The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 6,272 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Lowest review score: 0 Beyond Honor
Score distribution:
6,272 movie reviews
  1. Representing one of Robin Williams' last films, A Merry Friggin' Christmas lives up to its bah, humbug title. Not only because it's terrible, although it is, but rather because one desperately hoped that the beloved actor would go out on a high note.
  2. At least a fright-wigged Joe Mantegna, delivering an execrable cameo as a whacked-out doctor, has a good excuse for his presence; the writer-director is one of his former film students.
  3. The "Dexter" star gives it his all in this indie comedy about a 35-year-old unemployed man coping with various romantic and life crises, but by the end of this terminally cute effort you'll wish that he just stop moping and kill somebody already.
  4. Aaron Zigman’s score provides reassuring downhome uplift — perhaps a necessary element in a tale of impossible, perfect love, where everything happens for a reason and is as it should be, even when it’s terrible.
  5. The film will leave viewers feeling emasculated in more ways than one.
  6. Elba, who recruited his former Luther director Miller into the project, gives the film more dignity than it deserves, and Henson delivers a performance of complex emotional shadings. But their fine work is utterly wasted in this B-movie exploitation thriller that would barely make for passable viewing on late night cable television.
  7. Misses nary a single cliché in its visually disorienting and narratively confusing proceedings.
  8. Despite the presence of Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer, both sprightly and appealing in the lead roles, this misfire of a cornball romance is so tone-deaf, so utterly lacking in screwball snap and visual punch, that viewers will find it hard to care whether or not the aging lovebirds end up in each other’s arms.
  9. The screenplay by Eddie and Chris Borey fails to live up to the juiciness of the original premise, lacking meaningful character development and teasing out its unveiling of its mysterious plot elements in dull, plodding fashion.
  10. Art fans might reasonably expect one of the world's most successful painters to display a distinctive or at least appealing visual sense here, but they will be disappointed by Yasutaka Nagano's pedestrian photography; the film fares even worse in terms of storytelling and pacing.
  11. The clumsy and cliched approach by writer-director Bala Rajashekaruni robs the movie of any dramatic punch.
  12. The reductionist plot eventually forces both the protagonists and the filmmakers into a blind shaft without a productive exit strategy.
  13. While Isaac Feder's raunchy comedy gives the "Sixth Sense" star the opportunity to roll a condom over a banana and talk really dirty, it offers precious little to even the most undemanding audiences.
  14. Not only does the film stumble badly from one skit to another, the skits themselves have too much dead air.
  15. Starring a painfully awkward Katherine Heigl, One for the Money mostly resembles a failed television pilot.
  16. Superficially provocative but ultimately pointless, this is one punishing vacation.
  17. Unfinished Business is the cinematic equivalent of sub-par fast food (think Carl’s Jr. or Jack in the Box); it’s cheap, easy and maybe even tasty for a second or two, but leaves you feeling queasy and undernourished.
  18. Here is one more dubious piece of agitprop that will delight the author’s fans and have very little impact on his opponents.
  19. A banal revenge melodrama-cum-detective story, but fans of the video game on which it is based should not be alarmed.
  20. This low-rent, R-rated "Rush Hour"-ish comic caper could have been several notches better with more charismatic leads and some dialogue upgrades but still would have felt like a genre hand-me-down.
  21. Lifeless and irredeemably sour. It is difficult to imagine much of an audience embracing it, despite a cast of well-knowns and up-and-comers.
  22. Having tackled treacherous terrain to film Hayata's story, the filmmakers miss the opportunity to deliver a scorching testament to the dangers and passions that drive the saga.
  23. Insipid, predictable, broad comedy mixed with Disney Family Values makes for one exasperating sit.
  24. Bottom line: A soft-hearted gross-out pic. If you're not a male between 17 and 23 and don't find the chance to see R-rated rejects from "America's Funniest Home Videos" a good thing, The Long Weekend will be a long and pointless haul.
  25. The general air of slipshod incompetence thus torpedoes the intriguing concepts underlying Lewis's screenplay.
  26. The film plays like a garish melodrama that reproduces the most ham-fisted, polemical aspects of "Crash."
  27. Homefront is sufficiently silly and low-down to be entertaining on a certain marginal level, but it wouldn't appear that those involved, with the possible exception of Franco, approached this with the idea that they might be making good trash; it looks too elaborate and costly for that and the script exhibits no self-aware humor.
  28. The overstuffed film is definitely less than the sum of its admittedly occasionally scary parts.
  29. Essentially a feature-length advertisement for the Mormon Church which makes AT&T's "Reach Out and Touch Someone" TV commercials seem edgy by comparison, Meet the Mormons is strictly for the converted.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    2 1/2 hours of shouting, gesticulating, pratfalls and groin kicks will leave viewers with an MSG headache.

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