USA Today's Scores

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For 3,504 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
Lowest review score: 0 Idle Hands
Score distribution:
3504 movie reviews
  1. The young Pigeon turks who no doubt think they've made a hip black comedy should be forced to see it in a theater of non-sycophants, where only an occasional exasperated exhale signifies the audience isn't dead yet. [25 Sept 1998]
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  2. Here's a by-the-playbook movie if ever there was one.
  3. Can't stars attract better scripts than this?
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  4. It's déjà vu all over again. There isn't much more to say about "We Own the Night 2." Oops, make that Pride and Glory.
  5. This second installment, based on Veronica Roth's series of YA novels, feels cobbled together and less focused than 2014's Divergent, and lacks tension and excitement.
  6. Kevin Smith shows up briefly as a lab technician in the miserable Daredevil, and that's a pity. This is a movie that desperately needs the presence of Smith's trademark sidekicks Jay and Silent Bob, with Smith as Bob, ragging worse than ever on his old pal Ben Affleck.
  7. Close your eyes during this miserable romantic comedy.
  8. In a summer filled with dumb comedies, this might prove to be the dumbest. Think "Road Trip" meets "City Slickers." Then dial the humor down a few notches, and you're left Without a Paddle.
  9. Sitting through this movie is worse than being locked in a room with a continuous loop of "Nip/Tuck" playing on a jumbo screen.
  10. While this third installment offers a jot more humor (mostly unintentional), the action scenes are disjointed, badly staged and mind-numbing.
  11. Clumsy, miscast thriller.
  12. Flyboys doesn't succeed as a wartime adventure story or as a period romance. Even the special effects, set in a historical context, are too ho-hum to save this over-long and tedious film.
  13. Underdrawn and overheated, Cool World will leave you cold. [13 Jul 1992]
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  14. A mostly dreadful reboot by director Camille Delamarre (Brick Mansions) that casts English youngster Ed Skrein in Statham's role as well-dressed driver-for-hire Frank Martin.
  15. Saw
    Becomes exceedingly disgusting when it wallows in the psychological torture of a child, a no-no under any circumstances.
  16. Sitting through the teen skateboard comedy Grind is, well, a grind.
  17. Coy to a fault, the movie collapses under its own weight with 90 minutes to go, despite Robby Muller's impressive black-and-white photography, which puts the film on a higher artistic plane than other equally unbearable movies. [16 May 1996, Pg.06.D]
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  18. Labor Day feels like a belabored, sappy slog.
  19. When it comes to being brainless, The Skulls is at the head of the class.
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  20. If you can't find a more scintillating brand of dirty to enjoy during your own nights (Helena or Hoboken), you're not trying very hard.
  21. What is most troubling is how this film can serve to shape perceptions for impressionable kids. Young girls and boys will think that non-stop make-out sessions is all it takes to sustain "endless love."
  22. The pirate ship has hit foul waters, and even the sharp wit and charm of everyone's favorite buccaneer can't save it.
  23. Post Grad is a collection of unfunny, insipid and predictable vignettes in search of a movie.
  24. The scariest thing about this appalling and seemingly endless movie is that you paid for your ticket and now have to sit through it.
  25. Talented actors are wasted in a film that induces more cringes than chuckles as women old enough to know better act like horny sailors on leave, absorb mass quantities of alcohol and drugs, and generally behave horribly.
  26. John Wick serves up a noxious, clashing blend of hyper-realistic and cartoonish violence. Too bad there's no cinema decontaminating service that can wash our memories clean of such useless gore.
  27. The dialogue is beyond clichéd, and performances feel cobbled together from other movies.
  28. Fighting seriously lacks punch.
  29. A quagmire that reportedly has undergone multiple edits to reach its current incomprehensible state.
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  30. The jewels in the buried treasure, once sighted, look fake. But the bigger problem is how artificial the whole story feels.

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