The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 6,412 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 Incredibles
Lowest review score: 0 3 Geezers!
Score distribution:
6412 movie reviews
  1. In Arnold's absence, an important ingredient of the "Terminator" iconography -- namely, the fun factor -- is in short supply.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's familiar, drawn-out shtick, and the humor lacks the subtlety of the first and best Ice Age, but there are some visually inventive high points.
  2. The visual effects are stellar, but the true star is Smith, who again demonstrates acting chops as well as effortless charisma in a vehicle that's only occasionally worthy of his superhuman skills.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Shah Rukh Khan's foray into bad-boy territory is all swagger with not much substance.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Overlong and aimless documentary.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A fair-to-middling little date movie.
  3. The film offers some diverting background on the man.
  4. Alexs Stadermann, directing from a script by Marcus Sauermann and Fin Edquist, keeps the story humming along genially, while the voice cast, also including Miriam Margoyles as the kindly Queen and Jacki Weaver as her conniving royal advisor, provides the spirited uplift.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    What captures the audience's attention is Ardent's mesmerizing performance.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Visually gorgeous to a fault and teeming with grandiose if often fascinating ideas that overwhelm the modest story that serves as their vehicle, this may be the least artistically successful film von Trier has ever made.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A bankable cast, a hint of controversy and high production values may play in their favor commercially, but Bosch and her producer-husband Ilan Goldman have come dangerously close to making a feel-good movie about the Holocaust.
  5. If you take any of this seriously, you are not going to enjoy the movie very much. But as an absurd riff on baadasssss gangsta movies, Four Brothers has an undeniable visceral kick.
  6. Despite top-flight acting from Michael Caine and Jude Law, it loses its grip in the third act and let's the air out of what might have been a memorably gripping film.
  7. The Fundamentals of Caring cleaves so closely to the stereotypes of indie filmmaking, it’s as if it were created by some demonic cinematic algorithm.
  8. The three most important things in movies are story, story, story so the movie never comes off as the considerable achievement it truly is.
  9. What starts out seeming like a poor man's Woody Allen morphs into something closer to an American version of "Scenes From a Marriage."
  10. More a filmed haunted house than a movie, the picture is in love with the cobbled-together monsters on offer and will engender similar emotions in many horror buffs.
  11. If it wasn’t for the charming top-liners who can make literary dialogue sound sexy in their sleep, the war in Fred Schepisi’s Words and Pictures would have to be called off after the opening skirmish.
  12. This assemblage of star-filled shorts makes for a generally rewarding grab bag.
  13. A sustained balancing act between dry upper-crust cynicism and pent-up passions, Donald Rice's Cheerful Weather for the Wedding maintains its uneasy stasis long enough to frustrate some romance-hungry viewers while tantalizing those for whom withheld pleasure is the whole point.
  14. A feeble medieval epic with a lackluster romance at its center.
  15. The scares are as hit-or-miss as the filmmaking in the second installment of the “VHS” found-footage horror anthology series.
  16. Writer/director Nick Sandow finds a tailor-made lead in Vincent Piazza, who both looks the part and makes sense of his character's ridiculous aspirations; with Patricia Arquette playing the girlfriend who stood by his side, the picture of debased ambition is almost too convincing to enjoy.
  17. Desert Dancer too often lapses into generic cinematic clichés, failing to live up to the dramatic potential of its subject matter.
  18. A giddy romp that never takes itself seriously in the slightest, and that makes Taipei look like the center of the gay universe.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Leo should satisfy serious older filmgoers, even if it suffers from wobbly storytelling.
  19. Slickly made -- in the good sense -- and most entertaining.
  20. Endearing performances buoy predictable film about love in the wake of divorce.
  21. In I Think I Love My Wife, Chris Rock does something entirely unexpected. He isn't funny.
  22. What is most interesting is hearing the directors speak of their work in general, rather than any film in particular.

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