The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 5,110 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 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Festival Express
Lowest review score: 0 Material Girls
Score distribution:
5,110 movie reviews
  1. A textbook example of how not to mess with success, Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is every bit as forced, synthetic, banal and mawkish as the first edition.
  2. Hoodwinked occupies some considerably shaky turf situated uncomfortably between "Shrek" and dreck.
  3. Ice-bound black comedy boasts strong cast for an indie but can't quite decide what it wants to be.
  4. The film doesn't have much in the way of genuine laughs despite a plethora of attempted gags, but it does have a geniality that makes it hard to entirely dislike.
  5. Unfortunately, there's little wit or genuine suspense to elevate the proceedings above the level of a cheesy comic book.
  6. If state-of-the-art cross-gender fat suits and drunken Chihuahuas were the stuff of comic genius, Big Momma's House 2 still wouldn't be very funny.
  7. Nothing von Trier presents here, whether real or imagined, is fresh or new.
  8. Alternately tedious and bombastic, the film never achieves a consistent tone, and the characters and situations, while seemingly played on a realistic level, are neither remotely credible nor satisfyingly surreal.
  9. Telling an obviously lived-in tale, this small-scale indie drama suffers from a compendium of cliches.
  10. Even with the inspired choice of Steve Martin in the Clouseau role, this "Panther" picture is more bumbling and fumbling than the blissfully oblivious, accident-prone Inspector.
  11. Proves to be a disappointing turn-off. The film deliberately works against most cinematic expectations.
  12. Everything today's young audiences are conditioned to want: incessant noise, jumpy editing, torrential music, shallow, overblown characters and sheer emptiness at its core. Imagine yourself trapped inside a two-hour video game, and you've got the Night Watch experience.
  13. Strictly for the small-fry set, lacking the visual style, wit or imagination necessary to entice adult viewers.
  14. A romantic and philosophical muddle.
  15. Has an impressive visual style that reveals its director's music-video experience. Unfortunately, that's about all it has going for it because its sluggish pacing and confusing story line will prevent it from appealing to all but the most rabid J-horror fans.
  16. Few films have ever ended on such a low, anti-climatic note as The Zodiac.
  17. A well-meaning but hopelessly stilted melodrama, Hate Crime sacrifices good intentions with its mediocrity of execution.
  18. A painfully earnest but dramatically inert film.
  19. Morrissey gives a stiff, awkward performance, while Stone moves dangerously close to overplaying the femme fatale. There is little if any intrigue in the story or the characters. Even the murders don't even seem to matter much.
  20. The film is a relentlessly loud and ultimately exhausting exercise only partially leavened by the usual heavy doses of wisecracking humor and visual gags.
  21. Finally, there is an answer to the old question, "What's more boring than watching golf on television?" As the new docu 95 Miles to Go reveals, watching Ray Romano watching golf on television is much more boring.
  22. Sets out to be a baby "Big Chill" but plays out like an unsold Fox pilot.
  23. RV
    The biggest disappointment is the rigorously rote nature of the characters and story line in Geoff Rodkey's script
  24. Da Vinci never rises to the level of a guilty pleasure. Too much guilt. Not enough pleasure.
  25. Its deadly serious take on the subject may inspire more titters than anything else.
  26. The film is filled with deeply unpleasant and stupid people whose vapid speech is largely incomprehensible due to thick regional accents.
  27. The release date is the most original thing about it.
  28. This less than subtly titled documentary by Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck will undoubtedly find few viewers.
  29. While a huge hit in its native country, is neither arty nor truly thrilling enough to greatly impress American audiences.
  30. This lifeless, talky, family-oriented feature never manages to rise to the occasion of its witty title.

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