USA Today's Scores

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For 3,339 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: 62
Highest review score: 100 Million Dollar Baby
Lowest review score: 0 Idle Hands
Score distribution:
3,339 movie reviews
  1. This is about Meg. Only about Meg. Meg in the Middle.
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  2. Evil's one strong presence is lead Milla Jovovich -- and not because the script gives her supercop/soldier anything interesting to say.
  3. 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.
  4. Though it's meant to be pulse-pounding, After Earth is a lethargic slog.
  5. 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]
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  6. Don't buy a ticket for this one, even if the theater is having a fire sale on Raisinets.
  7. There's something about a plus-size floral housedress that brings out the best in many male comics, and Lawrence is no exception.
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  8. Although it's reasonably well-acted and offers a few certifiable jolts, feels awfully familiar.
  9. 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.
  10. In Roy Orbison terms, enduring this movie is like working for The Man.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
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  13. This junior chick flick merely reinforces superficial clichés one associates with female teens: petty fights, intense highs and lows, and self-absorption.
  14. As far as acting goes, neither Olsen is ready for Euripides' Medea, yet each projects well enough in their shared big scene.
  15. With its excessive sleaze and gross-out gags, Soul Plane overshoots effective spoofery. Mostly it's a foul, eye-rolling experience.
  16. 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.
  17. The tone is consistent, but consistently uneventful. [06 May 1994]
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  18. Where it should be light and graceful, Leap Year trips and thuds.
  19. 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]
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  20. Trashy and disturbingly violent yet fairly zippy and amusingly cast.
  21. Face it. Parody comedies are no longer a laughing matter. [25 October 1996, p.5D]
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  22. The movie goes wrong from the start.
  23. There's nothing very wise about The Brothers Solomon. It's a moderately funny premise in search of some real laughs.
  24. It's a pretty twisted concept, bordering on offensive. But mostly it's just not funny.
  25. Aspires to be a cinematic "Sex and the City," but it's more like South Park Goes West.
  26. Another invigorating, extremely raunchy sports movie from Ron Shelton .
  27. This remake is shorter than its predecessors, a welcome earthly reward.
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  28. This leaden teen comedy is meant to be lively, but it's curiously bland.
  29. 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.
  30. The biggest mystery about Repo! The Genetic Opera is why the grisly Goth-horror musical is opening the week after Halloween. The second-biggest mystery is why this unfunny, unscary, preposterous bloodbath about organ transplants is opening at all.

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