The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 5,874 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 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Youth
Lowest review score: 0 I Know Who Killed Me
Score distribution:
5,874 movie reviews
  1. Fanny is definitely a worthy companion to Marius, although it’s also more claustrophobic in terms of staging, confining the action to a handful of interior sequences that feel less like a movie than like filmed theater, albeit of a rather high order.
  2. An elegantly mounted ghost story that's steeped plenty of dank Louisiana atmosphere.
  3. Hotel Transylvania checks in as an anemic example of pure concept over precious little content.
  4. He (Shankman) succeeds in draining most of the fun from a vehicle that was all about the winking humor of its flagrant cheesiness.
  5. What makes the film work is that this potentially lurid material is treated at all times with sensitivity and probing psychological seriousness.
  6. Overall, the film plays like an improbably skewed but comparatively routine criminal procedural that would have served the original show well as an extended season opener or sweeps-week contender.
  7. The film is nearly unendurable.
  8. A respectable and at times an exciting film that should appeal to males of all ages, history buffs and -- yes, it's inevitable -- patriots.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like its characters, Good Guy is sharp, fun and pleasant to behold, and its recreational, apartment and workplace locales are appropriately slick and showy.
  9. A fairy tale about parenting that stays kid-friendly without completely glossing over the darker themes of its premise.
  10. The comedy is sloppy, crude and contains far too many misfires, but the film does capture the old ABA spirit in its ungainly struggles to wrestle laughs from seriously mediocre material.
  11. If there's one defining characteristic among English criminals, it's that they apparently are a quirky lot. That, at least, is the conclusion one draws from the endless series of comically tinged British crime thrillers that have come down the pike during recent years, of which the mediocre Perrier's Bounty is the latest example.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The film, absent a sense of place and populated by repellent or weak characters, soon devolves into an increasingly foul litany of events.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though well put together -- it keeps up the interest throughout and offers much food for thought -- the film lacks the authentically unsettling note that would have made it stand out.
  12. As usual, Zombie has added an element of camp fun to the proceedings with his clever casting of B-movie icons in small roles, including Dee Wallace, Brad Dourif, Danny Trejo and Sid Haig.
  13. A cloyingly sentimental story that rings false in every moment.
  14. An artistically arresting yet narratively lame and strangely unfocused cartoon aimed at older children and young adults.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lebanon, Pa. is a few strong moments of storytelling lost in a sea of indie cliche.
  15. Amusing cinematic buffoonery by a man poking fun at movie conventions and the movie business itself.
  16. Rue plays her with just the right combination of sweetness, sexuality and sass.
  17. While Leather Bar will surely make some viewers itchy, its most compelling subject isn't whether straight guys can stand to watch one man pleasuring another. More interesting is the question of what would make this project art as opposed to porn.
  18. Benjamin Brand's script never levels with a viewer.
  19. The film's action takes place mainly in one room, with the five characters posturing like angry macho men but slowly revealing their arrested development and juvenile ignorance of life in general and women in particular.
  20. Drones is not exactly subtle, but it is a commendable attempt to dramatize a hot contemporary issue without resorting to clumsy didacticism or obvious political bias.
  21. Crossing the life-death divide, Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo are a winning pair in this smart and tender comedy.
  22. With nary a likable character in sight until the late arrival of some unearned emotion in the closing scenes, this is a posey, abrasive drama, though one that's stylishly made and acted with more conviction than the script merits.
  23. The film seems nearly writer-free. Absolutely no time gets wasted on story, character development or logic.
  24. Just lousy.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Fortunately, Lisa Crafts' colorful animation intermittently brings welcome charm and life to this otherwise dreary tale.
  25. Lacks the potent scares and exploitative elements to truly please genre fans. But its thematic ambition and well-crafted elements mark the filmmaker as a talent to watch.

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