Slant Magazine's Scores

For 6,796 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 33% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 64% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 58
  1. It achieves the rarest of feats of any tentpole Hollywood release, animated or not: gleefully matching exhilarating stylistic experimentation with a multi-tiered narrative of equal ambition.
  2. Offering visceral immediacy over meticulous construction, Padre Pio bristles with arresting images.
  3. The inadvertent effect of the oppressive, almost overbearing gloom that shrouds Falcon Lake is that it manages to sap the life out of its initially carefree depiction of young people’s emotional lives.
  4. The film interrogates both the state of our world and the lines between fiction and document.
  5. Alexandre O. Philippe’s essay film is both dead-serious about its subjects and playfully exploratory.
  6. Ultimately, The Boogeyman is like so many other modern horror films that prioritize mood above all else.
  7. Where Kandahar is most intriguing is in the oddly even-handed depiction of both American and Middle-Eastern characters as largely exasperated professionals going about their grisly work because they’re too old to pivot to a different job.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    This Little Mermaid feels more or less like two-hour-plus cosplay with the texture and gravitas of a Disneyland sideshow.
  8. Sarah Vos creates a nearly mockumentary effect that neither fully lampoons nor endorses contemporary standards for the art world’s political correctness but lands at a decidedly more ambivalent point.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Being as this is the first of a possibly three-part finale, Fast X’s sense of fun is constantly deflated by all the table-setting.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This is a theatrical story told in a purposefully and self-consciously theatrical manner.
  9. Jamie Sisley’s film looks at its serious subject matter through a maudlin lens.
  10. By turns wry and tragic, but never glib or mawkish, this is a visually rich and evocative drama about navigating the often treacherous path to adulthood.
  11. The film is an object lesson in what can result when a work of art subordinates itself to a message.
  12. The film is a pointlessly complicated house of cards that crumbles due to its own hollowness.
  13. The film sprints past its targets, dealing glancing blows to subjects that have already been obliterated by decades’ worth of Tinseltown parodies.
  14. The film is an impressively complicated and compassionate drama about shame and desire.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The film is devoid of serious conflict, yet it hits with unexpected feeling.
  15. Monica is an unsentimental exploration of its main character’s search for personal fulfillment through human connection.
  16. The film is nothing but a chintzy promotional tool for Celine Dion.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The film undermines its initial sense of intimacy and momentum with a stop-and-start story structure that by and large exists to make as much room as possible for its characters’ banter.
  17. The film stumbles sluggishly from one chapter in Foreman’s life to the next.
  18. The sense that they don’t make mass entertainments like this anymore is palpable.
  19. Christophe Honoré’s film tackles grief in a subtle, intriguingly indirect manner.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The film is a meditative, slow crescendo of wounded feelings and quiet epiphanies.
  20. Lee Cronin serves up considerable gore with monotonous, po-faced earnestness.
  21. Throughout the film, Laura Citarella emphasizes the liberating quality of following the rabbit hole as deep as it goes.
  22. Throughout the film, Laura Citarella emphasizes the liberating quality of following the rabbit hole as deep as it goes.
  23. Because so much of Hayakawa’s film is given over to depictions of the procedures, formalities, and impersonal administration that define Plan 75, even the tiniest spark of feeling comes as a relief.
  24. The film surprises by revealing deeper layers to both its subjects and social commentary.

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