USA Today's Scores

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For 3,374 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 Do the Right Thing
Lowest review score: 0 Idle Hands
Score distribution:
3,374 movie reviews
  1. A comedy that has one good joke, four strange cameos and a spirit so juvenile kids may wonder what Sandler's deal is.
  2. Tedious, unromantic, sophomoric and only sporadically funny.
  3. Really just an update of the kind of hapless grade-Z effort that once played the bottom half of a drive-in double bill.
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  4. Here's ringside entertainment for those who think TV wrestling is too intellectual and restrained.
  5. This is the worst kind of movie, one that insults its audience by purporting to condemn violence while simultaneously reveling in it.
  6. Burdened with so many poky scenes that it approaches the level of the distributor's "Drowning Mona" and "Whipped," both candidates for the year's worst.
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  7. The filmmakers, who include the hitherto ace action director Jan De Bont ("Speed", "Twister"), have neither hearts nor minds in gear. [13Jun1997 Pg.04.D]
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  8. Myopic Whitey, continually passed over for a lifetime achievement athletic award, bears a passing resemblance to Columbia's all-time No. 1 animated star, the nearsighted Mr. Magoo. It's nice to think that if he ever went to this movie, he wouldn't be able to see it.
  9. 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.
  10. Love Stinks is what bad network TV comedy would be like if there were no censorship and less talent.
  11. That's what The Bounty Hunter has rustled up -- along with a listless rom-com, a feeble thriller and a supporting cast of clueless characters.
  12. This Paramount release doubles the insult because it rips off the title of one of the studio's best-remembered Jerry Lewis comedies.
  13. Not just stupid, but brain dead.
  14. 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.
  15. An air of self-congratulation hangs over the empty tank of gas called Jawbreaker, as if writer-director Darren Stein just can't wait to dazzle us with the gaudy visuals he's soldered onto a standard-issue black-comedy script.
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  16. Sitting through New Year's Eve is like attending a crowded party filled with pretty people who have nothing to say.
  17. A car-chase clunker that can't escape its own noxious emissions.
  18. 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.
  19. For a comedian (Allen) who often seems to be calling it in, he's more lackluster than usual. Curtis is a bigger disappointment, especially after "Freaky Friday," in which she was funny, smart and cheeky.
  20. As a condescening moron who natters on non-stop in this simplistic comedy, Elliott doesn't just wear out his welcome, he nukes it. [14 Jan 1994]
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  21. It's so-so. As in mediocre. Even gross-out comedies need the stink of genius.
  22. This genre stew throws in so many ingredients - including sundry body parts that are cut off and go flying, and heads that explode - that the result is a tasteless mash-up that's hard to stomach.
  23. Suspense takes a vacation in sequel. [13 November 1998, p. 6E]
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  24. Would not even make a decent five-minute TV sketch. At any length, it smells.
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  25. Killers is dead on arrival: miscast, horribly paced and murderously uninvolving.
  26. Too bad the movie didn't take its own advice and risk coming up with a fresh story.
  27. A silly movie that's essentially a series of clichés strung together into a semblance of a movie.
  28. Even if this movie wasn't based on a computer game, Starship Troopers' reputation would still have just shot up another 50 notches. [19 March 1999, Life, p.11E]
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  29. Memorable for being one of the most obnoxious animated movies of recent years.
  30. Shocking is the fact that three highly regarded actors -- Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke and Billy Bob Thornton -- chose to star in this dreadful film.

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