The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 5,408 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 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Million Dollar Baby
Lowest review score: 0 3 Geezers!
Score distribution:
5,408 movie reviews
  1. For Christopher Nolan to turn Batman Begins into such a smart, gritty, brooding, visceral experience is astonishing. Truly, Batman does begin again.
  2. A grand story of redemption, laced with barbecued wit and slopped with intrigue, Chrystal is a high heaping of brilliant storytelling.
  3. 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.
  4. Superbly conveys its themes of despair and lost opportunities.
  5. Obscene, disgusting, vulgar and vile, The Aristocrats might be the funniest movie you'll ever see.
  6. There is no denying the emotional impact of the story, which is powerfully conveyed in this important, deeply moving documentary.
  7. 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.
  8. A bold film both in its storytelling strategies and its filmmaking logistics.
  9. 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.
  10. What is lightly sketched in the novel, where much is left to the imagination, blossoms into full-blown, richly detailed life in the movie.
  11. 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."
  12. A mesmerizing, richly nuanced inquiry into Israel's revenge of the Munich massacre of its athletes.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. This is the mother lode all action/suspense directors search for and Lee, who usually doesn't work in that genre, has hit it.
  19. Whatever one's opinion of Johnston's art, this is documentary filmmaking at its finest.
  20. 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.
  21. Exquisite storytelling, acting and visuals.
  22. 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.
  23. An affectionate and intimate celebration of the acclaimed troubadour in stirring music and words.
  24. 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.
  25. A work of terrific imagination, visceral punch and gothic beauty.
  26. A heartwarming and moving adventure that does excellent justice to the classic character.
  27. Foulkrod's film is not about taking a political side, though it is clear she is strongly opposed to the war in Iraq. Her focus instead is on the dehumanizing of eager young men and their transformation into killing machines.
  28. It didn't seem possible, but Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Wee Man and company might just have cooked up a sequel that's even wilder, funnier, extra-depraved and more gag-inducing than the seemingly incomparable "Jackass the Movie."
  29. A fascinating mix of high-minded gossip and historical perspective, examines the clash of values -- of ritual and traditions versus media savvy and political ambition -- that leads to a crisis for the British monarchy.

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