St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

  • Movies
For 1,041 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
Score distribution:
1,041 movie reviews
  1. Kids are too smart to fall for it, and any grown-up who thinks that The Odd Life of Timothy Green is funny or heartwarming has a head made out of cabbage.
  2. McCarthy and first-time director Falcone must have assumed that tossing a drunk and a dunce into a Cadillac would negate the need for a motive or even a script.
  3. Comedies about privileged princesses and unsuitable suitors come in all colors, but Peeples is only palatable on a double bill with pink antacid.
  4. If The Virginity Hit had been filmed as a straightforward sex comedy, it could've been a riot.
  5. An utter shipwreck, a would-be adventure with meager rations of magic and a listless crew.
  6. The best thing you could say about Happy Feet Two is that it doesn't have any product placements or potty jokes. Other than that, this charmless Antarctic cartoon is what it looks like when hell freezes over.
  7. The good news is that Ed Helms doesn’t wake up in a Tijuana brothel with an amputated leg and a donkey in the room. The bad news is that you’ll wish he had.
  8. Cinderella is so scrubbed of personality, it’s not even worth calling a mess.
  9. Nothing more than uninspired mushiness.
  10. A bland family-feud potboiler with no sign of the cook.
  11. A soulless, overblown bore.
  12. Suffering through this felonious farce could only inspire a prison riot.
  13. Where the original play "La Ronde" was a social satire about the transmission of venereal disease, 30 Beats is a sickly stepchild.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    That can’t disguise the script’s complete lack of wit or originality, though, or the generally wooden acting.
  14. For anyone expecting the second coming of Clouseau, Johnny English Reborn is a karmic catastrophe.
  15. With movies like this, Lopez might want to start leaving low-end romantic comedies alone and look at her movie career's backup plan.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The film makes a few starts in many directions but doesn't go very far in any, and that's disappointing to those of us who thought so much of Soderbergh's previous effort. Oh, well, everyone's entitled to a clunker now and then. [7 Feb. 1992, p.3F]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  16. On Stranger Tides has the fishy smell of something washed ashore and sold as new. But this shipwreck isn't worth a wooden doubloon.
  17. So stupid and hateful, it needs to have a stake driven through its heart before it can spawn a franchise.
  18. As in the first "Sherlock Holmes" movie, there are plenty of pratfalls and bare-knuckle brawls but no sleuthing for us to share.
  19. The spectacular collapse of Green Lantern is bound to be blamed on Reynolds, but the villainy has its origins in an injustice league of TV-trained screenwriters and tin-hearted studio suits.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The overall feel is less of a cohesive documentary and more of a slapdash scrapbook of facts, historical information and name-dropping.
  20. Ted
    Ted does not only break before it ends. It snaps back so violently that it very well may knock out of your mind any recollection that the movie is fairly entertaining for about 30 minutes.
  21. In Secret is so stifled, it makes “Les Misérables” look like “Amélie.”
  22. It’s nearly tragic to see America’s Greatest Living Actor on the guest list for The Big Wedding, the latest limp comedy about seniors behaving badly.
  23. Old Dogs is so oafish, when it tosses us a biscuit, it feels like we've been smacked with a newspaper.
  24. Dare we say it? Even the acting is atrocious, with pop-eyed Pacino chewing the scenery like a geezer gumming his oatmeal.
  25. Channing Tatum is a lot of things, but he’s not a stoic Superman like the role he plays here, which is made more laughable by prosthetic pointy ears.
  26. Director Rick Famuyiwa did much better when focusing just on African-American culture in films such as "Brown Sugar" and "The Wood." Here, in bringing together two cultures, he does neither any favors.
  27. Offers about as much flava as a Dr. Pepper commercial and about as much drama as a “Sesame Street” rerun.

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