St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

  • Movies
For 967 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 6.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 35 Shots of Rum
Lowest review score: 25 Law Abiding Citizen
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 967
967 movie reviews
  1. 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.
  2. Dare we say it? Even the acting is atrocious, with pop-eyed Pacino chewing the scenery like a geezer gumming his oatmeal.
  3. Hop
    It's supposed to be sweet, but Hop is a headache waiting to happen.
  4. Loud, incoherent and unfunny, Here Comes the Boom is the sound of American culture imploding.
  5. If The Virginity Hit had been filmed as a straightforward sex comedy, it could've been a riot.
  6. 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.
  7. Offers about as much flava as a Dr. Pepper commercial and about as much drama as a “Sesame Street” rerun.
  8. In the new Clash of the Titans, the effects are computerized, the hero is questionable and, instead of an owl, we get a turkey.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. If cranking out this kind of mediocre, head-scratching blarney is the only option available to Hollywood veterans like Reiner, we have some friendly advice: Open a haberdashery.
  12. It's more like a shelved episode of "Touched by An Angel." The sappy script is a disservice to the naturally effervescent Efron, whose character is so mopey he makes Robert Pattinson seem like a song-and-dance man.
  13. This dead-on-arrival ’toon is some of the worst p.r. for rodents since bubonic plague hit medieval Europe.
  14. The cheap, indifferent, teen-alien thriller I Am Number Four delivers none of the spectacle of a competent sci-fi film, none of the emotion of an effective teen romance and none of the giggles of a kitsch fiasco.
  15. Suffering through this felonious farce could only inspire a prison riot.
  16. With movies like this, Lopez might want to start leaving low-end romantic comedies alone and look at her movie career's backup plan.
  17. A vigilante/torture-porn potpourri, is particularly toxic because it's scented with phony importance.
  18. This amateurish action flick is so lacking in personality or punch, it ought to be titled "V for Video Store Discount Bin."
  19. Loosely - very loosely - based on the classic Jonathan Swift story, "Gulliver's Travels" begins promisingly but quickly loses its way.
  20. Sadly, The Last Song is badly out of tune with real filmmaking.
  21. Surprise — this bad dream is for real.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    That can’t disguise the script’s complete lack of wit or originality, though, or the generally wooden acting.
  22. In matters of personal taste, there is no right or wrong, so if erasing brain cells is your idea of a good time, That's My Boy could be your cup of turpentine.
  23. This world is divided between the makers and the takers, and after just a few minutes of Red Dawn, you'll realize there's not much more you can take.
  24. Formulaic serial-killer crapola.
  25. 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.
  26. "Beverly Hills Chihuahua," we owe you an apology. Among talking-dog movies, Marmaduke is the runt of the litter.
  27. Nobody escapes unscathed, except, of course, for Sandler, who co-wrote the infantile screenplay.
  28. This stinker is only good for endless laughs.
  29. Such a sorrowful attempt to resurrect the marketing magic of "Twilight" that it ought to be titled "Career Eclipse."

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