USA Today's Scores

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For 3,313 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: 63
Highest review score: 100 Apollo 13
Lowest review score: 0 Idle Hands
Score distribution:
3,313 movie reviews
  1. The film feels as calculatedly sentimental as one of those bland pink candy hearts.
  2. 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.
  3. Sitting through this movie is worse than being locked in a room with a continuous loop of "Nip/Tuck" playing on a jumbo screen.
  4. There's nothing worse than a boring behemoth.
  5. 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.
  6. There's nothing exciting about this awful, over-the-top reboot.
  7. 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."
  8. If Sandler hopes to win over new fans, he may want to cork the scatological humor and let it age a bit.
  9. Killers is dead on arrival: miscast, horribly paced and murderously uninvolving.
  10. The movie is a clunky, noisy contraption. Director Jon Turteltaub piles on gadgets and devices in the hopes we'll be dazzled enough to miss the story's lack of coherence and charm.
  11. Sadistic mess of a movie.
  12. The Romantics is a misnomer. "The Spoiled Melodramatics" would be more accurate. Or better yet, "The Pretentious Ones."
  13. Alpha and Omega is one of those rarities in the modern era of Hollywood animation: bad.
  14. Barrels around in manic fashion much like Carrey does in most of his movies. He's meant to be a fool for love, but mostly he's just bonkers.
  15. Kimberly Elise gives the best performance as a beleaguered woman with an abusive boyfriend (Michael Ealy).
  16. Who had the lamebrained idea for a post-apocalyptic 3-D Nutcracker that is lacking any trace of ballet?
  17. Yogi Bear is a big boo-boo.
  18. Vaughn and James are likable enough, and they would have real chemistry in, say, an all-out comedy.
  19. What it became was bad. A movie that hopes to blend "Lethal Weapon" with "Gladiator" winds up not being a fraction of either.
  20. Trying to decipher all the convoluted pathways could drive you mad. Mostly, though, it is so ludicrous that it will unintentionally inspire laughter.
  21. It's almost impressive when a movie can manage to be both repellently vulgar and sickeningly sweet in the span of a mere two hours. Almost.
  22. It's dogged by awkward dialogue, a ridiculous plot and lackluster performances, especially by the leads.
  23. Everything about this fish-out-of-water romp is tired.
  24. Here's a by-the-playbook movie if ever there was one.
  25. Bonds are tested and feelings hurt, but who really cares? The story takes predictable turns, embraces clich├ęs and dodges all humor.
  26. Speaking of that middle-finger finale, there is one redeeming trait: At least it signals the end credits.
  27. Though the lead actress, newcomer Jordana Beatty, gives a spunky performance as third-grader Judy, her character's borderline bratty charm wears thin fast. Mostly it's undercut by the movie's irritatingly antic slapstick style.
  28. For a movie that touts the importance of humanity, Green Lantern is a strangely lifeless spectacle.
  29. Misanthropic to the extreme, Bad Teacher fails across the board.
  30. There isn't much in the way of plot to get in the way of Sandler's world: There's poo, ripped pants and hot girls falling for fat guys.

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