The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 5,474 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 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Lowest review score: 0 Movie 43
Score distribution:
5,474 movie reviews
  1. The most startling performance comes from Val Kilmer as Wade's hardened cellmate, a man who combines bitterness with wisdom.
  2. Satisfying for devoted fans and might even win a convert or two.
  3. The average age of the band's members is 62. They don't even bother to disguise that fact. These men look like your grandfather, right up until the downbeat. Then the magnificence of their playing sweeps away all concepts of age. Rock on.
  4. Exotic and thoughtful.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An amusing ensemble piece about the troubles of dislocated twentysomethings attempting to find their way through life and love.
  5. A shapely sequel that retains much of the sparkle and warmth that made the original such a pleasant surprise.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ex-Germs infect biopic with punk authenticity
  6. Overcomes its essential familiarity thanks to a frequently witty script, grounded direction (by Peter Cattaneo, of "Full Monty" fame) and an engaging turn by its star that proves him more than capable of carrying a comedy feature.
  7. Manages to stand on its own two skyscraper heels thanks to the comic force of nature that is Anna Faris.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An engaging if less than revelatory documentary.
  8. The biggest hole in this picture is not so much whether an audience will buy its miracles but whether an audience will care about Henry Poole. Wilson hits the same notes in virtually every scene without any change to his physical rhythms or moods.
  9. It may not be as much fun as old spy movies starring Cary Grant or more recent entertainments such as "Spy Game," directed by Ridley's brother Tony, but it feels all too accurate.
  10. There's a terrific tenderness in Travolta's performance, while Cyrus and company are similarly effective.
  11. Joel and Ethan Coen clearly are in a prankish mood, knocking out a minor piece of silliness with all the trappings of an A-list studio movie.
  12. The stark drama harkens back to Sidney Lumet classics like "Serpico" and "Prince of the City"-filmmaking that went after an unadorned, jagged realism, with acting to match.
  13. Thanks to a rock-solid performance by Dennis Quaid, nice historical touches and energetic direction by Gary Fleder, the tried-and-true formula is given a welcome shot of adrenaline.
  14. Kimberly's ground-zero home video of the storm is what really makes the film exceptional, although much of it is of such rough quality and execution that it struggles to hold up on the big screen.
  15. Eska seems to be attempting an ambitious Mexican-American variation on "King Lear," another tale of an aging patriarch seeking refuge but ultimately rejected by ungrateful children.
  16. Tsai, who co-wrote the script with Yu, pulls out all the stops with his C-dub role, brimming with witty send-ups of Chinese-American cultural values and Asian stereotypes.
  17. Woodard conveys the rock-solid values of a true Christian without ever falling into sappiness. Bates is enjoyably larger-than-life, as the role requires.
  18. Modest but moving, a finely observed portrait of a father/daughter relationship that will resonate deeply for many viewers.
  19. While it makes no bones about where its sympathies lie, these fictional stories show a genuine fascination with the role politics plays on both sides of such confrontations and how things can spin out of control with no single person to blame.
  20. Keira Knightley is a terrific choice to play the 18th century socialite.
  21. In spite of a few missteps, the cumulative impact of the film is undeniable.
  22. Less a political movie than a boxing film without the gloves.
  23. Rudd and Scott hail from different universes of movie comedy, but manage together here just fine, particularly since each takes a different path.
  24. The great strength of the film is that it is difficult to know where cinema verite leaves off and fiction begins.
  25. An affecting ensemble piece that's destined to generate a fair share of awards-season buzz.
  26. The picture might not be as fresh and clever as it could have been, but its spirited voice cast delivers the whole enchilada.
  27. As surprising as it is delicious with an indelible performance by new star Sally Hawkins.

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