The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 5,151 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 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Lowest review score: 0 Material Girls
Score distribution:
5,151 movie reviews
  1. The Grace Card is a surprisingly hard-edged, faith-based drama.
  2. Falling somewhere between the X Games and Jackass on the Knievel Scale of Senseless Self-Endangerment, the crew known as Nitro Circus offers more physical and technical prowess than Johnny Knoxville's crew without stooping to anything so disciplined it might accidentally be called a sport.
  3. Here, due in large measure to a highly derivative screenplay, the director allows several reckless, unprofessional cops drive the movie into utter nonsense.
  4. Unfortunately, while the film has some fascinating and compelling arguments, it quickly assumes the tone of an angry diatribe rather than a well-reasoned political discussion.
  5. Enough goodwill has been built up in the early sections that most viewers will not take offense when the movie abandons its plot and characters.
  6. Anne Hathaway's charms barely rescue this exercise in lame comedy and romance.
  7. Muddled and uninteresting.
  8. Contains no shocks. But it works as a funny and slicker-than-expected parody of the genre.
  9. The problem is, despite the fact that the cast is filled with a gallery of veteran comic performers, few of the characters they portray are very interesting.
  10. A formulaic yet clever chiller that offers generous doses of sex and violence aboard a luxury yacht.
  11. Splashed and accessorized with brainy nonsense, "D.E.B.S." is a "H.O.O.T."
  12. So strong are the emotions - and, yes, the melodrama - that Snow Flower and the Secret Fan represents one of Wang's best films to date.
  13. Jackson and his team tell a fundamentally different story. It's one that is not without its tension, humor and compelling details. But it's also a simpler, more button-pushing tale that misses the joy and heartbreak of the original.
  14. G
    Despite the updated setting and some on-the-money performances, the sleek if dramatically flimsy results make for a less than great "Gatsby."
  15. It's too loose and casual, all too willing to trade the writer's trademark wit and literary mischief for slapstick comedy.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Craig Lahiff’s feisty genre outing is a neat surprise.
  16. Banal dialogue, over-modulated performances and melodramatic scoring combine forces to sink the stirringly photographed proceedings quicker than that treacherous flash flood.
  17. Timeliness is all very well, but the significant subject matter cries out for a defter directorial touch and a deeper complexity in regard to the characters and performances.
  18. The movie addresses timely issues but eschews shading in favor of blunt black and white. It's old-school Lifetime fodder dressed up in Hollywood trappings.
  19. Awful Nice, about two perpetually warring brothers, grates on the nerves from first moment to last.
  20. Pfister, who, like his mentor Nolan, adamantly continues to shoot on film (not digital), shows a sure hand at staging scenes, creating visuals and setting a tone -- if only all the diverse elements here fit comfortably under the same tent.
  21. Trade is an earnest attempt to dramatize the network of Internet sex "tunnels." Unfortunately, the film's horrific and important subject matter is distilled into a lackluster lump of generic buddy-movie/road-picture components.
  22. A gore fest aimed at indiscriminate action fans. Those interested in learning more about goings on in medieval history will probably find the splatter tedious and off-putting.
  23. The actors do what they can to supply the texture missing from the script. Vaughn and Wilson riff together with pleasing professionalism.
  24. Contributions of the accomplished cast notwithstanding, this period drama takes a few too many spins around the downward spiral, making it hard to believe as well as unpleasant.
  25. Crudely shot and edited, the film is most notable for the strong performances by its two leads.
  26. A small-scale character piece that genuinely likes its protagonists: an overweight teen girl and an overage delivery guy. But for all its quirky touches, the comedy cleaves to formula in its depiction of how they challenge and change each other.
  27. Part murder mystery, part dysfunctional family drama and part meditation on the elusiveness of the American dream, Motherland doesn't fully succeed on any of its levels.
  28. A timely look at an important issue that's getting more hotly contested every month, Electoral Dysfunction takes a mildly jocular tone to get viewers concerned about what it calls a "war on voting" in America.
  29. The film's impact is greatly enhanced by the superb performances by the young lead actors who handle their characters’ complexities with impressive skill.

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