Washington Post's Scores

For 6,910 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 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Chicago
Lowest review score: 0 Formula 51
Score distribution:
6,910 movie reviews
  1. It winds up being tuneless, unfunny and, despite its strenuous efforts, not terribly sexy.
  2. Has so little going for it, you wonder if you've missed something.
  3. Despite its impeccable acting and subtle backdrop of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, The Event lets its message overwhelm its emotion.
  4. Bland, workmanlike and instantly forgettable.
  5. Allen, who's a natural charmer, seems to be at half-strength here.
  6. One singularly unbecoming character, who should, by rights, forever remain a "singleton."
  7. For the most part, Daredevil doesn't take a single dare; it travels the road much trod, even if it's through the midtown air.
  8. A series of cutesy but flat-footed jokes leading up to a foregone romantic conclusion.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Behind the trademark fancy package is a troubling sensibility, too. Spielberg seems unable to come to terms with anything real.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    To that long list of third- and fourth-rate comedies we can now add Sorority Boys.
  9. All in all, it's like a bachelor's apartment: a complete mess.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The result doesn't really work. The music videos don't seem connected to anything, and there's not nearly enough about the actual victims of the trade. But it's a documentary with its heart and its outrage in the right place.
  10. It may give many viewers a licentious flutter, but the highbrow ingredient -- although it desperately wants to be there -- is missing.
  11. The movie is still a routine Hollywood high school morality play.
  12. Intended as a fuzzy family fable, "August" plays more to the gag reflex than to the heart, especially when our little orphan starts playing the guitar like a virtuoso after what seems like a three-minute tutorial.
  13. Becomes a strung-together collection of interesting, semi-interesting, boring and sometimes embarrassing (seemingly improvised) moments from the cast.
  14. A film that was made in China but has the soul of a '50s Hollywood melodrama.
  15. The effect isn't just frenetic, unfunny and dull. It's kind of creepy.
  16. Dramatically and conceptually, the movie sits there, flat, naked and trying too hard with too little.
  17. After introducing a provocative opening, the movie settles in for some pretty cheap scare effects, as well as by-the-numbers computer graphic imagery for the actual marauder.
  18. Now and then sputters to comic life but more usually wheezes along.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Another ultra-stylized movie-about-movies by the Cannes-winning Coen Brothers, Hudsucker is clever but cold, a heartless mechanical gizmo. The actors rattle around tinnily like shiny marbles inside its cavernous sets and hollow script.
  19. A vicious anti-Catholic diatribe disguised as an audition tape for MTV.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The plot, the dialogue and the main characters' love connection are basically mind-numbing.
  20. Saw
    But humans who live above ground, including horror fans, will find themselves only fitfully entertained and more consistently appalled.
  21. Everything is tearful confessions, angry interrogations and breakups. But there's nothing underneath.
  22. The actual movie is the cinematic equivalent of cheap Chinese egg rolls: all flour and cabbage shreds, maybe half a nibble of pork.
  23. After 9/11, few of us look at terrorist acts casually. It's insulting to watch this grandiloquent pornography, using shock value and Hollywood cliche to evoke poignancy.
  24. Any more than two writers on a movie usually spells trouble. On the other hand, that two of the three scribes responsible for Fool's Gold have previously specialized in horror makes perfect sense.
  25. If you're going to make a gross-out comedy you can't just be gross. You've got to be to be funny as well, or the movie will be DOA. Which is why Eurotrip should be toe-tagged and shoved into the deepest and coldest of video vaults.

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