Village Voice's Scores

For 8,117 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 7.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Wrinkles
Lowest review score: 0 Another Year
Score distribution:
8,117 movie reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    A mystery with nothing to reveal, a drama without consequence, an elegy of dispassion. Lacking wisdom or even earnest intent, the film's flaws of execution become more apparent.
  1. The wildest thing about this movie is its faith that what kids (and parents) really want for Christmas is a Nutcracker version of the Final Solution.
  2. The film's aim to bring its convoluted saga full-circle through the reappearance of original "Saw" victim Carey Elwes merely reeks of desperation, a futile final stab at imparting significance to a creatively bankrupt franchise that need not be resuscitated.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    I haven't seen a film this year that so openly invited me to revile each and every one of its characters-and I reviewed "The Human Centipede."
  3. One of the more depressing, desensitizing experiences I've had in a theater, Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil feels as computer-generated as its creepy, talking-ceramic-toy style of animation.
  4. From the outset, Streitfeld hopscotches back and forth over her tale's 24 hours with a self-conscious aesthetic affectation (overlapping imagery, shifting camera speeds, elliptical edits) that demolishes any intelligible character or plot development, resulting in a story comprised of pretentious meditative fragments.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    It's perhaps the sequel we deserve. But that doesn't mean this dumb, blunt follow-up - both more unspeakably grotesque and less scary than the first film - is worth sitting through. Once Six's conceptual project becomes clear, his escalating audience-mocking torture is increasingly pointless.
  5. Hoping to distract us from the zero ideas found in his film, Levinson demands that his cast act loudly and unbearably, a task for which Demi Moore, as the second wife of Ellen's first husband, is perfectly suited.
  6. The most embarrassing project on co-star Barbara Hershey's resume.
  7. Reprinting its entire script would be the only way to properly convey the unintentionally hilarious awfulness of Red Hook Black, which complements its stilted and goofy writing with equally inept performances.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    There's a good film to be made about Halston, the dashing man who went from Iowa-born milliner to revered fashion designer to self-popularizing entrepreneur to AIDS-era casualty, but dear Lord, Ultrasuede is not it.
  8. It is absolutely terrible.
  9. An unbearable 90-minute trip with a trio of loud, needy egotists.
  10. Branded has ideas, but unfortunately, the ideas are reeking batshit nuts, especially once the cheaply animated "brand" monsters, which might not actually exist, start flying around like Ghostbusters mistakes biting one another. You've been warned.
  11. With horror altogether absent and a plot drowning in insipid convolutions, it's a film whose early warning to Heather should be heeded: "Don't go to Silent Hill."
  12. The tragic ending the material demands precludes viewers from complaining that the movie is the most unpleasant thing that could happen in a theater.
  13. Escape From Planet Earth makes a compelling case for our disposable culture to finally get wiped out by malevolent aliens.
  14. Even by the standards of the genre, the characters behave with astonishing stupidity, while Makinov tries repeatedly to mine suspense from slowly creeping up on his actors with the camera.
  15. Like the characters, all conversation and action in the film take turns amounting to nothing.
  16. Scary Movie V murdered my capacity to feel joy.
  17. Many Hollywood films are founded on privilege, but few are as open and nasty about their racism, misogyny, and homophobia.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    The dialogue is unspeakable, the scenes unplayable, the waste of talent unpardonable.
  18. Any sensible person would gun it right out of the theater.
  19. Resoundingly terrible.
  20. Welcome to the Jungle, directed by Rob Meltzer from a script by Jeff Kauffmann, is satanically bad.
  21. Screenwriters Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore fail to conjure a single witty line. Nor is there any finesse to be found in director Brian A. Miller’s inept staging of car chases and shoot-outs.
  22. Canadian comedy hits rock bottom in this abhorrent meta-infomercial.

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