USA Today's Scores

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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 4 Little Girls
Lowest review score: 0 Idle Hands
Score distribution:
3,485 movie reviews
  1. Despite some high-caliber voice talent and shimmering animation, it's hard to get a bead on this tale.
  2. The movie's premise is as dopey as they come: A serial killer with a conscience is killing other serial killers.
  3. God may forgive you for seeing this needlessly brutal film. But you won't forgive yourself.
  4. It's too bad more energy wasn't devoted to fleshing out the one-dimensional characters and crafting a decent script. The only reason to catch this harmless diversion is for the group dance sessions.
  5. Writer/producer John "Home Alone" Hughes, the Marquis de Sade of kidcom, and director Les Mayfield manage to squeeze the very bounce out of what should have been a can't-miss update. [26Nov1997 Pg09.D]
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  6. Yes, it's a candy-colored Day-Glo world, but there's a liveliness missing from this lead-footed Speed Racer.
  7. The players fall into recognizable stereotypes: the big and clumsy kid, the real talent who's also a showoff, the buffoon, the gross-out guy. But no one is more formulaic than the coach. He starts out smug with the kids and ends up smitten.
  8. Tooth Fairy will make your teeth ache and your skin crawl.
  9. Holmes, of Dawson's Creek, will be up the creek if she can't avoid movies like this. And so will you if you see it.
  10. The thrills, chills, frights, starts and occasional screams that a good horror film elicits from an audience are not there. Jeepers, the Creeper has little to recommend it.
  11. Though it's only 90 minutes, the film drags, making these not-so-easy riders pretty tough to watch.
  12. You're bound to have more fun working overtime than watching Employee of the Month.
  13. The Canyons is billed as an erotic thriller, but the sexcapades of these empty-headed twentysomethings are far more likely to elicit yawns than titillation.
  14. Washed away by drippy plot. [16 January 1998, p. 4D]
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  15. Been-there-seen-that wannabe laughfest.
  16. Only a truly dreadful story could make 81 minutes seem like an eternity. And Space Chimps is just that leaden experience.
  17. Viewers seeking a fresh comedy, a seductive romp, or even just an escape from boredom for a couple hours will be left dismally unsatisfied by this stilted, nearly humorless, non-titillating slog.
  18. Audiences everywhere will tune out long before the projector does.
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  19. The movie spends too much time wedging the couple into a May-December moment, where Crystal cracks nostalgic about the good old days. It's sweet, but it grows old.
  20. By the time the movie reaches its protracted conclusion, it feels like a slog. Pacino has a few funny lines, as does Leguizamo, but not nearly enough to save the film from collapsing under the weight of its own self-righteous tedium.
  21. Each actor does his own thing for his own audience demographic.
  22. A tribute to a giant leap for mankind feels like a clumsy shuffle backward for animation.
  23. Conan the Barbarian lives by a pretty simple ethos: He lives, he loves, he slays. What he doesn't do, alas, is act.
  24. This film is so superficial and shifts so jarringly in tone that nothing feels authentic -- not Bacon's hard-working husband and father, nor his maniacal vengeance seeker.
  25. Alpha and Omega is one of those rarities in the modern era of Hollywood animation: bad.
  26. The tagline for College Road Trip is "You Can't Get There Fast Enough." But for those who sit through this humorless and massively predictable movie, a more apt phrase would be: "You Can't Get Out of There Fast Enough."
  27. As if this drivel weren't bad enough, the ending blatantly threatens a sequel
  28. If there was any doubt that most things in society have been dumbed down in the last couple of decades, Dumb and Dumber To could be exhibit A.
  29. Perhaps Martin should go back to taking chances and writing original work.
  30. Bonds are tested and feelings hurt, but who really cares? The story takes predictable turns, embraces clich├ęs and dodges all humor.

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