Washington Post's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 6,400 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 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Captain Phillips
Lowest review score: 0 Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000
Score distribution:
6,400 movie reviews
  1. A second-rate romantic comedy.
  2. You can't make an epic about a mouse.
  3. Now and then sputters to comic life but more usually wheezes along.
  4. Tries so hard to be cool that it forgets to be alive.
  5. Dramatically and conceptually, the movie sits there, flat, naked and trying too hard with too little.
  6. This saved-by-an-angel story is redeemed mostly by Smith's comic instincts.
  7. Although filled with fey, flamboyant characters, the stereotype of the gay hairdresser seems to have been meticulously expunged.
  8. Its heart is vaguely in the right place.
  9. It orders you to love it. It demands love, which is the best way not to get it.
  10. The movie itself may be a species of Montezuma's revenge.
  11. All fire-and-brimstone bunk, a tired compendium of involuntary crucifixions, grim messages carved into human flesh, fly buzzings, ominous choral chants on the soundtrack and at least one head twisting.
  12. The baseball half of the story just slightly works. ... Nothing in [the other] half of the film works.
  13. Manages to make sex look like no fun at all.
  14. A cold, protracted and unemotional affair.
  15. It's zany. Actually, it's so zany it's almost creepy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Its scope isn't broad enough to draw in the uninitiated.
  16. This latest, utterly gratuitous chapter in the saga of the wisecracking reptile hunter will add nothing to the ever-dimming reputation of the Subaru pitchman.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A film that was made in China but has the soul of a '50s Hollywood melodrama.
  17. The story the film tells ruins the movie.
  18. It just never began to work for me, and the sub story behind the ghost story is far more interesting than the ghost story in front of the sub story.
  19. Crazy? Crazy is too mild a word by far to describe the twisted worm at play inside the skull of the Canadian director David Cronenberg -- And that craziness is given full vent in the vomitorium called eXistenZ.
  20. Fast and furious, shallow, empty, casually racist, merry, jaunty, silly and utterly weightless.
  21. It's difficult to concentrate on the story. Not that there's much to concentrate on anyway.
  22. Surprisingly uninvolving, the least effective of Neufeld's Clancy-based movies. Surely he was not looking for this kind of film: one that bombs literally and figuratively.
  23. Roll past this casino.
  24. Although it contains many visually compelling passages and some provocative moments, the movie is strangely banal and simplistic.
  25. Well, it could have been good. But this goofy homage to Kiss fans gets dry mouth pretty fast.
  26. It's too bloody to be funny and too silly to be dramatic and too self-indulgent to be anything other than what it is, one more bad movie.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Clumsily written and numbly performed comedy of yammers.
  27. But by the end of the movie -- which seems to last longer than the Crusades -- all the good stuff has dissipated.

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