The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 5,343 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 Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Lowest review score: 0 The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
Score distribution:
5,343 movie reviews
  1. Making a vampire movie without any bite is like removing guns from a Western.
  2. A little charm and inventiveness would have gone a long way to tone down some of the picture's more obnoxious impulses.
  3. There's some nice low-key work amid the uneven performances, but the Montana-shot film's key strength is its sense of place.
  4. 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.
  5. This soapy effort about a prosperous businessman having a midlife crisis finds Perry working in the heavily melodramatic mode that marks his weakest efforts.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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."
  9. Sustains a few icy chills, but a mix of genres muddles the story.
  10. Bram Stoker would be, well, horrified.
  11. Landing somewhere between a generational comedy and soap opera, the film is forgettable fun.
  12. A smart, sharply observed, highly affable look at contemporary relationships that finally injects a little life in the stagnating genre.
  13. Even as she is the center of attention here in a double role, the jury is still out on Gomez's bigscreen potential; she's not very appealing or magnetic here, nor does she display any particular comic gifts for this sort of broad fare.
  14. Has its moments, especially when lithe, beautiful bodies twirl themselves around the dance floor with appealing athleticism. But as a movie trying to deliver comedy, drama and romance, you might want to sit this one out. It's not terrible, mind you, but it just isn't very good.
  15. The convoluted, cliché-ridden storyline, apparently inspired by the director’s father’s real-life experiences in the drug trade, is the least interesting element, while the brief, perfunctory action sequences no doubt reflect the low budget. But the film certainly looks and sounds good.
  16. A slick, occasionally hilarious but ultimately uneven appraisal of France’s favorite extramarital pastime.
  17. It comes off as an unpleasant, unrealistic morality tale. Loaded with music and pretty bodies, the film has a chance to lasso a young, indiscriminate audience of Kutcher fans.
  18. The Grace Card is a surprisingly hard-edged, faith-based drama.
  19. 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.
  20. Here, due in large measure to a highly derivative screenplay, the director allows several reckless, unprofessional cops drive the movie into utter nonsense.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Anne Hathaway's charms barely rescue this exercise in lame comedy and romance.
  24. Muddled and uninteresting.
  25. Contains no shocks. But it works as a funny and slicker-than-expected parody of the genre.
  26. 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.
  27. A formulaic yet clever chiller that offers generous doses of sex and violence aboard a luxury yacht.
  28. Splashed and accessorized with brainy nonsense, "D.E.B.S." is a "H.O.O.T."
  29. 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.
  30. 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.

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