USA Today's Scores

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For 3,692 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Boogie Nights
Lowest review score: 0 Idle Hands
Score distribution:
3692 movie reviews
  1. God may forgive you for seeing this needlessly brutal film. But you won't forgive yourself.
  2. Another one of those high-gloss treatments of domestic strife that want to have it both ways. Sitcom-slick, melodrama-edgy.
  3. After "Chocolat" and this, how about a moratorium on candy-centered comedies?
  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. While it doesn't break any new ground or provide any revelations, Seven Pounds is unabashedly emotional and cautiously hopeful. It's the feel-good movie for these feel-bad times.
  8. Best to wait until the movie makes it to TV - where its missteps will loom less large.
  9. A film dealing fully with Hoffman's final years might have had a lot more punch.
  10. More amusing than a lot of expensive Hollywood comedies [26 February 1999, Life, p.5E]
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  11. Pure nonsense is hard to sustain for an entire feature-length movie.
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  12. Hunter is far too talented to waste her time with such mediocre material, as is co-star Kathy Bates, who plays Kippie Kann, an overbearing talk-show host.
  13. 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.
  14. Tooth Fairy will make your teeth ache and your skin crawl.
  15. Despite his cockney-accented verbosity, Brand does not convey the effortless conviviality that Dudley Moore did in the part.
  16. Though the movie is more mediocre than abysmal, Ryan's recently banged-up filmography (remember In the Cut) could use what every fighter needs at ringside: a good cut man to stop the bleeding.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Though it's only 90 minutes, the film drags, making these not-so-easy riders pretty tough to watch.
  20. It's all fast and furious up to its draggy finale, and yes, it could spark a sequel. Prepare yourself for coming dread in 18 months: "A Man Together."
  21. In its third go-round, the Lethal Weapon arsenal is running out of ammunition. [15 May 1992]
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  22. You're bound to have more fun working overtime than watching Employee of the Month.
  23. 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.
  24. Proudly stupid, silly and gory.
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  25. Not so admirably, the film feels at times like a giant commercial for Universal Studios.
  26. Washed away by drippy plot. [16 January 1998, p. 4D]
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  27. Fun at times and tedious at others, it's an action-adventure fantasy aimed particularly at gadget-loving boys.
  28. While the jokes are obvious and the romance formulaic, a good-natured sensibility saves the film from being too hokey. The individual parts may not work, but the sum remains entertaining.
  29. Been-there-seen-that wannabe laughfest.
  30. Only a truly dreadful story could make 81 minutes seem like an eternity. And Space Chimps is just that leaden experience.

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