The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 5,590 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 Return to Homs
Lowest review score: 0 The Impaler
Score distribution:
5,590 movie reviews
  1. Not only a great cautionary tale, it's a civics lesson that should be seen by every concerned citizen.
  2. Everyone involved -- actors, crew, director Susanne Bier and screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen in their second collaboration -- are in peak form in this unflinching look at repressed feelings and emotional devastation.
  3. A superb portrait of a father and son disguised as a docu about Haskell Wexler.
  4. The final episode of George Lucas' cinematic epic "Star Wars" ends the six-movie series on such a high note that one feels like yelling out, "Rewind!" Yes, rewind through more than 13 hours of bravery, treachery, new worlds, odd creatures and human frailty.
  5. For Christopher Nolan to turn Batman Begins into such a smart, gritty, brooding, visceral experience is astonishing. Truly, Batman does begin again.
  6. A grand story of redemption, laced with barbecued wit and slopped with intrigue, Chrystal is a high heaping of brilliant storytelling.
  7. That rare beast, a terrific movie that boasts intelligent wit, expert storytelling, delightful characters and grown-up dialogue plus suspense and a wicked surprise ending.
  8. Superbly conveys its themes of despair and lost opportunities.
  9. Obscene, disgusting, vulgar and vile, The Aristocrats might be the funniest movie you'll ever see.
  10. There is no denying the emotional impact of the story, which is powerfully conveyed in this important, deeply moving documentary.
  11. Atom Egoyan has delivered a big, slick and sexy mystery in Where the Truth Lies, turning the Rupert Holmes novel into a sumptuous tale of show business hype and duplicity.
  12. A bold film both in its storytelling strategies and its filmmaking logistics.
  13. Neil Marshall's horrifically terrific The Descent cannily recasts 1972's "Deliverance" as a female-bonding thriller with some "Hills Have Eyes"-style mutant terror tossed in for truly harrowing effect.
  14. What is lightly sketched in the novel, where much is left to the imagination, blossoms into full-blown, richly detailed life in the movie.
  15. The gorilla is great, the girl terrific, sets are out of this world, creatures icky as hell, and the director clearly does not believe in the word "enough."
  16. A mesmerizing, richly nuanced inquiry into Israel's revenge of the Munich massacre of its athletes.
  17. Haneke echoes the theme of Hitchcock's "Rear Window": Moviemaking is basically an act of voyeurism. We secretly examine people's lives in every movie. But in this one, there is a hidden camera, a movie within the movie as it were, forcing us to observe a character along side a mysterious stranger.
  18. Fateless is both haunting and poetic. It also is visually stunning.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Confrontational, raw and always compelling, Little Fish is a film of rare power and conviction.
  19. The word "community" has become a cliche, but this party, both backstage and before the crowd, illustrates a specific sense of cultural community and the singular bliss of standing on a city street in late-summer rain for a once-in-a-lifetime concert.
  20. Deep Sea 3D, along with the recent Imax films "Coral Reef Adventure" and "Volcanoes of the Deep Sea," is a glorious example of educational entertainment at its best.
  21. With a cast of Scottish, German and French actors all speaking their own language, writer-director Christian Carion has fashioned a deeply moving and uplifting piece.
  22. This is the mother lode all action/suspense directors search for and Lee, who usually doesn't work in that genre, has hit it.
  23. Whatever one's opinion of Johnston's art, this is documentary filmmaking at its finest.
  24. To pull this kind of thing off you need exceptional performances, and the two leads rise commandingly to the challenge. Wilson, best known for his work in the screen version of "The Phantom of the Opera" and HBO's "Angels in America," keeps his true colors effectively muted throughout the bulk of their face-off, but it is Page who astonishes.
  25. Exquisite storytelling, acting and visuals.
  26. Not since Woody Allen's "Radio Days" has anyone created such a cinematic Valentine to the wonderfully imaginative medium of radio as A Prairie Home Companion.
  27. An affectionate and intimate celebration of the acclaimed troubadour in stirring music and words.
  28. This is a film of terrific selectivity. By focusing on two of the few who did survive the collapse, the film achieves emotional power and an uplifting ending.
  29. A work of terrific imagination, visceral punch and gothic beauty.

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