St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

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For 1,287 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Youth in Revolt
Lowest review score: 0 The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Score distribution:
1287 movie reviews
  1. If the world were really coming to an end, we'd spend it with Knightley and tell her tag-along friend that there's not enough food for a 50-year-old virgin.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Director David Fincher, making his feature film debut in strong style, keeps the action fast and furious, though the climactic scenes look an awful lot like the ending of ''Terminator 2.'' It may be just another sequel, but Alien 3 is better than most, and follows nicely after the first two. [22 May 1992, p.3G]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  2. Colin Firth is an Academy Award winner, so perhaps his lack of chemistry with fellow honoree Nicole Kidman is a carefully laid clue that his middle-aged newlywed Eric Lomax is damaged goods. Yet to the drama’s detriment, Lomax is about as poisonous as a week-old crumpet.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Sing is like a medley of pop hits. You get a bunch of quick samples but long for the full song.
  3. The premise is pure formula.
  4. If you’re a fan of the “Taken” movies and tend to give action-hero Neeson the benefit of the doubt, our advice here is simple: Run away!
  5. If you're a zombie purist or a fan of "The Walking Dead," Warm Bodies is not for you.
  6. At the confluence of altered states and state-sanctioned violence, this drug-fueled thriller is Stone's most successfully provocative picture since "JFK."
  7. Surviving Progress reiterates arguments made in movies such as "An Inconvenient Truth" and "Inside Job," it marshals minds such as Jane Goodall and Stephen Hawking, and it utilizes artful imagery reminiscent of films such as "Koyaanisqatsi" and "Up the Yangtze."
  8. Rooted in empty materialism, but it never evokes the heady rush of a guilty pleasure or the precipitous payback of a thriller.
  9. But even without world-class smarts or amusing mutations, the next generation of “Jurassic” is an enjoyable ride.
  10. It's a wholly successful sequel - audacious, entertaining and bracingly pertinent.
  11. It's hard to imagine a better movie about corporate-sanctioned sex trafficking than The Whistleblower. But whether you're ready to confront this true story is a trickier question.
  12. Unfortunately, producers (including James) went for the easy layup, showing so much on-court action instead of trying to hustle for insights about sports and society.
  13. Neither as magic nor as trippy as the culture quake that it documents, but it's a valuable flashback and a pleasurable contact high.
  14. Apatow still hasn't set the table for a meaty drama, but making us laugh is a piece of cake.
  15. Isn't as memorable or provocative as it might have been. But it's an engaging love story that should appeal to moviegoers with a flair for the offbeat.
  16. Maybe in his native language, Dujardin is no funnier than Steve Martin's "Pink Panther." But with subtitles, his deadpan delivery is hard to resist.
  17. What the film has going for it is a terrific performance from Weisz, who renders Alice at once sympathetic and enigmatic.
  18. To the Wonder teeters between experimentation and incoherence. Does it deserve to be seen? Absolutely. Just be aware of what you’re getting into.
  19. A family flick that punches the right buttons like a trained seal.
  20. For those who appreciate fiery dialogue delivered by fine actors, August: Osage County is heaven-sent.
  21. The rapid dialogue is dry and mannered, like a David Mamet play, there's virtually no story and Cronenberg's visual scheme is cold and claustrophobic.
  22. Footloose poses as a bold update, but it's shockingly out of step with the times.
  23. Working from a screenplay that he co-wrote with Christopher Rouse, director Paul Greengrass has come up with a post-Snowden film that delivers nonstop thrills.
  24. Be forewarned: The 100-Year-Old Man is edgier than its title would lead you to believe. Bad guys are bludgeoned, blown up and even crushed by an elephant, and the two duffers take a lassez-faire attitude toward disposing of them.
  25. It's a calculated crowd-pleaser that skims over the surface of the era like a cruise-ship production of "American Graffiti."
  26. Like a taxidermied owl, Stoker is lovely to look at, but in the end it’s hard to give a hoot.
  27. Everything about Trouble With the Curve is as streamlined and hollow as a Wiffle Ball bat.
  28. As a man committed to reinventing himself, Damon is terrific. And Johansson brings to Kelly just the right blend of spunkiness and hard-won maturity.

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