The Guardian's Scores

For 1,454 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Chi-Raq
Lowest review score: 20 Third Person
Score distribution:
1454 movie reviews
  1. It goes on for ever without getting properly started: an epic of depthless self-indulgence.
  2. In theory, these are twentysomethings we're talking about. But they walk and talk like fortysomethings or fiftysomethings, such is their dullness and self-absorption.
  3. Mon Roi, directed and co-written by Maïwenn (that is, film-maker and actor Maïwenn Le Besco) is an unendurable confection of complacent and self-admiring nonsense: shallow, narcissistic, histrionic and fake.
  4. There can hardly be a bigger waste of time than this piece of twee nonsense.
  5. Pesce asks viewers to go along with the absurdity while offering nothing to justify any of it. It’s a murder ballad gone out of tune.
  6. Sadly, Savages plays up to Stone's worst tendencies: machismo, bombast and self-indulgence, and the factor that could conceivably have made this movie tolerable – humour – is off the menu.
  7. Scenes have a habit of stopping at any second, with or without whopping soundtrack.
  8. This tardy rehash of fairytale tropes finds sometime genre innovator M Night Shyamalan clinging in abject desperation to the found-footage movement’s careworn coattails.
  9. The two adjectives in the title should be replaced with "annoying" and "unendurably tiresome".
  10. Remove the subtitles, and it's one of Cameron Crowe's head-in-the-clouds dramas, as scripted by M Night Shyamalan: an insultingly arbitrary reveal, preceded by vast, wailing washes of Pink Floyd and Sigur Rós. A very vanilla sky, this.
  11. Mr Right is Grosse Pointe Blank meets Dexter. Liman meets Tarantino. Derivative idea meets sloppy execution.
  12. The inept script... makes for a perfect bedfellow with Egoyan’s flat TV movie direction and an overwrought score that sounds like a drunk impression of Bernard Herrmann.
  13. A deafening, boring action pile-up that is more Call of Duty than Robocop.
  14. Dejah, with her seen-it-all-before smirk, is not a very sympathetic heroine, and Kitsch is stolid and dull. And as for the red planet, the answer to David Bowie's famous question is no. What a sadd'ning bore it is.
  15. It's leaden, boorish and dull.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A tedious, misjudged marriage of Olympic opening ceremony, Eurovision half-time show and most recorded nightmares, Worlds Away is set in a mysterious land of make-believe.
  16. A film that should feel urgent and of its time, but instead is rendered cliched and dull by Sollet’s amateurish handling of the material.
  17. This romp is just embarrassing.
  18. With much buzzing, beeping and whirring, the Terminator franchise comes to an absolute creative standstill, or even goes clankingly into reverse, with this fantastically dull fourth episode.
  19. Abhorrent politics aside, it’s also a terrible movie. The dialogue is atrocious, the performances rote. One could make the case that its incoherence is a grand meta-narrative statement about the fluidity of combat, but I don’t think that’s the case.
  20. Masterminds is a bit of an interesting case study, as it is basically a Coen brothers film but put through a mechanism that removes all the wit, visual style or excitement. In its place are tortuously dull set-pieces, rambling dialogue and banal stagings.
  21. Doubtless, like The Producers, it will be adapted back into the theatre, some time in 2017, at which time it will be even more bland and tiring.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Interior. Leather Bar ultimately rings hollow in its diatribe and agenda because its chief instigator refuses to open up.
  22. The first act of the film wins some laughs on surrealist shock humour, but at the expense of ever accepting this character and her world as real.
  23. This film is making a wheezing, spluttering sound: the sound of a profitable YA franchise running out of steam.
  24. There is a creepy, undead feel to this lumbering comedy set in the offices of Google, and Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn have a distinct Baron Samedi look in their eyes.
  25. Once upon a time, this wackiness had some novelty value. Now it’s tedious.
  26. Robert De Niro does further damage to a reputation much battered by "The Big Wedding."
  27. It reduces a complex and extraordinary case to soap. It makes you care less, for all its heavy-breathing and cheapo coaxing.
  28. The flat-out dullness of Arthur is the point of Dante Ariola's debut feature, but it's also its undoing.

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