TV Guide Magazine's Scores

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  • TV
For 5,209 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 2.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 9 Star Hotel
Lowest review score: 0 Zombie! vs. Mardi Gras
Score distribution:
5209 movie reviews
  1. The juvenile gags seem aimed at moviegoers who hate the whole idea of independent/art/foreign-language films and the stuck-up eggheads who like them -- so what's the point?
    • 12 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    In fact, with no fewer than 17 of Donaldson's favorite rock songs and a complete lack of dramatic impetus, Cocktail would fare better as an extended-play music video.
  2. Why do moviegoers and gamers keep going to see video-game-based movies when neither group is ever happy with the results?
  3. Lawrence runs through his usual repertory of mugging, seething and generally acting like a fool, only to be regularly upstaged by Arnold, Trey's pet piglet.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    It's not fun and it gets tiring real fast.
  4. A high-profile cast can't save this multi-narrative drama about gambling addiction from its wildly uneven tone, which veers from high melodrama to hard-boiled pastiche so overwrought that it's unintentionally funny.
  5. A crass, tedious sequel.
  6. This stage-bound farce could easily be an American sitcom: It's all slamming doors, eavesdropping and stupid miscommunications, garnished with a heavy-handed helping of comedy of humiliation.
  7. The hyperactive Hong Kong action stuff is getting old.
  8. Painfully unfunny and misguided to boot.
  9. Bloated and incoherent.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Derivative, indifferently acted, artlessly photographed and awash in nudity and rudimentary gore effects, this direct-to-DVD feature mars the producing debut of longtime horror and exploitation distributor Media Blasters.
  10. Obvious and, frankly, 25 years too late.
  11. If you can't spell "bogeyman," you shouldn't make movies about him.
  12. The profoundly unconvincing CGI work only makes the sorry screenplay and lackluster performances look worse.
  13. An unintentionally surreal kid's picture.
  14. The final irony is that it's tailored for a PG-13 audience: The violence is bloodless, the sex is all come-on and the surreally reckless stunts cater to viewers too young to drive.
  15. It took a village of screenwriters and story creators - including costar Queen Latifah and first-time director Lance Rivera - to cram just about every imaginable stereotype about African-Americans and white people ever conceived into this short, unappetizing comedy.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    While the homeless, the mentally ill and the generally downtrodden are scattered about like so much shabby furniture, Rifkin has no qualms about wallowing in their filth, but he misses the tragedy of their lives -- just as he misses everything else.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Garish, animated junk.
  16. It takes perverse genius to make an action film this stupid.
  17. Puerile, gross and pandering to the lowest impulses of teenage boys.
  18. Is there anything so painful as a comedy whose every gag falls flat and then lies there, flopping like a dying flounder?
  19. As bad as the title, and much longer.
  20. The first fruit of wunderkinder Alicia Silverstone's First Kiss Productions, this muddled thriller-cum-romantic comedy of errors suggests that she might want to lay off the producing for a few years.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Farley -- one of the few comedians who could ever be justly accused of debasing the pratfall -- has made a film that's tantamount to watching an overweight man slip on a banana peel for nearly 90 minutes.
  21. Lame, derivative comedy.
  22. Utterly amateurish.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    While doing nothing to dispel the stereotype that skateboarding is the sport of brainless jackasses, Casey La Scala's directing debut does feature some nifty boarding action.
  23. The truth of the matter is that, given the thoroughly manipulative, red-herring plot twists that get her to the happy ending, most audience members will have ceased to care about whether she lives or dies long before the matter is settled onscreen.

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