Village Voice's Scores

For 7,731 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Almayer's Folly
Lowest review score: 0 Another Year
Score distribution:
7,731 movie reviews
  1. The movie finally undermines all pretensions of satire with its geeky eagerness to subvert expectations.
  2. Were it not so soporific, Off the Map could easily drive you off your nut.
  3. Greenspan and Harmon's paltry song of themselves concludes with five minutes of outtakes, capping the self-love.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The best straight-plays-gay, straight-goes-gay flick since "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets."
  4. When this flick is honest about its pimping, it has that Rat Pack charm. But attempts at real ruggish posturing--like that de rigueur sideways-gatted, full-body-exposure firing stance--are just plain laughable.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The collision of neorealist casting with in-your-face visual pyrotechnics is jarring to say the least, and 15 quickly wears down the viewer with its barrage of strobe effects and attention-deficit editing.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Reviewed by
      Ed Park
    Marred by a rambling voice-over at one end and a pat therapeutic resolution on the other, the film has a nice half-hour patch somewhere in the middle.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    In spite of some genuinely charming performances, The Man Who Copied is about as engaging as a paper jam.
  5. Pola Rapaport's slender documentary-cum-reconstruction Writer of O disappoints in its workmanlike approach to such fragrant material.
  6. Outrageously sentimental and retrograde.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Give 'em a handicap for making a 20-minute man go 90--still, it's not enough.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Chuckle-worthy jabs at American cultural imperialism aside, Le Grand RĂ´le has little to offer except a maudlin love story that ironically feels like a Tinseltown tearjerker facsimile.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The only thing more inexplicable than the loathsome score is the story's determination to impregnate all its major female characters. Fuggedaboudit.
  7. John Schultz's wan, unfunny The Honeymooners is unlikely to tickle devotees of Jackie Gleason's archetypal yuk-fest.
  8. Based on characters created by Rodriguez's then-seven-year-old son, Racer Max, the film doesn't belong in wide release. It belongs on a refrigerator door, alongside "100%" spelling tests, old lunch menus, and notices from the PTA.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    First-timer Casper Andreas approaches his subject with the subtlety of a wrecking ball. Tired jokes are repeated over and over.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The result is like a Nike commercial without a shot of the sneakers.
  9. Watching it is a smidgen like listening to the same monkey-walks-into-a-bar joke for the 105th time, but for the Spierig brothers, it is clearly a demonstration of fast-cheap capabilities and a one-way ticket straight out of Queensland.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The action sequences reek of drudgery rather than adventure, and with the exception of Chiklis's remarkably soulful performance beneath 60 pounds of orange Thing makeup, all of the characters are flatter than their two-dimensional counterparts.
  10. Roos forecasts and explains every development with a title card, a device not unlike having someone yammering in your ear throughout the entire feature run time. In a more self-effacing director's commentary, he might have asked us, at least, to forgive the pun.
  11. By rubbing your nose in this hillbilly mayhem, Zombie all but dares you to acknowledge your liberal elitism, simply because just now, in Dubya's America, you don't happen to find anything particularly funny or lovable about stupid, dangerous provincials.
  12. Dishwater-dull period melodrama.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Dukes insults not "family values," as the original Cooter claims, just general intelligence. Yee. Haw.
  13. Creaky in its mechanics and numbingly protracted, this is basement B horror that fancies itself a prestige chiller.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A PG-13 dramedy set in L.A. about some attractive, way-too-earnest aspiring stars has the potential to be a delectable good-bad favorite, but Undiscovered is nowhere near the guilty pleasure it could have been.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Billed as a "satirical comedy about the American dream," La Visa Loca doesn't have anything to say about that eternal subject and is excruciatingly unfunny.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you value plausibility in movies, skip Kamikaze Girls; this is the sort of picture where getting run over by a truck gives a character gorgeous hair instead of a broken hip.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Falk isn't given anything funny to say or do, but his performance is littered with beautiful touches, tiny oases of brilliance in an entertainment desert.
  14. Amy Goodman's narration, though correct, has a petulant, Spanish Inquisition ring to it, only made more childish by the film's cheap idealization of the senator from South Dakota as some kind of pacifist Savonarola, overdue for canonization.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    On a spare stage set, Dresser's clever script is allowed breadth for contemplation; here it's sodden with animated sludge. Watch it with your eyes closed.

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