The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 5,162 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 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Lowest review score: 0 Movie 43
Score distribution:
5,162 movie reviews
  1. There’s certainly an interesting documentary to be made about soccer, the world’s most popular sport by far, but This Is Not a Ball isn’t it.
  2. Not bad enough to be considered a camp, guilty pleasure, it's more of a dull, defanged dirge with the reliably intriguing Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins turning in oddly disaffected performances.
  3. The film, while heartfelt and directed by multiple-Oscar nominee Lasse Hallstrom, is dramatically stillborn.
  4. Lacking coherence and suspense, the picture is likely to attract a cult following while disappointing Coppola's fan base.
  5. Besson responded to something in the story that prompted him to step outside his comfort zone, but exactly what that was is unclear in this well-intentioned but pedestrian retelling of a stirring true story.
  6. Full of legitimate, even urgent concerns but so garish in tone it encourages viewers to view it as propaganda, Peter Navarro's Death By China does a disservice to its message.
  7. Gutierrez's script can't supply female characters as believable as Almodovar's, but in the director's chair he gives his cast room to compensate with funny, self-aware performances.
  8. 360
    La Ronde 2011-style is simply a game and its makers expert gamesmen. The film is never less than intriguing. But the artifice shows all too clearly.
  9. The film is, above all, a moving portrait of hurting souls, brought to life in compelling performances.
  10. In the midst of this didactic, self-conscious movie about a high school shooting comes an extraordinary and intense performance by a young actress named Busy Philipps, which elevates the whole picture.
  11. Eddie Murphy's amusingly out of this world in this otherwise tired vehicle.
  12. It’s a film that doesn’t always work but when it does you almost hear an audible click. Violet & Daisy has its share of these ah-ha moments.
  13. The film gives vivid reality to those photos of disappeared children on milk cartons by letting us peek into the lives of two abducted children subjected to sexual abuse and then prostitution.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shot on location in vibrant Cartagena, the film's strong suit is aesthetic. Cinematographer Alfonso Beato, designer Wolf Kroeger and costume designer Marit Allen evoke aged exotic locales, rugged rural settings and dimly lit period interiors. A closing, aerial image has a breathtaking, spiritual beauty.
  14. Poor writing, an indifferent production and sincere but often wooden acting make "Season" one big strikeout.
  15. The familiar formula feels significantly watered-down the third time around.
  16. Ultimately a hollow and pointless exercise.
  17. Frozen delivers enough thrills and gory chills to satisfy the horror film crowd, but is not written, directed or acted well enough to be a first-rate thriller.
  18. The film is still cheesy rather than deliciously scary. It never really generates sustained suspense.
  19. Making a vampire movie without any bite is like removing guns from a Western.
  20. A little charm and inventiveness would have gone a long way to tone down some of the picture's more obnoxious impulses.
  21. There's some nice low-key work amid the uneven performances, but the Montana-shot film's key strength is its sense of place.
  22. There seem to be some impressive performances here, though it's not always easy to tell because director James Cox is always feverishly cutting away to something or other.
  23. This soapy effort about a prosperous businessman having a midlife crisis finds Perry working in the heavily melodramatic mode that marks his weakest efforts.
  24. The best you can say about the movie is that it isn't boring. It's fast-paced, but it isn't really well made.
  25. The actors do what they can with the cards they're dealt but can't overcome the nakedness of the dialogue or the characters' actions. Duke does ensure that the production flows smoothly though. And those frequent injections of comedy do wonders.
  26. One can't escape the nagging feeling that the film doesn't dig deeply enough into its real-life hero. The film doesn't explore all those "whys" and "whats."
  27. Sustains a few icy chills, but a mix of genres muddles the story.
  28. Bram Stoker would be, well, horrified.
  29. Landing somewhere between a generational comedy and soap opera, the film is forgettable fun.

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