The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 5,139 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 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Festival Express
Lowest review score: 0 Material Girls
Score distribution:
5,139 movie reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Expertly combining the personal and the epic, Jordan has crafted an excellent historical saga that doesn't collapse under the weight of too much history.
  1. Doillon never lets his characters slide into cliche. They act and react from a wealth of contradictory impulses and long-standing prejudices in this masterful tale of frustrated desire.
  2. A deeper, darker, visually arresting and more emotionally satisfying adaptation of the J.K. Rowling literary phenomenon, achieving the neat trick of remaining faithful to the spirit of the book while at the same time being true to its cinematic self.
  3. It's refreshing to witness a superhero with doubts. Maguire and Dunst again display the depth of talent they bring to these roles by injecting such everydayness into larger-than-life characters.
  4. The production is graced by bold performances, lyrical visuals and, most notably, Irving's own words, which have made the transition quite intact thanks to a faithful but still filmic adaptation by writer-director Tod Williams.
  5. Intelligent, universal tale.
  6. Layering soundtrack and visuals in an intricate collage of rich emotional texture, he (Jonathan Caouette) displays an exhilarating talent.
  7. Those who thought "Shakespeare In Love" was as good as it gets in intelligent costume romantic comedy will find that director Richard Eyre and writer Jeffrey Hatcher have taken the form to a higher level.
  8. A brilliantly honed tale of dementia, starring a skeletal Christian Bale as a tormented insomniac wasting away and terrorized by his irreal existence.
  9. The result is an animated adventure that's funnier than "Shark Tale" and more charming than "The Polar Express."
  10. A glorious new addition to martial-arts cinema.
  11. The result is a film both poetic and profound.
  12. Cheadle impressively carries the entire picture, delivering the kind of note-perfect performance that's absolutely deserving of Oscar consideration.
  13. Outstanding, entirely unique father-son portrait.
  14. A visually enthralling undersea travelogue.
  15. Zlah H. Hamzeh's documentary is a powerful and timely portrait of the tensions that can be generated by immigration situations, especially in a post-Sept. 11 world.
  16. Thrillers don't get much smarter than The Interpreter.
  17. Voices in Wartime is a stirring testament to the search for meaning.
  18. Not only a great cautionary tale, it's a civics lesson that should be seen by every concerned citizen.
  19. Everyone involved -- actors, crew, director Susanne Bier and screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen in their second collaboration -- are in peak form in this unflinching look at repressed feelings and emotional devastation.
  20. A superb portrait of a father and son disguised as a docu about Haskell Wexler.
  21. The final episode of George Lucas' cinematic epic "Star Wars" ends the six-movie series on such a high note that one feels like yelling out, "Rewind!" Yes, rewind through more than 13 hours of bravery, treachery, new worlds, odd creatures and human frailty.
  22. For Christopher Nolan to turn Batman Begins into such a smart, gritty, brooding, visceral experience is astonishing. Truly, Batman does begin again.
  23. A grand story of redemption, laced with barbecued wit and slopped with intrigue, Chrystal is a high heaping of brilliant storytelling.
  24. That rare beast, a terrific movie that boasts intelligent wit, expert storytelling, delightful characters and grown-up dialogue plus suspense and a wicked surprise ending.
  25. Superbly conveys its themes of despair and lost opportunities.
  26. Obscene, disgusting, vulgar and vile, The Aristocrats might be the funniest movie you'll ever see.
  27. There is no denying the emotional impact of the story, which is powerfully conveyed in this important, deeply moving documentary.
  28. Atom Egoyan has delivered a big, slick and sexy mystery in Where the Truth Lies, turning the Rupert Holmes novel into a sumptuous tale of show business hype and duplicity.
  29. A bold film both in its storytelling strategies and its filmmaking logistics.

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