USA Today's Scores

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For 3,307 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 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Lowest review score: 0 Idle Hands
Score distribution:
3,307 movie reviews
  1. More than anything, the movie makes the viewer want to hop on a plane and visit Iceland.
  2. A picture that isn't as terrible as its title suggests now as deep as its story aspires to be.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A cheesy crock of religious mumbo jumbo.
  6. 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]
  7. 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.
  8. Earth to Earth's young director, Mark Piznarksi : It's tough turning straw into gold, isn't it?
  9. Leaves a bad taste, not only because of its bad-luck timing, but also the staleness of its script.
  10. Don't put yourself through this hell.
  11. Less a movie than a mind-numbingly dull road trip.
  12. The real shocker is how many grown men it took to conceive and write this lamebrained tale.
  13. A glossy wisp of a cautionary tale.
  14. 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.
  15. Can't stars attract better scripts than this?
  16. A cynical sex comedy that manages to be infantile and jaded at the same time.
  17. This is about Meg. Only about Meg. Meg in the Middle.
  18. 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.
  19. Someone has seen "Trainspotting" too many times, and it's writer/director Justin Kerrigan.
  20. One of those movies that goes for a jarringly new emotion every 30 seconds or so while the story's foundation is collapsing.
  21. Love Stinks is what bad network TV comedy would be like if there were no censorship and less talent.
  22. Calling a cave of rocks home while spouting invective worthy of the Juilliard attendee he once was, homeless-by-choice Samuel L. Jackson worms his way into one of the least compelling mysteries in years.
  23. A mongrel of a movie.
  24. Audiences everywhere will tune out long before the projector does.
  25. As buddy pics go, this is pretty much not even worth a single look, let alone a double take.
  26. Neither the actors nor their characters engender much affection.
  27. The actors take a back seat to computer-generated demonic images and apocalyptic special effects.
  28. Unless you have a craving to watch a sluggish Ski-Doo race or want to admire Chase dressed as a hula dancer, consider this the cinematic equivalent of yellow snow.
  29. Vile, violent and less hip than it thinks it is.
  30. Sometimes laughably incoherent.

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