The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 7,705 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 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 The LEGO Movie
Lowest review score: 0 Material Girls
Score distribution:
7705 movie reviews
  1. Attempting to mix emotional pathos with broad farce, the film fails on both levels.
  2. Bored audiences enduring this talky, aimless film might wish that they, too, were watching the porno film that is seen only in brief snippets.
  3. M. Night Shyamalan’s latest is well cast and strong on setting. But the dull thudding that resounds isn’t part of its effective aural design; it’s the ungainly landing of nearly every shock and joke.
  4. Casa feels like a miss. The digging into each of these women's lives stays shallow and seldom uncovers anything unexpected.
  5. The sad result is a karaoke nightmare. Loud and pointlessly crude, the film takes the disintegration of a dysfunctional working-class family and gives it the song-and-dance treatment.
  6. An admirable idea in theory proves to be a real slog to sit through in Everyday.
  7. A particularly nasty slice of medical-themed horror, Marc Scholermann's film is the sort of thriller in which the tenderest scene depicts an autopsy.
  8. Both the director and writer show such patchy story sense that a lot of the buildup to the final bloodshed and malevolence registers as suspense-free clutter.
  9. Eden Lake has the trappings of a low-IQ thriller but it's really a contemptible tract feeding the prejudices of the U.K.'s rightwing tabloids that claim the country is overrun by teenagers wielding knives.
  10. Originality or insight aren’t very high on the priority list of this drama.
  11. A textbook example of how not to turn real-life headlines into big-screen drama, Jeppe Ronde's Bridgend is a toxic combination of the laughable and the reprehensible.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Whimpers a bit like "Rosemary's Baby" and gurgles occasionally like "The Exorcist," but the video look and bare-bones craftsmanship all scream B movie.
  12. Brad Anderson has basically thrown everything into the film's furnace so as to keep its wobbly narrative running — to no avail, sadly: as the leaps between genre tropes and divergent threads exposes ever wider plot holes, this incoherent adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe attempts endless twists and turns culminating in a supposedly cathartic denouement drenched in sap.
  13. There's little sense of personal investment from the director, but Egoyan does what he can to keep the story moving forward, without getting bogged down in its implausibilities, which are too many to count.
  14. The film’s first half is a slog as Chism sets up the minefield for Wade, with every (fully visible) mine certain to explode.
  15. Self-destructs in its quest for comic outrageousness.
  16. At no point along the way does the film provide a reason to invest your interest in any of this.
  17. Easily the worst in a trilogy that has been notable mainly for the presence of its everyman action star, Transporter 3 is a nonsensical, choppily edited bore, with awful dialogue.
  18. This posturing, airless exercise is wearing rather than exciting.
  19. One of the unfunniest comedies ever. Punch lines are lifeless. Characters are borderline catatonic. Running gags can't even walk.
  20. A road picture mired by unsteady camera work, lackadaisical pacing and cumbersome speechmaking, Free Zone is an excruciating cinematic trek. Israeli director Amos Gitai's narrative, both visually and conversationally, is a disappointing dud.
  21. Going the Distance is, in a way, a remarkable film: It's hard to imagine any romantic comedy going wrong in so many different ways.
  22. In his second feature as a director, Gallo acts as writer, director, producer, star, cinematographer, production designer and editor. Thus, the failure is all his.
  23. (Perry) style is too crude and stagy for Shange's transformative evocation of black female life, and his moralizing strikes exactly the wrong notes to express the pain and longing that cries out from her heated poetry.
  24. I Hate Myself :) centers on two thoroughly repellent, self-absorbed figures with whom spending time proves a nearly intolerable trial.
  25. It’s impossible to buy into the film’s plea to be taken seriously at the end, just as the upbeat finale feels false.
  26. The film is well-intentioned but dramatically unconvincing, full of clichéd situations and on-the-nose dialogue about kids getting their shot and living their dream.
  27. A paranormal mystery without a spine. It has no suspense because it has no belief in itself.
  28. A disturbing supernatural drama that leaves a sour taste in the mouth.
  29. The most appreciative audience for this lame National Lampoon release likely will be guys in tour buses.

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