The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 6,035 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 Fire in Babylon
Lowest review score: 0 Your Highness
Score distribution:
6,035 movie reviews
  1. Deeply frustrating because of its brevity and its lack of solid information and historical context.
  2. Their inside jape is unfortunately not as much fun for the audience as it may have been for the filmmakers, though it does have its piquant moments. But it’s not consistently entertaining enough either as a spoof or as a thriller.
  3. In her brave first feature, Bosnian writer-director Jasmila Zbanic tackles the theme of war's aftermath.
  4. Probably needed more originality than is on display. With an age-old cinema theme of a young man's maturation, it also needs to land female ticket-buyers but seems a lot like something women could find at home on the WE channel.
  5. This directorial debut from C. Jay Cox is a sometimes comic melodrama.
  6. Despite the affecting performances by the two leads, this overly muted drama fails to make much of an impact.
  7. Features a top-notch cast, a few beautifully observed moments, and some amusingly bitchy dialogue. But its rambling, episodic structure and gallery of troubled characters will ultimately prove too off-putting to attract theatrical audiences.
  8. It's got a few things going for it and it's not unenjoyable to sit through, but, at the same time, the tone and creative register never feel confident and settled. It's not bad but not quite good enough either.
  9. As cartoonish as much of this is, Pickering's story is refreshing in its refusal to paint all Christians with the same brush,
  10. An Argentine comedy that, despite some interestingly offbeat moments, is unlikely to reach much commercial traction on these shores.
  11. The film's saving grace are its fast pacing and generous doses of humor, the latter of which is mostly provided by Robert Patrick's sly delivery of the many wisecracks doled out by his villainous character.
  12. Meant to be purposefully banal. Unfortunately, there's a thin line between purposefully banal and simply banal, and Ben Coccio's debut feature too often crosses it.
  13. The mental and physical landscape would do justice to an Atom Egoyan film, but in this film, the key dramatic moments feel as forced as they are predictable.
  14. Suffers from an awkward, plodding structure that robs it of much of its dramatic effect.
  15. Will please its core audience but won't enthrall anyone over the age of 16. (Even that might be stretching the point.)
  16. One long wallow in sordidness.
  17. Although involving, this remake of a recent French film never reaches the anticipated heights of excitement and suspense.
  18. There's something about novelist Stephenie Meyer that induces formerly interesting directors to suddenly make films that are slow, silly and soporific.
  19. The filmmakers may have hoped to make a timely commentary on the amorality in our executive suites, but they end up merely restating the obvious. Maybe the whole thing would have played better as a corporate comedy, the kind that Doris Day and Rock Hudson made some 50 years ago.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Despite many interesting mise-en-scene moments, the film disappointingly feels as sterile as the family's immaculately clean house. In a sense, the movie is too ambitious.
  20. The older the actors here the better they are, as pros like Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis have it all over low-voltage young leads Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld. Relativity will be lucky to milk anything more than a moderate take from this pretty but unexciting enactment.
  21. Julie Taymor's visual gifts are very much in evidence in Across the Universe, an ambitious, only partly successful attempt to reinvigorate the musical genre.
  22. Reveals itself to be far too stagebound to function effectively onscreen.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's also solidly constructed throughout and the acting is impeccable. The problem is that it just lumbers along for two solid hours, never rising to any significant emotional or philosophical heights.
  23. Fortunately, the two stars always brighten the proceedings.
  24. The film is still cheesy rather than deliciously scary. It never really generates sustained suspense.
  25. Pretty much any sign of creative life gets left out in the cold in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, the monotonous, strictly by-the-numbers third edition of the wildly lucrative digitally animated franchise.
  26. It's a frantic piece of filmmaking that invests nothing in the characters and moves much too fast for its own good. But things do pick up a bit for the final third, when a story line finally arrives.
  27. While leads Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are amusingly on point as a pair of mud-slinging contenders for Congress, the platform is a wobbly political satire that flip-flops chaotically between clever and crass, never finding a sturdy comedic footing.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A hyperactive, wishful-thinking special effects fantasy suitable for family outings.

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