Village Voice's Scores

For 8,255 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 37% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 The Four Times (Le Quattro Volte)
Lowest review score: 0 Pay It Forward
Score distribution:
8,255 movie reviews
  1. A vaguely absurd epidemiological thriller filled with elaborately superfluous setups and shamelessly stale James Bond riffs.
  2. Intermittently, in attempts to articulate a coherent argument, Collateral Damage shifts from pulse-pounding mode to something more migraine-conducive.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Reviewed by
      Ed Park
    If The Last Man were the last movie left on earth, there would be a toss-up between presiding over the end of cinema as we know it and another night of delightful hand shadows.
  3. A story that splits at the seams with plot holes and bloat.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The pat reconciliations among family members start to pile up like so much driftwood along the beach.
  4. At its most indulgent and posturing, Piñero plays like a movie the man himself might've made, between scores.
  5. Like a visual concussion.
  6. Yet another black comedy that misunderstands and misrepresents the genre.
  7. L'affaire du collier was a convoluted palace intrigue that Shyer and screenwriter John Sweet don't bother to unpack, crafting instead an endless illustrated Harlequin paperback of mawkish backstory and corset-popping purple prose.
  8. Part cautionary tale, part moral-uplift saga, Brokedown Palace is as dull as it's absurd.
  9. Lame even by triumph-of-the-underdog sports-comedy standards.
  10. Never quite becomes unwatchable.
  11. A tediously childish exhibition.
  12. Jordan and Kirsten Russell, as the deadbeat-hooker love interest, bring the film to intermittent life, suggesting several more dimensions than the stale, futile scenario ever allows them.
  13. Secret trials and buried atrocities are no match for a plucky (and rich, and svelte) young heroine, least of all Ms. Ashley Judd, who eyebrow-cocks her way through Carl Franklin's witless High Crimes.
  14. The scenario eventually becomes so coincidence-choked that the filmmakers have no choice but to play it for mild snickers.
  15. Cannot help but be merely another debacle that Tammy Faye will survive, eyelashes and integrity intact.
  16. Not only is the dialogue's like driving behind a 15 mph geezer on a one-way street.
  17. A confusingly edited music-video hodgepodge.
  18. Performance seems more like eye candy than castor oil in the brave new world of "Freddy Got Fingered."
  19. A sub-sitcom stretched to an interminable 85 minutes.
  20. Soft-boiled blarney so sluttish with Hollywood clichés it could've been made in Burbank.
  21. A tearjerking romantic confection that, thanks to a reliance on unrestrained psychobabble and melodramatic one-upmanship, is only partially digestible.
  22. Paul Morrison's relentlessly unsurprising staging of a "Romeo and Juliet" story fetishizes its accelerating tragedies with morbid solemnity.
  23. Achieves inadvertent pathos via its own obscene irrelevance.
  24. It's been smoothed over plenty, but this is one creaky, rigged contraption.
  25. A crystalline curio of dumbshit nihilism shot through with fleeting pathos, Koury's home movie often evokes "The Decline of Western Civilization Part III."
  26. Smartly written, unevenly executed.
  27. East/West fusion aside, The Musketeer is a stale Euro-pudding.
  28. Ahearn's maddening game of connect-the-dots is content to collapse inward with honking, preening abandon.

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