Movie Scores: How the critics rated the new movies
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Despite the star power of Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, “Safe House” is earning lackluster reviews from critics.
The action thriller features Washington as a rogue CIA agent and Reynolds as the rookie tasked with watching him. AP Movie Critic Christy Lemire gave the movie just one and a half stars out of four, saying: “This is a frenetically paced jumble of shaky-cam tricks and quick edits, dizzying car chases and deafening shootouts.”
Receiving even weaker reviews is “The Vow,” starring Rachel McAdams as a woman who loses her memory after a serious car accident and Channing Tatum as her husband, who tries to remind her of the life they shared. Lemire also gave this one and a half stars, saying: “‘The Vow’ serves as a series of precise if obvious moments and emotional cues we must endure en route to the inevitable reconciliation, complete with an intrusively heart-tugging score and too much explanatory voiceover from Tatum.”
Here’s a look at how these movies and others fared on the top review websites as of Friday afternoon. Each score is the percentage of positive reviews for the film:
— “Rampart”: Metacritic, 70; Movie Review Intelligence, 64.8; Rotten Tomatoes, 75. Average: 69.9.
— “Safe House”: Metacritic, 52; Movie Review Intelligence, 59.2; Rotten Tomatoes, 53. Average: 54.7.
— “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”: Metacritic, 40; Movie Review Intelligence, 46.4; Rotten Tomatoes, 44. Average: 43.5.
— “The Vow”: Metacritic, 45; Movie Review Intelligence, 45.3; Rotten Tomatoes, 29. Average: 39.8.
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