Washington Post's Scores

For 8,293 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 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Nowhere to Hide
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
8293 movie reviews
  1. Loud, overstimulating and hard to take in all in one sitting, it feels like the vacation that you’ll need a vacation from.
  2. If anything, Baywatch is a litmus test for how low Johnson can sink while still winning us over.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Every single sight gag in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul telegraphs its punchline for what seems like an eternity.
  3. While Last Men in Aleppo could stand a trim here and there, it mostly uses its length to good and heart-rending effect, delivering a lingering, close-up — and ultimately tragic — look at the misery and joy taking place, side by side, under the eyes of the world.
  4. Paris Can Wait is a modest, genteel piece of cinematic escapism, a silky testament to sensuality as impeccably tasteful as it is utterly undemanding.
  5. Presumably, Scott is giving the audience what it wants, but purists may wonder whether simply re-watching “Alien” would have provided scarier, more genuine jolts.
  6. Davies is a master of the slow build, lyrically evoking the dreaminess and gravity of his subject and her verse.
  7. Music redeems an at-risk teen in Urban Hymn, a social-problem melodrama whose other major characters don’t fare so well.
  8. The Wall is a fairly hopeless film. In a sense, the fragile structure of the title acts as a double metaphor: for a barrier between enemies that keeps them from killing each other, as well as one that must come down if true understanding is ever to occur.
  9. No one will ever credit Snatched with discovering new comic territory. But it earns its share of laughs by covering some well-trod ground.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It is fascinating to watch the writers in “Obit” strive to do right by their subjects, warts and all.
  10. The cumulative effect is closer to a didactic after-school special for troubled parents.
  11. Although the central match in Chuck is effective, and hits all the right beats, unlike the best of the “Rocky” movies, the drama outside the ring is less potent than drama inside. This, despite strong performances by Schreiber and — especially — Moss, a grounding presence who summons a toughness not usually seen in her work.
  12. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is a fun, if sacrilegious, first step in a franchise creation — one that observes the first commandment of storytelling: Thou shalt not be boring.
  13. Flustered, flirty and filled to the brim with compassion, The Lovers is charming, even when it’s proving how hollow charm can be.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It is the Cambodian voices that give “Angkor Awakens” a welcome glimmer of light.
  14. Malek’s talents serve a much more personal, ultimately touching story.
  15. Director Matt Tyrnauer mixes lively archival footage, including a memorable news interview with an angry Italian grandmother, with testimony from passionate experts to demonstrate the importance of city design.
  16. It’s crazy and ridiculous at times. But I can’t help agreeing with Assaf, who observes, of his companions’ rescue plans, “I like it. It has the logic of a dream.”
  17. This engagingly goofy romantic comedy speaks the international language of food.
  18. Risk raises deep misgivings about its subject and its maker. But it’s still queasily, compulsively watchable — and probably necessary, if only as a cautionary example of how ethics, objectivity and agendas come into play in nonfiction filmmaking.
  19. Peppering “Norman” with obliquely mordant observations about Middle East politics, Cedar effortlessly propels the narrative into a sweetly pensive character study of a familiar archetype, which he invests with an angel’s share of humanity and heart.
  20. The new film is more expansive, more beautiful, funnier, nuttier and — this is the most difficult trick for any comic-book movie to pull off — more touching than the first film.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While the frequent sex scenes are graphic, they’re also driven by vulnerability and long-buried desire. In this film, wordless encounters often reveal more about characters than conversation.
  21. In Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, documentarian John Scheinfeld shows that the music of one of jazz’s most experimental saxophone players still speaks to audiences today.
  22. [A] well-told tale.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s a languorous look at the ups and downs of a career gone awry, and the mysteries and confused culinary disciples left in the wake of the chef’s abrupt disappearance to Mexico for several years.
  23. The film looks handsome and expensive, building up a nice head of suspense before sputtering to a less than wholly satisfying conclusion.
  24. O’Shea follows his twisted premise to its inexorable conclusion, so his film is ultimately more unnerving than sad.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Like the graphics that intermittently appear as Solomonov travels (and which look like the first Google Image result for “Israel map”), the documentary proves slightly underwhelming.

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