Washington Post's Scores

For 8,553 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Drive
Lowest review score: 0 The New Guy
Score distribution:
8553 movie reviews
  1. Touching, funny, unflinching and true.
  2. A blundering cringefest, thanks to unintentionally laughable dialogue, hackneyed writing and uninspired direction.
  3. Here's my favorite part: It's only 87 minutes long. But for the most part, this movie is just another bland, fair-to-middling vehicle for two emerging, fledgling stars.
  4. What's best about Faithless is its honesty, its lack of desire to ingratiate itself with the audience.
  5. I suggest you RSVP in the negative to this "Wedding" invitation, unless you consider yourself a friend of the obvious bride to be, Ms. Lopez. But even then, you'll have to focus on her presence, rather than the silly ceremony around her.
  6. Cares not a whit for such arbitrary concepts as justice, crime or punishment. It understands the relativism of right and wrong and takes a kind of perverse pleasure in reminding us that there are some things we'll never know.
  7. Although the plot is crucial, it's the interaction among characters that makes Snatch percolate. Ritchie knows when to stop and smell the comedy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Anyone interested in serious film should absolutely not miss it.
  8. Most of the comedy, such as it is, consists of the uppity Chase acting "street" and the ghetto-fabulous Tiffany putting on moneyed airs. But, if you've seen the trailers, you already know that.
  9. Takes its cues from the musical dramas of the '70s, but this otherwise engaging young-adult romance never quite catches Saturday night fever.
  10. It's too bad we don't have red, glowing DELETE buttons next to those soda cup holders. I could have done the world a favor.
  11. Nicely acted, wonderfully scenic but emotionally vapid.
  12. Demonstrates that sometimes the simplest stories are the most profound, and certainly possess the most moral authority. It's a film that emphasizes loyalty and sacrifice, values that have become jokes in most other films these days.
  13. Diabolically amusing without plunging into the Mel Brooks zone, and it's smart without being pedantic. And it's genuinely scary at times.
  14. Sinfully watchable ensemble movie.
  15. Feels more like "Porky's" with marinara sauce than "Summer of '42."
  16. Like President Kennedy, director Donaldson (who made "No Way Out," another pretty good Washington-seat-of-power thriller) has found a perfect balance of often-opposing forces: between recorded history and the demands of plain old entertainment.
  17. Thornton, writer-director of the superb "Slingblade," has a gift for depicting down-and-dirty scenes among men. And when our three principal characters go riding from Texas to Mexico, this is the best part of the movie.
  18. The movie finds charming humor in a world full of sectarian strife between Protestant and Catholic.
  19. Although the cast is uniformly strong, the real revelation here is "The X-Files' " Anderson, who plays Lily with subtle gradations of emotional depth unexpected from someone who has made a career out of deadpan.
  20. If there's anyone who can make this ordeal -- and when you're plumb out of characters, it can be an ordeal -- tolerable, and even entertaining, it's Hanks.
  21. It's a new new thing, classic myth from both literature and the movies, commingled, set to great folk music, and untrammeled by any sense of predictability, urgency, realism or believability but hypnotic, graceful and seductive.
  22. Nothing more, or less, than a cheap, dirty grab at our Christmas spirit.
  23. The jokes are lame, the set-up is stupid and Bullock, occasionally a winsome comedienne and here a co-producer, is annoying as heck.
  24. Relentlessly funny satire.
  25. Manages to take the cerebral act of literary creation and make it exciting, sexy even.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    So chock-full of stereotypes as to be a filmic Southern Country Safari.
  26. Gibson and the overexposed Hunt don't exactly burn up the screen, not that it much matters. The charm isn't in the relationship, it's in Gibson's puckish appeal.
  27. In its quiet way, The Visit is a testament to the tenacity of the family, particularly the African American family.
  28. A hip, hilarious new animated feature.

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