Washington Post's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 6,698 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 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Lowest review score: 0 200 Cigarettes
Score distribution:
6,698 movie reviews
  1. The movie, based on the TV cartoon series, is exceptionally pleasant, and there's just enough humor to make it enjoyable for adults.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Has the stink of man-musk all over it.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It really should be arrested for impersonating an interesting movie.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A wham-bam encounter, it gives you everything you (presumably) want, sets itself up for another sequel, and it makes sure you don't recall a thing about it in the morning.
  2. Dull and repetitive, even by the standards of an already repetitive genre.
  3. Rarely has an actress exuded such blank nothingness as Simpson, a one-woman vapid delivery system who sucks the energy and joy out of every scene she's in, like some freakishly well-endowed black hole.
  4. An innocent comedic revenge fantasy that somehow manages to be sweet and wickedly satisfying at the same time.
  5. The movie's chief crime against the planet, other than the sheer wastage of time, is the trivializing of the great Freeman. This actor has such dignity and depth and humanity, he almost makes the film watchable.
  6. Abomination of a movie.
  7. Your own final destination just might be the box office, to demand your money back.
  8. In an era of careful cost accountancy and focus-group testing, it's remarkable that a movie as truly, deeply, madly foolish as The Wicker Man escaped the asylum. But we must be grateful for the endless guffaws and gasps and outright stunned silences it unleashes on lucky audiences.
  9. The Jackal is based on a fabrication so absurd that it almost made me laugh out loud.
  10. Sure, I laughed. Yes, I cried. But mostly I just wanted to throw up.
  11. John C. McGinley from "Scrubs" gets to strut some of his comic stuff as the deranged builder, but he's the only passable feature in a property that should be condemned.
  12. Kids sense when a movie is being noisy and frantic just to keep them distracted; these apes are overcaffeinated.
  13. There's no sense of perspective here.
  14. Segel and Diaz are gifted and game comedians, with a lot of audience appeal. But Lowe clearly upstages them, consummating their Sex Tape — and making you want to roll over and have a cigarette — while there’s still one reel to go.
  15. Tries so hard to be cool that it forgets to be alive.
  16. Maestro is for people already aware of this history. For everyone else, this is pretty much invitation-only.
  17. Frankly, scarier critters have checked into Roach Motels. [13 June 1987, Style, g1]
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  18. It's hard to know who exactly Parental Guidance was made for.
  19. Even though it earns an R rating for profanity and some risque material, it’s too meek and mild-mannered to qualify as brave, or even slyly subversive.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's astonishing how much intensity and focus these two have lost, but the picture itself is not all that bad -- if you can get the collapsing-career thing out of your head.
  20. Intentionally defies categorization and explication.
  21. It's saying something when Tom Arnold's performance is among the movie's highlights.
  22. There's more bathroom and slapstick humor than a sixth-grader could stand, and a veritable flood of drool, blood and less mentionable effluvia, most of it courtesy of Mr. Wayans as he tries to be – you know – funny.
  23. Despite some Cold War humor, the formulaic film is aimed squarely at the youngest of young children.
  24. It's lame, corny, Ed Woodishly amateurish -- all of which is as lovable as the big lug himself.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Those nostrils do a lot of Momoa's acting, to be honest. As right as he is looks-wise, Momoa falls short in attitude.
  25. If the ultimate goal is entertainment, then Lady in the Water enthusiastically rises to the task. In a movie laden with enough symbolism, shamanism and mythic lore to make Joseph Campbell dance a tribal jig, Shyamalan never forgets to have fun.

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