Screen Rant's Scores

For 28 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 63
Highest review score: 90 How to Train Your Dragon
Lowest review score: 40 The Turning
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
28 movie reviews
  1. Moviegoers looking for something romantic and entertaining to catch on Valentine's Day weekend (or even later on in February) won't go wrong with The Photograph.
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog is a fairly middling family-friendly adventure movie, but a comparably good video game adaptation the belies a great deal of potential for a stronger, even more ambitious sequel.
  3. Far from being a full-blown disaster, Downhill is a middle of the road comedy-drama that would've benefitted from a more incisive technique and a little extra faith in its audience's ability to grasp the subtleties of its story.
  4. Olympic Dreams' backstage look at the 2018 Olympics is much more compelling than the movie's bland and contrived romantic comedy storyline.
  5. You can see why Aardman, with their simple stories and rudimentary character designs, would have a hard time standing out next to the more intricate narratives and realistic digital animation of recent Disney and Pixar films. And yet, it's that very combination of simplicity in plotting and stylization that makes A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon such a joy to watch.
  6. Ultimately, Horse Girl is a tricky film to unpack. On one hand, it's fine that it doesn't provide easy answers for the questions it poses, but even dedicated cinephiles may find Horse Girl abstruse and challenging to a fault.
  7. Much like its main character, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You is so sweetly, openly earnest in its love of love that it transcends cheesiness and gives viewers permission to indulge in unabashed intimacy and romance for its entire one hour and 40-minute runtime.
  8. It walks the fine line between being too whimsical and too dramatic, yet maintains that delicate balancing act over the course of its entire runtime.
  9. With a wicked sense of humor and exhilarating action, Birds of Prey is fierce, fun and a total blast - and an empowering girl power superhero romp.
  10. At the end of the day, Joker comes off as Scorsese-lite in the same way that Phillips' last movie, War Dogs, did - albeit, with great acting from Phoenix to elevate it, but also a sense of self-seriousness that borders on self-parody and pretentiousness that War Dogs did not have.
  11. The Rhythm Section is wonderfully acted by Blake Lively and immersively directed by Reed Morano, creating a tense and mostly engaging thriller.
  12. As a whole, The Turning is a triumph of style over substance that might've well made for a perfectly middle of the road horror film, had it not been edited down to the point of becoming incoherent by the end.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    How to Train Your Dragon 2 is the rare sequel that improves upon its predecessor in nearly every single way imaginable.
  13. Overall, The Hidden World ends the How to Train Your Dragon movies on a strong note and shouldn't disappoint those who've spent the last five years anxiously awaiting the final chapter in Hiccup and Toothless' story.
  14. For those that persevere, there is an entertaining gangster film at the heart of The Gentlemen. There's a frenetic energy to Ritchie's movie that comes in part from his directing style, and part from the cast's clear enjoyment of bringing the film to life.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall I found How to Train Your Dragon to be great fun with a big heart - it drew me (and my daughter) in and we enjoyed it from beginning to end.
  15. Despite a few strong aspects here and there, Inherit the Viper is more or less a fleeting entry into the crime genre that won't stick out in viewers' memory after the credits roll.
  16. It may not push the envelope or be as innovative as other films out right now, but Just Mercy is nevertheless able to captivate the audience and could even inspire people to try to make a difference.
  17. It's more effective as an action-comedy about Mike and Marcus struggling to figure out what they want in life (now that they're facing north of fifty) that a reflective drama about Mike coming to terms with his traumas and mistakes, if only because the latter plot thread tries to build on a foundation that, frankly, was never really there in the first two Bad Boys movies.
  18. It's fun enough to keep audiences mostly entertained for its hour and 45 minute runtime, but there's nothing particularly memorable to latch onto - not the CGI animals, not the fantasy world and not even Downey Jr's performance.
  19. There's a real sweetness at the center of the film, but Like A Boss surrounds that heart with middling raunch comedy.
  20. 1917 is worth checking out on a big screen for its visuals alone (Deakins' next Oscar nomination is all but assured), even though its immersive cinematography can, indeed, have the unintended side effect of making the movie seem like a video game at times. Still, there's a beating heart beneath the machinery that prevents it from being a hollow experience
  21. Altogether Underwater is a middling movie that spans multiple genres, from sci-fi and thriller to action and horror, and can't seem to focus on any specific one.
  22. The movie's attempts to expand The Grudge's mythology generally don't work, and its stabs at being grittier and more realistic than the films before it are undone by its over-reliance on bloodshed and just plain unpleasant details for shock value.
  23. Though Togo is headed straight for a streaming service, it's still feels like a very cinematic experience. Director Ericson Core (who also served as the movie's cinematographer), excels at portraying the brutal conditions Leonhard and his team endured during the serum run.
  24. Greta Gerwig's Little Women weaves a stunningly heartfelt and achingly honest coming of age story with excellent performances from its entire cast.
  25. In spite of its shoddy sound design (Hooper, as he did with Les Mis, has his cast sing live, but their vocals are poorly blended with the instrumentation), Cats' actors are perfectly matched to their respective roles.
  26. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker gets bogged down in exposition and course-correcting The Last Jedi, but does have some fun moments and fan service.

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