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Movie Scores: How the critics rated the new movies

Movie Scores: How the critics rated the new movies

April 14th, 2012 in News

All the hype seems to be justified: "The Cabin in the Woods" is a huge hit with critics.

The much-anticipated horror comedy, produced and co-written by Joss Whedon, follows a group of five college friends who go to a remote cabin for a weekend getaway. Naturally, things do not turn out well.

AP Movie Critic Christy Lemire is among the many reviewers who loved it. She gave it three and a half stars out of four, writing: "Go see "The Cabin in the Woods,' then come back and we can have a conversation about it. Just trust me on this. The less you know going into it, the better."

Also opening this weekend is "The Three Stooges," the Farrelly brothers' homage to the classic slapstick comedy trio. Lemire gave it two stars out of four, saying: "It's hard to imagine who the film is for today beyond hardcore fans of the original shorts and 10-year-old boys who double over giggling at the sight of grown men doubling over in pain."

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:

- "The Cabin in the Woods": Metacritic, 72; Movie Review Intelligence, 77.1; Rotten Tomatoes, 92. Average: 80.4.

- "The Three Stooges": Metacritic, 54; Movie Review Intelligence, 56.8; Rotten Tomatoes, 44. Average: 51.6.

- "Lockout": Metacritic, 47; Movie Review Intelligence, 43.6; Rotten Tomatoes, 29. Average: 39.9.