USA Today's Scores

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For 3,360 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 Topsy-Turvy
Lowest review score: 0 Idle Hands
Score distribution:
3,360 movie reviews
  1. Kevin Smith shows up briefly as a lab technician in the miserable Daredevil, and that's a pity. This is a movie that desperately needs the presence of Smith's trademark sidekicks Jay and Silent Bob, with Smith as Bob, ragging worse than ever on his old pal Ben Affleck.
  2. Sitting through the teen skateboard comedy Grind is, well, a grind.
  3. Each actor does his own thing for his own audience demographic.
  4. You can always judge a sci-fi thriller by its aliens. What does Planet offer -- Space roaches.
  5. Romantic screwball comedies are supposed to be at least a little romantic, but there's no chemistry between Perry and Hurley.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Summer School is like summer school: you go, then quickly realize you would much rather be doing something else. [22 July 1987]
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  6. November is when we eat turkey, and Sweet November is pretty much a fat, juicy gobbler passed off as Valentine's Day date bait.
  7. Moore and Ford rise above the hackneyed story, infusing the proceedings with their own chemistry and appeal. If only the adults responsible for this film could learn how to deal.
  8. The scariest thing about this appalling and seemingly endless movie is that you paid for your ticket and now have to sit through it.
  9. OK, Time Warner, a joke is a joke, but the time of tolerance has passed. Get your creatures out of our faces unless you're willing to regale us by afflicting them with Mad Pokémon Disease.
  10. It's unclear why the writers bothered to update the cartoon, unless it was to expand the possibilities for quips and jokey ideas. If so, they failed in their mission, as the movie elicits few laughs.
  11. Steven Seagal's acting style is so minimal that we can almost believe a script that tells us that his character's near-death experience left him flatlined for 22 minutes.
  12. May be a spectacularly awful movie, but it's also spectacularly drenched in color, décor and other visual oh-la-la.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The writing here is rarely funny, and often trite and predictable. A couple of scenes are downright disturbing:
  13. As late Christmas presents go, Reindeer Games is best left unwrapped.
  14. There's so little action or suspense that this Cell isn't too likely to multiply itself into a sequel.
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  15. You don't envy the three soldiers who get shot for desertion, but you do identify with their desire to flee.
  16. The murkiest-looking movie since Ben Affleck's “Daredevil” and about as lacking in charm.
  17. Appallingly mean-spirited.
  18. There are only so many times you can see a slow-motion kickboxing scene or a figure sail off a skyscraper before you want to spend a nice, cozy evening with the Dead Sea Scrolls.
  19. Those who sit through this mindlessness get the booby prize.
  20. The first one was silly fun, amusing and oddly inventive; the second is plodding, unfunny and almost cringe-worthy.
  21. Feels like a bad sitcom.
  22. Even the special effects alone aren't worth the price of admission.
  23. Can't decide what direction it's going in. Some of the time it seems to be a standard teen sex comedy. Occasionally, it appears to be spoofing the genre. It concludes on a romantic, almost honorable note.
  24. If Gooding can't get another "Boyz N the Hood" or "Jerry Maguire" soon, his career will need its own cork.
  25. It's problematic enough that the movie's lead characters are unlikable. But worse is the blackening of The Human Stain with a trite and forced plot, uninteresting digressions and clunky direction.
  26. This come-down of a series capper is so arch and pompous amid its clanks and collisions that you can only snicker at the verbal wind that obscures the din of marauding machinery.
  27. A Disney Thanksgiving movie that plays like a Halloween holdover is odd enough. Even so, it wouldn't be that bad if you stuck your hand into the trick-or-treat bag and found a hefty, succulently dressed and edible turkey instead of the other kind.
  28. Hip-hoppish Honey is in the harmlessly junky "let's put on a show" tradition of "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo," minus electricity but with a budget for supporting-cast navel rings that 1984's break-dance sequel certainly didn't have.

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