USA Today's Scores

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  • TV
For 3,485 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 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Sideways
Lowest review score: 0 Idle Hands
Score distribution:
3,485 movie reviews
  1. It tries to pass itself off as a film about feistiness, forgiveness and the bonds of motherhood. Instead, it deals lightly and inappropriately with promiscuity, alcoholism, drug abuse, grief and child molestation. Georgia Rule doesn't make you feel good; it makes you queasy.
  2. The bad-taste murder farce is just an excuse for a bunch of actors to go slumming and ride about in - ha, ha - Yugos.
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  3. It's an idea that might have made for a mildly intriguing skit, but blown out into a full-length feature it's at best campy and at worst an amateurish, sentimental schlock-fest.
  4. Friedberg, who previously made Nielsen's golfing video and rental car commercials, knows only the low road -- and gets lost anyway. [24 May 1996, Pg.04.D]
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  5. Mothers deserve a much better break than the hectic, shrill and dismally unpleasant Moms' Night Out.
  6. Desperately conceived by even the most insipid standards of contemporary teen-queen cinema, A Cinderella Story operates under a rotting pumpkin of a supposition.
  7. When the most notable thing a film offers is the sight of Dennis Farina in drag, you can't expect much.
  8. Perhaps there was a clever germ of an idea here, but the five credited writers didn't develop characters, scenarios or rules in this sci-fi world well enough to engage the audience.
  9. A moviegoer's only defense against Jason is to avoid theaters showing this gruesome and derivative movie.
  10. As buddy pics go, this is pretty much not even worth a single look, let alone a double take.
  11. Filled with laughable dialogue, Abduction goes nowhere.
  12. Too much. The hackneyed story about an affluent damsel in distress who decides to fight her bully of a husband is simply too overdone.
  13. Gere has never seemed more squirrelly.
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  14. The cliché-laden dialogue, schlocky special effects and predictable plot are derivative; the movie is overwrought and lacks suspense.
  15. When it comes to being brainless, The Skulls is at the head of the class.
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  16. Bride Wars is about as funny as a cringingly awkward wedding toast.
  17. Someone should have treated See Spot Run like a bone and buried it.
  18. Ultimately the title is most revealing. It's hollow, man.
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  19. Maybe for the next installment, they can go off to college and find something better to do than making these silly movies.
  20. Furry Vengeance is a slapstick stinker, easily the worst movie of the year.
  21. A comedy that has one good joke, four strange cameos and a spirit so juvenile kids may wonder what Sandler's deal is.
  22. Tedious, unromantic, sophomoric and only sporadically funny.
  23. 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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  24. Here's ringside entertainment for those who think TV wrestling is too intellectual and restrained.
  25. This is the worst kind of movie, one that insults its audience by purporting to condemn violence while simultaneously reveling in it.
  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. Love Stinks is what bad network TV comedy would be like if there were no censorship and less talent.

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