The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 5,866 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 Youth
Lowest review score: 0 I Know Who Killed Me
Score distribution:
5,866 movie reviews
  1. The six penguins cast in this amiable family comedy steal the movie -- along with any fish they can find -- although the film's star, Jim Carrey, does manage to hold his own. Barely.
  2. No one who sees the film will feel it breaks any new ground, but as a cinematic equivalent of comfort food, it goes down easily.
  3. A luminous central performance from Golshifteh Farahani distinguishes an ambitious if somewhat monotonously wordy adaptation of a prize-winning best-seller.
  4. Joe
    Where it really works is in Cage's bone-deep characterization of a man at war with himself.
  5. A family-friendly fantasy that finds the director working in an uncharacteristically gentle mood.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The thriller aspects of the story and the overall solid level of acting -- including a sexy performance from a red-hot Nicole Kidman -- keep the audience interested but never fully emotionally involved.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The basic premise of this delightful comedy from Sweden is one of the most imaginative you'll ever see. It's all based on music -- raw, elemental and percussive -- out of which genuine laughs are wrung from beginning to end.
  6. A delightful and uplifting study of kids and families by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda.
  7. The result is a stylishly executed but punishing ultra-realistic thriller that might be classified as family torture porn.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is Shakespeare as action film --- furiously paced and unapologetically cinematic.
  8. At times "Days" seems more of a social commentary on the shrinking middle class than the will-they-or-won't-they-make-it story at the heart of the film.
  9. In all fairness, this swill's swells are in the action: car chases, foot chases, wipeouts, shootouts, brawls and falls -- and they're terrific. Director Kathryn Bigelow pumps up the action to, indeed, full adrenal dimension. [12 July 1991]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
  10. There's little facetious comedy a la the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series. It's all traditional stuff, done well but without an original spark.
  11. Veteran Yucatan stage actor Hector Herrera is a delight as the suspicious old garageman who gives Juan an important lesson about letting go.
  12. Hess gets her romance just grounded enough to handle the comic extremes supplied by the supporting cast.
  13. Etxeberria is a good match for the film's Cassavetes-inspired character study. She's no Gena Rowlands, but this woman is clearly under the influence of something that might destroy more lives than hers.
  14. Well conceived and unmanipulative, it will play well with auds attuned to its social-justice themes.
  15. Director-writer Chris Paine's upbeat follow-up to his controversial 2006 documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car" features a number of colorful industry leaders in addition to cameos by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jon Favreau.
  16. The wall-to-wall soundtrack naturally features plenty of today's leading hip-hop and R&B artists, including Flo Rida, T-Pain, Missy Elliott and Trey Songz.
  17. The film falls into an interesting intersection between documentary and feature, between reality and fiction.
  18. An action picture with the emotional simplicity of a bedtime story, painted in the grimy colors of the London underworld.
  19. Dick's strongest points are that these raters receive no training and are given no standards by which to judge movies. Experts in child psychology or media or social studies are not consulted. Nor are they allowed on the board. The days of counting F-words or pelvic thrusts need to end, and in the film's quieter moments, Dick makes this case compellingly.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a piece of unabashed myth-making from first-time writer-director Sunny Abberton, himself a member of the infamous surf tribe from the working-class beachside suburb of Maroubra, in Sydney.
  20. Although diffuse at times, this documentary delivers a vibrant portrait of a fascinating subculture.
  21. [A] claustrophobically discomfiting but quizzically comic study of social unease and embarrassment.
  22. Overall, Year of the Dog evinces an appealing sentimentality without being maudlin or only puppy-dog cute.
  23. The impact of the quietly observant film builds until the unlikeliest of elements - an old Broadway tune, an empty garage, a conversation about fenders - detonate with long-buried emotion, anguished and tender.
  24. As action, it's niftily executed, the suspense neatly built, and the shocks expectedly surprising.
  25. Superbly made but burdened by some dull human characters enacted by an interesting international cast who can't do much with them, this new Godzilla is smart, self-aware, eye-popping and arguably in need of a double shot of cheeky wit.
  26. While the film is too convoluted to stir boxoffice excitement, it offers some rewards for sophisticated moviegoers

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