The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 7,840 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 The Social Network
Lowest review score: 0 What Love Is
Score distribution:
7840 movie reviews
  1. This thoroughly repetitive, ill-conceived and poorly executed effort -- with an emphasis on the word "effort" -- defeats these two talented people more often than not.
  2. Viktor would be campy fun if it wasn't so relentlessly tedious.
  3. Despite a couple of unconvincingly upbeat tacked-on moments at the end, Project X basically reads as nihilistic, as not believing in or standing for anything. Not even fun.
  4. A blandly generic romantic comedy mainly notable for its largely centering on Iranian-American characters, Shirin in Love demonstrates that clichés cross all ethnic boundaries.
  5. Incarnate, much like its central character at key moments, barely seems to have a pulse.
  6. A top-notch varied group of actors, no doubt attracted by the colorfulness of their roles, has been assembled, but their hardworking efforts are ultimately done in by the supremely pretentious nature of the material.
  7. For the most part, the proceedings are slow, solemn and tedious.
  8. Definitely third-rate Holocaust material.
  9. The sort of soft-core, erotic thriller that would benefit from a lot more trash and a lot more sex.
  10. This sentimental French farce unsuccessfully strains for laughs while lurching towards its all too predictable denouement.
  11. An aimlessly wandering DIY-indie that will send viewers retreating to popcorn movies at their local multiplex.
  12. Well, that didn't take long. Everything fun and terrific about "Iron Man," a mere two years ago, has vanished with its sequel. In its place, Iron Man 2 has substituted noise, confusion, multiple villains, irrelevant stunts and misguided story lines.
  13. The main performers do a reasonably good job of parodying the "Twilight" leads, with Proske particularly effective in subtly lampooning Kristen Stewart's moody mannerisms.
  14. A dysfunctional drama.
  15. The PG-13 film is heavy on scenes of cloudy blood in the water but almost entirely lacking shock shots of flesh torn asunder. (And while marketing relies heavily on bikinis, the movie's light on that kind of flesh as well.)
  16. At best a kitschy "Catch Me If You Can" and at worst a tedious comedy that grows more tiresome by every self-consciously irreverent minute.
  17. Goss, who by any standard is the real star of the film, displays charismatic intensity and impressive physicality.
  18. After nearly two hours of nonstop mayhem, the film ends on a surprisingly muted note, though pains have been taken to make sure that the hoped-for sequel has been carefully set up.
  19. Whenever the camera settles down to record a simple conversation between two characters, things suddenly feel stilted, as if the filmmakers cannot build the drama without flinging a hundred different things in front of the lens at the same time.
  20. The production is over-stuffed with cutesy split screens, jarring dream sequences and a pushy score by Bright Eyes band members Nathaniel Walcott and Mike Mogis that succeed in dragging the proceedings from merely cloying to increasingly annoying.
  21. A wrong place/wrong time actioner stupid enough to damage the art-house credibility of actor Paul Walker.
  22. In addition to its unconvincing, cliché-ridden storyline, Alina takes itself too seriously.
  23. Sex Tape is sexcruciating.
  24. She's (Milla Jovovich) constantly being besieged by a seemingly never-ending series of monsters, and we -- at least every couple of years or so -- are forced to sit through yet another installment of the mind-numbing series.
  25. The movie strands you in two miserable flats with these cliche-ridden characters and a static love story that is as predictable as it is pedestrian.
  26. Brad Anderson has basically thrown everything into the film's furnace so as to keep its wobbly narrative running — to no avail, sadly: as the leaps between genre tropes and divergent threads exposes ever wider plot holes, this incoherent adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe attempts endless twists and turns culminating in a supposedly cathartic denouement drenched in sap.
  27. No less noisy, obnoxious or just plain groan-inducing than the previous installments.
  28. Only Diaz shows spark because the actress knows how to simultaneously play nice and be a nasty character, thereby gaining audience sympathy. Everyone else hits one note, and it isn't nice.
  29. Too often settles for raunchiness instead of wit.
  30. Cruz’s aces performance apart, very little about this extremely disappointing film feels real, and some of it is risible.

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