The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 7,835 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 Black Friday
Lowest review score: 0 What Love Is
Score distribution:
7835 movie reviews
  1. Manages to be insulting both to slasher movies and lesbians. Where's the gay rights movement when you need it?
  2. A collection of feeble jokes in the service of green themes. Sustainability never looked so stupid.
  3. It’s not a problem there’s a hole, as it were, in the common-sense logic of the film’s world; it’s that there’s a big, gaping hole where the illogic should be, a whole lot of nothing where there should be metaphor, playfulness, all that juicy, enigmatic, magical-realism stuff that helps films like Being John Malkovich and its many knockoffs become fodder for film-studies essays.
  4. Reduced to a teen girl empowerment vehicle that trots out every show business cliche about sacrificing your values for stardom, the film is a non-starter.
  5. The rather routine imitation of reality TV-style camera and editing techniques, along with uninspired special effects associated with Carson’s spiritual affliction, don’t attempt to break new ground but gain little by repeating familiar formulas.
  6. Playing the emotionally shut-down driver for an escort service, the actor provides what little interest there is to be found in this otherwise aimless depiction of urban alienation.
  7. This silly film does nothing to enhance Taiwanese auteur Tsai Ming-liang's reputation. The acting is below par, the mise-en-scene is clumsy and the structure is lazy.
  8. This low-rent frat house comedy is at once far more vulgar and decidedly less anarchic than its obvious inspiration and should flunk out of theaters before this year's crop of freshman students even finish unpacking their bags.
  9. Ultimately a hollow and pointless exercise.
  10. Nick Cannon, playing an L.A. cop who goes undercover as a prep school student, provides the few sparks this wan action-comedy can muster.
  11. The Last Film Festival is stuck in a loop of painfully silly humor, with stars Dennis Hopper and Jacqueline Bisset offering glimmers of the satire that might have been.
  12. The story has little resonance or depth. The R-rated movie comes off as exploitative and derivative.
  13. The bottom line: Mirthless and unmoving drama about a depressed stand-up comedian finding a new life as a kindergarten teacher.
  14. Attempting to mix emotional pathos with broad farce, the film fails on both levels.
  15. A numbingly indulgent drama whose fine cast can't breathe life into a script that isn't nearly as self-aware as it thinks.
  16. Features sitcom-style stock characters and situations, not to mention the sort of ethnic stereotypes to be found in TV ads for fast-food Mexican restaurant chains.
  17. The hilariously dirty insult comic Lisa Lampanelli shows up all too briefly as Engvall's shrewish wife.
  18. Comprising reclaimed bits from "Blade Runner," "A Clockwork Orange" and "Children of Men" and glibly served up with hyper Guy Ritchie attitude by first-time feature director Miguel Sapochnik, the resulting in-your-face mess never knows what it wants to be when it grows up.
  19. Silent Hill is not a place you want to go, and that applies for moviegoers as well as this videogame adaptation's characters.
  20. Disjointed and confusing, the film fails to live up to the promise of its spooky setting. There’s a good horror film to be made from this story, but The Axe Murders of Villisca isn’t it.
  21. Splinter is a bad idea, borrowing body parts, as it were, from old horror flicks to genuinely unsatisfying results.
  22. The star wattage quickly dims in this slick-looking but ringingly hollow affair that starts off generically at best before collapsing into a convoluted heap of shrill screen cliches.
  23. The film might amuse some, especially fans of Alfred Hitchcock, but is likely to annoy almost everyone else.
  24. Self-destructs in its quest for comic outrageousness.
  25. The film is the product of the same production company responsible for such previous Willis duds as "Vice," "The Prince," and "Fire With Fire." Either the Die Hard star enjoys working with them, or he's being blackmailed.
  26. Smiley, is unfortunately less scary than, say, the prospect of your significant other accidentally discovering your search engine history.
  27. A bottomless pit of lame characters, horror-film cliches and improbable monsters.
  28. This Mexican action flick from director-writer Beto Gómez has all the makings of a great comedy only no one told the filmmakers.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Whimpers a bit like "Rosemary's Baby" and gurgles occasionally like "The Exorcist," but the video look and bare-bones craftsmanship all scream B movie.
  29. There is no purpose to the film other than random blood splattering amid scenes of bondage, primitive savagery and S&M eroticism. The film is numbing and dumb with its hero indistinguishable from its villains.

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