St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

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For 1,417 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Creed
Lowest review score: 0 The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Score distribution:
1417 movie reviews
  1. This is rich material that Moretti mines for both superficial absurdity and deep pathos.
  2. Lacking beef or sufficient spice, it's nonetheless colorful comfort food.
  3. May be too light for vampire purists or fans of the original show, but fresh blood is just what the doctor ordered.
  4. Do yourself and your kids a favor. On the way to multiplex to see "The Avengers," tell them The Fairy is about an all-powerful superheroine. Someday, they'll find the words to thank you.
  5. Damsels in Distress is shockingly tone-deaf. Stillman is still capable of a few amusing quips, but his storytelling is sophomoric.
  6. The fiery finale is good enough to leave the legions smiling. But when a movie is expected to lift an entire industry, "good enough" shouldn't be good enough.
  7. There are enough F-bombs, a couple of chopped-off appendages and a flash of gratuitous male nudity to earn an R rating. But fans of producer Judd Apatow would expect nothing less.
  8. To keep serious cinema from going extinct, this could be sold as "The Hunger Games" cross-bred with "The Lorax," but it's better and more mature than either of those hit movies.
  9. Elles is provocative company, but it leaves us feeling hustled.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The movie is missing the zippy chases and lovable characters of Aardman studio's previous films ("Arthur Christmas," "Chicken Run").
  10. 96 Minutes is a mere introduction to Sociology 101, but it's brisk enough to rustle the reading list and keep the conversation alive.
  11. Like a Fishbone show or an LA weather forecast, the dark curtain rises, and there's a promise of more sunshine.
  12. Episodically structured and lethargically paced, the new film attempts to convince us that there's something incredibly charming about an old guy who makes a habit of ogling young women. Actually, the whole scenario is pretty creepy.
  13. An eye-opening primer in cross-species similarity. We learn that apes are violent and territorial but also that they are capable of creativity and tenderness.
  14. Marley is thus a valuable history project but not a definitive or analytical one. For that, we await a film that's less "One Love" and more "Stir It Up."
  15. Despite the crass book promotion, the overlong film is harmless romantic fun that's well played.
  16. Footnote is faintly comic, and director Joseph Cedar mines dark humor from the humiliations of identity checks and pecking orders.
  17. Built on shaky and blood-soaked ground, but if towering technique is all you want from an action movie, then yippee-ki-yay.
  18. This is a film that's not always easy to watch, but just about impossible to forget.
  19. Bully is a good start to a necessary conversation, but its loving voice is likely to be drowned out by haters who hide their own wounded hearts behind Internet pseudonyms and broadcast microphones.
  20. Moviegoers looking for a thrill should go into The Cabin in the Woods knowing as little as possible about the film.
  21. When a place and its people are this stylish, we can't help but be drawn to them.
  22. Unlike the benchmark sports documentary "Hoop Dreams," Undefeated doesn't have a deep penetration of poverty and race in its playbook, but it does have enough heart to make substantial forward progress.
  23. There's some laughing gas left in the cupboard, but this series may require an infusion of new blood to last until "American Funeral."
  24. That action is bloody, but Fiennes' choices as director are unassailably apt and artful. Coriolanus is a triumph.
  25. In this flick, the dark side is as bright as a cruise-ship showroom, where the singing and dancing would fit nicely, while the jokes are as dull as Disney sitcom throwaways.
  26. What's lacking is a galvanizing performance comparable to that of the Oscar-nominated Catalina Sandino Moreno in "Maria Full of Grace." Still, The Forgiveness of Blood is a memorable portrait of a society and the demands it makes on those caught up in it.
  27. Considerably better looking than its predecessor, but it's spewing the same old gibberish.
  28. Isn't as memorable or provocative as it might have been. But it's an engaging love story that should appeal to moviegoers with a flair for the offbeat.
  29. While it's satisfying to see fat cats tamed by science and an enraged public, the movie misses the opportunity to sustain the pressure.

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