USA Today's Scores

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For 3,326 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 Capote
Lowest review score: 0 Idle Hands
Score distribution:
3,326 movie reviews
  1. 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.
  2. Post Grad is a collection of unfunny, insipid and predictable vignettes in search of a movie.
  3. A didactic and humorless Western, Eli is too laborious for an action film and too brutal to be an inspirational tale.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Manages to be both toothless and tasteless in its satire of TV news sensationalism.
  7. 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.
  8. It's a syrupy, downbeat film.
  9. Tooth Fairy will make your teeth ache and your skin crawl.
  10. So leaden and obnoxious that it actually makes you long for the John Travolta of "Old Dogs."
  11. The film feels as calculatedly sentimental as one of those bland pink candy hearts.
  12. 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.
  13. Sitting through this movie is worse than being locked in a room with a continuous loop of "Nip/Tuck" playing on a jumbo screen.
  14. There's nothing worse than a boring behemoth.
  15. 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.
  16. There's nothing exciting about this awful, over-the-top reboot.
  17. 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."
  18. If Sandler hopes to win over new fans, he may want to cork the scatological humor and let it age a bit.
  19. Killers is dead on arrival: miscast, horribly paced and murderously uninvolving.
  20. 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.
  21. Sadistic mess of a movie.
  22. The Romantics is a misnomer. "The Spoiled Melodramatics" would be more accurate. Or better yet, "The Pretentious Ones."
  23. Alpha and Omega is one of those rarities in the modern era of Hollywood animation: bad.
  24. 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.
  25. Kimberly Elise gives the best performance as a beleaguered woman with an abusive boyfriend (Michael Ealy).
  26. Who had the lamebrained idea for a post-apocalyptic 3-D Nutcracker that is lacking any trace of ballet?
  27. Yogi Bear is a big boo-boo.
  28. Vaughn and James are likable enough, and they would have real chemistry in, say, an all-out comedy.
  29. What it became was bad. A movie that hopes to blend "Lethal Weapon" with "Gladiator" winds up not being a fraction of either.
  30. Trying to decipher all the convoluted pathways could drive you mad. Mostly, though, it is so ludicrous that it will unintentionally inspire laughter.

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