USA Today's Scores

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For 3,341 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 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Winter's Bone
Lowest review score: 0 Idle Hands
Score distribution:
3,341 movie reviews
  1. The story is tedious, noisy and banal. It is also rather dark and convoluted for children, though it does have the familiar bombast of a video game.
  2. A laughably bad horror flick.
  3. The last name Blart may be the funniest thing in the movie, so that's a hint as to just how bad this shopping-center saga can be.
  4. Perhaps Martin should go back to taking chances and writing original work.
  5. While it's billed as a "re-imagining" of the horror franchise, this Friday is more like a rehash, delivering just what you expect and nothing more.
  6. Fighting seriously lacks punch.
  7. Feels about as fresh and lively as a piece of burnt rubber.
  8. An American Affair is sordid business blandly portrayed and not worth meddling with.
  9. If you're of a mind to believe a dreary and far-fetched thriller about numerology-crazed alien life forms, then you may find the movie mildly diverting.
  10. It might be that Jarmusch (Broken Flowers) is experimenting with creating a pastiche of dreamlike sequences that audiences can interpret as they wish. Or it may be merely pretension and hubris that fuels such a stylized and insubstantial story.
  11. Cloying and dated movie.
  12. This sequel to the clever and funny first "Transformers" not only is disappointing, it will give most people a throbbing case of metal overload.
  13. Tedious, unromantic, sophomoric and only sporadically funny.
  14. The characters in The Box are like cardboard cutouts: Some have "foolish victim" labeled on them, and others fall into the category of absurdly creepy villain.
  15. Post Grad is a collection of unfunny, insipid and predictable vignettes in search of a movie.
  16. A didactic and humorless Western, Eli is too laborious for an action film and too brutal to be an inspirational tale.
  17. If you didn't know otherwise, you'd swear that Gentlemen Broncos was made by a disaffected high school student – and not a particularly talented one.
  18. This is not the Travolta of "Pulp Fiction," nor is it the Williams of "One Hour Photo." Though no animals were harmed in the making of Old Dogs, the lead actors were defanged. But like a pair of Labradors, they have a playful rapport.
  19. Manages to be both toothless and tasteless in its satire of TV news sensationalism.
  20. Chan has more chemistry with the kids than with Valletta, but the story is so insipid that it's likely to only sadden fans of the martial-arts icon and offer little enjoyment to its young audience.
  21. It's a syrupy, downbeat film.
  22. Tooth Fairy will make your teeth ache and your skin crawl.
  23. So leaden and obnoxious that it actually makes you long for the John Travolta of "Old Dogs."
  24. The film feels as calculatedly sentimental as one of those bland pink candy hearts.
  25. Director Kevin Smith's tweets, jokes and sharp commentary after being denied a seat aboard a Southwest Airlines flight because of his girth were a lot more engaging than Cop Out, his new movie.
  26. Sitting through this movie is worse than being locked in a room with a continuous loop of "Nip/Tuck" playing on a jumbo screen.
  27. There's nothing worse than a boring behemoth.
  28. An insult to the memory of the cleverly written show and its celebration of friendship, it's a slap in the face for the four gal pals (often photographed at unflattering angles) and an affront to Muslims.
  29. There's nothing exciting about this awful, over-the-top reboot.
  30. The opening frame of Jonah Hex should say: "Caution: Made expressly for the male teen demographic. Not suitable for anyone of any age who prefers movies with coherence, an original plot or characters they give a hoot about."

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