Slant Magazine's Scores

For 5,617 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 34% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Deep End (1970)
Lowest review score: 0 Lazy Eye
Score distribution:
5617 movie reviews
  1. The film is never more compelling than when relying on footage of the real radical DREAMer group the National Immigrant Youth Alliance.
  2. Russell Simmons’ victims’ sense of their own complex relations to historical power structures emerges from the film’s lucid recounting of the sexual assault allegations against him.
  3. Director AndrePatterson never breaks the film's incantatory spell with pointless freneticism, patiently savoring the great thrill of genre stories: anticipation.
  4. Everything here wraps up as tidily as it does in your average Hallmark Channel movie.
  5. Throughout the film, it’s as if mundane objects hold the remedies for the wretchedness of everyday life.
  6. Once the film shifts into a broader comedic register, it no longer capitalizes on Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae’s gift for gab.
  7. Throughout the documentary, Benjamin Ree upsets conventions, offering a moving portrait of two lost souls.
  8. Simon Pegg occasionally fulfills the nightmarish potential of the film’s fairy-tale premise.
  9. From beneath defensive layers of distanced comic despair emerges a sincere story about a young woman’s emotional reconciliation with her troubled place of origin.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The series’s ambient preoccupation with death is foregrounded more than ever before with this film’s main dramatic subplot.
  10. The film seems almost content to have you forget about everything that inspired it in the first place.
  11. In this time of peril and chaos, Elizabeth Carroll’s documentary is a balm for the soul.
  12. The film’s animation leans into its most jerky, artificial qualities, all the better to enhance the atmosphere of bizarre unreality.
  13. Dan Sallitt recognizes that even the sturdiest of friendships are inevitably tested by time and the evolution of personal responsibility.
  14. Every scene is virtually self-contained, and so Capone feels as if it’s starting all over again from frame to frame.
  15. The film offers a refuge of idealism and intellectuality in an age that’s actively hostile to both of those qualities.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The film’s insistence on keeping the stakes low throughout is probably its key strength.
  16. Christophe Honoré deposits all his chips on the comedic premise at the expense of character study and gravitas.
  17. There’s a hint of Jane Campion’s own uncanny perversion of the banal throughout Lara Jean Gallagher’s film.
  18. The film’s devotion to the belief that kindness can be a balm for almost any hurt is deeply moving.
  19. The film’s early scenes turn the stuff of paying bills and managing kids into manna for an unsettlingly intimate domestic thriller.
  20. Around his main character, writer-director César Díaz builds a complex but unpretentious interrogation of national belonging.
  21. The filmmakers don’t examine the psychological terror, the bitterness, and lust that gave rise to many of the works they cherish.
  22. Director Annie Silverstein tries to enrich the tropes of her class-conscious buddy scenario by canceling them out.
  23. Rather than a simplistic, straightforward parable of greed, Bad Education depicts its true events with a surprising amount of depth and ambiguity.
  24. Chris Hemsworth’s hyperbolically skilled soldier is borne of childish fantasies about the order of the world.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Often feels like a cross between a TED talk and a memorial service, but one gets the sense that Diamond and Horovitz are finally getting years’ worth of grief off their chests. The cumulative effect is, at the very least, touching.
  25. 1BR
    The film gives palpable expression to the sense of hopelessness felt by those who fall under the control of cults.
  26. In more than one sense, Justin Kurzel’s aggressively strange film queers the myth of the oft-lionized Ned Kelly.
  27. Through its exploration of Selah’s complexities, as well as the bravado and posturing that comes with being a credible drug dealer, Selah and the Spades locates a larger truth about the presentation of self and maintaining one’s image.

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