The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 5,514 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Up
Lowest review score: 0 3 Geezers!
Score distribution:
5,514 movie reviews
  1. In the end, an audience has far too much knowledge about Gregoire's movie projects and finances and far too little about what makes anyone here tick.
  2. Features a profusion of provocative ideas and a wealth of vintage film clips but is unable to avoid having the inevitable feel of a college thesis.
  3. Narratively, Wild Grass is a fractured romance, that never jells on any level, except for the backdrop visuals. Visually scrumptious, as if culled from the pages of good-taste magazines, it has the appeal of a designer catalog, and also the depth.
  4. Thanks to the great Helen Mirren as the wife and Spanish actor Sergio Peris-Mencheta as the boxer, the film does create a convincing portrait of a late-flourishing love that takes everyone by surprise.
  5. While its cast delivers uniformly breezy performances, most everything else about Ramona's move to the multiplex feels unremarkable.
  6. Very much bearing the creative imprint of Robert Rodriguez, but directed by Nimrod Antal, the new edition, in its best moments, is an unabashed B-movie that plays like a jacked-up "Twilight Zone" with award-winning actors delivering the pulp-infused dialogue.
  7. Spoken Word, which centers on the tense reunion between a recovering addict poet and his dying father, features more cliches than it can comfortably handle and is not helped by its grindingly slow pacing.
  8. This isn't so much that the story and characters are weak -- though they very much are -- but that animatronics and computer animation so anthropomorphize these critters that they bear more resemblance to cartoons than actual flesh-and-fur animals.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Aside from the sweltering Egyptian climate, little heat or excitement is generated by the film or its attractive stars.
  9. Reiner again demonstrates compassion and insight into young people's battles to acquire self-knowledge, but in his new film, too many clearly fictional characters and contrived situations bog down his story.
  10. The film never ventures, even once, into a situation that does not reek of comfy familiarity.
  11. Although well-meaning in its attempt to dramatize the stigma the subject evokes in the South Asian American community, Hiding Divya ultimately falters in its execution.
  12. A backwoods psychological thriller delivered faux-documentary-style, with mixed results.
  13. The next time you're invited to a French dinner party, you might want to give it a pass, if the tedious proceedings in Change of Plans are any indication.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Zhang Yimou's remake of the Coen brothers' "Blood Simple" as a Chinese period thriller-farce in a desert setting. A high-rolling but garish production with untranslatable regional ribald humor, it is aimed squarely at the China market.
  14. Nothing really adds up, and the ending is downright absurd. You would like even the most austere, doctrinaire existential movie to earn its downbeat ending. This one fails utterly to do so.
  15. Among the girls, Emma Roberts has solid scenes with Rockwell.
  16. International audiences will be confronted by a rather predictable and highly implausible road movie that strains to achieve too many agendas.
  17. Landing somewhere between a generational comedy and soap opera, the film is forgettable fun.
  18. The audience it manages to reach will find it as vicerally satisfying as a doc on this subject can be.
  19. Abounding in dumb jokes that kids are bound to like but sometimes too scary for very young viewers, the movie -- also going out in 2D -- takes too long to find its footing and at best is proficient, not exhilarating.
  20. The movie ends just when complications start to set in, which makes you wonder how invested Allen really is in the little melodramas within this comedy.
  21. Like a frumpy version of "Knocked Up" playing out in a sadder, stranger world, Barry Munday offers two icky humans and hopes that, by the tale's end, we'll be happy they're procreating.
  22. Like the source material, it's ultimately less than the sum of its parts -- an assemblage of moderately interesting human interest stories that don't carry much weight on the big screen.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Scott Thomas is an accomplished actress who can do passion as well as she can do light comedy. But she never quite convinces as a woman prepared to endure every humiliation to pursue her dream of a new life.
  23. Strong performances by Kristin Scott Thomas as the stern Aunt Mimi, who raised the future Beatle from the age of 5, and Anne-Marie Duff as his troubled mother heighten the dramatic appeal of what otherwise is quite a dull film.
  24. While Jackass 3D can never be accused of stinting on its spring-loaded arsenal of projectile bodily fluids, neither does it approach that sublime, laugh-until-it-hurts level of gross-out nirvana that made the first two installments so darned irresistible.
  25. The film captures the energy, the stresses and the tension of people striking punching bags and each other but without narration, it all feels a bit random and uninteresting.
  26. Very much a lesson, and a repetitive and uneven one at that, GhettoPhysics succeeds at least as a conversation starter.
  27. Anyone who has seen the original knows exactly where things are heading, with the result that the proceedings seem far more manipulative than unnerving.

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