Washington Post's Scores

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For 6,539 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Whale Rider
Lowest review score: 0 The Punisher
Score distribution:
6,539 movie reviews
  1. The movie isn't only boring; it's troubling:
  2. An insipid potboiler set against the far more enticing surf and sand of Oahu's North Shore.
  3. The sort of clumsy undertaking that trips up everyone and everything in it.
  4. Promises to speed up the pacemakers of grumpy old Republicans with its ruthless indictment of the unzipped presidency.
  5. Possibly the worst thug-life flick to be released in the past 72 hours, this movie sags under the weight of the bling-bling cliches strung around its headless neck.
  6. A galactic slump of a movie that stuffs its travel bag with special effects but forgets to pack the charm.
  7. Clumsily under-written and feverishly overacted, it's as embarrassing to watch as it is perplexing.
  8. In this toxic tale of young psychopaths in love, the stylish, often stunning visuals are ultimately outmatched by the repellent protagonists at the story's center.
  9. An intriguing idea for about two seconds.
  10. They took the most famous tale in the world and broke it.
  11. It goes so far -- way too far -- as having a known actor play Grant.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    After a somewhat promising opening, the movie falls flat.
  12. The most misguided, ill-conceived and lamentable film.
  13. Abomination of a movie.
  14. If you think it's worth it to sit there for 97 minutes for three or possibly four laughs, then you are beyond help.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    There's nothing inspiring about Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie, unless you count the way it compels kids to continue to support the "Yu-Gi-Oh" franchise.
  15. At least it cares enough to steal from the very best. Unfortunately, that's about all it cares about.
  16. So bad that I predict there will be drinking games set around viewing it someday.
  17. A grisly, depraved and wholly uninvolving exercise in empty mannerism.
  18. A limp and exceedingly uninvolving melodrama.
  19. Tedious.
  20. It's trivial and narcissistic and ultimately rather sordid.
  21. This isn't real life. It isn't even a movie. It's an extended sitcom. And for the first time in your life, you'll actually beg for commercials.
  22. Too highbrow for the multiplex and too literal for the hipsters, it's unsatisfying both as gothic camp and serious cinema.
  23. The true crime is the eight bucks the filmmakers want to steal from you. Best advice: Don't let them get away with it.
  24. A loud, choppily edited and surprisingly unengaging portrait of speed demons.
  25. Everyone in the film is mean-spirited, manipulative and repulsive, and I'm only talking about the women! The men are much worse, particularly Dan Aykroyd.
  26. About halfway through you'll get an incredible hunger to see a movie.
  27. If ever there was a case for quitting while you're behind, this "Blade" is it -- ready to be buried in a vat of garlic.
  28. Anemic, pretentious.

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