The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

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For 7,365 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 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Up
Lowest review score: 0 I Know Who Killed Me
Score distribution:
7365 movie reviews
  1. This is one hot, provocative, revelatory and astonishing documentary, one sure to provoke enthralled interest and controversy wherever it is shown worldwide.
  2. What comes out of this unlikely comparison between astronomy and history is a totally new perspective, something broader, with glimpses into deeper meanings.
  3. Ida
    Frame by frame, Ida looks resplendently bleak, its stunning monochromes combining with the inevitable gloomy Polish weather and communist-era deprivations to create a harsh, unforgiving environment.
  4. 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
    • 100 Critic Score
    An extraordinary motion picture, greater in dimension and significance than any similar film of our time, Ben-Hur is more spectacular than any of the previous spectacles. More importantly, it is at the same time a highly rewarding dramatic experience, rich and complex in human values: a great adventure, full of excitement, visual beauty, thrills and unsurpassed cinema artistry.
  5. To say 13th is stimulating and thought-provoking is the understatement of the year.
  6. Grim backwoods tale takes its time building momentum.
  7. It’s an altogether strange but astonishing work of craftsmanship.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. A terrifically engaging picture of life beyond the headlines, My Perestroika lifts the veil of Cold War mystery.
  11. Blurring the confines between documentary and fiction, it takes the empathetic viewer on an incredible journey that can be almost as painful to follow vicariously from a theater seat as it must have been on the pilgrims.
  12. An exhilarating fish story in the perfectly cast comic adventure.
  13. This is one of the most wildly romantic movies in ages.
  14. Pixar again hitches top-notch storytelling to the very best in CG animation.
    • 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.
  15. While there are implicit references to the horrors of the Soviet and post-Soviet state and to the 20th century in general, this monstrously overflowing film seems to aim even higher.
  16. It's an extraordinary film.
  17. Despite its successful attempts to show how oil has affected everyday citizens in nearby Nigeria, the film remains fairly dry.
  18. Emotionally involving material is the key element to a good human-interest documentary, and Lipitz, a Baltimore native with a background in Broadway producing, has tapped into a great story here of adversity, struggle and elevating achievement.
  19. The Fits is a lovely character portrait, abstract and yet highly evocative, given an other-worldly feel by deft use of slow-mo, sinuous tracking sequences and music that ranges from ambient drones to discordant strings and the percussive claps, clicks and stomps of the drill routines.
  20. Greengrass has made not only a thoroughly fact-checked film but a film that uncontrovertibly comes from the heart.
  21. The first two Max features ran barely 90 minutes and it takes guts and real confidence to dare push a straight chase film with very little dialogue to two hours. But Miller has pulled it off by coming up with innumerable new elements to keep the action compelling.
  22. Utterly compelling account of a true-life criminal investigation where "truth" can never be pinned down.
  23. An infectious blast of funky jazz played by a terrific cast and a director at the top of their respective games.
  24. Unassuming, idiosyncratic and set in the run-down eponymous New Jersey city that has produced more than its share of noted personalities, this is a mild-mannered, almost startlingly undramatic work that offers discreet pleasures to longtime fans of the New York indie-scene veteran.
  25. The filmmakers were right to believe that a live-action version of this story would have failed to achieve the universality Persepolis does.
  26. 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.
  27. Lo Cascio and Boni inhabit their roles with keen intellectual and emotional vigor.
  28. The film is non-fiction storytelling of remarkable nuance.

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