USA Today's Scores

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For 3,461 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 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Black Hawk Down
Lowest review score: 0 Idle Hands
Score distribution:
3,461 movie reviews
  1. If Sandler hopes to win over new fans, he may want to cork the scatological humor and let it age a bit.
  2. Glaringly lacking in the film are any original Stones songs. The group, who fired Jones just before his death, must not have thought much of the movie if they didn't allow their music to be used. Smart fellows.
  3. Though it's only 90 minutes, the film drags, making these not-so-easy riders pretty tough to watch.
  4. The murkiest-looking movie since Ben Affleck's “Daredevil” and about as lacking in charm.
  5. You, Me and Dupree is a good idea badly executed.
  6. The first one was silly fun, amusing and oddly inventive; the second is plodding, unfunny and almost cringe-worthy.
  7. We're the Millers is a twisted road trip worth avoiding. Not only is it not funny, it's offensive.
  8. Farrell is quite good, though it's hard to buy the Scottish McGregor and the Irish Farrell as brothers. But mostly, the film feels rudderless, almost as if it's been directed on autopilot.
  9. Alpha and Omega is one of those rarities in the modern era of Hollywood animation: bad.
  10. Terminator used to be a sci-fi franchise defined by its cool time-travel concept and even better special effects. Unfortunately, it's "Hasta la vista, baby," to those good old days.
  11. Feels like a bad sitcom.
  12. 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.
  13. A succession of tired race jokes made worse by the bad comedic timing of the bland, under-talented Ashton Kutcher.
  14. It comes off like a coughed-up furball: a wan rehash with too many elements of the hard-to-swallow 2004 original.
  15. The performances don't help matters any, with acting ranging from tolerably earnest to laughable. Cage keeps Left Behind from being a completely unholy mess.
  16. This implausible action thriller also stars Julianne Moore as an FBI agent who sees Cage's two-bit Vegas act and decides he can single-handedly save the world.
  17. 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.
  18. You don't envy the three soldiers who get shot for desertion, but you do identify with their desire to flee.
  19. When the cast starts wondering where the roadkill is, someone says, "Follow the smell." Good tip: That's how you'll know where Wax is playing.
  20. A documentary on the formation of stalagmites would have been more compelling.
  21. Even the soundtrack doesn't rescue the movie from its tedious banality.
  22. Suspense takes a vacation in sequel. [13 November 1998, p. 6E]
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  23. But Problem Child's biggest problem is its young star, 8-year-old Michael Oliver. You tend to take such natural child actors as Dick Tracy's Charlie Korsmo for granted until one comes along who should be delivering newspapers instead of movie lines. [30 July 1990]
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  24. Lacking even a hint of humor or a watchable story, Disguise has distinguished itself as the summer's worst movie.
  25. That's My Boy is puerile, mean-spirited and charmless.
  26. It's one bad apple.
  27. You know something is wrong when a preschooler's unwitting ad-libs are funnier than anything seasoned comedy writers can come up with. Kids say the darnedest things. Too bad the grown-ups don't.
  28. The comedian's braggadocio here is more wearying than that of the most self-absorbed rapper. And worse, it comes at the expense of humor.
  29. There is a blessed dearth of dialogue, but much of it is unintentionally hilarious.
  30. The premise was a yummy one in the Mexican hit "Like Water for Chocolate," but it's best to pack Tums in case of heartburn this time around. [5 February 1999, Life, p.11E]
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