The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 7,948 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 The Work
Lowest review score: 0 InAPPropriate Comedy
Score distribution:
7948 movie reviews
  1. While nothing in The Nun feels inspiring or truly groundbreaking, it’s certainly a well-handled package, and the strong performances are abetted by superb technical contributions.
  2. Feel-good documentary gathers great interviews but isn't sure what they add up to.
  3. While the filmmaking is crudely effective at best, it successfully showcases the physical, if not the acting talents, of its largely female cast.
  4. The biggest surprise in Roman Polanski's Oliver Twist is that there are no surprises.
  5. In a showy adaptation by first-time helmer Charlie Stratton, the story is more glum than seductive -- offering surprising sexual encounters, yes, but too little of the slow burn and psychological depth that might have made the Les Mis-meets-Jim Thompson concept get under one's skin.
  6. The film is neither intelligent enough nor silly or grotesque enough to become a lasting favorite.
  7. All of this material proves fascinating. It's a shame, then, that so much of Intent to Destroy plays like a special feature for the DVD edition of The Promise.
  8. A diverting blend of "Rear Window"-style suspense and autumnal romance. While the film is ultimately unable to fully succeed on either front, it offers many pleasures along the way.
  9. Displays moments of cleverness but not enough to sustain its feature-length running time.
  10. The filmmakers, longtime music video veterans, have delivered a technically polished production that belies the film's low budget. They've also elicited mostly strong performances.
  11. A purist's delight, something the millions of die-hard fans of his Lord of the Rings trilogy will gorge upon. In pure movie terms, however, it's also a bit of a slog, with an inordinate amount of exposition and lack of strong forward movement...There are elements in this new film that are as spectacular as much of the Rings trilogy was, but there is much that is flat-footed and tedious as well, especially in the early going.
  12. Page's no-regrets spirit and the enraptured testimonials from those who knew her in her prime (including some swooning ex-lovers) overpowers clumsy filmmaking.
  13. You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy Sixty Six, but it probably wouldn't hurt.
  14. While the film clips are well chosen, it's disappointing that the director often fails to identify the movies from which they are taken.
  15. A less successful aspect of the film is Cognet’s attempt to tie the concentration camps as contemporary spaces into the narrative, with shots of the now practically empty landscapes -- some tourists here and there notwithstanding -- interspersed throughout.
  16. An acting-forward sports film capable of engaging viewers who don't know their 30-loves from their birdies or hat tricks.
  17. Without a strong thematic throughline, Levy relies on a highly episodic structure, letting the subject matter lead him along, rather than shaping the material into a compelling package.
  18. While the film suffers from its own occasional sluggishness, it picks up as the lawmen watching our hero grow as strained as he is.
  19. The movie becomes a survival tale and is more successful in its grueling, slightly crazed second half. The Goetzes do a better job capturing the terrain's physical extremes and the challenge of endurance than they do depicting a relationship.
  20. As the characters' lives fall apart, Ledger fails to bring the necessary gravitas to the role, and he looks a bit too healthy throughout.
  21. The Dirties is as provocative as it is sloppily messy in its themes.
  22. Some of these gags are hilarious.
  23. It suffers from a lack of genuine chills or suspense that renders its slight virtues rather moot.
  24. It's frustrating to see this wonderful-looking, laugh-out-loud funny survival tale fall short of its potential.
  25. Gameau clearly has good intentions, and generally succeeds in sweetening a potentially bitter subject for easy public consumption.
  26. Mumblecore goes on the road in Dave Boyle's slight but amiable buddy comedy.
  27. Despite effective moments, VanAlkemade's film is too diffuse. He gives us snippets of the group's spirited performances, but their effect on audiences remains unclear.
  28. While Afineevsky generally manages to pack in a lot of detail, analysis, nuance and humanism, this is largely absent in the last chapter, which feels like it was rushed together at the last minute and didn’t receive the same amount of time, care and thought as the film’s previous chapters
  29. Jewish and academically inclined audiences worldwide will respond to numerous aspects of this unusual drama, although it is paradoxically both too broad and too esoteric for the general art house public.
  30. Although engaging enough to hold interest, the just slightly off casting of Ewan McGregor and Stellan Skarsgard...dampens plausibility.

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