Village Voice's Scores

For 8,414 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 Immigrant
Lowest review score: 0 Vulgar
Score distribution:
8,414 movie reviews
  1. Griffin and Solvang's obliviousness, and the filmmakers' habit of mugging condescendingly while conducting interviews doesn't help either.
  2. Despite its incoherence and inaudible dialogue, this slice-of-life film manages to be simultaneously thuggish and platitudinous.
  3. The film seems dimly aware of its own ridiculousness, but it lacks the constitution for self-mockery.
  4. Bloodless, lip-biting psycho-carnage.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Reviewed by
      Ed Park
    Contains exactly three decent jokes, all stuffed in the last 15 minutes.
  5. This overhyped slashfest fails to rise above the extravagant pointlessness that plagues inferior anime.
  6. As overlong and undermotivated as it is absentmindedly incoherent.
  7. The journey is a yawn -- an outpouring of backstory, punctuated by cute episodic diversions and ill-advised running gags.
  8. The queasiness it makes you feel is more like acid reflux than existential nausea.
  9. Thuds away at the now familiar New York turf of Jews and their mating habits.
  10. The clichés lap like bay waves, from the salutes to the brotherly brawl to the olive-oil tear streaks semipermanently painted down Jackson's cheeks.
  11. Mindless, shoddy (lurching zooms, no color correction, an entire reel out of sync) depiction of some very big guys who work as bouncers.
  12. It's never clear, by the way, why any of this is supposed to be even remotely funny...This is the kind of movie asinine enough to believe that the mere juxtaposition of sadistic violence and a jaunty tune on the soundtrack is, in itself, clever.
  13. Doesn't even have earnestness going for it -- a tepid, blindly assembled post-noir.
  14. The fiercely original Eddie Izzard is wasted in this botch, not something you could say for lucky millionaire Friend Matt LeBlanc.
  15. I'd rather eat ball bearings.
  16. A convoluted writing exercise gone horribly wrong.
  17. As technically amateurish as it is narratively ludicrous.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 10 Reviewed by
      Ed Park
    The only drama is in waiting to hear how John Malkovich's reedy consigliere will pronounce his next line.
  18. A valueless kiddie paean to pro basketball underwritten by the NBA.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Next to this, even "Mean Machine's" painless soft-tissue spikings and fast-fixing broken limbs are believable -- and way funnier.
  19. Too amateurish to lampoon or evoke either film industry, Bollywood/Hollywood is a movie that owes its presence in theaters to a certain ethnic soccer comedy still circulating like a virus.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Shamelessly purports to be "the first major studio comedy to reflect the Hispanic cultural experience in America," but the only place you're likely to find such shrill and whitewashed caricatures is in the elitist pages of ¡Hola!
    • 23 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Rumble's aim is low and dirty.
  20. The movie's only discernible purpose is as publicity for the book. An admitted egomaniac, Evans is no Hollywood villain, and yet this grating showcase almost makes you wish he'd gone the way of Don Simpson. Instead, he'll probably get an Irving Thalberg award.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    This ghost-in-the-Vatican thriller regurgitates enough occult clichés to deserve its own special circle of hell.
  21. If Martínez-Lázaro, as he reiterated at the Miami Film Festival earlier this year, wants to expand the U.S. Spanish-language film market, one hopes he'll aim higher than this.
  22. Can be blamed foremost on its fire-and-brimstone screenwriter, Pierce Gardner.
  23. Amy
    Plumbs new depths of craven heartstring-yanking.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    The mountain would probably recommend that you save your money.

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