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 2.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 10 Things I Hate About You
Lowest review score: 0 Splice
Score distribution:
6,407 movie reviews
  1. Indeed, I'd say Undiscovered belongs on the WB, but that would be gravely unfair to the channel, which looks like the BBC in comparison.
  2. Sadly, this movie is a far cry from the atmospheric, even thoughtfully crafted original, which made you truly scared for the unkempt, everyman victims. But this latest version, though just as grisly, is literally hackwork, and stars a forgettable, airbrushed cast of slaughterees.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the movie just doesn’t justify its outrageous bid to turn a solemn tale of self-sacrifice into swaggering global-marketplace entertainment.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    What saves “Battle” from complete irrelevancy is the undisputable fact that a scrappy underdog formula tends to work no matter what time period or sport.
  3. The drug-fueled romp turns ugly, sexist and misogynistic, as so many rap-star vehicles do.
  4. An adolescent romance that isn't smart enough to mirror "When Harry Met Sally" or crudely amusing enough to get close to "American Pie."
  5. Makes "Conan the Barbarian" seem like Dostoyevsky in its complexity.
  6. Creepy, creepy, creepy -- and not in a good way.
  7. It's a lot more tightly focused than the first outing, and for fans of the demented comedy of Elliott and Cross, or the thespian chops of Woods (a last-minute replacement for an ailing Marlon Brando), it's worth putting up with humor that's the filmic equivalent of a big, spit-soaked raspberry.
  8. Any more than two writers on a movie usually spells trouble. On the other hand, that two of the three scribes responsible for Fool's Gold have previously specialized in horror makes perfect sense.
  9. A lurid, loopy, utterly ludicrous enterprise.
  10. In the end, I can't think of a movie that matters less than Just My Luck. It's just negligible.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A throwaway movie, but that doesn't mean it's bad. In fact, if you have a soft spot for man's best friend, it's a pretty good throwaway movie.
  11. An animated King and I? Now there's torture, especially in this wretched, lurid, absurd concoction which seems to have been conceived to annoy adults and bore children.
  12. Director-star Kevin Costner falls head over heels in love with himself in this nihilistic, post-apocalyptic clunker about a loner who becomes a reluctant sperm donor, role model and inevitably a godsend to what's left of America.
  13. Although Boniadi makes Shirin nearly as likable as she’s supposed to be, writer-director Ramin Niami’s movie is crudely contrived and sloppily edited.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    The depiction of an always energetic and often furious Breitbart may please the man’s followers. But Marcus makes little effort to illuminate Breitbart’s character or motivation, so this high-pitched portrait ends up a little flat.
  14. The whole thing is coarse and vulgar, as it hides its low fascinations behind a scrim of Holocaust piety until it becomes pure kitsch.
  15. Suffers from an increasingly common movie defect: appealing, sharply drawn supporting characters, and a cast of main characters that is as unlikely as it is unlikable.
  16. Well-intentioned but ludicrous tale.
  17. A vicious anti-Catholic diatribe disguised as an audition tape for MTV.
  18. The Other Sister is sanctimonious, sanitized fare primarily preoccupied with patting its own back and plucking our heartstrings.
  19. There's the scene in which Jacques, the French Canadian proprietor of the Power and Glory, tells Laura, "I am the Great Went," to which she responds, "I am the muffin." Jacques returns, "I'm as blank as a fart." Maybe all Jacques is saying is "I am full of gas." Certainly Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me seems to be.
  20. Doesn't orchestrate the scares with much finesse.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Saddled with leaden lead performances, hobbled by an arch, incoherent script and pokey pacing, the new, improved Cowgirls is a miscarriage - misconceived, miscast, miserably boring.
  21. It's all wildly implausible and occasionally fun, but it could be so much better if director Randall Miller (who co-wrote the screenplay) had thrown in a little more character development and excised a half-dozen crazy plot twists.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Time travels, but it sure doesn't fly by in this debacle.
  22. The most misguided, ill-conceived and lamentable film.
  23. You won't feel enlightened, just let down
  24. You know a movie is in trouble when its biggest laughs come not from its lead players but from a dog and a car

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