The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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  • TV
For 5,522 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 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Only Lovers Left Alive
Lowest review score: 0 The Impaler
Score distribution:
5,522 movie reviews
  1. Michael Dowse's aggressively unfunny film which seeks the lowest common denominator in nearly every scene.
  2. A flavorless literary adaptation sunk by a lead actor, screenwriter and co-directors that are all out of their depth.
  3. Never really gets up to speed on any engrossing level, save for Michael Hardwick's notable cinematography.
  4. A bland romantic comedy in the Richard Curtis style, The Decoy Bride is mainly notable for its proof, if any was needed after "Boardwalk Empire," that Kelly Macdonald is a major talent.
  5. While youngsters might enjoy the movie, more discerning tweens, teens and adults will not be as easily amused.
  6. [A] sweet, semi-romantic road trip.
  7. A lame and disappointing affair.
  8. Courageous reveals the duo's growing expertise as filmmakers with its skillful blending of moving drama, subtle comedy and several impressive action sequences, including a well-staged foot chase and a harrowing shootout between the cops and bad guys.
  9. An essentially two-character drama that would have been far more effective onstage, Brett C. Leonard's Jailbait is ultimately as claustrophobic as its setting.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A Wink and a Smile tries to tame burlesque, make it something to laugh at -- or worse, something that requires no skill.
  10. A stirring romantic drama centering on the last royal heir to the native line of traditional monarchs.
  11. Director Alex Proyas resolutely thinks in B-movie terms. Even with an A-list budget, he oversells every plot point and gooses the thrills with hokey lighting, bombastic music and serious overacting.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As the band of adventurers skips from one supersized Survivor-like challenge to the next, one can't help feeling the creative potential of Verne's vision is wasted.
  12. The picture might not be as fresh and clever as it could have been, but its spirited voice cast delivers the whole enchilada.
  13. Every scene is on the prowl for laughs at the expense of the inherent drama in the lives of its colorful characters.
  14. Lame and unconvincing teen comedy.
  15. Improbable and generally unfunny comedy.
  16. A visually lavish epic fantasy that happily marries the latest advances in CGI and action techniques with ancient Chinese fable and a Buddhist atmosphere.
  17. Amid the would-be and actual laughs, the screenplay tries to drum up drama, but every disagreement and tension is treated superficially and summarily resolved.
  18. There is surprisingly little emotional resonance with the well-drawn and acted characters, making it a tiring two and a half hour trek for filmgoers who don't have a stake in the history it recounts.
  19. Reveals itself to be far too stagebound to function effectively onscreen.
  20. So fetishistic about high-powered weapons that it qualifies as an NRA wet dream, G.I. Joe: Retaliation pretty accurately reflects the franchise's comic book and cartoon origins, which is both a good and a bad thing: good if you're a 12- to 15-year-old boy, bad if you're just about anyone else.
  21. The cinematic axiom of diminishing returns appears to be catching up with Robert Rodriguez’s Machete franchise in only the second installment, as the series’ engagingly lowbrow concept gets overwhelmed by episodic plotting and uninspired, rote performances.
  22. A tad too conservative and calculated. CGI delivers best on moody sets and a noirish atmosphere achieved by lighting, backgrounds and visual effects. But the characters look like plastic dolls, and the story is recycled sci-fi.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Those looking for big, loud sci-fi action will find plenty to like here as director Peter Berg (Hancock, Friday Night Lights) pumps up the volume on clashing military hardware and flag-waving heroics.
  23. Ethnic and sexual stereotypes receive equally clumsy treatment in this Canadian comedy.
  24. With the exception of a decent train-top chase, Torque is all vroom and no action.
  25. What might have achieved a degree of cult status across the pond when it was aired in 10-minute installments, struggles to pass big-screen scrutiny.
  26. The jittery storytelling and indifference toward illuminating character or plot detail would already be tiresome even without the gratingly actor-y performances, the director herself being the main offender.
  27. Although not without a certain cheeky, outrageous charm, Chris Kennedy's film isn't nearly as much fun as it seems to think it is.

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