TNT RoughCut's Scores

  • Movies
For 260 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Scream
Lowest review score: 0 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 260
260 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One major inappropriate casting decision (Kirsten Dunst, who's made a solid leap to young adulthood in "Dick" and "Drop Dead Gorgeous" is cast as 14-year-old Lux?) and an underdeveloped motive for the girls' self-demise left me unaffected.
  1. The film becomes so much urgent nonsense, its killing spree neither cheaply thrilling nor even more cheaply cathartic. It's only gory.
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  2. Singleton's lack of influence makes Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" look far funkier in comparison.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though Williams gives one of his better performances in recent years -- finding the right combination of humor and restraint for this role -- none of the human characters are fleshed out in any way.
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  3. Haunting character study filled with fascinating personalities, robust images, and eccentric behaviors that will please art-house fans.
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  4. Chilling and technically proficient and, also, fairly hollow.
  5. An utterly competent, systematically entertaining summer movie.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What is refreshing about this film is that most of the characters seem like real people.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While slight and fairly unassuming considering its subject, the cast is uniformly fine.
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  6. In the end, the performances and the basic strength of the premise make Shadow of the Vampire a relatively diverting ninety minutes. But there is the inescapable feeling that it is a shadow of the great film it might have been.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The B-movie is back, folks, but who knows how long the fun will last.
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  7. Generally engaging.
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Banderas has taken a brilliant novel and made a small movie with lots of bright moments, and honestly, that's quite an accomplishment for his debut.
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  8. Worth watching.
  9. Pretty hysterical.
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    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A disposable flick.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tumbleweeds has a certain hopefulness about it. "Anywhere But Here," on the other hand, gives you nowhere to go.
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  10. Kay doesn't seem to know the meaning of moderation.
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  11. By the end, we simply have no idea what he (Lee) feels or what the film is really about. And we are too worn out to care.
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I wasn't the only one crying in the theatre. Not by a long shot.
  12. It's not nearly as much fun as the action-packed trailer makes it seem.
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  13. The Big Kahuna -- for its superb performances -- wants to be too much, but is about too little, working better as a series of fine monologues than as a cohesive story, the film's makers trapped somewhere between potential and reality, deal unclosed.
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With Gary Shandling appearing in just about every scene, only fans of his trademark whiny, disinterested delivery and sexist un-political correctness have a hope of enjoying his new film.
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An impossible, yet funny scenario.
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Focuses on everything and nothing like a grown-up Disney phenom, making it a great family movie enjoyable for everyone.
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  14. (Ferguson is) so cheeky and effeminate, he becomes more of a caricature than an actual person.
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    • 40 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Jones' pursuit of Judd follows the tried-but-true plotline of winding cat-and-mouse chases that lead to big climaxes.
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  15. Better to wait for movies like Bedazzled on video and watch Fraser in the theatre when he goes back to playing with Gods and Monsters instead of the Devil.
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Oversimplifies the concept of unrequited love, and over-romanticizes the notion of everlasting love.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    There's a great movie to be made with this story.
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