The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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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 The Descendants
Lowest review score: 0 Exists
Score distribution:
5,522 movie reviews
  1. Simply lets the sinfully gorgeous music and emotions sweep over an audience.
  2. In a season of proliferating issue-oriented documentaries, Voices of Iraq stands out by the sheer nature of its provenance: Iraqis themselves filmed the footage during a six-month period this year.
  3. It is a film that should be required viewing by all citizens, especially students, if we hope not to repeat this awful chapter.
  4. A rewarding piece of filmmaking that has all the makings of a classic weepie.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jeunet provides numerous pleasures, particularly visual, along the way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An effective martial arts film destined to leave mouths agape.
  5. That a ragtag group of intellectuals and misfits could so blindside the FBI and hold the media in its grip is an especially sobering aspect of this dynamically told story.
  6. Scorsese has crafted a rip-roaringly gorgeous-looking, beautifully acted biographical epic. But while firing on all cylinders, there's something oddly distancing about the picture.
  7. Wonderfully weird and wistful adventure-comedy about a fish-out-of-water oceanographer.
  8. Brooks is solidly in charge of this feel-good fairy tale as he gets terrific performances from everyone including two super-talented child actors.
  9. This is a work of art so deep and resonant that it puts most narrative films to shame.
  10. A thoughtful, provocative effort that makes up for its narrative failings with its astute philosophical musings.
  11. Kevin Spacey, both as star and director, has created a hugely entertaining, highly empathetic portrait of a man for whom music was literally the thing that kept him alive.
  12. A sharply observed tragicomedy that draws laughter as genuinely as it coaxes tears, the nicely paced film tempers its themes of loss and sorrow with a cynically witty edge and is graced by a perfectly pitched Sigourney Weaver performance.
  13. A fascinating examination of a mysterious life and the truly bizarre art that it spawned.
  14. A stunning, difficult film.
  15. Pacino gives a keenly measured performance, leading an excellent British cast through their paces in a richly colorful production that should please selective audiences and adds to the list of major film adaptations of Shakespeare's work.
  16. Captivating drama delivers literary flair and Louisiana music and great roles for a grizzled John Travolta and lovely Scarlett Johansson.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A luminous performance from Cate Blanchett lies at the heart of Joel Schumacher's impressive drama.
  17. Packs a quiet wallop.
  18. Ekachai's film takes a more compassionate view of its subject and boasts a dynamic performance by real-life kickboxer Asanee Suwan.
  19. With some excellent staging, fine cinematography and first-rate acting, the film largely overcomes the awe it demonstrates for its principal character and succeeds in creating a mystery where perhaps there is none.
  20. The excellent film combines a wealth of archival material with the reminiscences of an unforgettable group of octogenarian women who were champion swimmers when Hitler annexed Austria in 1938.
  21. Should be mandatory viewing for those interested in the dominant intersection between religion and politics.
  22. It's a beautifully modulated performance in a nicely crafted, quietly unassuming character study by Vancouver-based writer-director Carl Bessai.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Genuinely sweet, beautifully constructed documentary.
  23. An engrossing mix of atmospheric gothic horror and smart sci-fi that's cemented by intriguing mythology, terrific visual effects, a dry sense of humor and an ideally cast Keanu Reeves.
  24. Heart-wrenching as well as spirit-raising.
  25. Accomplished and affecting art house fare.
  26. Lo Cascio and Boni inhabit their roles with keen intellectual and emotional vigor.

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