Tampa Bay Times' Scores

  • Movies
For 701 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Lowest review score: 0 End of Watch
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 65 out of 701
701 movie reviews
  1. Basically it's Ghostbusters meets Wreck-It Ralph, without the sustained charm or wit of either.
  2. Fans of either Smith will be sorely disappointed. The elder never before appeared this listless on screen, and the younger misplaced his unforced rapport with the camera that made the Karate Kid reboot so impressive. Only Shyamalan delivers what moviegoers expect from him, and that's a shame.
  3. If anyone could harness McCarthy's dynamo presence while protecting her from looking bad, it should be Falcone. Instead, Tammy suggests no one had the heart to tell this hot Hollywood couple that it wasn't working.
  4. Get Hard becomes an increasingly unpleasant comedy, wasting two very funny stars in a barrage of prison rape gags, lazy stereotypes, toilet stall indignities and insincere acceptance of people already marginalized in movies.
  5. Breaking Dawn Part 1 confirms suspicions that all four books could've made a heck of a single movie.
  6. On the plus side, Scott's plagues are cool. But it's a long slog to crocodile rocking, pestilence and Proactiv-proof sores.
  7. This Thing is purely for the gorehounds, and they aren't likely to leave impressed.
  8. Through it all, Marshall sticks to his rose-colored principles: You gotta have hope, listen to your heart and take leaps of faith. Plus a new one: Parker should never make it through a movie without at least one pair of fabulous shoes.
  9. The movie takes something primally appealing and attempts to explain it, fetishize it, turn it into something deeper and more dramatic than it is.
  10. A smarter-than-average bear becomes a dumber-than-usual kiddie flick with Yogi Bear, the lone Christmas release specifically aimed at children, so it automatically qualifies as their lump of coal.
  11. Country Strong is a country music melodrama, but I'm not sure which country.
  12. As far as unnecessary movies go, Predators is a pip.
  13. Can we please get over the notion that every superhero in a skintight suit deserves a movie? Green Lantern is the latest wallet drainer emptying the comic book bench, more thudding than "Thor" and sorely incoherent.
  14. What really offends about Hot Pursuit is its lazy approach to comedy, and so many short cuts making bad jokes possible.
  15. If only one character in Stone reacted as someone in his position would to the preposterous situation at hand, the movie would be 15 minutes long.
  16. An amoral mosaic of carnage and carnality.
  17. Billed as an action comedy, The Green Hornet isn't funny, and the action is often too frenetic to make any impression.
  18. None of these complaints would matter if The Bounty Hunter possessed even a smidgen of inspired comedy. It doesn't.
  19. A timid new take on the old fairy tale, and it's pretty grim.
  20. Carnahan didn't make a movie unfit for mankind but it certainly isn't worth mankind's money.
  21. Two flesh-and-blood performers stand out among the machinery. One is pop singer Rhianna, looking lovely as usual despite the military gear and quite comfortable with high-powered artillery. The other is Gregory D. Gadson, an Army veteran who lost his legs to a roadside bomb in Baghdad.
  22. Cloud Atlas, surely the most incoherent waste of time and money on screen this year.
  23. Jack the Giant Slayer is merely cable TV fodder waiting to happen and not worth a hill of beans, magic or otherwise.
  24. Other than its campy title, not much about Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is fun.
  25. The Art of Getting By is enough to drive a movie critic to drink. The next round's on the kid in the overcoat.
  26. The word "sappy" comes to mind, constantly. So often that I wanted to make like a tree and leaf. Frankly I'm stumped, wondering exactly who the audience is for such a drab slab of saccharine uplift.
  27. By the time Melancholia finally crawls to its conclusion, his (von Trier) round orb in the sky isn't as depressing as the rectangular screen.
  28. Something Borrowed is a romantic comedy in which absolutely no one deserves to end up happy.
  29. I wouldn't even DVR What's Your Number? if under house arrest and starved for entertainment. I've got this movie's number, and it's zero.
  30. Nearly everything about Just Wright is just wrong.

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