St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

  • Movies
For 900 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 6.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Catfish
Lowest review score: 25 Endless Love
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 64 out of 900
900 movie reviews
  1. It’s preposterous schlock masquerading as art.
  2. 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.
  3. Here most of the punishment is inflicted on the audience, which gets nailed to a cross of boredom.
  4. A soulless, overblown bore.
    • 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.
  5. While the cast includes Luis Guzman (as a buffoonish deputy) and Johnny Knoxville (as a local gun nut), there's no sense that these are real people in a real town, and Schwarzenegger's Sheriff Owens has the weakest backstory of all.
  6. An utter shipwreck, a would-be adventure with meager rations of magic and a listless crew.
  7. Comedies about privileged princesses and unsuitable suitors come in all colors, but Peeples is only palatable on a double bill with pink antacid.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The movie inspired theater critic Judith Newmark to write a sonnet in response.
  8. 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.
  9. With this unfunny fourth installment, the "Ice Age" franchise has skidded so far into kiddie land that adults who tread there risk extinction.
  10. Even by the sloppy, soulless standards of hit man movies, The Mechanic is a mess.
  11. As in the first "Sherlock Holmes" movie, there are plenty of pratfalls and bare-knuckle brawls but no sleuthing for us to share.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The result is more like a long commercial than a cohesive movie, and the omissions are glaring.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. In Secret is so stifled, it makes “Les Misérables” look like “Amélie.”
  15. For anyone expecting the second coming of Clouseau, Johnny English Reborn is a karmic catastrophe.
    • 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]
  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. Like the middle-aged dads in this flaccid fiasco, Hall Pass is a decade behind the curve of what's happening.
  18. For the rest of his life, Spencer Susser can brag to the other ditch diggers that he persuaded two of the best young actors in Hollywood to star in one of the worst movies ever made.
  19. Nothing more than uninspired mushiness.
  20. Sitting through A Good Old Fashioned Orgy is like being monopolized by the most irritating person at a really boring party.
  21. Whether you're betting on action or laughs, this is a lose-lose scenario.
  22. A bland family-feud potboiler with no sign of the cook.
  23. 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.
  24. When a celebrity chef like Rodriguez is just going through the motions, we can smell that the grindhouse fad is way past its expiration date. It's time to put a fork in it.
  25. Dare we say it? Even the acting is atrocious, with pop-eyed Pacino chewing the scenery like a geezer gumming his oatmeal.
  26. Hop
    It's supposed to be sweet, but Hop is a headache waiting to happen.

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