Washington Post's Scores

For 8,201 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 The Damned United
Lowest review score: 0 See Spot Run
Score distribution:
8201 movie reviews
  1. Shaft? Not in this splashy-but-empty remake he isn't.
  2. The best thing about this movie? It's short.
  3. It's a brilliant, profound movie, but it's almost no fun at all.
  4. KEN, KEN, KEN, not another Shakespeare, pleeeeeeez.
  5. There were moments when I thought Gone in 60 Seconds might be a passably entertaining movie. I figure those moments, strung end-to-end, would total 30 or 40 seconds.
  6. It has as much of an ax to grind as the humorless and misguided bureaucrats it mocks.
  7. If you're not rolling in the aisles, you're definitely in the wrong theater.
  8. Childishly simple, but extremely funny.
  9. You won't feel enlightened, just let down
  10. The episodes are too convoluted to get into.
  11. Intentionally defies categorization and explication.
  12. Such a feast of outlandish pleasures it'll send you home steam-cleaned and shrink-wrapped.
  13. The occasional big moments are stunning, and kids from the ages of, say, 6 years to 6 years and 3 days will love it. Anyone younger will be scared; anyone older, bored.
  14. It satisfies your appetite for totally tasteless but deliciously flaky boy movies.
  15. Diverting and provides a satisfying alternative to teen-oriented summer comedy.
  16. Awkwardly acted.
  17. A million monkeys with a million crayons would be hard-pressed in a million years to create anything as cretinous as Battlefield Earth.
  18. These are great, primal stories that pull you in, make you care and put you on the edge of madness and violence.
  19. I'd rather sit in bumper-to-bumper hell on I-495 for two hours than get caught in Traffic again.
  20. Moderately pleasing adaptation of the W. Somerset Maugham novella.
  21. The story the film tells ruins the movie.
  22. Friends, Washingtonians, countrymen, I come not to praise Gladiator but to bury it.
  23. Delightful, delicious, de-lovely.
  24. Never feels original, even though it's enjoyable to watch Kevin Spacey, Danny DeVito and newcomer Peter Facinelli going at it with snappy patter.
  25. Should have never made it up the distribution aisle.
  26. Unromantic, nonsexual and hellaciously dull.
  27. It's zany. Actually, it's so zany it's almost creepy.
  28. A brain-cramping and eye-straining experiment in digital filmmaking.
  29. Tries to put your tear ducts in a headlock with a litany of catastrophes.
  30. It's like a chick flick for men--and the women who love them, sniff-sniff.

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