TV Guide Magazine's Scores

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For 5,200 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 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Half Nelson
Lowest review score: 0 Strange Wilderness
Score distribution:
5200 movie reviews
  1. Formulaic hodge-podge that trades on a certain demographic's affection for the bogeymen of their formative years.
  2. This amateurish comedy features some amazing sequences shot in Moscow. But everything else about it is second rate.
  3. Even Spade's most dedicated fans would probably be better off staying home and watching a "Just Shoot Me" rerun.
  4. This is sorry stuff.
  5. There's at least one ending too many, Union regularly vanishes for long stretches of the movie, and director Michael Bay's unmitigated pandering to viewers who whoop with glee whenever someone gets it between the eyes is genuinely distasteful.
  6. It's hard to imagine who would find this funny.
  7. Juvenile and pointless.
  8. An excruciatingly unfunny comedy.
  9. Director Jamie Blanks "Urban Legend" appears to be carving himself a career making slasher movies for a new generation; unfortunately, he's in no way improving on the originals.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The film should have featured more absurd and nonsensical elements. Certainly the plot is ridiculous, and so completely illogical that to see it fall by the wayside in favor of some inspired lunacy would not have been a loss.
  10. That rare, unfortunate thing, a total misfire of a movie.
    • 1 Metascore
    • 20 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The cast isn't bad but the movie is, and Amir's use of Holocaust imagery is cheap and unnecessary; Jo and Alexander could just as easily have died on the Titanic. At one point the dialogue is completely drowned out by the roar of the surf, and that is no doubt a blessing.
  11. The story's broad strokes are painfully clichéd and its details make no sense at all.
  12. Cynical and contemptuous of its audience, this lazy sequel oozes an insufferable air of self-satisfaction.
  13. 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.
  14. An arty fright flick that's neither artistic nor the least bit scary.
  15. This big budget mish-mash is almost unbelievably derivative and shockingly cheap looking.
  16. The less said about the story's twists and turns the better, except to warn that they become increasing preposterous with each passing minute.
  17. A lovely soundtrack by Irish balladeers the Saw Doctors can't make up for the rest of this belabored labor of love.
  18. 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.
  19. This totally sucks.
  20. 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.
  21. The air of low-budget Eurotrash is unmistakable. Almost everybody has an unidentifiable accent.
  22. Not funny at all.
  23. Continuity errors are as numerous as product placements and though shot on location, the movie captures none of London's local color.
  24. Only die-hard and undemanding Chan fans need apply.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Muddled tale of demonic hijinks and devil worship. It's terrible.
  28. 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.

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