The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 8,265 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 Boyhood
Lowest review score: 0 The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
Score distribution:
8265 movie reviews
  1. A paranormal mystery without a spine. It has no suspense because it has no belief in itself.
  2. A disturbing supernatural drama that leaves a sour taste in the mouth.
  3. The most appreciative audience for this lame National Lampoon release likely will be guys in tour buses.
  4. No one on the creative side has his eyes on the characters, so they flounder in a sea of misguided energy.
  5. Shock doc The Blackout Experiments augurs to be an experiment in audience walk-out.... it is neither scary nor shocking.
  6. They just don't make 'em like this anymore, and it's a good thing, too.
  7. Despite its technical gloss and effective performances, Den of Thieves never manage to feel other than hopelessly derivative.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Overlong and aimless documentary.
  8. A creaky haunted house that, once the big twist is revealed, makes very little sense at all.
  9. Despite the presence of Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer, both sprightly and appealing in the lead roles, this misfire of a cornball romance is so tone-deaf, so utterly lacking in screwball snap and visual punch, that viewers will find it hard to care whether or not the aging lovebirds end up in each other’s arms.
  10. Derivative and otherwise lacking in originality, the film which features enough gratuitous nudity and violence to satisfy the genre crowd is a strictly by-the-numbers affair that probably won't be filling the multiplexes in Salt Lake City.
  11. What fans of the original movie, "Charlie's Angels," which was fun and good-natured, will make of this sloppy mess is hard to guess.
  12. This ersatz portrait of American big-top tent impresario P.T. Barnum is all smoke and mirrors, no substance. It hammers pedestrian themes of family, friendship and inclusivity while neglecting the fundaments of character and story.
  13. Despite a couple of unconvincingly upbeat tacked-on moments at the end, Project X basically reads as nihilistic, as not believing in or standing for anything. Not even fun.
  14. Despite its scaldingly hot cast and formidable writer/director combination, The Counselor is simply not a very likable or gratifying film. In fact, it's a bummer.
  15. Loaded with obtuse symbolism, the film is not only hard to understand, it isn't much fun trying to figure it out.
  16. Lee's latest rambles through almost two hours of unfocused drama, burdened with endless didactic editorializing, before lurching out of nowhere into ugly revelations and violence.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    To attempt a critical evaluation of Orion's new Caddyshack is a little like describing the esthetic qualities of an outhouse.
  17. This lugubrious drama fails in its essential goal of making us care about its central character’s existential crisis.
  18. Ultimately Adam & Steve mainly goes to prove that indie gay romantic comedies can be just as witless, vulgar and over the top as their straight, major studio counterparts.
  19. Thematically diffuse, tonally inconsistent and blighted by an inauthentic feel for its story’s time and place, it sits awkwardly between sober human drama and lighter dysfunctional-family turf, constantly striving for unearned emotions.
  20. Not so much blasphemous as just outrageous for the hell of it.
  21. Despite relocating across the pond to the esteemed British Museum, the creaky Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb fails to capitalize on the comic potential provided by that change of venue.
  22. Van Cotthem's performance is wholly convincing, which might not be something to brag about, and the film flatlines right along with him.
  23. It has all the flaws of the recent Bradley Cooper vehicle Burnt, only without the sex and the charm.
  24. The most banal and indulgent of Gus Van Sant's periodic studies of troubled kids, this agonizingly treacly tale comes off like an indie version of "Love Story" except with worse music.
  25. Paints a surprisingly sour portrait of nearly all its characters, so much so that even the final-reel redemption rings hollow and forced.
  26. A grim little drama about a young woman's experiences with a left-wing cult, Alison Murray's debut feature suffers from disjointed storytelling and myriad other problems, including a bizarre reliance on modern dance sequences to interrupt the action.
  27. The film is nearly unendurable.
  28. A cloyingly sentimental story that rings false in every moment.

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