Washington Post's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 6,399 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 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Captain Phillips
Lowest review score: 0 Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000
Score distribution:
6,399 movie reviews
  1. Overblown, overheated, overdirected, overacted, overlong.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The premise of the movie deserves better.
  2. Represents such a professional nadir for each of its principals that you wish better for them in the new year.
  3. Luckily, life (just like the SAT) has its multiple-choice options. You don't actually have to watch this.
  4. The movie isn't only boring; it's troubling:
  5. An insipid potboiler set against the far more enticing surf and sand of Oahu's North Shore.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The sort of clumsy undertaking that trips up everyone and everything in it.
  6. Devolves into such utter ludicrousness, the best response (other than avoiding the thing in the first place) is to laugh.
  7. Possibly the worst thug-life flick to be released in the past 72 hours, this movie sags under the weight of the bling-bling cliches strung around its headless neck.
  8. A galactic slump of a movie that stuffs its travel bag with special effects but forgets to pack the charm.
  9. Clumsily under-written and feverishly overacted, it's as embarrassing to watch as it is perplexing.
  10. In this toxic tale of young psychopaths in love, the stylish, often stunning visuals are ultimately outmatched by the repellent protagonists at the story's center.
  11. An intriguing idea for about two seconds.
  12. They took the most famous tale in the world and broke it.
  13. It goes so far -- way too far -- as having a known actor play Grant.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    After a somewhat promising opening, the movie falls flat.

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