The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 5,590 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 43% 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 Starting Out in the Evening
Lowest review score: 0 Material Girls
Score distribution:
5,590 movie reviews
  1. Daniel Day-Lewis stuns in Paul Thomas Anderson's saga of a soul-dead oil man.
  2. A fully rounded and complicated portrait of both the man and a company that somehow managed to survive under devastating circumstances.
  3. Woody, Buzz and playmates make a thoroughly engaging, emotionally satisfying return.
  4. Simultaneously a modern essay on suffering, an open-ended thriller, and a black social comedy, it is most importantly of all a thinly-veiled political parable drenched in bitter irony that takes aim against the corrupt, corrosive regime of Vladimir Putin.
  5. As drama the film mostly serves to illustrate the two sides of this crucial social debate in Africa.
  6. The Look of Silence is perhaps even more riveting for focusing on one man’s personal search for answers as he bravely confronts his brother’s killers.
  7. A fascinating mix of high-minded gossip and historical perspective, examines the clash of values -- of ritual and traditions versus media savvy and political ambition -- that leads to a crisis for the British monarchy.
  8. This playfully complex and gently slippery analysis of memory and personal narrative manages to engage us in what's essentially the private business, some might even say the dirty laundry, of total strangers.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The chosen style of animation leads to a distracting choppiness that renders the movements, gestures and facial expressions of the interviewees unconvincing. The other problem is that, memory naturally being something that returns in fits and starts, the film is rarely able to sustain any consistent narrative thrust.
  9. The Coens' typically superior filmmaking sustains the electrifying mood for most of the picture, but they are undone by being too faithful to the source novel by Cormac McCarthy.
  10. This is one hot, provocative, revelatory and astonishing documentary, one sure to provoke enthralled interest and controversy wherever it is shown worldwide.
  11. It's enriched by signature qualities – the humanistic, nonjudgmental gaze, the absence of sentimentality, the ultra-naturalistic style – that have always distinguished the Belgian brothers' fine body of work.
  12. The film is an important step toward repairing the broken links and resurrecting almost a century of music and the women who made it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What's most immediately remarkable about the film is the raw intensity of its hyper-realistic encounters, hugely enhanced by the superb acting of newcomer Rahim.
  13. Writer-director Robert Eggers' debut feature impresses on several fronts, notably in the performances, historical feel and visual precision, but the overall effect is relatively subdued and muted, probably too much so for mainstream scare fans.
  14. Grim backwoods tale takes its time building momentum.
  15. There is no denying the passion or intelligence of this work, which is meant to be an encouragement to explore the films for ourselves rather than a dry history lesson. On that level, "Viaggio" fully succeeds.
  16. Her
    This is a probing, inquisitive work of a very high order, although it goes a bit slack in the final third and concludes rather conventionally compared to much that has come before.
  17. A terrifically engaging picture of life beyond the headlines, My Perestroika lifts the veil of Cold War mystery.
  18. An exhilarating fish story in the perfectly cast comic adventure.
  19. This is one of the most wildly romantic movies in ages.
  20. Pixar again hitches top-notch storytelling to the very best in CG animation.
  21. The film’s methods are boldly unorthodox and its constantly alternating moods and shifts in tone from drama to humor, joy to tragedy can be disconcerting. It’s not a film for all audiences, but despite its eccentricities it is always watchable, thanks to strongly drawn characters and the soul-stirring poetry of its imagery.
  22. It's an extraordinary film.
  23. Despite its successful attempts to show how oil has affected everyday citizens in nearby Nigeria, the film remains fairly dry.
  24. Ida
    Frame by frame, Ida looks resplendently bleak, its stunning monochromes combining with the inevitable gloomy Polish weather and communist-era deprivations to create a harsh, unforgiving environment.
  25. Greengrass has made not only a thoroughly fact-checked film but a film that uncontrovertibly comes from the heart.
  26. Utterly compelling account of a true-life criminal investigation where "truth" can never be pinned down.
  27. An infectious blast of funky jazz played by a terrific cast and a director at the top of their respective games.
  28. The filmmakers were right to believe that a live-action version of this story would have failed to achieve the universality Persepolis does.

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