St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

  • Movies
For 999 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 Django Unchained
Lowest review score: 25 Marmaduke
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 75 out of 999
999 movie reviews
  1. Duvall is a powerful actor, and this folksy fable could have been a career-capping feat, but the movie is toothless and slow.
  2. It's almost offensive that Danny Glover is relegated to playing the mysterious old confidante who haunts the same fishing hole as Cal. By the time Glover's character delivers the homily, Legendary is pinned to the mat.
  3. Manages to waste the talents of its strong supporting cast, which includes Thomas Haden Church, Patricia Clarkson, Lisa Kudrow, Malcolm McDowell and Stanley Tucci.
  4. Weaver is a natural as the imperious Ramona, but the rest of the cast is flattened by the script, particularly White, who is just window-dressing in a movie that could use the rude humor she's displayed elsewhere.
  5. Imagine if the "Godfather" saga had been told from the point of view of Talia Shire's character. The perspective of a don's daughter could produce a compelling movie, but The Sicilian Girl isn't it.
  6. RED
    Red is an insult to our memories and to our intelligence, an unfunny farce whose veteran cast is cashing a retirement check.
  7. His (Eastwood) first boring film.
  8. A road-trip comedy that somehow renders both promiscuity and racism harmless. While we're soaking up the sunny surroundings, we're getting nowhere.
  9. It's a worn-out show-business fairy tale piggybacking on a nonexistent trend.
  10. A would-be light thriller that's so deficient in the genre's essentials - such as witty dialogue, intriguing characters and surprising yet credible plot turns - that you're embarrassed for everyone involved.
  11. In the end, the movie is still a poetic injustice.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This movie is Denzel Washington stopping a speeding train devoid of subtext, blunders and earth-shattering revelations about the human condition. It is precisely as entertaining as it sounds; no more, no less.
  12. Megamind falls flat.
  13. Here, Dan Aykroyd mimics the original voice, but the three-dimensional CGI isn't loose and lively enough to compensate for the unimaginative story.
  14. 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.
  15. It's classic sitcom shtick, and The Dilemma is a painful reminder that director Ron Howard was trained in television.
  16. A foul-mouthed comedy, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. "Bad Santa" (2003) also had plenty of crude language and lewd behavior. The difference is, "Bad Santa" was extremely funny.
  17. Has a welcome message of personal growth and racial tolerance. And it's ably made, with evocative Memphis locations. But in the final sermon, it proffers some plot twists that are supposed to be miraculous but may strike a doubting Thomas as lame.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Mars Needs Moms is dark for a Disney movie.
  18. The so-so film isn't nearly as good as any of the movies that may have inspired it, or even its own knockout trailer.
  19. Rooted in empty materialism, but it never evokes the heady rush of a guilty pleasure or the precipitous payback of a thriller.
  20. An inconsequential mess.
  21. A medical drama that pays lip service to the healing power of music but never finds the rhythm.
  22. With such a thin excuse for a leading man, Arthur is a dud.
  23. Instead of entertaining us, director Robert Redford offers us a handsome history lesson that's as dry as a hardtack biscuit.
  24. The few Jewish characters are cartoonishly evil, but even the Palestinians are sketchily dramatized or, in the case of a terrorist, clumsily legitimized.
  25. The most rewarding way to watch Water for Elephants is to focus on the sideshow of costumes and craftsmanship, because the romance in the center ring smells like trained animals going through the motions.
  26. Because we don't know or care much about the characters, this Israeli film never fulfills its potential as either an absurdist comedy or a humane drama.
  27. Fast Five represents Yankee ingenuity of the brutally stupid kind.
  28. Mostly "Hoodwinked Too" is playing to young video gamers, with overblown action sequences and slangy 'tude.

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