TV Guide Magazine's Scores

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For 5,187 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 The Godfather: Part II
Lowest review score: 0 Staying Alive
Score distribution:
5187 movie reviews
  1. Cynical and contemptuous of its audience, this lazy sequel oozes an insufferable air of self-satisfaction.
  2. In search of inspiration and the human spirit triumphant, they managed to cook up a pot of sanctimonious, reductive claptrap (which the credits confess was only "inspired" by Quinn's book) that's not in the least instructive or entertaining.
  3. An arty fright flick that's neither artistic nor the least bit scary.
  4. This big budget mish-mash is almost unbelievably derivative and shockingly cheap looking.
  5. The less said about the story's twists and turns the better, except to warn that they become increasing preposterous with each passing minute.
  6. A lovely soundtrack by Irish balladeers the Saw Doctors can't make up for the rest of this belabored labor of love.
  7. The pacing is slack, the comedy has an oddly sour tone and frankly, no matter how hard the script tries to paint Sean as a petty martinet with a stick up his butt, it's hard not to sympathize with him.
  8. This totally sucks.
  9. The gags are familiar collegiate stuff, involving horny young men, horny old whores -- horny young tramps -- silly foreigners, uptight authority figures, homosexuals and sassy fat women.
  10. The air of low-budget Eurotrash is unmistakable. Almost everybody has an unidentifiable accent.
  11. Not funny at all.
  12. Continuity errors are as numerous as product placements and though shot on location, the movie captures none of London's local color.
  13. Only die-hard and undemanding Chan fans need apply.
  14. Director Jesse Peretz, onetime bassist for The Lemonheads, cut his teeth on music videos and appears to have embraced the austere aesthetics of Dogme 95 filmmakers without comprehending that an interesting story and well-developed characters are supposed to be part of the package.
  15. This bare-bones plot is merely an excuse to string together a series of gross-out jokes involving bodily fluids, private parts, food and genetic deformities.
  16. Muddled tale of demonic hijinks and devil worship. It's terrible.
  17. The parade of eccentrics never ends, and Stone's near-miraculous achievement is to drain the life right out of material so sordid you'd think it couldn't help but be interesting. A must to avoid.
  18. A creepily unpleasant study of race and class.
    • 1 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A potentially amusing comic premise -- dropping a pair of anarchic stoners into the spaced-out, sanctimonious world of New Age bio-dome enthusiasts -- gets submerged in a shower of witless gags and the feeble one-joke persona of MTV celebrity Pauly Shore.
  19. Has a sour undertone that strangles its cheap laughs.
    • 8 Metascore
    • 20 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Filled with long, obviously improvised pseudo-philosophical ramblings about nothing -- and that's before the drugs kick in.
  20. S-s-s-smokin'? Hardly, this sequel to the 1994 Jim Carrey flick "The Mask" should have been snuffed out in the drawing room.
  21. Repetitive, predictable comedy.
  22. The annoying Reg Rogers, on the other hand, who plays Little Caesar creator Raoul Berman, delivers his lines like a stoned Pee-wee Herman, and the scene in which Billy Crystal mutters and drools in a restaurant is just disturbing for anyone who admired his work in the past.
  23. Its misogyny, homophobia and overall grossness undermine the tired gags, and its relentless portrayal of African-American women as money-grubbing hootchie mamas (the sole exception is, of course, Dre's mom) would be wholly unacceptable if a white filmmaker had been at the helm.
  24. Stiffly animated and featuring uninspired songs.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 20 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The real-life Hayata plays himself with little conviction, while the rest of the Spanish-speaking cast give the impression that they don't have the slightest idea what their English-language dialogue means.
  25. This tedious hodgepodge of martial-arts mayhem, bogus mysticism and computer-generated special effects doesn't even pretend to have a plot.
  26. The film vacillates between inanity and flat-out lameness, and the decision to recut from an R-rated version to a PG-13 sucked out whatever life might have been left.
  27. What really sinks the film, though, is the utter absence of chemistry between Perry and Willis.

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