St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

  • Movies
For 1,052 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 35 Shots of Rum
Lowest review score: 0 The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Score distribution:
1,052 movie reviews
  1. In the new Clash of the Titans, the effects are computerized, the hero is questionable and, instead of an owl, we get a turkey.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. It’s preposterous schlock masquerading as art.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. With this unfunny fourth installment, the "Ice Age" franchise has skidded so far into kiddie land that adults who tread there risk extinction.
  8. The message that needs to be posted at the theater door is "No trespassing."
  9. 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.
  10. If cranking out this kind of mediocre, head-scratching blarney is the only option available to Hollywood veterans like Reiner, we have some friendly advice: Open a haberdashery.
  11. This toothless attempt is just dead on arrival.
  12. Given the creator and the cast, "Morgans" is as drearily predictable as a plague of locusts.
  13. Sadly, The Last Song is badly out of tune with real filmmaking.
  14. Such a sorrowful attempt to resurrect the marketing magic of "Twilight" that it ought to be titled "Career Eclipse."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The result is more like a long commercial than a cohesive movie, and the omissions are glaring.
  15. Loud, incoherent and unfunny, Here Comes the Boom is the sound of American culture imploding.
  16. This world is divided between the makers and the takers, and after just a few minutes of Red Dawn, you'll realize there's not much more you can take.
  17. In trying to lift this lame schtick, De Niro, Douglas, Freeman and Kline are stand-up guys, but Last Vegas is a case of erectile dysfunction.
  18. This dead-on-arrival ’toon is some of the worst p.r. for rodents since bubonic plague hit medieval Europe.
  19. Loosely - very loosely - based on the classic Jonathan Swift story, "Gulliver's Travels" begins promisingly but quickly loses its way.
  20. Directed by Stiles White, whose credits lean more heavily in the special-effect arenas, Ouija is bland, safe horror for those who like their scares nonexistent.
  21. Sorry, Keanu, but you stole my time and you murdered my brain cells. By the sacred oath of WHOA, there will be blood, and this time it’s personal.
  22. Annabelle is so lazily coat-tailing on Roman Polanski, they should have called it “Rosemary’s Barbie.”
  23. 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.
  24. Hop
    It's supposed to be sweet, but Hop is a headache waiting to happen.
  25. Despite its intriguing premise, the film amounts to little more than tedious, clichéd melodramatics.
  26. Like the middle-aged dads in this flaccid fiasco, Hall Pass is a decade behind the curve of what's happening.
  27. This amateurish action flick is so lacking in personality or punch, it ought to be titled "V for Video Store Discount Bin."
  28. Whether you're betting on action or laughs, this is a lose-lose scenario.
  29. Here most of the punishment is inflicted on the audience, which gets nailed to a cross of boredom.

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