Washington Post's Scores

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For 6,407 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 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Life Is Sweet
Lowest review score: 0 Slackers
Score distribution:
6,407 movie reviews
  1. Drowning in uncharted waters and way off-center in any world.
  2. Proof of Life isn't a movie. It's an overpriced scrapbook.
  3. Watching this movie, you also have to ask yourself: Just how many acts of self-inflicted finger amputations do I really want to see?
  4. Although the hallmarks of Rudolph movies can be found everywhere -- they don't add up to the usual magic this time.
  5. The good news might be that Huppert wasn't available for Alias Betty, but the bad news is that it didn't stop France from exporting yet one more cold, pretentious, thoroughly dislikable study in sociopathy.
  6. Stone-dead bad, incoherently bad... Cage acts as if he has been taking hits off of Dennis Hopper's gas mask. There's no way to overstate it: This is scorched-earth acting -- the most flagrant scenery chewing I've ever seen.
  7. Dismal. Lame. Not funny.
  8. There was absolutely no reason to make a new version of the 1970 comedy.
  9. Shallow Hal makes the case for restricting the Farrellys to mere gross-out movies.
  10. Feels razor thin. None of the characters is particularly noteworthy. And the revelations of deep-seated conspiracy in the usual privileged, closed circles are hackneyed and tired.
  11. The film is one of those accursed self-styled "outrageous" comedies that play the horrific for broad laughs, with a comically inflated style of dialogue that's so hip one doubts it could have been conceived before 1997, much less 1847.
  12. The story moves so slowly and obviously, you don't even need to be in the theater very much (or your living room when the video comes out) to follow it.
  13. I liked Coyote Ugly better when it was called "Flashdance," although I didn't like it very much then.
  14. Oddly off-balance, estrogen-powered dramedy.
  15. Nobody really cares about the plot, least of all the filmmakers.
  16. Allegations of governmental double-talk and cover-ups are, unfortunately, boooring.
  17. A disaster of a drama, saved only by its winged assailants. You know a picture's in trouble when you find yourself rooting for humankind to lose.
  18. Nothing more, or less, than a cheap, dirty grab at our Christmas spirit.
  19. Let's accentuate the positive: Saving Silverman really stinks. No, really. It's bad. Awful.
  20. An exercise in vanity, indulgence and a startling degree of shallowness.
  21. It's all too, too cute and too, too forced for words -- not to mention too, too dark.
  22. It's painful watching a talented thespian diminish himself so. It's clear he did it for the Benjamins.
  23. An Upper West Sidey exercise in narcissism and self-congratulation disguised as a tribute.
  24. This David Spade comedy breaks an ankle, ruptures several knee ligaments and hits the dirt harder than a felled linebacker. Best thing you can do for this movie? Leave it writhing in the throes of forced humor.
  25. The wanton fabulistas of Party Monster are as boring and insignificant as the very "normals and drearies" they so contemptuously deride.
  26. It's a loose reassembly of plot points from "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Exorcist" that never achieves the emotional intensity of either.
  27. The most screamingly obvious reaction to Gerry is: what a load of pseudo-arty you-know-what.
  28. For a comedy, there are precious few real laughs. Three to be exact.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Frenetic and uninvolving.
  29. There's so much wrong with this movie.

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