The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 4,935 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Invisible Woman
Lowest review score: 0 3 Geezers!
Score distribution:
4,935 movie reviews
  1. Michael Moore intelligently, comically and incisively diagnoses and calls for the treatment of a sick U.S. health care system.
  2. Foulkrod's film is not about taking a political side, though it is clear she is strongly opposed to the war in Iraq. Her focus instead is on the dehumanizing of eager young men and their transformation into killing machines.
  3. The result is a film both poetic and profound.
  4. Delicious slapstick, droll wit and terrific characters make Aardman's first venture in CG cartooning a great success.
  5. In a summer of remakes, reboots and sequels comes Inception, easily the most original movie idea in ages.
  6. Doillon never lets his characters slide into cliche. They act and react from a wealth of contradictory impulses and long-standing prejudices in this masterful tale of frustrated desire.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Intelligent, universal tale.
  7. A mesmerizing, richly nuanced inquiry into Israel's revenge of the Munich massacre of its athletes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This searing, stylish account of World War II heroism from Denmark's Ole Christian Madsen avoids period realism, conveying the story of two heroes of the Danish resistance as a noir thriller, complete with shadowy alleys, double-crosses galore and the requisite femme fatale.
  8. Although the subject matter is inherently disturbing, it’s hard to imagine any audience remaining unmoved by this mournful tale.
  9. Outstanding, entirely unique father-son portrait.
  10. Prisoners can at times be a hard film to watch, but thanks to all the talent involved, it’s even harder to shake off.
  11. A mismatched-friends drama whose overall sensitivity is belied by a couple of clumsily contrived plot points, Sean Baker's Starlet pairs story and setting perfectly.
  12. No less impressive than the narrative mastery here, however, is the technical execution of this bold minimalist experiment.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Impossible is one of the most emotionally realistic disaster movies in recent memory -- and certainly one of the most frightening in its epic re-creation of the catastrophic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
  13. A somber, often downbeat depiction of human savagery and treachery as well as of human kindness. Writer-director Anthony Minghella has meticulously crafted an intimate epic.
  14. The stroke of genius is, of course, the film's hero -- the big, lovable bear that is the Chinese panda.
  15. A piercingly funny, twisted "whatever-happens-in-Vegas" caper.
  16. A biographical documentary doesn't get any better than this.
  17. A fascinating contemplation of adolescent sexuality that will be a star-making platform for its young lead, Marine Vacth.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The raunchiest, funniest and most enjoyably nonjudgmental American movie about selling sex since "Boogie Nights."
  18. This is an art film in spades.
  19. A superb portrait of a father and son disguised as a docu about Haskell Wexler.
  20. Obscene, disgusting, vulgar and vile, The Aristocrats might be the funniest movie you'll ever see.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a mix of retro eye-candy for grown-ups and a thrilling, approachable storyline for the tykes, the film casts a wide and beguiling net.
  21. It is a sumptuously told tale of childlike wonder in the face of darkest corruption and war, mixing high comedy, surreal sequences and genuine drama viewed from a wise, jaundiced perspective.
  22. Driven by a brilliant, ferocious performance by Michael Fassbender, Shame is a real walk on the wild side, a scorching look at a case of sexual addiction that's as all-encompassing as a craving for drugs.
  23. A winning mix of sharp comedy and touching bits that keeps the laughter -- a few tears -- flowing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Lucas Belvaux's Rapt is two movies, both excellent, for the price of one.
  24. Its sharp writing and essential credibility make this small, intimate tale fresh and involving.

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