TV Guide Magazine's Scores

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For 5,174 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 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Roman Holiday
Lowest review score: 0 Zombie! vs. Mardi Gras
Score distribution:
5,174 movie reviews
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Muddled tale of demonic hijinks and devil worship. It's terrible.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. S-s-s-smokin'? Hardly, this sequel to the 1994 Jim Carrey flick "The Mask" should have been snuffed out in the drawing room.
  8. Repetitive, predictable comedy.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. This tedious hodgepodge of martial-arts mayhem, bogus mysticism and computer-generated special effects doesn't even pretend to have a plot.
  13. 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.
  14. What really sinks the film, though, is the utter absence of chemistry between Perry and Willis.
  15. The film's one saving grace is 18-year-old Ellen Muth, who gives one of the screen's most natural, non-Hollywood portrayals of a child.
  16. Despite the futuristic setting, which relies so heavily on GGI effects that it looks like a feature-length production concept painting, this film is painfully predictable.
  17. This dreary science-fiction/historical-action hybrid is a misfire of staggering proportions.
  18. Frenetic and cheerless action aside, the film's real problem is the Cat, who looks most unmagically like a second-string college sports mascot and conducts himself like a risque baggy-pants comedian.
  19. The result is an unpleasant slog to an unrewarding conclusion that feels far longer than it is.
  20. Surprisingly, Hurley comes off better than either of her demonstrably more versatile co-stars; she's not much of an actress, but she has an engagingly saucy swagger and her open-mouthed expression of outraged disbelief is priceless.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Plenty of bone-crunching brawn, but not a brain cell in sight.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Louise Fletcher is a walking sight gag as the evil principal, but just about every other gag falls flat and lies there, wheezing.
  21. The film's only mildly appealing character is the "Big A" store clerk (Brian Posehn) who refuses to be amused by Lloyd and Harry's moronic antics; sadly, even he eventually succumbs to the film's relentless and overarching stupidity.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Code Word: Bad!
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Another failure in Harmon's attempt to move from TV to the big screen.
  22. It's hard to overstate just how awful this movie is, despite the efforts of the appealing cast.
  23. Even by the degraded standards of dim-witted summer blockbusters, this is sorry stuff.

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