USA Today's Scores

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For 3,405 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 Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Lowest review score: 0 Idle Hands
Score distribution:
3,405 movie reviews
  1. 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.
  2. Tooth Fairy will make your teeth ache and your skin crawl.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Though it's only 90 minutes, the film drags, making these not-so-easy riders pretty tough to watch.
  6. You're bound to have more fun working overtime than watching Employee of the Month.
  7. 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.
  8. Washed away by drippy plot. [16 January 1998, p. 4D]
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  9. Been-there-seen-that wannabe laughfest.
  10. Only a truly dreadful story could make 81 minutes seem like an eternity. And Space Chimps is just that leaden experience.
  11. 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.
  12. Audiences everywhere will tune out long before the projector does.
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  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Each actor does his own thing for his own audience demographic.
  16. A tribute to a giant leap for mankind feels like a clumsy shuffle backward for animation.
  17. Conan the Barbarian lives by a pretty simple ethos: He lives, he loves, he slays. What he doesn't do, alas, is act.
  18. 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.
  19. Alpha and Omega is one of those rarities in the modern era of Hollywood animation: bad.
  20. 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."
  21. As if this drivel weren't bad enough, the ending blatantly threatens a sequel
  22. 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.
  23. Perhaps Martin should go back to taking chances and writing original work.
  24. Bonds are tested and feelings hurt, but who really cares? The story takes predictable turns, embraces clich├ęs and dodges all humor.
  25. You can't accuse this film of bogging down in cheap psychology, yet you come out dissatisfied and without a clue about what made this person tick.
  26. Rambo III is hardly the first Stallone-y baloney to climax with a commie wipeout; it is the first to palm off its star as the product of a Buddhist monastery. Like, whew. Rambo in a monastery is almost as stomach-turning as E.T. in a brothel. [25 May 1988, p.1D]
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  27. Grudge could have saved itself with a rousing finale, but the buildup is so tedious you just want the fight to end.
  28. There's nothing sleazier than sleaze that fails to titillate, and this drab blight on a hot cast is as sleazy as a preordained hit ever gets. [07 Apr 1993 Pg. 08.D]
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  29. Although about as authentic as Chef Boy-Ar-Dee, Martin at least gets to dress funny. Joan Cusack's D.A. looks dowdy and is misused. Carol Kane's grocery-store siren looks slutty and is underused. And as a cop, Melanie Mayron should slap cuffs on her hairdresser. [20 Aug 1990, p.4D]
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  30. Waterlogged trip to nowhere. [13 February 1998, p. 3D]
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