Washington Post's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 6,568 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 Whale Rider
Lowest review score: 0 A Haunted House 2
Score distribution:
6,568 movie reviews
  1. So twitchy, fidgety, skittery and wiggly that the drug it made me yearn for was Dramamine, followed by a chaser of bourbon, 12 years old.
  2. In this movie, the sense of charm has been obliterated.
  3. Let's not waste any time: This movie is just awful. Prime problem: Josh Kornbluth, the chubby, wild-haired, bug-eyed star.
  4. A gruesome tale of obsessive love and mutilation, it's less a work of art, however, than a luridly stylish expression of female self-loathing...A prettied-up snuff movie.
  5. Stinks like a cat box that hasn't been changed in a hundred years.
  6. So resoundingly awful, there may be grounds to sue for mental suffering.
  7. From opening to closing credits, there isn't a single genuine moment -- as phony as a dime bag of oregano.
  8. An insufferable piffle.
  9. I watched Mona. I felt like drowning.
  10. A pretty dreary affair to sit through. It's not even scary.
  11. The movie isn't exactly providing entertaining escape. In fact, the only escape on your mind is going to be the exit door.
  12. It has no moments of athletic grace amid the chaos, no apparent sense of strategy. It's basically just mayhem set to rock music.
  13. We should be asking ourselves why so noble a nation would produce swill like Joe Dirt.
  14. In this vile contribution to the animated holiday genre, Sandler proves himself once again determined to get rich by setting the bar just a little bit lower each time out.
  15. Doesn't deserve the energy it takes to describe how bad it is.
  16. The movie's a floating longboat that ought to be ignited and pushed out to sea, Viking style.
  17. The projectors in the theater practically shut down with boredom.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Mostly, these guys carry on like spoiled children, complaining, roughhousing and badgering women to strip naked.
  18. So smug and so proud of itself, and you can tell that everybody involved conceives of it as a civics lesson instead of a story, that they squeeze all the life out of it.
  19. The dialogue is fast but bad, the acting is loud but awful and the morality is chaste but unromantic. As for the food, it looks vulgar.
  20. 8MM
    It's sickeningly violent!
  21. A classic like this deserves to be unearthed! After all, this picture is likely to command a pedestal of its own at the local video store. Just check for shelves marked either "Sharon Stone" or "Staff's Worst Picks of 1999."
  22. For da love of God, spare me.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    There's precious little to listen to, laugh at or ogle in The Wash, a sudsy slog that gets sidetracked by, of all things, a plot.
  23. It's depressing enough to sit through an unfunny comedy, but it's worse to watch Falk, Penn and Berg having to earn a living like this.
  24. The film turns out to have nothing going for it at all, except a small charge for soul-deep Madonna haters.
  25. So dull and awful, you actually wonder if this is some kind of Andy Kaufmanesque in-joke, a deliberate attempt to douse the spark that made the original film so enjoyable.
  26. A million monkeys with a million crayons would be hard-pressed in a million years to create anything as cretinous as Battlefield Earth.
  27. A blundering cringefest, thanks to unintentionally laughable dialogue, hackneyed writing and uninspired direction.
  28. A depraved, incoherent, instantly disposable piece of hackery.

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