The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 5,522 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 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Kinsey
Lowest review score: 0 3 Geezers!
Score distribution:
5,522 movie reviews
  1. An exhilarating fish story in the perfectly cast comic adventure.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An epic success and a history-making production that finishes with a masterfully entertaining final installment.
  2. Not only (Kaufman's) most accessible and romantic screenplay, it's his most complete. The third act works like a charm and pulls all his themes, characters and conflicts together beautifully.
  3. Kill Bill-Vol. 2 puts to shame doubts entertained about aesthetic strategies or structural imbalance provoked by "Kill Bill-Vol. 1." Now that the entirety of Quentin Tarantino's epic revenge melodrama is on view, "Kill Bill" emerges as a brilliant, invigorating work, one to muse over for years to come.
  4. This is one of the most wildly romantic movies in ages.
  5. Festival Express should rightfully take its place in rock history as one of the great performance films of all time.
  6. Hysterically funny yet melancholy comedy.
  7. A story that soars with breakneck pace but slows in all the tender moments. Visually, this train ride is both majestic and edge-of-your-seat.
  8. One of the year's most satisfying films.
  9. Pixar again hitches top-notch storytelling to the very best in CG animation.
  10. Under Eastwood's painstakingly stripped-down direction -- his filmmaking has become the cinematic equivalent of Hemingway's spare though precise prose -- the story emerges as that rarest of birds, an uplifting tragedy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best war movies ever made, Downfall is a powerful and artistically masterful re-creation of the last days of the Third Reich.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With a delirious mix of the sublime and the silly, Hong Kong comedy king Stephen Chow Sing-chi has taken the kung fu comedy genre to new heights of chop-socky hilarity.
  11. Ron Howard and Russell Crowe bring the Braddock story to vivid life in a superbly acted, beautifully shot, highly engaging drama that ranks as one of Howard's best efforts.
  12. The latest installment could well be Romero's masterpiece. Taking full advantage of state-of-the-art makeup and visual effects, he has a more vivid canvas at his disposal, not to mention two decades worth of pent-up observations about American society.
  13. A wondrous flight of fancy, a stop-motion-animated treat brimming with imaginative characters, evocative sets, sly humor, inspired songs and a genuine whimsy that seldom finds its way into today's movies.
  14. Capote represents something unique in cinema.…Most eye-catching for critics and audiences in the weeks to come will be Philip Seymour Hoffman's brilliant metamorphosis into the persona of the late author.
  15. The best one yet.
  16. One of the best film musicals in years -- exuberant, sexy and life affirming in equal measure.
  17. An achingly eloquent rumination.
  18. Anne Proulx's 1997 short story in the New Yorker has been masterfully expanded by screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana to provide director Lee with his best movie since "Sense and Sensibility" in 1995.
  19. Greengrass has made not only a thoroughly fact-checked film but a film that uncontrovertibly comes from the heart.
  20. A ferociously entertaining film.
  21. Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers does a most difficult and brave thing and does it brilliantly. It is a movie about a concept. Not just any concept but the shop-worn and often wrong-headed idea of "heroism."
  22. The endearingly enduring 1952 E.B. White novel about friendship and salvation, has been turned into a beautifully rendered motion picture that's full of warmth, wit and wonder.
  23. Anurag Kashyap's Black Friday is a superb and devastating piece of cinema that with justification can be compared favorably to Gillo Pontocorvo's classic "The Battle of Algiers" in its dispassionate yet sweeping journalistic inquiry into cataclysmic social and political events.
  24. A ferociously entertaining thriller with sympathetic characters, stunning set pieces and pulsating excitement.
  25. Brad Bird and Pixar recapture the charm and winning imagination of classic Disney animation.
  26. Superbly crafted psychological thriller.
  27. Succeeds so beautifully because of a compelling story, great acting, intelligent writing and sensitive direction.

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