...a shamelessly effective horror film based on the most diabolical of movie malefactors, a child.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2009
Movie Review Intelligence, Inc. announces the following summary of movie reviews for this weekend's wide releases: G-Force opened to weak reviews; The Ugly Truth opened to terrible reviews; and Orphan opened to moderate and mixed reviews.
G-Force opened this weekend to weak reviews (41.6% Positive Reviews). Claudia Puig wrote in USA Today, "'G-Force' is unlikely to keep anyone older than 10 on the edge of his seat, and the bathroom humor may annoy adults. But the message of unity, while unoriginal, is consistently sweet." And A.O. Scott wrote in the New York Times, "...fairly entertaining in that exhausting, rackety, late-summer-kiddie-movie way." Read movie reviews summary.
The Ugly Truth opened this weekend to terrible reviews (28.3% Positive Reviews). Leah Rozen wrote in People, "...a down-and-dirty romantic comedy, doesn't know when to stop milking a joke." And Rafer Guzman wrote in New York Newsday, "Its crass sex jokes feel like chum for mentally stunted males, while its dimwitted storyline seems aimed at females who find paperback romances overly nuanced." Read movie reviews summary.
Orphan opened this weekend to moderate reviews that were somewhat mixed (50.2% Positive Reviews). Roger Ebert called the film in the Chicago Sun-Times, "...a shamelessly effective horror film based on the most diabolical of movie malefactors, a child." And Bill Goodykoontz wrote in the Arizona Republic, "...works because it's a film that knows exactly what it wants to be - creepy as all get out - and does everything possible to achieve that goal." Read movie reviews summary.
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