TV Guide's Scores

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For 5,170 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 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Lowest review score: 0 Vulgar
Score distribution:
5,170 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Tries to leave the impression of Escobar as a positive force whose dirty money actually saved Colombia's economy while those of neighboring Latin American countries collapsed.
  1. To say that the film is unenjoyable would be an overstatement; a good time can be had counting the number of reassuringly stock characters it offers up.
  2. The fact that this is somebody's real-life story up on there the screen doesn't necessarily guarantee it's an especially fresh story.
  3. Were the film's tone not so hysterical it might be provocative; as it is, insights and insults are inextricably intertwined.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Like so much dope humor, Soling's logic is fuzzy, and you'd have to be pretty high to find any of it funny.
  4. This soft, formulaic comedy/drama has a far better cast than it deserves, and they work their hearts out trying to bring life to a cliched script.
  5. This limp, forgettable fluff is as preachy and heavy-handed as the "Goofus and Gallant" cartoons that a generation of children far less media-savvy than today's recognized as ham-fisted lessons in good behavior masquerading as funny strips.
  6. A harmless, if ultimately inane, fantasy-comedy vehicle for youngsta-rapper Lil' Bow Wow, a 15-year-old who's already an alarmingly accomplished scene stealer.
  7. This whimsical weeper gets off to an awkward start and never finds its footing.
  8. All the money in the world couldn't have saved actress-turned-filmmaker Troy Beyer's lewd, obnoxious, product placement-laden remake of the sweet and simple romantic comedy "Can't Buy Me Love."
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A romantic comedy whose no-holds-barred gross-out elements sour an already graceless mix of crude pratfalls and heartache.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    After an onslaught of prerelease hype promising the erotic experience of a lifetime, Showgirls reveals itself as a 131-minute dose of cinematic saltpeter.
  9. A riot of artfully grungy hotel rooms, sleazy costumes and sordid behavior, Allan Mindel's directing debut gives off the smug air of hipsters at play, making it hard to care what happens to any of its lost souls and inept opportunists.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 30 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Dull and unimaginative.
  10. Without Bullock, the film's frantic antics would be painful to watch; with her, they're just trivial.
  11. Inconsistency of tone and internal logic plagues the film throughout.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    So consistently awful, it's almost entertaining.
  12. The movie takes a desperately wrong turn about 45 minutes in, and you can almost hear the great sucking sound as the whole thing churns down the drain in a swirl of narrative contradictions.
  13. It's a classic fantasy scenario, overflowing with creative possibilities, but Carrey's Nolan isn't charmingly misguided or comically loathsome enough to deserve the lesson; he's just a big, inconsequential crybaby.
  14. Harlin's brisk pacing leaves little time for reflection, but the whole house of blood-spattered cards dissolves upon even cursory reflection.
  15. If not precisely charismatic, Statham brings authentic athleticism and a certain cheeky presence to his lightly written role.
  16. The lame and apparently tacked-on ending (which seems to crib footage from 2000's "Gladiator"), suggests the rather terrifying prospect of a Roman-era sequel. Five words: Be afraid, be very afraid.
  17. A self-consciously arty ensemble piece that's alternately exploitative, implausible and cliche ridden.
  18. These lessons are driven home via silly dialogue ("Her name was Marion and she loved volcanoes...") and painfully predictable plot complications, repeated often enough that there's no need to take notes, except for the benefit of friends who fall asleep.
  19. The film's only sparks are generated by Tom's last-ditch attempt to win back Sarah's affections, but they come too late to redeem the picture from its surfeit of over-the-top physical comedy and low-brow jokes.
  20. The only memorable moments in the entire film come courtesy of three supporting characters, dopey skateboarders (Evan Peters, Shane Hunter, Hunter Parrish) who blindly follow Julie around.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The dullest movie ever made about child abuse, conspiracy and murder.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    With its porno plot, Undressed production values and ersatz "Will & Grace" banter that manages to be crude without being the least bit funny, Q. Allan Brocka's debut is a tasteless comedy that nevertheless leaves a nasty flavor on the tongue.
  21. The heart of the problem may be that real life youth-sports insanity has far exceeded the bounds of family-friendly comedy.
  22. Along the way, director Brian Robbins indulges Reeves in too many laughable inspirational speeches. He also wastes the terrific Diane Lane in the thankless role of the kids' dedicated teacher.

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