The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 5,920 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 42% 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 Once Upon a Time Verônica
Lowest review score: 0 Exists
Score distribution:
5,920 movie reviews
  1. A rom-com whose agreeable individual elements aren't enough to sell the witless contrivance around which they revolve.
  2. Thomason delivers a strong performance as the stalwart hero, and Furlong... makes for a highly convincing jerk. But their efforts aren’t enough to prevent the end of the world, at least as depicted here, from seeming awfully dull.
  3. The ‘70s recreation is reasonable -- there are plenty of vintage cars and pop tunes of the moment -- but the characters never register beyond the surfaces of the scenes despite being equipped with long-festering resentments and grudges.
  4. The silliness of the conceit is far from the biggest problem in a picture that has no clue what to do with the wealth of talent in front of the camera.
  5. A road picture mired by unsteady camera work, lackadaisical pacing and cumbersome speechmaking, Free Zone is an excruciating cinematic trek. Israeli director Amos Gitai's narrative, both visually and conversationally, is a disappointing dud.
  6. Director Benjamin doesn't really handle the material with the outrageous excess it deserves, with the result that the proceedings seem far too mild.
  7. A paranormal mystery without a spine. It has no suspense because it has no belief in itself.
  8. Fails to exploit the myriad comedic possibilities, settling instead for broad, unconvincing slapstick aimed at 12-year-olds and gags Shakespeare would have rejected as ancient.
  9. A grindhouse slasher picture that swings from dull to ridiculous without finding any pulpy pleasure in between.
  10. The result proves to be as appealing and effervescent as a flute of flat champagne.
  11. What the problem comes down to is a group of filmmakers making misguided choices in an effort to broaden the movie's demographics beyond those who attend X Games.
  12. Despite the world-changing ramifications inherent to the plot, the results are more tedious than thrilling.
  13. A laugh-starved comedy that seeks to plug into the comic stylings of Mo'Nique for its energy and humor.
  14. Loosely inspired by real events, the plot is time-scrambled and non-linear, hinting at Quentin Tarantino levels of post-modern playfulness that sadly never materialize.
  15. One of the unfunniest comedies ever. Punch lines are lifeless. Characters are borderline catatonic. Running gags can't even walk.
  16. This second feature based on a best-selling book by Jim Stovall is mainly repetitive in its themes and suffers from a melodramatic plotline and hamfisted execution.
  17. It's something you'd think only the crassest of Hollywood producers would come up with - injecting sex appeal into an event as ghastly at the Nanjing massacre - but it's an element central to The Flowers of War, a contrived and unpersuasive look at an oft-dramatized historical moment.
  18. This lame comedy about a big doofus who enters the fight game manages to take every cliche in the book and render them even more cliched.
  19. If the target audience for this film were any younger, they'd be embryos.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Seldom has such great star power been marshaled in the service of a sillier movie than The Other Man.
  20. Beneath gets capsized as much by its knuckleheaded script as by its somewhat risible giant flesh-eating fish.
  21. Fails to rise above the inherent sordidness of the subject matter. It’s indifferently acted and directed, though it generates a measure of suspense and queasy fascination.
  22. Fix
    The sole redeeming factor is the presence of Olivia Wilde (Fox's "House"), who manages to keep the proceedings watchable for at least a portion of the running time.
  23. The movie only wakes up when Hart and/or Arkin are on screen (preferably together).
  24. Ultimately, the film doesn't succeed in its thematic aspirations, proving yet again that great literature doesn't usually transfer successfully to the screen.
  25. Combining the ludicrous with the lurid, Twisted is twisted all right.
  26. Any scrap of charm or honest-to-goodness humor already possessed in limited quantities by the original has been relegated to the outhouse in this sorry follow-up.
  27. For all its manic energy, there aren't enough recreational drugs in the world to make Yakuza Apocalypse anything but a bloody silly bore.
  28. Although the teenage audience is notoriously undiscriminating, it's hard to imagine many kids turning out for this laugh-free comedy.
  29. The dark fantasy manages to be grindingly dull despite its many quirks.

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