The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 7,594 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: 61
Highest review score: 100 Rent
Lowest review score: 0 The Impaler
Score distribution:
7594 movie reviews
  1. There's a beautiful, multi-tiered exchange among artists happening in Junun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is neither a very happy or driving picture. But it is intellectually daring and marks an important breakthrough in the growing up of the Hollywood film.
  2. A riveting firsthand account of the Egyptian revolution presented with remarkable immediacy and filmmaking skill.
  3. The two creators hit it off famously and collaborate with great ease on a journey driven by mutual curiosity and creative application.
  4. Filmmaker Heineman vaults us into a true heart of darkness.
  5. The Dark Horse is an emotionally potent story of redemption anchored by a heart-piercing lead performance from Cliff Curtis.
  6. Noir never has been this dark.
  7. While the film depicts a world seldom far removed from grim reality, the sly strain of humor keeps it buoyant, nowhere more so than in Kaurismaki’s deadpan dialogue, delivered with affectless aplomb by his marvelous cast.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb murder mystery, with twists coming thick and fast yet always at the right moments.
  8. An enthrallingly intimate look at the brilliant, troubled and always charismatic screen legend.
  9. Delicious slapstick, droll wit and terrific characters make Aardman's first venture in CG cartooning a great success.
  10. A grand story of redemption, laced with barbecued wit and slopped with intrigue, Chrystal is a high heaping of brilliant storytelling.
  11. Boy Meets Girl is a funny and touching comedy/drama boasting a superlative debut performance by Michelle Hendley.
  12. 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.
  13. Brandishing an ambition it's likely no film, including this one, could entirely fulfill, The Tree of Life is nonetheless a singular work, an impressionistic metaphysical inquiry into mankind's place in the grand scheme of things that releases waves of insights amid its narrative imprecisions.
  14. Essentially, this is a film about existential emptiness, and yet it’s beautiful and alive, as filled with humor as it is with melancholy.
  15. A riveting Argentine thriller spiked with witty dialogue and poignant love stories.
  16. A delectable riff on transformation, desire and sexuality that blends the heightened reality of melodrama with mischievous humor and an understated strain of Hitchcockian suspense.
  17. Even at its most sorrowful, Marjorie Prime is suffused with warmth, the core of it emanating from Smith in two complementary iterations of the same character.
  18. A taut, involving drama centered around the mysterious disappearance of a young woman, About Elly confirms director Asghar Farhadi as a major talent in Iranian cinema whose ability to chronicle the middle-class malaise of his society is practically unrivaled.
  19. This impeccably assembled and argued film represents a brave, timely intervention into debates around the organization that have been simmering for some time.
  20. While the science behind Earle’s conservation project is fascinating, it’s her natural charisma and infectious enthusiasm that are most compelling onscreen.
  21. The result is an animated adventure that's funnier than "Shark Tale" and more charming than "The Polar Express."
  22. Noah Baumbach has followed up his acclaimed 2005 breakthrough "The Squid and the Whale" with another wryly observed, giddily cringe-inducing, bracingly original winner.
  23. A flawlessly executed character study.
  24. Working with non-pro actors, Hammer pulls authentic performances from the trio that are at times almost too painful to witness.
  25. The film's smart craftsmanship is ultimately less noteworthy than its humanizing, prejudice-challenging immersion into the lives of people who inhabit L.A.'s low-end drug and sex industry.
  26. This intense, painful movie lingers in the memory.
  27. Stephen Frears is in full possession of his filmmaking talent in Philomena, one of his most pulled-together dramas in years.
  28. Smartly shaped and vigorously told by prolific documentarian John Scheinfeld (Who Is Harry Nilsson, The U.S. vs. John Lennon), the film bulges with insights offered by everyone from family members and close collaborators to the likes of Cornel West and Bill Clinton.

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