The New Republic's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 458 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Before Sunset
Lowest review score: 0 Miller's Crossing
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 44 out of 458
458 movie reviews
  1. Imagine finding the will to get up every morning to do another day's work on this stale story tarted up with relevance.
  2. His (writer/director Konchalovsky's) plunge into the world of mental distortion is so garish, so exploitative, that the picture needs only a few clicks of the dial to move from the horrible to the ludicrous
  3. A braggart piece of empty exhibitionism.
  4. The dialogue that is wrapped around the sexual activities only helps to make the film disgustingly ridiculous.
  5. Penn's film is very slow, sententious, ill-judged about the tensions he wants in long scenes. [18 Dec 1995, Pg.28]
  6. For me, the execution of the picture is so weak, so imitative, so facile that it makes all the thematic discussion seem idle. [25 Nov 1996, Pg.30]
  7. A lifeless, tedious picture... A complete dud. [29 Oct 1990, p.26]
  8. In future Lee can best serve his versatility by never doing anything like this again.

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