Washington Post's Scores

For 6,811 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 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 The Quiet American
Lowest review score: 0 Saving Silverman
Score distribution:
6,811 movie reviews
  1. The depiction of an always energetic and often furious Breitbart may please the man’s followers. But Marcus makes little effort to illuminate Breitbart’s character or motivation, so this high-pitched portrait ends up a little flat.
  2. There’s no doubt that Aniston deserves more roles like this one but, with luck, in less maudlin, more surprising movies.
  3. Baby Boom is an '80s fable based on a beer ad philosophy.
  4. Cute without being especially clever, Warm Bodies is almost as pallid and as brain-dead as its zombie antihero.
  5. At times, Unfriended really clicks — but ultimately, it’s a drag.
  6. Reiner assembles a square meal of rom-com pleasure points, but it’s bland, by-the-numbers and not particularly memorable.
  7. Writer Alan Sharp gets so caught up in the legend and the lush language that he doesn't seem to know he's written "Death Wish" in kilts.
  8. A second-rate romantic comedy.
  9. The only impressive thing about it is the monotony and thoroughness with which it replicates cliches from older, better movies and hammers them into pop alloy to an up-with-me beat beat beat of its musical score.
  10. A grisly, often cynical piece of work whose joyless, aggressive spirit is made even less appealing by its soulless visual style.
  11. 9 Songs inadvertently proves just how limited experimentation for its own sake can be.
  12. Put another movie on the barbie, mate; maybe it'll be better.
  13. It's a soap opera posing as moral outrage.
  14. Sylvia plays it safe, and in doing so it becomes little more than just another domestic melodrama devoid of life and, of all things, poetry.
  15. With no real comedy to enjoy, it's torture to watch Diesel undergo a predictable change from emotionless soldier to loving family man. Makes you want to spit out your pacifier in disgust.
  16. Regardless of the cute little hats and clam-diggers she wears, it's impossible to believe Kidman as a breathless ingenue; that relentless drive and steely Kidmanesque determination keep jutting through the cotton in flinty, sharp-edged shards.
  17. A cold, protracted and unemotional affair.
  18. In Chaos Theory, Reynolds's performance is taut, crabby and tense. And his beard and glasses, which intensify those already narrow eyes, suggest a mad bomb-builder rather than a hapless soul with whom we can identify.
  19. The director, Patricia Rozema, has a rare talent: She gets third-rate performances out of first-rate performers with almost startling efficiency. All are bland, some hardly exist at all, and as performance, the whole thing seems a waste.
  20. Although filled with fey, flamboyant characters, the stereotype of the gay hairdresser seems to have been meticulously expunged.
  21. There's some cool sword-fighting. But still, it's junk.
  22. Sloppy compendium of filthy jokes and lowbrow sight gags.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    We don't have much space to tell you about Glitter, so we'll be blunt. This star vehicle for singer Mariah Carey is primarily a showcase for her breasts.
  23. So rancid is Brooks's fury that it's clouded his judgment, so that each of his main characters is a stereotype of the most broad-brush, malodorous nature.
  24. The cast is too good for the script and the script is too good for the director and the director is too good for the horny dog jokes.
  25. The exuberance of the Rugrats seems nullified by the effete quirkiness of the Thornberrys.
  26. While director Aronofsky pistol-whips your attention with his style, the characters (mostly relegated to human mannequins in Aronofsky's visual schemes) suffer big time.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There are two dance-offs, multiple fat jokes and one sight gag using eye boogers, a heretofore ignored bodily fluid. These are the highlights.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    With all the dog dung in Envy, it's almost too easy to generalize that it stinks. But it does, unfortunately, despite the big-name actors in its cast.
  27. Less a movie than a meticulously, tediously accurate Civil War reenactment committed to celluloid.

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