The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 7,191 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 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Up
Lowest review score: 0 The Impaler
Score distribution:
7191 movie reviews
  1. 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.
  2. The powerful turns don’t necessarily build towards a satisfying conclusion, in a film that starts off strong but can’t always decide whether it wants to keep it real or give viewers the sort of movie moments found in less-inventive dramas.
  3. The film boasts enough manic energy and straight-up weirdness to keep you entertained before overstaying its welcome in the final act.
  4. Will best be appreciated by those already familiar with the fashion world in general and Saint Laurent in particular.
  5. The film is by no means terrible -- its two hours and 32 minutes running time races by -- but those things we think of as being Tarantino-esque, the long stretches of wickedly funny dialogue, the humor in the violence and outsized characters strutting across the screen, are largely missing.
  6. While lacking the technical polish necessary to lift it into a more elevated cinematic dimension, Philip T. Johnson's directorial debut earns points for its thematic ambitions and cheeky wit.
  7. Jamie Linden's minor-key serio-comedy pulls us in eventually, delivering its share of poignant insights and melancholy reflections, even if it does all feel a tad familiar.
  8. Nalin and cinematographers Anuj Dhawan and Swapnil Sonawane do an admirable job profiling the experiences of their selected subjects, although some trimming of the 115-minute runtime would help tighten the narrative focus.
  9. Likeably shaggy, it has arthouse appeal and a winning cast.
  10. Few would fail to be touched by these stories, or by the sight of these men having generations of kids and grandkids gather to celebrate their accomplishment.
  11. The familiar formula feels significantly watered-down the third time around.
  12. The film will still prove a tonic to those holding left-of-center views.
  13. A dash of showbiz pizzazz has been lost but some welcome emotional depth has been gained in the big-screen version of the still-thriving theatrical smash Jersey Boys.
  14. With its clever premise and quartet of appealing comedic star turns, Wild Hogs is a step above the typical comedies rolling off the assembly lines of the major studios.
  15. Though convincing in its (not exactly obscure) point that something needs to be done, and occasionally enlightening, Price suffers in comparison to the earlier film, with points that are often not adequately explored and decorative flourishes that distract instead of enhancing.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The good news is that the movie is half decent. The caveat is that it could have been a lot better.
  16. Writer-director Larry Blamire has clearly done his homework, and his playful cast nails the requisite acting-so-bad-it's-good pitch.
  17. A likeable cast of relative newcomers buoys the film, which never quite finds the sweet spot.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although the film is a routine thriller with few surprises, it deserves attention because its topic, even eight years after Sept. 11, is one that many South Asian Americans still take very seriously.
  18. The real problem is that Brugge and Haythe fail to satisfactorily pull off either the thriller or the marital deconstruction.
  19. As an introduction to this mind-spinning festival, the film gets the job done.
  20. To Be Takei follows multiple threads without pulling any one of them satisfyingly into focus, making it amusing and even poignant, though not quite the window into its subject's life that it might have been with a more penetrating observer.
  21. The film lacks Hong's usual insight and narrative innovation. It occasionally even feels self-indulgent.
  22. This is a hand-me-(dumbed)-down chick flick that is counting on Kutcher's tabloid popularity and Peet's unmistakable though here underutilized talents to cover up for rote characterizations, tired plot devices and a general lack of inspiration.
  23. Much of the naval action is realistically and thrillingly staged with blazing cannon fire and slashing swordplay that sufficiently diverts attention from the sometimes unrealistic special effects.
  24. There's a good deal of pleasure to draw from some of these bonding moments, especially among vets who haven't seen each other for years, but not enough to justify overshadowing the movie's other elements.
  25. Creadon's doc benefits substantially from these kids, resulting in a film with modest commercial appeal that should have a healthy video afterlife with activism-minded students in college and graduate programs.
  26. A pleasant if pedestrian British romantic comedy.
  27. Delivering a fully committed, moving performance, Thomas Haden Church makes you pay attention to a figure you would otherwise pass by without a second thought.
  28. Neither as breezy nor as edgy as it pretends to be.

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