The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 7,416 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The LEGO Movie
Lowest review score: 0 The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Score distribution:
7416 movie reviews
  1. The documentary will nonetheless strike an emotional chord with anyone who's grown up eating the product it celebrates. And over the course of 100 years, that's a lot of matzos.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's the kind of rollicking rebel-chick flick that should score well in venues that appreciate Quentin Tarantino films.
  2. Expertly acted, impeccably photographed, intelligently written, even intermittently touching, the film is also too parched and ponderous to connect with a large audience.
  3. The story is rich in juicy anecdotes and epochal events, even if the man behind these striking images remains a little too elusive throughout.
  4. Character eccentricities and off-kilter group dynamics play out with a comic vengeance.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shot on location in vibrant Cartagena, the film's strong suit is aesthetic. Cinematographer Alfonso Beato, designer Wolf Kroeger and costume designer Marit Allen evoke aged exotic locales, rugged rural settings and dimly lit period interiors. A closing, aerial image has a breathtaking, spiritual beauty.
  5. Diverting but not enough to expand Kevin Hart's fan base much.
  6. Klinger is clearly aiming at a hardcore of filmmakers and cinema students, but even that niche audience will only glean incomplete insights into the methods and motivations of his subjects.
  7. Baby Boom serves up plenty of smart, knowing laughs early on, but by the time it hits the third act (or would that be trimester?), it barely crawls to the finish line.
  8. Walken is the main attraction here; though the film identifies more with the wayward daughter, played by Amber Heard, it doesn't make her nearly as interesting as his name-dropping, spotlight-hogging entertainer.
  9. Lacks the urgency and significance of a great docu but still offers a diverting entertainment.
  10. The most affecting scenes, however, involve the class of Israeli teenagers visiting Auschwitz.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. The film boasts enough manic energy and straight-up weirdness to keep you entertained before overstaying its welcome in the final act.
  14. Will best be appreciated by those already familiar with the fashion world in general and Saint Laurent in particular.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Likeably shaggy, it has arthouse appeal and a winning cast.
  20. 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.
  21. The familiar formula feels significantly watered-down the third time around.
  22. The film will still prove a tonic to those holding left-of-center views.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. XX
    The package mixes existential creepiness with black comedy, demonic carnage and a Satan's spawn scenario, and while it's uneven — as these combos invariably are — genre enthusiasts looking for a female spin will want to check it out.
    • 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.
  27. Writer-director Larry Blamire has clearly done his homework, and his playful cast nails the requisite acting-so-bad-it's-good pitch.

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