The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 5,590 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Starting Out in the Evening
Lowest review score: 0 Material Girls
Score distribution:
5,590 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Whimpers a bit like "Rosemary's Baby" and gurgles occasionally like "The Exorcist," but the video look and bare-bones craftsmanship all scream B movie.
  1. Claustrophobic, tedious sci-fi thriller.
  2. Insipid, predictable, broad comedy mixed with Disney Family Values makes for one exasperating sit.
  3. A viewer is challenged to guess what the filmmakers thought they were doing. A 1930s screwball comedy with a modern sensibility? A misguided valentine to those who march to the beat of a different drummer?
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Seldom has such great star power been marshaled in the service of a sillier movie than The Other Man.
  4. Unfortunately, whatever father/daughter, time/memory, music/therapy issues Jaglom is striving to invoke here come across as mostly psychobabble and immaturity.
  5. Despite the artistic flourishes, this is still an utterly repellent look at a psychopath who does not deserve the attention of the filmmakers or the audience.
  6. Although the Tarantino influence still is tangible, this time around Duffy reveals himself to also be a big Francis Ford Coppola fan, but the cartoonish end result plays like "Godfather III" meets the Three Stooges.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Krakowski's heavy-handed overreaching is the fatal problem: It's impossible to believe this character, even as he softens late in the game, as a forgiving and familiar victim of awful parenting.
  7. The acting is overly broad, so even the dimmest light bulb in the audience gets the gags.
  8. Fix
    The sole redeeming factor is the presence of Olivia Wilde (Fox's "House"), who manages to keep the proceedings watchable for at least a portion of the running time.
  9. Over-the-top -- and ultimately tiresome -- female mud-wrestling, kick-boxing and cat fights in a parody of old exploitation movies.
  10. The latest demonstration of the impossibility of making a good movie from a bad script is provided by When in Rome, a romantic comedy approved by the previous regime at Disney.
  11. The movie is a letdown, stringing together pointless episodes to little effect. It's the kind of thinly conceived, quirk-for-quirk's-sake indie that gives indies a bad name.
  12. Simply weird. The funny has gone missing.
  13. Comprising reclaimed bits from "Blade Runner," "A Clockwork Orange" and "Children of Men" and glibly served up with hyper Guy Ritchie attitude by first-time feature director Miguel Sapochnik, the resulting in-your-face mess never knows what it wants to be when it grows up.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Adolescent angst is the focus of Accidents Happen, a turgid melodrama based loosely on Brian Carbee's autobiographical book and one-man theater piece.
  14. Paper Man is a bad idea, and the film, despite a few brave and good performances, never recovers from awkwardness of its premise.
  15. The back-to-the-beginning approach unimaginatively goes through the motions, offering scant justification for its boring existence, at least from an artistic point of view.
  16. A collection of feeble jokes in the service of green themes. Sustainability never looked so stupid.
  17. Well, that didn't take long. Everything fun and terrific about "Iron Man," a mere two years ago, has vanished with its sequel. In its place, Iron Man 2 has substituted noise, confusion, multiple villains, irrelevant stunts and misguided story lines.
  18. A numbingly indulgent drama whose fine cast can't breathe life into a script that isn't nearly as self-aware as it thinks.
  19. The film seems nearly writer-free. Absolutely no time gets wasted on story, character development or logic.
  20. One thing Marmaduke does have in common with the earlier Disney titles is a blessed scarcity of crass bodily-function gags that often pass as family comedy.
  21. Even during the climax, the film still is struggling to introduce the world of the film and its strange rules.
  22. The film doesn't just fail, it actually gets sillier by the minute.
  23. No one on the creative side has his eyes on the characters, so they flounder in a sea of misguided energy.
  24. The main performers do a reasonably good job of parodying the "Twilight" leads, with Proske particularly effective in subtly lampooning Kristen Stewart's moody mannerisms.
  25. The production is over-stuffed with cutesy split screens, jarring dream sequences and a pushy score by Bright Eyes band members Nathaniel Walcott and Mike Mogis that succeed in dragging the proceedings from merely cloying to increasingly annoying.
  26. Has no inherent laughs, so an extremely versatile and talented cast struggles mightily to make something funny that simply isn't.

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