The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 7,592 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Lowest review score: 0 The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Score distribution:
7592 movie reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Here is a drama that lifts you right out of your seat.
  1. A superbly sensual character study of a young woman navigating emotional and professional crossroads.
  2. Superbly crafted psychological thriller.
  3. Bale again brilliantly personifies all the deep traumas and misgivings of Batman's alter ego, Bruce Wayne. A bit of Hamlet is in this Batman.
  4. A smart-ass charmer, merciless tearjerker and sincere celebration of teenage creativity.
  5. The visual design of Wall-E is arguably Pixar's best. Stanton, who wrote the script with Jim Reardon from a story he concocted with Peter Docter, creates two fantastically imaginative, breathtakingly lit worlds.
  6. Derki and his experienced editor Anne Fabini have crafted a sober, sobering bulletin of unambiguous intention and undeniable power.
  7. 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a first-rate mystery thriller, full of visual shocks and surprises which are heightened by the melodramatic realism of the production.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a superb cinematic work and an appropriately serious one, given its subject matter and its intentions.
    • 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.
  8. Mesmerizing in its incremental layering of a bizarre, tragic and thoroughly warped character study, Foxcatcher sees director Bennett Miller well surpassing even the fine work he did in his previous two films, Capote and Moneyball.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Lucas combines excellent comedy and drama and progresses it with exciting action on tremendously effective space battles. Likeable heroes on noble missions and despicable villains capable of the most dastardly deeds are all wrapped up in some of the most spectacular special effects ever to illuminate a motion picture screen. The result is spellbinding and totally captivating on all levels.
  9. 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.
  10. Key to the remake's ultimate success is the casting of the troubled young leads.Smit-McPhee and Moretz possess the soulful depth and pre-adolescent vulnerability necessary to keep it compellingly real.
  11. Succeeds so beautifully because of a compelling story, great acting, intelligent writing and sensitive direction.
  12. Rarely are documentaries as powerfully polemic and jaw-gapingly spectacular as Sherpa.
  13. The best science fiction tells stories about people in extraordinary environments or situations that serve to open up the vast, still largely unexplored terrain of the human heart. Mike Cahill's Another Earth is science fiction at its best.
  14. Propelled by Mads Mikkelsen’s shattering performance as the blameless man whose life threatens to be destroyed, the film is superbly acted by a cast that never strikes a false note or softens the impact with consolatory sentiment.
  15. It’s sobering and heart-wrenching.
  16. 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.
  17. Obscene, disgusting, vulgar and vile, The Aristocrats might be the funniest movie you'll ever see.
  18. Elena is an elegiac cinematic essay that is both haunting and unforgettable.
  19. Running the gamut from social comedy to actioner to war movie, Clash is an original, often quite disturbing experience to watch.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Graced by its refreshingly frank treatment of gay sexuality, its casually expressive use of nudity, and its eloquent depiction of animal husbandry as a contrasting metaphor for the absence of human tenderness, this is a rigorously naturalistic drama that yields stirring performances from the collision between taciturn demeanors and roiling emotional undercurrents.
  23. A real-life thriller that rivals the most dramatic fiction in terms of emotional impact.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Riveting, near flawless documentary.
  24. By keeping his (Daly) focus on the two remarkable youngsters without an ounce of sentimentality he succeeds in making something true and satisfying.

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