For 99 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 18.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Gene Seymour's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 45
Highest review score: 100 Fleeing by Night
Lowest review score: 10 Jason X
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 99
  2. Negative: 29 out of 99
99 movie reviews
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Gene Seymour
    Certainly, Malkovich's portrayal of mob lieutenant Teddy Deserve (!) and his lacquered swagger represent the only thing here that you haven't seen a hundred times before.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Gene Seymour
    Goes into a tailspin after its impressive setup. Its dramatic tactics become so tangled and diffuse that, by the end, you get the feeling that everything gets tied up too hastily.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    There's something plodding and uncomfortably strident about Little Animals that keeps the audience from sharing, much less understanding, Bobby's enchantment.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    Sophisticated romantic comedy for people who think "Corky Romano" is trenchant political satire.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    The hard-sell comic delivery one expects from contemporary date movies is pleasantly tempered here.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    Snarkiness and sentiment are in constant battle for supremacy throughout Run, Fat Boy, Run with no chance of a comfortable draw.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    Kattan and Ferrell do their best to fill out the shallow Butabis.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    After a while, the only way for a reasonably intelligent person to get through The Country Bears is to ponder how a whole segment of pop-music history has been allowed to get wet, fuzzy and sticky.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Gene Seymour
    Lays thick, goopy layers of uplift on what should be lighter on the heart and stomach.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Gene Seymour
    Succeeds best when it intensifies its focus on the work and life of its main subject, seen in interviews, home movies and in a climactic performance with Bono and the Edge on "Tower of Song."
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Gene Seymour
    A dismal pastiche of threadbare plot devices and not-so-comic interludes.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    It's no use expecting Return to Never Land to match, much less exceed, Disney's 1953 version of "Peter Pan," which by itself isn't quite in the uppermost tier of the studio's full-length cartoons.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    For all its familiar conventions and hoary improbabilities, Double Jeopardy is a relatively efficient model of its kind.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Gene Seymour
    They (Brooks and Douglas) are so out of sync with each other that they seem to be looking for different movies to take their acts, though neither makes you want to see those hypothetical films. Not even as an option to this one.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Gene Seymour
    A spicy little pastry with just the right proportions of flakiness and gooeyness.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    If I were 6, I could enjoy Rebound without thinking about all the better movies made from its concept.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    Drains the original story of its satire and juices up its shtick, schmaltz and special effects.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Gene Seymour
    His constant chatter may grate, but Noya does the wide-eyed wonderment thing very well.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Gene Seymour
    As a full-service holiday movie, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause gets you into the mood to shop early and often by making the North Pole look like a shopping mall with a never-ending school pageant.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    The droll cast--especially Ferrer, who's exquisite as a tough-talking dunce--deserved something more fully realized than this.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 10 Gene Seymour
    Even the movie finds itself asking when it'll end. Not soon enough.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Gene Seymour
    Those 24-and-unders who are looking for their own "Caddyshack" to adopt as a generational signpost may have to keep looking.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 10 Gene Seymour
    An unintentional parody of every teen movie made in the last five years. Which can be the only rational explanation for making such a mess all over the screen.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 30 Gene Seymour
    Despite the occasional topical reference to President Bush and Sen. Clinton, this movie is, like, so eight years ago, it isn't funny.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Gene Seymour
    So why does Eight Legged Freaks make one laugh out loud even though there is nothing revolutionary about its approach to the giant bug genre? -- the movie is so unapologetic in its crassness that it disarms even the fussiest connoisseur of throwaway disaster flicks.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Gene Seymour
    You might start to seriously wonder if there's a way to get this woman to run for office here in America.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Gene Seymour
    A coy, frantic attempt at screwball comedy, lightly seasoned and more than a little gummy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    As long as you keep thinking of "Babe," you can't help thinking that there's no excuse for movies like Good Boy! to merely push the usual buttons, deploy the usual poop jokes and carry out the usual sight gags.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Gene Seymour
    A hostage drama, cliches intact, is what we get.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Gene Seymour
    As with any Ozon film, Time to Leave comes across with unexpected moments of illuminated stillness.

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