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 Braveheart
Lowest review score: 0 Idle Hands
Score distribution:
3,316 movie reviews
  1. Pytka may know how to push fizzy water, but he certainly can't make a punch line sparkle. [21 Aug 1989]
  2. RV
    Unfunny, sappy and massively predictable.
  3. All the obvious elements combine to manipulate the audience into a weepy time at the movies -- again.
  4. In this Amityville, the performances are bad, the special effects ho-hum, and it's not even particularly scary.
  5. The only good thing about Impostor is the appropriateness of its title for a film posing as the first 2002 release.
  6. It's one bad apple.
  7. This is not only unsuitable for children, it's a colossal waste of time at any age.
  8. A contrived, unpleasant and very drawn-out affair.
  9. For added heehaws, the normally dependable Nick Swardson comes along to act the ass and delve into some of Sandler's more nuanced scatological humor.
  10. This is about Meg. Only about Meg. Meg in the Middle.
  11. Evil's one strong presence is lead Milla Jovovich -- and not because the script gives her supercop/soldier anything interesting to say.
  12. It may sound like a Peter Pan spinoff, and Dear Wendy does involve lost boys in a stagey setting, but the film is closer to "A Clockwork Orange" than a tale of lasting youth.
  13. Though it's meant to be pulse-pounding, After Earth is a lethargic slog.
  14. The only possible reasons to do this concept again is sheer laziness (it's easier to borrow an idea) and pure greed (it's cheaper to borrow an idea). [2 April 1999, Life, p.6E]
  15. Don't buy a ticket for this one, even if the theater is having a fire sale on Raisinets.
  16. There's something about a plus-size floral housedress that brings out the best in many male comics, and Lawrence is no exception.
  17. Although it's reasonably well-acted and offers a few certifiable jolts, feels awfully familiar.
  18. Though it has flashes of promise, Bones traces the footsteps of its fantasy film predecessors too closely to blaze anything close to an original narrative.
  19. In Roy Orbison terms, enduring this movie is like working for The Man.
  20. It's for people who have always wanted to see Willie Nelson ("Uncle Jesse") lob Molotov cocktails on a freeway and smoke weed with Joe Don Baker, who plays Georgia's governor.
  21. While Basinger admirably invests her role with deep passion and looks splendid in her Kenya khakis, the true story she stars in is disappointingly tame and dramatically inert.
  22. This junior chick flick merely reinforces superficial clichés one associates with female teens: petty fights, intense highs and lows, and self-absorption.
  23. As far as acting goes, neither Olsen is ready for Euripides' Medea, yet each projects well enough in their shared big scene.
  24. With its excessive sleaze and gross-out gags, Soul Plane overshoots effective spoofery. Mostly it's a foul, eye-rolling experience.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Sleepover might appeal to 11- and 12-year-old fans of slumber parties, but it likely will leave their parents stifling a few dozen yawns.
  25. The tone is consistent, but consistently uneventful. [06 May 1994]
  26. It plays more like a "21 Jump Street," full of pretty people and a thumping soundtrack but offering little in the way of something to say.
  27. Where it should be light and graceful, Leap Year trips and thuds.
  28. While the film comes to a mildly clever conclusion, it feels like a bottle of vintage champagne that never gets to pop its cork at midnight. All that fizz potential wasted. [26 Feb 1999]
  29. Trashy and disturbingly violent yet fairly zippy and amusingly cast.

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