The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 5,161 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 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Lowest review score: 0 Movie 43
Score distribution:
5,161 movie reviews
  1. Daniel Day-Lewis stuns in Paul Thomas Anderson's saga of a soul-dead oil man.
  2. A fully rounded and complicated portrait of both the man and a company that somehow managed to survive under devastating circumstances.
  3. Woody, Buzz and playmates make a thoroughly engaging, emotionally satisfying return.
  4. Where many filmmakers would have underlined the bleaker, harsher aspects, Girlhood presents the characters' grim reality without surrendering its lightness of touch, its compassion or its hope.
  5. As drama the film mostly serves to illustrate the two sides of this crucial social debate in Africa.
  6. Beguiling in its strangeness, yet also effortlessly evoking recognizable emotions such as loneliness and the feeling of being stuck in a dead-end town and life, this moody and gorgeous film is finally more about atmosphere and emotions than narrative -- and none the worse for it.
  7. This is a sprawling yet intimate narrative, constructed almost entirely of in-between moments rather than the big turning points and tragedies.
  8. Mesmerizing in its incremental layering of a bizarre, tragic and thoroughly warped character study, Foxcatcher sees director Bennett Miller well surpassing even the fine work he did in his previous two films, Capote and Moneyball.
  9. A fascinating mix of high-minded gossip and historical perspective, examines the clash of values -- of ritual and traditions versus media savvy and political ambition -- that leads to a crisis for the British monarchy.
  10. This playfully complex and gently slippery analysis of memory and personal narrative manages to engage us in what's essentially the private business, some might even say the dirty laundry, of total strangers.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The chosen style of animation leads to a distracting choppiness that renders the movements, gestures and facial expressions of the interviewees unconvincing. The other problem is that, memory naturally being something that returns in fits and starts, the film is rarely able to sustain any consistent narrative thrust.
  11. The Coens' typically superior filmmaking sustains the electrifying mood for most of the picture, but they are undone by being too faithful to the source novel by Cormac McCarthy.
  12. This is one hot, provocative, revelatory and astonishing documentary, one sure to provoke enthralled interest and controversy wherever it is shown worldwide.
  13. The film is an important step toward repairing the broken links and resurrecting almost a century of music and the women who made it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What's most immediately remarkable about the film is the raw intensity of its hyper-realistic encounters, hugely enhanced by the superb acting of newcomer Rahim.
  14. Grim backwoods tale takes its time building momentum.
  15. There is no denying the passion or intelligence of this work, which is meant to be an encouragement to explore the films for ourselves rather than a dry history lesson. On that level, "Viaggio" fully succeeds.
  16. Derki and his experienced editor Anne Fabini have crafted a sober, sobering bulletin of unambiguous intention and undeniable power.
  17. 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.
  18. A terrifically engaging picture of life beyond the headlines, My Perestroika lifts the veil of Cold War mystery.
  19. An exhilarating fish story in the perfectly cast comic adventure.
  20. This is one of the most wildly romantic movies in ages.
  21. Pixar again hitches top-notch storytelling to the very best in CG animation.
  22. It's an extraordinary film.
  23. Despite its successful attempts to show how oil has affected everyday citizens in nearby Nigeria, the film remains fairly dry.
  24. Greengrass has made not only a thoroughly fact-checked film but a film that uncontrovertibly comes from the heart.
  25. Utterly compelling account of a true-life criminal investigation where "truth" can never be pinned down.
  26. An infectious blast of funky jazz played by a terrific cast and a director at the top of their respective games.
  27. The filmmakers were right to believe that a live-action version of this story would have failed to achieve the universality Persepolis does.
  28. The movie contains priceless slapstick from Bill Murray, finely tuned performances by Murray and the beautiful Scarlett Johansson and a visual and aural design that cultivates a romantic though melancholy mood.

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