St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

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For 1,111 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Citizenfour
Lowest review score: 0 The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Score distribution:
1,111 movie reviews
  1. We need to have a dialogue about the wages of war in the remote-control era. But it’s hard to spark a good dialogue with movies whose dialogue is so bad.
  2. Proficient director Peter Berg ("Hancock") keeps the noise so deafening we can't think about how preposterous it all is.
  3. The comedy is so lame that the whole enterprise comes across as depressing.
  4. It doesn’t help that the characters caught up in this fact-based melodrama aren’t particularly engaging. Or that Téchiné doesn’t seem to have much of a feel for the material.
  5. The flashbacks, which get almost as much screen time as the present day story, are far more compelling.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Is briefly entertaining but shows mainly that sports films featuring women are no better than those featuring men. Much of the problem belongs to director Penny Marshall, who reaches for the cliche, and for the easy way out, each time the movie seems to be about to make a serious statement about women or about baseball. [3 July 1992, p.3G]
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  6. There’s a good movie to be made about the alienating effects of modern technology. In 2013, a little-seen indie called “Disconnect,” starring Jason Bateman, came closer than this well-intentioned failure, which has virtually no heart, humor, sense of place or central point of view. In trying to be a big, important movie, Men, Women & Children is about none of the above.
  7. The way that Muppets Most Wanted grabs for the green is criminal.
  8. His (Eastwood) first boring film.
  9. The latest Hollywood version of the Godzilla story is neither fun nor fearsome. It’s an empty spectacle in which the humans are as meaningless as the monster.
  10. Technically proficient enough to keep us intrigued; but we shouldn't have to Google a movie to know if we were scared.
  11. Letters to Juliet has about half as much Shakespearean content as "Shakes the Clown" and even less sincerity.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Doesn't break any new ground, but it is a decent way to spend a girls' night out.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This time around, the story seems old and tired as well. The result is a routine space opera, an only moderately entertaining finale to a series that has had some great moments. [6 Dec. 1991, p.3D]
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  12. What it lacks is the human element. Charlie is more of a rat than a rascal, and instead of working hard to build and operate his robots, he's literally going through the motions.
  13. Would have benefited from the kind of objectivity that Bass -- as Sar's well-heeled sponsor -- was hardly in a position to deliver.
  14. On its own terms and against all odds, "Outrage" is adequately entertaining, with more than enough cringe-inducing violence and cruel humor to please the average American moviegoer. But true Kitano fans will find its title sadly ironic.
  15. Despite the title, My One and Only is irritatingly repetitive.
  16. Initially, the puzzle structure and a pair of Oscar-winning actresses distract us from the dark vacuum at the center of this enterprise, but when it implodes, it doesn't reverberate.
  17. With such a thin excuse for a leading man, Arthur is a dud.
  18. Second verse, not as good as the first.
  19. Everything about Trouble With the Curve is as streamlined and hollow as a Wiffle Ball bat.
  20. Although it’s superficially grungy, this true story isn’t much more substantive than something that star Vanessa Hudgens might have made for the Disney Channel and considerably less shocking than her career gambit in “Spring Breakers.”
  21. Congratulations, visitor. You have been randomly selected to beta test an entertainment-software product called “The Internship 2.0.”
  22. War of the Buttons is handsomely crafted and it's touting tolerance, but as long as we open the gates to the Trojan horse of historical simplification, there's a danger that Hollywood could attack us with "The Goonies Go to the Gulag." Be vigilant!
  23. Falls into that middling ground of horror film: neither scary enough to be exciting nor campy enough to be amusing.
  24. Based on an acclaimed novel by Ron Rash, Serena is like a towering tale that’s been fed into a woodchipper.
  25. What might have seemed like a lively idea -- an all-star roundelay about love in Los Angeles -- is as fossilized as the wooly mammoths in the La Brea Tar Pits.
  26. The only edge in the movie is represented by Russell Brand, who actually lived the lifestyle, but he's muzzled by a bad Liverpool accent and a gay subplot that's as insincere as the swaggering anthems by fatuous hacks like Foreigner, Starship and Journey.
  27. Pine and the always-watchable Banks make the best of a bad screenplay, but People Like Us gives us nothing that we can relate to.

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