Washington Post's Scores

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For 6,578 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 The Square
Lowest review score: 0 The Honeymooners
Score distribution:
6,578 movie reviews
  1. A lowbrow, only fitfully amusing comedy.
  2. Much of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is simply despicable.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Iranian American director Cyrus Nowrasteh, co-writing with wife Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh, has amplified the basic elements of Suraya's story into the worst kind of exploitive Hollywood melodrama, presented under the virtuous guise of moral outrage.
  3. Zem and Bourgoin are great, but the movie is too frivolous to win anything but a dismissal in the court of moviegoer opinion.
  4. Seems fatally out of tune, with every staged encounter falling as flat as the protagonist's hot-ironed bob.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Coasts on comic fumes, relying on colloquialisms, foreign accents, racial stereotypes, lemon sharks, Speedos and inopportune erections to supply the funny. Any one of these things might work in a comedy that was less contrived.
  5. Sloppy compendium of filthy jokes and lowbrow sight gags.
  6. Surrogates takes an interesting idea -- the triumph of technological convenience over grimy, workaday life -- and buries it under clumsy exposition, unconvincing action sequences and a by-the-numbers conspiracy plot.
  7. A movie devoted to baroque revenge would be, on its own terms, acceptable; what makes Law Abiding Citizen so risible is its humorless conviction that it's got Big Ideas at its core.
  8. A sex romp starring Andy Griffith? Holy AARP! The good news is that the seemingly perennial TV fixture is still funny and sharp and folksy. The bad news is that he lost the bet, or whatever it was that got him into Marc Fienberg's smarmy, lackluster comedy.
  9. Though it's allegedly a comedy, there is nothing funny about this tasteless, shallow and mean-spirited slam.
  10. Isn't really a movie, it's only impersonating one.
  11. This character was an abusive swine. Perhaps it would be best to let his art stand on its own.
  12. The result is a script so needlessly complicated that it defies comprehension.
  13. It just isn't a Meg Ryan movie unless she's got male.
  14. A slight, disingenuous script that robs the characters of their histories.
  15. Mark Childress, who wrote the screenplay based upon his book of the same name, would have been better off leaving this Southern Gothic between two covers.
  16. Solemn, earnest and as laboriously paced as a fat Sicilian's funeral procession.
  17. A pooped, poorly executed buddy-cop comedy with more cliches than expletives.
  18. Aficionados of movies in the so-bad-they're-good category might just revel in this overheated costume melodrama.
  19. In the translation from page to film, the life seems to have gone out of the story
  20. Frankly, scarier critters have checked into Roach Motels. [13 June 1987, Style, g1]
    • Washington Post
  21. Hardly out of the driveway before director Penny Marshall loses control.
  22. About as persuasively ethnic as an episode of "Friends."
  23. This sloppily made, poky, extra cheesy adventure is virtually a remake of "Armageddon."
  24. So solemnly paced and deliberately performed that it seems to solidify before your very eyes.
  25. Schmaltzy.
  26. There's only one thing to do with this "Bottle": Put a cork in it.
  27. The sparks don't fly -- they fall down and they can't get up.
  28. The only thing that's truly scary about the movie is the escalating vulgarity of the latest in a string of skanky comedies by filmmakers determined to out-gross the other.

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