Village Voice's Scores

For 8,359 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Water
Lowest review score: 0 Oconomowoc
Score distribution:
8,359 movie reviews
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Havana Nights es mucho frío -- the only titter of excitement comes in a cameo from a strangely reptilian Patrick Swayze.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    No mystery here: Twisted is D.O.A.
  1. It's hard to despise a movie with the balls to posit that its Blair-look-alike PM has been brainwashed by a corrupt CIA operative, but Banks 2 is really pretty hateful.
  2. Very Bad Things is a guy film, and, as such, it's a dog. The gross-out humor lacks edge, the guilt never kicks in, and the outrages are predictable. It's one flat brewski.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The film's witlessness keeps any satirical potential submerged well below soap opera levels. Filiberti's self-casting exacerbates this already shoddy melodrama: Frequent come-hither stares beaming from his patently sub-marquee mug provide one too many non-ironic "Zoolander" moments.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The movie contains exactly two chuckle-worthy moments.
  3. So amateurish that its awkward Whoopi Goldberg cameo actually adds a touch of class, Showboy is an ill-conceived, often implausible hybrid of fact and fiction.
  4. The pivotal plot twist isn't hard to predict, and Brit theater vet Hamm and screenwriter Mark Bomback rely on jolts that date back to the silent era.
  5. Coming off a memorable supporting turn in Starsky & Hutch, Snoop Dogg is sadly underutilized as the stoner pilot.
  6. Wallows in the same affected retro stylishness as the earlier film (Croupier), suffers from the same lack of narrative focus, and is just as choked with clichés.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Holy Man's traipse through the wilds of consumerism and higher purpose must have seemed like a chance for the proverbial stretch, but not even Eddie can save this ill-conceived mess of a movie.
  7. Burt Reynolds turns up as scruffy mountain man, sparking unfulfilled expectations of some primo Deliverance jokes.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A bloated, intermittently coherent mess.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This skin-deep flick is merely art-school sophomoric, unwittingly cornball, and counterrevolutionary.
  8. In the crass, endless Mind the Gap, Schaeffer dares to ape "Magnolia," telling five barely connected stories with all the grace of a juggler tossing open bottles of Drano.
  9. If the recurring gag about Grandma's suicide attempts doesn't have you rolling in the aisles, there's always the domineering aunt whose husband sits at the kiddie table.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Strong performances are marred by a script whose dialogue ranges from cheesy to unspeakably bad.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Despite its misguided comic pretensions, this brazenly unimaginative caper movie is most effective as a feature-length infomercial for its location, which will here remain undisclosed.
  10. Grim going.
  11. Cringe-worthy spectacle.
  12. By the end of this wholly disorienting experience (this must be what it's like to be held captive in a Long Island supper club and force-fed hallucinogens), there's only one thing we damn well know, and it's that Kevin Spacey sure as hell believes he was born to play Bobby Darin.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Rarely has a film's tagline been more fitting: "Some secrets should never come to light."
  13. Feel-good historical fiction, The Aryan Couple insultingly seeks to soothe and comfort against the reality of atrocity.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Every alkie downward-spiral cliché from "The Lost Weekend" to "Leaving Las Vegas."
  14. Endearingly pretentious -- as if it swallowed a thick brick of Beckett and can't pass the uncooperative Beckettian stool.
  15. An oafish wish-fulfillment wankfest.
  16. Sidesteps any juicy subtext in favor of routine chase-movie thrills.
  17. Brimming with fatuous "clever" dialogue and gorgeous women swooning over Schaeffer-played boors, the like-sounding titles denoted a vain, smarmy Woody Allen acolyte drowning in his own reflection.
  18. Ends up waddling its way toward gentler, mistier climes, stopping just shy of "Doubtfire" country. It doesn't run out of smelly steam so much as downshift and become a different movie.
  19. Elicits not the voluptuous discomfort stirred by the boys' (Peter and Bobby Farrelly) best corporeal shenanigans but creeping embarrassment for everyone on screen.

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