The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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  • TV
For 6,268 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Master
Lowest review score: 0 The Impaler
Score distribution:
6,268 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Feels surprisingly tame, coming off more like an extended advertisement for Grecco's coffee table book of the same name.
  1. Will charm many arthouse patrons, though some highbrow-leaning art lovers will find the subject unworthy of such attention.
  2. The key to its success lies in the determination by everyone involved to play the damn thing straight. Even the slightest goofiness, the tiniest touch of camp, and the whole thing would blow sky high. But it doesn't.
  3. The Purge: Anarchy efficiently exploits its high-concept premise while delivering far more visceral thrills than its predecessor.
  4. Alas, this is a remake without a reason. Alfie can no longer shock us.
  5. A static and awkward effort that never quite comes to life.
  6. The movie does say a lot about female athletes and the changing role of women in American society, but in aggressively pursuing the formula, writer-director-producer Tim Chambers is prone to exaggeration and a moralizing tone.
  7. Though it doesn't quite hit the target, Plotnick's vision of the future of the past is peculiar enough to resist quick dismissal.
  8. As writer, Allen offers lazy plotting, poor characterization, dull scenes and flat dialogue.
  9. Boasts an undeniable technical proficiency and historical authenticity, but this docudrama detailing assassin Mark David Chapman's obsession, stalking and eventual murder of the beloved Beatle nonetheless has an unavoidably exploitative feel.
  10. They just don't make 'em like this anymore, and it's a good thing, too.
  11. The result is a stylishly executed but punishing ultra-realistic thriller that might be classified as family torture porn.
  12. The filmmaker's attempt to explore the outer boundaries of erotic and violent obsession are undone by the murkiness of the execution, and only the highly committed and forceful performances by the two leads give the aptly titled Bad Guy any distinction.
  13. Packs plenty of crowd-pleasing appeal.
  14. Less sex comedy and more Seth comedy would have made for a much livelier excursion.
  15. Daddy's Little Girls may be heavy-handed and drearily predictable, but it also should connect with its core audience as solidly as Perry's previous efforts did, even if the drama is frequently just as over the top as its predecessors.
  16. With neither great insight nor any sign of wit, the film is not likely to capture interest outside France.
  17. As convincing as the manipulated footage of the President's death in Chicago in October 2007 is, the movie itself cannot be more unconvincing in its approach.
  18. Poker has proven itself a popular spectator sport on television -- at least in the short run -- but as scripted drama, where you can pretty much guess the winner of a given hand, it's dull, dull, dull.
  19. The latest example of a distressing wave of undistinguished theatrical versions of Saturday-morning kid shows.
  20. Blanchett gets everything right -- the accent, her German dialogue, the weary sexuality (deliberately reminiscent of Marlene Dietrich) and the amorality her character has embraced.
  21. While Malcolm Venville's Henry's Crime is billed as a comedy it's more funny odd than funny ha-ha.
  22. Eye-popping special effects ensure that this movie will be a smash hit, and while it's entertaining for most of its excessive running time, the cheesy script fails to live up to the grandeur of the physical production.
  23. Has an impressive visual style that reveals its director's music-video experience. Unfortunately, that's about all it has going for it because its sluggish pacing and confusing story line will prevent it from appealing to all but the most rabid J-horror fans.
  24. Diehard fashionistas will likely want to see it, but few others will take notice.
  25. A beguiling, multilayered drama.
  26. The pic works best when it's least self-referential, focusing on romantic attractions in many stages of development. Though it won't do for its authors what Swingers and Good Will Hunting did for theirs, Loitering is smartly written enough to further their off-camera careers; thanks to predictably winning performances from Marisa Tomei and Sam Rockwell.
  27. Overall, film hits the right tone, and its brief but fascinating glimpses into Goodall's private life distinguishes it from the many TV docs on the lady.
  28. It makes savvy use of the well-worn found-footage format, modulating its creepy scenario with considerable skill.
  29. The film relies heavily on the charm of its lead performers, and both rise to the occasion.

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