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. G
    For anyone to enjoy this starchy, contrived exercise in vanity and product placement, it's best not to have read the book. In fact, it's best not to have read ANY book.
  2. Perhaps they should have called this "Bore-a, Bore-a, Bore-a."
  3. A tarted-up but tedious reprise of the '70s TV series.
  4. This vainglorious biopic about Bobby Darin is really about what the '60s pop singer and actor means to Kevin Spacey.
  5. A nasty bit of counter-programming, Wolf Creek is for people sickened by the sentimental excesses of the day and the holiday season and want to hide from them in mayhem, slaughter, torture and degradation.
  6. Really two movies in one, and there's not enough breathing room for both of them.
  7. It's not Deuce's satisfied clientele, but the audience, that gets the shaft.
  8. I'd recommend you actively or passively forget this one.
  9. Like the turtleneck cashmere sweaters and girdles that tie down these promising women, the movie is trite and trussed.
  10. The plot, loosely derived from Madison Smartt Bell's "Doctor Sleep," is utterly stale. On their way to confront ancient evil, Strother and Losey keep tripping over timeworn cliches.
  11. Unfolds with all the entertainment value of watching somebody else play a video game.
  12. The film has no discipline, but that's okay because it has no suspense, either.
  13. Yes
    It's a bold exercise, an interesting experiment, but a movie it ain't.
  14. This adaptation of the underground comic strip is mostly unfabulous.
  15. Easy on the eyes and hard on the head, Suriyothai is absolutely unaffecting where it matters most, in the heart.
  16. This gives nobody, least of all me, any pleasure, but a truth must be faced: Scoop is the worst movie Woody Allen has ever made.
  17. There doesn't seem to be much purpose to it except a half-baked notion that the histrionics of the mentally insane (or a moviemaker's idea therein) are eminently cinematic. They aren't.
  18. The nonsensical screenplay can barely stand-up to the hellzapoppin, Beelzebubbin effects mustered by first-time director Mark Dippe.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Michael Bay is destroying horror films by exhuming the genre's standard-bearers, stripping them of genuine terror, refusing to either re-create faithfully or reimagine boldly, and upping the irony until the original concept stands rigid like a taxidermied grizzly, its teeth bared but its presence, most of all, sad.
  19. Comes across less as a fully realized work of storytelling than as a commercial for a corporation whose goal of entertainment has been replaced by that of making money.
  20. This unusual convergence of stars doesn't amount to much.
  21. Doesn't orchestrate the scares with much finesse.
  22. It's hard to say exactly what the point is to this sour tale.
  23. Strictly a vanity vehicle with a mess of star babies on board. That would be just fine if it didn't take us down the same old cul-de-sac. But it does, and with a vengeance.
  24. Like so many technological marvels, at the human level it's not only merely dead, it's really most sincerely dead.
  25. Goes nowhere fast.
  26. For all their sass, brass and bewitchery, the starring troika can't breathe life into these characters, much less transform them from women scorned into hellbent furies.
  27. A crashing letdown.
  28. Even the staunchest of golfheads must know they're watching a cut-and-trite accounting.
  29. The movie, alas, is shackled somewhat by Waugh's original, pedestrian plot, which is too full of discrete incidents and slow to form an overarching story.

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