USA Today's Scores

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For 3,316 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 Argo
Lowest review score: 0 Idle Hands
Score distribution:
3,316 movie reviews
  1. Palo Alto marks one of those rare films that is so accurate in its portrayal of characters that the movie suffers for it.
  2. You have to work hard to make an African vacation seem unpleasant. And Adam Sandler nearly pulls it off in Blended.
  3. The Love Punch is a romantic comedy as painfully unfunny as a sock in the jaw.
  4. It fails to live up to its early promise, mostly because of an uneven tone and murky character development
  5. The problem is the movie's comedians, who are, to the last, unfunny.
  6. The cheesy production values won't grab anyone. When Bryan-Brian aren't schmoozing, there's not much to look at. It's anyone's guess whether this sequel will be as big a hit on tape. But it'll end up on the shelf soon enough. [10 May 1991, p.2D]
  7. A John Hughes movie is 15 minutes of material stretched into a 90-minute feature by a rec-room rack from the Karloff estate; the only question is whether the 15 have their comic compensations. Uncle Buck has a few, though they're typically compromised by the cut-and-paste nature of the rest. [16 Aug 1989, p.4D]
  8. What was blandly charming on stage — characters addressing the audience, ultra-broad jokes and showbiz patter — feels contrived, cheesy and cliched onscreen.
  9. More than anything, the movie makes the viewer want to hop on a plane and visit Iceland.
  10. A picture that isn't as terrible as its title suggests now as deep as its story aspires to be.
  11. With the lackluster quality of its characters — aircraft, a smattering of trucks, RVs and motorcycles — the movie makes Pixar's Cars and its sequel look like masterpieces.
  12. Here has a great soundtrack and some fine performances, particularly from King, who is a wonder. And credit Braff with some great imagery, deep thinking and moments of eloquent dialogue, however schmaltzy.
  13. And So It Goes plays a little like the graying lounge act it honors: It's impressive for its age, though not altogether impressive.
  14. A cheesy crock of religious mumbo jumbo.
  15. One of the most violent opening scenes in screen history…Yet given such a visually adept exercise, the rest seems transparently off-the-cuff. There are obese trailer-camp porn stars, heavenly visions, a climactic rendition of Love Me Tender and no-point references to The Wizard of Oz - all of which top this two-hour farrago like a soggy tarp. [17 Aug 1990, Life, 4D]
  16. If you value your time and money, find an escape clause and avoid seeing this trite, predictable rehash. The 90 minutes could be better spent doing holiday shopping.
  17. Earth to Earth's young director, Mark Piznarksi : It's tough turning straw into gold, isn't it?
  18. Leaves a bad taste, not only because of its bad-luck timing, but also the staleness of its script.
  19. Don't put yourself through this hell.
  20. Less a movie than a mind-numbingly dull road trip.
  21. The real shocker is how many grown men it took to conceive and write this lamebrained tale.
  22. A glossy wisp of a cautionary tale.
  23. The best actor in Snow Dogs is a glowering Siberian husky named Demon. In fact, all the dogs in the movie do a better job than their human counterparts.
  24. Can't stars attract better scripts than this?
  25. A cynical sex comedy that manages to be infantile and jaded at the same time.
  26. This is about Meg. Only about Meg. Meg in the Middle.
  27. It would appear that director Scott Kalvert never met a cliché he didn't like. No telegraphing is too obvious or simplistic for this movie.
  28. Someone has seen "Trainspotting" too many times, and it's writer/director Justin Kerrigan.
  29. One of those movies that goes for a jarringly new emotion every 30 seconds or so while the story's foundation is collapsing.
  30. Love Stinks is what bad network TV comedy would be like if there were no censorship and less talent.

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