USA Today's Scores

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For 3,447 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 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Queen
Lowest review score: 0 Idle Hands
Score distribution:
3,447 movie reviews
  1. School for Scoundrels will only leave you scratching your head in bewilderment and might possibly shave off IQ points.
  2. A sluggish, tedious film about lost souls living dead-end lives in a dead-end town. Their actions often defy rationality.
  3. Given its predictable story, the only reason to see Stomp is for the rhythmic step dancing.
  4. The movie tries to juggle motherly love sentiment with wanna-be snappy ripostes with a violent streak that extends to threatening a grade-schooler with blinding and busted kneecaps. [11 Oct 1996, Pg.03.D]
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  5. So sadistic and disturbing, Games is easily the toughest movie to sit through since 1994's "Natural Born Killers."
  6. Dead-carcass spinoff of Jay Ward's animated TV favorite.
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  7. We're the Millers is a twisted road trip worth avoiding. Not only is it not funny, it's offensive.
  8. Calling a cave of rocks home while spouting invective worthy of the Juilliard attendee he once was, homeless-by-choice Samuel L. Jackson worms his way into one of the least compelling mysteries in years.
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  9. Alas, Wolf tries too hard to shock to be effective.
  10. Wow, dudes. Pu-trid. (1989 February 20, p.4D)
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  11. Vardalos' comedic style is old-fashioned in the worst way; her humor is stodgier than the most retro Catskills laughmeister.
  12. If your idea of a good time is watching a disjointed period piece featuring a scrawny dog defecating, dozens of dissipated people fornicating and a syphilitic Johnny Depp with oozing pustules on his face, The Libertine may be just the movie for you.
  13. Almost everyone in this has done better, and those who haven't, like young Ms. Panettiere, have plenty of time to do so.
  14. Revolution tries a few plot moves, but, narratively, it has two left feet.
  15. Catch and Release is not worth catching. Release yourself from boredom by giving it a miss.
  16. Murky, pretentious and torturously inert.
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  17. Steer clear of Freedomland, the movie. Your time would be better spent reading Richard Price's much more compelling 1998 novel.
  18. If only the movie had heeded its own advice and tried to be different from the standard formula.
  19. Close your eyes during this miserable romantic comedy.
  20. Machine Gun Preacher has a lot more wrong with it than a bullet-riddled premise. It is yet another iteration of the big, strong white man who comes to save legions of poor anonymous black Africans.
  21. All this dreary movie has is a terrible whodunit payoff.
  22. The Romantics is a misnomer. "The Spoiled Melodramatics" would be more accurate. Or better yet, "The Pretentious Ones."
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The writing here is rarely funny, and often trite and predictable. A couple of scenes are downright disturbing:
  23. This second installment, based on Veronica Roth's series of YA novels, feels cobbled together and less focused than 2014's Divergent, and lacks tension and excitement.
  24. A documentary on the formation of stalagmites would have been more compelling.
  25. 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.
  26. Can't stars attract better scripts than this?
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  27. Even the special effects alone aren't worth the price of admission.
  28. Bless me, Father, for I actually laughed once during this gosh-awful spinoff...about as funny as an oozing fever blister.
  29. Anemic. [30 October 1998, p.8E]
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