Wall Street Journal's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 2,611 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Nostalgia for the Light
Lowest review score: 0 Flipped
Score distribution:
2611 movie reviews
  1. Choose to pass this one up.
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  2. Recreates the Taliban era with chilling details and startling beauty, and follows its terrified heroine on a journey that no child should have to take.
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  3. The material is hardly original, but the moment is affecting all the same.
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  4. It's sometimes exciting but rarely thrilling, a victory of formula over finesse.
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  5. More unfortunately still, the elements of the story fit poorly, like a Tucker decked out as a sexmobile.
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  6. A film that asks its audience to invest serious thought, and in return, bestows serious pleasure.
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  7. Go in with lowered expectations, and expect to have them dashed.
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  8. The great lesson of the film is that humor, honest feelings and genuine exuberance trump technique.
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  9. An absolutely thrilling recreation, in documentary style, of a now-legendary story.
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  10. It's a terrible life, and a terrible movie.
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  11. In the not-so-grand scheme of such things, Along Came Polly is certainly harmless, and occasionally very funny. It's just not clever enough to keep you engaged.
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  12. The energy is genuine, and the level of invention is remarkable, sustained as it is by Mr. Baseman's genially garish art, Timothy Bjoerklund's direction from a script by Bill and Cherie Steinkellner, and Nathan Lane's madly passionate performance as the canine who was famously born on the wrong end of a leash.
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  13. A singularly strange and affecting comedy.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shows how a dedicated man ensured that great music could always be heard at its best.
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  14. A not-bad idea lurks inside this insipid story.
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  15. Something of a shambles -- a shambles about a shambles -- but bound for big success and deservedly so.
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  16. Looks splendid and commands respect, but leaves you wondering what essential something you missed. It's a worthy film at war with itself.
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  17. Lavishly produced -- overproduced, actually -- and persistently unexciting.
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  18. Clearly Mr. Altman was enthralled by the company's work process, an alchemy through which sweat and muscularity on the rehearsal-room floor become exquisite abstractions on stage. His pleasure is infectious.
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  19. A seasoned director might have known when to ask Ms. Theron to do less, or nothing at all; as things stand, she acts at every single moment. But what brave and ferocious acting she does.
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  20. The performances, under Mike Newell's direction, range from conventional (Ms. Roberts) to dreadful, and the script is as shallow as an old Cosmo cover story.
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  21. Haunting, troubling documentary.
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  22. Though the film is somber, it certainly commands one's attention, and for a while one's respect.
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  23. Very funny and surprisingly likable until it goes Hollywood.
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  24. The invisible wizard Peter Jackson makes use of every scene to show us the meaning of magnificence. Never has a filmmaker aimed higher, or achieved more.
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  25. Eye caviar that doesn't pretend to be much else.
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  26. Diane Keaton has the crucial role, and she makes the most of it.
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  27. The film has a surprisingly sweet spirit, and its co-stars respect the human core in their garish material; Mr. Kinnear, especially, has never been more likable.
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  28. Simultaneously beguiling and frustrating -- the product of an imagist and dramatist uncomfortably conjoined.
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  29. Too many mind and the story grows tedious or absurd. No mind and the spectacle suffices.
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