speaking the international language of culture clash.
  26. With its references to other properties in the Marvel universe and to classic tales of redemption, this no-surprises summer movie might appeal to those who've been bitten by radioactive spiders or the Shakespeare bug.
  27. Weaving between freshness and formula, The Boys Are Back earns a gentle pat on the head.
  28. There’s a sharp comedy to be made about America’s misadventures in Afghanistan. This isn’t it.

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