Washington Post's Scores

For 7,046 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 The Company
Lowest review score: 0 Serving Sara
Score distribution:
7,046 movie reviews
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Plot and narrative? Minimal. Confrontations? Endless. Surprises? None.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Surprisingly amateurish attempt at cross-cultural comedy.
  1. Deception is another example of when genre-fication (the forcing of otherwise intriguing stories into the straitjackets of horror, thriller or other genres) reduces our entertainment to head-shaking banality.
  2. Moves at a glacial pace.
  3. If this garbage sounds like your kind of thing, and the folks who jump up and talk back to the screen are your kind of people, then, sweetheart, you and this movie deserve each other.
  4. It's Hoffman's failure, though, that sinks the picture. He is working here with his usual meticulousness, but there's no relaxation in his performance, no sense that he has ever merged with his subject, that he has found Raymond's center and is simply acting out of it.
  5. Like every other second of more than 10,000 seconds in Alexander, it doesn't engage in the least.
  6. A glittery but dunderheaded murder mystery.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    What's the difference between Feast and, say, "Alien" or "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," all of which share the same plot? Patience. Feast lacks it.
  7. The movie is loud, dark, bumpy and not even a little fun. You emerge into daylight bruised and battered, suffering a case of movie abuse.
  8. Movies don't come much lamer than Fools Rush In.
  9. 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.
  10. Though the comedy falls short of a debacle -- which is what such egocentric projects tend to be -- it isn't as sharp, fast or funny as Rock's stand-up routines.
  11. Yields the same sort of archetype and the usual results: De Niro's workmanlike in a dismayingly familiar role.
  12. The movie based on Young's 2002 memoir is a good bit blunter. One early laugh comes at the expense of a pig urinating on a woman's feet at the BAFTA awards, the British equivalent of the Oscars. And it doesn't get much better, or much smarter, than that.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    An hour and a half of real airplane turbulence is better than sitting through the bad, offensive material that makes up Soul Plane.
  13. For the most part, the film's a bewildering disappointment.
  14. The sparks don't fly -- they fall down and they can't get up.
  15. The story the film tells ruins the movie.
  16. Surprisingly uninvolving, the least effective of Neufeld's Clancy-based movies. Surely he was not looking for this kind of film: one that bombs literally and figuratively.
  17. Ultimately undone by its sheer busyness. The screenwriters never get the story to settle down, and it becomes a case of one damn thing after another.
  18. The movie winds up a casualty of schmaltzy, patronizing sentiment on the one hand and overweening ambition on the other.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    You can stick around for the only funny line, which involves a breakfast burrito, but the smart surfer would head for the hills and Willie's goat ranch.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Occasionally amusing, technically lovely but ultimately dated.
  19. "Wolverine" is full of angst, and yet has had virtually all the soul wrung out of it in an effort to create a live-action cartoon. But cartoons are rarely so unwieldy, or force a director -- in this case, the largely unsung Gavin Hood -- to juggle so much impossible plotline.
  20. Hampered by Niall Johnson's script, which is often confusing, muddy and ultimately cliche-ridden.
  21. This latest, utterly gratuitous chapter in the saga of the wisecracking reptile hunter will add nothing to the ever-dimming reputation of the Subaru pitchman.
  22. Someone forgot to remind Duvall to write an ending.
  23. Everything in it is a cliche including the end.
  24. Of the many comic book superhero movies, this is by far the lamest, the loudest, the longest. Good Lord, what an epic sit. My rear end deserves a medal...I wish I could say it wasn't so, but for most of us, this "X" marks a splat.

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