The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 5,811 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 Foxcatcher
Lowest review score: 0 InAPPropriate Comedy
Score distribution:
5,811 movie reviews
  1. With compelling and charismatic performances by Keira Knightley and James McAvoy as the lovers, and a stunning contribution from Romola Garai as their remorseful nemesis, the film goes directly to "The English Patient" territory and might also expect rapturous audiences and major awards.
  2. Obscene, disgusting, vulgar and vile, The Aristocrats might be the funniest movie you'll ever see.
  3. Elena is an elegiac cinematic essay that is both haunting and unforgettable.
  4. It succeeds on almost all fronts. The epic film is a high-octane adventure rooted in fact with a raft of arresting characters, big action sequences and twists and turns galore.
  5. Neville unearths a treasure trove of archival TV, concert and film footage featuring many of these vocalists in their heyday, balancing the material with perfectly-lit contemporary studio interviews and performances shot in pristine digital cinematography, supplemented by more informal scenes depicting the frequent challenges of these musicians' careers.
  6. A real-life thriller that rivals the most dramatic fiction in terms of emotional impact.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Riveting, near flawless documentary.
  7. By keeping his (Daly) focus on the two remarkable youngsters without an ounce of sentimentality he succeeds in making something true and satisfying.
  8. Providing richness of detail and metaphor, elegantly blueprinted themes and impressive mastery of a constantly shifting tone, Little Children does just that. It is a deeply satisfying film.
  9. An extraordinary and quietly disturbing film.
  10. A riveting genre blend of thriller, domestic drama and supernatural horror propelled by a brilliant lead performance.
  11. A piercingly funny, twisted "whatever-happens-in-Vegas" caper.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a beautifully crafted film with a star-studded cast, directed with a lightness of touch.
  12. A somber, often downbeat depiction of human savagery and treachery as well as of human kindness. Writer-director Anthony Minghella has meticulously crafted an intimate epic.
  13. An affectionate and intimate celebration of the acclaimed troubadour in stirring music and words.
  14. Haunting and atmospheric, For Those in Peril proves that creeping grief and guilt can deliver just as much dread-filled dramatic tension as a straight horror movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Most exceptional is the visual style, which makes even the best animated 3D look like a poor cousin.
  15. All but a must-see for anyone who knows enough to care about the way laws govern information transfer in the digital age, Brian Knappenberger's The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz is an inspiring account of the life of, and an infuriating chronology of the persecution of, one of the Internet's most impressive prodigies.
  16. Pungently atmospheric, brilliantly textured and featuring superb performances from every performer in parts big and small.
  17. The cinematography and editing are as superb as the film's feline stars are photogenic and heroic.
  18. 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.
  19. Focusing on the notoriously aggressive orca Tilikum, this gripping film presents a persuasive case against keeping the species – and by extension any wild animal – in captivity for the purposes of human entertainment.
  20. Few will be unmoved by this film's subjects, including the great niece of Herman Goering and the daughter of concentration camp commandant Amon Goeth, as they relate the heavy burdens stemming from their fateful lineage.
  21. The toll the disease takes on the life of a brilliant linguistics professor is superbly detailed by Julianne Moore in a career-high performance, driving straight to the terror of the disease and its power to wipe out personal certainties and identity.
  22. Utterly compelling account of a true-life criminal investigation where "truth" can never be pinned down.
  23. Those who thought "Shakespeare In Love" was as good as it gets in intelligent costume romantic comedy will find that director Richard Eyre and writer Jeffrey Hatcher have taken the form to a higher level.
  24. The stroke of genius is, of course, the film's hero -- the big, lovable bear that is the Chinese panda.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is neither a very happy or driving picture. But it is intellectually daring and marks an important breakthrough in the growing up of the Hollywood film.
  25. A riveting firsthand account of the Egyptian revolution presented with remarkable immediacy and filmmaking skill.
  26. Noir never has been this dark.

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