The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 5,793 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 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Great Museum
Lowest review score: 0 Dirty Love
Score distribution:
5,793 movie reviews
  1. Her
    This is a probing, inquisitive work of a very high order, although it goes a bit slack in the final third and concludes rather conventionally compared to much that has come before.
  2. A gem whose intelligent, gentle, deadpan humor is entirely irresistible.
  3. While it's more dramatically diffuse than the reboot and lacks a definitive villain, the new film is shot through with a stirring reverence for the Marvel Comics characters and their universe.
  4. I Origins is a bracingly venturesome, exploratory work that achieves an exceptional balance between the emotional and intellectual aspects of its unusual story.
  5. Its sharp writing and essential credibility make this small, intimate tale fresh and involving.
  6. It didn't seem possible, but Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Wee Man and company might just have cooked up a sequel that's even wilder, funnier, extra-depraved and more gag-inducing than the seemingly incomparable "Jackass the Movie."
  7. The actor literally takes the metaphors of his bull-headed character to the limits and is never less than believable or mesmerizing.
  8. A breathtakingly immersive travelogue that packs a persuasive environmental undercurrent.
  9. 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.
  10. The raunchiest, funniest and most enjoyably nonjudgmental American movie about selling sex since "Boogie Nights."
  11. Poetically composed, with marvelous lumps of wit and perspective, Of Times and The City is a masterwork.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A long but powerful true-life drama of 1970s German terrorists features masterful storytelling and bravura performances.
  12. The gorilla is great, the girl terrific, sets are out of this world, creatures icky as hell, and the director clearly does not believe in the word "enough."
  13. A stunning virtuoso performance by director, cast and crew. This movie knocks you out with an astonishing blend of hyper-realism, visual complexity and powerful themes.
  14. '71
    This outstanding, muscular feature debut for French-born, British-based director Yann Demange almost never puts a foot wrong, from the softly underplayed performances to the splendidly speckled cinematography and fine-grained period detailing.
  15. In Drug War, Hong Kong genre master Johnnie To gives a superlative lesson on how to give an updated, thoroughly engrossing twist to the classic cops-and-robbers chase.
  16. A mesmerizing, richly nuanced inquiry into Israel's revenge of the Munich massacre of its athletes.
  17. The word "community" has become a cliche, but this party, both backstage and before the crowd, illustrates a specific sense of cultural community and the singular bliss of standing on a city street in late-summer rain for a once-in-a-lifetime concert.
  18. Constant lateral tracks, push-ins, whip-pans, camera moves timed to dialogue, title cards, chapter headings, miniatures, use of stop-action, fetishization of clothing and props, absurdist predicaments — all the techniques Anderson has honed over the years — are used to pinpoint effect here.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once the stardust settles and the generations of "Star Trek" fans pass in judgment, this splendid production may emerge as the best movie to date inspired by the multiple-series TV phenomenon created by the late Gene Roddenberry. [15 Nov. 1994]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
  19. Darren Aronofsky wrestles one of scripture's most primal stories to the ground and extracts something vital and audacious, while also pushing some aggressive environmentalism, in Noah.
  20. A handsome and achingly sad period piece, a finely observed portrait of cast-aside dreams. The drama is quieter and more chaste than the similarly themed "Camille Claudel," but no less haunting.
    • 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.
  21. De Palma's screenplay is outstanding, and he draws wonderfully naturalistic performances from his youthful cast.
  22. Polished, funny and utterly charming.
  23. Transformers is a wet dream for fanboys, with vehicles that whiz and whir into alien robots, spectacular sci-fi stunt chases, glistening military hardware, overheated computer software and brainy, hot girls who love Popular Mechanics.
  24. Director David Weissman brings a rewardingly fresh and personal perspective to the subject.
  25. The outrageously hilarious For Your Consideration was well worth the wait. Again delivered with comic precision by Guest's crack repertory company, his patented brand of parody takes affectionate but deadly aim at its awards buzz mania target and the results aren't just funny, they're face-hurting funny.
  26. It’s an altogether strange but astonishing work of craftsmanship.
  27. A genuinely moving look at life in a group foster home that avoids most of the usual routes into viewers' hearts.

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