Village Voice's Scores

For 8,406 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 Tulpan
Lowest review score: 0 Patch Adams
Score distribution:
8,406 movie reviews
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Can be blamed foremost on its fire-and-brimstone screenwriter, Pierce Gardner.
  7. Amy
    Plumbs new depths of craven heartstring-yanking.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    The mountain would probably recommend that you save your money.
  8. This tale of a sprung tough looking to go straight is so familiar it's faceless.
  9. Whittled down from a series of 36 short films commissioned by a German television network between 1996 and 2000, Erotic Tales leaves you only to ponder the horror of the 33 that didn't make the cut.
  10. At once simple-mindedly didactic and utterly chaotic, Steal This Movie! is interspersed with fake headlines and botched history.
  11. Painfully contrived, Venus and Mars's dialogue tends toward banal (as opposed to quotably bad), and the rhythm at which lines are read is definitely alien.
  12. Bracingly unfunny.
  13. Sheridan seems terrified of the book's irreverent energy, and scotches most of its élan, humor, bile, and irony. What's left wouldn't have substantiated a memoir of any reputation, much less a movie.
  14. Sitting through the last reel is significantly less charming than listening to a four-year-old with a taste for exaggeration recount his Halloween trip to the Haunted House.
  15. High-concept cinema this ain't.
  16. Boorish and flatulent.
  17. Les Mayfield's unintentionally wry American Outlaws just smells -- of filmmaking manure as well as yard-sale revisionism.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 10 Reviewed by
      Ed Park
    Dog Run mistakes milieu for meaning; its succinct title's at least a word too long.
  18. All solipsistic jaded-Cosmo patter.
  19. The deeply ridiculous 8 1/2 Women could have been made only by a cranky dotard.
  20. Director Harold Ramis and his cast fetch overchewed shticks, but what's surprising is the incompetent witlessness on exhibit. There's no limit to the botched comedy rhythms and wasted opportunities.
  21. This charmless nonsense ensues amid clanging film references that make "Jay and Silent Bob's Excellent Adventure" seem understated.
  22. As the basest form of genre hootenanny, it wimps out: There's no twist, no showboat acting, not even an outrageous crisis of paternal violence.
  23. A walking-talking affront to every middle-class middle-ager it intends to sucker, this remake of the 1979 accidental-classic screwball hits every wrong note and trips on every chair leg.

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