The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 5,385 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 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Lowest review score: 0 The Impaler
Score distribution:
5,385 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The decibels, energy and overall quality are high in writer-director Kari Skogland's Fifty Dead Men Walking, her supremely well-made, highly stylized, graphic tale of Northern Ireland's "Troubles" in the late 1980s.
  1. In directing the film, Lee allows the show's inherent vitality to carry the doc, relying on Stew's charismatic stage presence, the cast's absorbing performances and the production's effective combination of minimal staging and impressive lighting design to convey the musical's energetic celebration of artistic discovery.
  2. For a film so pessimistic about mankind, Taxidermia erupts with some light-hearted technical inspiration: Cinematographer Gergely Poharnok's compositions are wickedly hilarious, while production designer Adrien Asztalos' concoctions are peculiarly gross.
  3. A fantastical romp that proves every bit as transporting as that movie about the blue people of Pandora, his "Alice" is more than just a gorgeous 3D sight to behold.
  4. Anderson has created a world as stylized and inventive as anything he's done... "Fox" is a visual delight.
  5. This is one helluva good movie that craves the eyeballs of as many American high schoolers as it can possibly get.
  6. Bright Star may not be a joy forever but it will do until the next joy comes along.
  7. Woody, Buzz and playmates make a thoroughly engaging, emotionally satisfying return.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb murder mystery, with twists coming thick and fast yet always at the right moments.
  8. Topped by a fine cast, a first-rate script by Nick Hornby and tight direction by Lone Scherfig, the film is a smart, moving but not inaccessible entry in the coming-of-age canon.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The intensity of observation reminds one of Bergman's "Scenes From a Marriage," though of course played in a much more benign key. For the patient, the deliberate pacing is perfect, as each additional layer is quietly and subtly put in place.
  9. This is strikingly talented cinema from a notable international filmmaker.
  10. What this strange yet strangely beguiling film does is capture one of pop culture's great entertainers in the feverish grips of pure creativity.
  11. Three superb performances by Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer and James McAvoy should have Oscar handicappers drooling.
  12. A gem whose intelligent, gentle, deadpan humor is entirely irresistible.
  13. Hugely entertaining documentary challenges conventional concepts of legitimate art and the creative process.
  14. A riveting Argentine thriller spiked with witty dialogue and poignant love stories.
  15. What "Winged Migration" did for birds, Oceans does for all sorts of strange sea creatures in an ambitious, impressively filmed documentary.
  16. The performances are excellent all around, with Scott mesmerizing as the emotionally volatile Laevsky and the gorgeous Glascott making vividly clear why her character drives all the surrounding men to distraction.
  17. Very funny and a bit sentimental, it's naturalistic comedy of the highest order, with Evets and Henshaw standouts among a terrific cast.
  18. Salt moves ever forward -- pushing, pushing, pushing its heroine to greater feats every minute. It doesn't stop for martinis, either shaken or stirred, or any other detours. The movie is lean and muscular, looking for action even in situations where a little sleight of hand might have done the trick.
  19. In a summer of remakes, reboots and sequels comes Inception, easily the most original movie idea in ages.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes "Ecstasy" essential viewing for any pop-music fan and any student of celebrity pathology is the interview itself. Spector, despite his immodest comparisons of himself to Bach, da Vinci and Galileo, is surprisingly entertaining company, not simply the mad recluse with crazy hair that was his shocking image during the trials.
  20. By keeping his (Daly) focus on the two remarkable youngsters without an ounce of sentimentality he succeeds in making something true and satisfying.
  21. "Dream" brings together so much history, sheer adventure and terrifying moments.
  22. Taut, superbly executed and consistently engrossing, The Disappearance of Alice Creed marks an auspicious feature debut for writer-director J Blakeson.
  23. Noir never has been this dark.
  24. A satisfying comic gem.
  25. That rare sequel that took its time -- 23 years -- so it not only advances a story but also has something new to say.
  26. Most impressively, it makes it understandable to those of us who don't know much at all about economics.

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