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People who added this item 3137 Average listal rating (2010 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Underworld (2003)
Critics: 31%
Audiences: 82%

Consensus: Though stylish to look at, Underworld is tedious and derivative.
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People who added this item 2067 Average listal rating (1269 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Critics: 16%
Audiences: 77%

Consensus: A visual and aural assault on the senses, this vampire-werewolf sequel makes a lot of noise and features a heavy-handed, overly convoluted story.
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People who added this item 1121 Average listal rating (704 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Critics: 30%
Audiences: 68%

Consensus: Despite the best efforts of its competent cast, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is an indistinguishable and unnecessary prequel.
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People who added this item 799 Average listal rating (472 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
Critics: 26%
Audiences: 62%

Consensus: There's more vapid action and less story in Underworld Awakening than previous installments, making the whole affair feel inconsequential.
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People who added this item 116 Average listal rating (83 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.8
Critics: 17%
Audiences: 61%

Critics Consensus: Underworld: Blood Wars delivers another round of the stylized violence that the series is known for, but -- like many fifth franchise installments -- offers precious little of interest to the unconverted.
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People who added this item 4487 Average listal rating (3097 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Critics: 74%
Audiences: 45%

Consensus: Steven Spielberg's adaptation of War of the Worlds delivers on the thrill and paranoia of H.G. Wells' classic novel while impressively updating the action and effects for modern audiences.
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People who added this item 1159 Average listal rating (785 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Critics: 25%
Audiences: 77%

Consensus: Unnecessarily violent and unflinchingly absurd, Law Abiding Citizen is plagued by subpar acting and a story that defies reason.
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People who added this item 1644 Average listal rating (991 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
Seven Pounds (2008)
Critics: 27%
Audiences: 77%

Consensus: Grim and morose, Seven Pounds is also undone by an illogical plot.
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People who added this item 1752 Average listal rating (1072 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
Critics: 40%
Audiences: 81%

Consensus: Not even the earnest performances of the two leads can rescue The Bucket List from its schmaltzy script.
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People who added this item 225 Average listal rating (95 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.2
Coriolanus (2011)
Critics: 94%
Audiences: 58%

Consensus: Visceral and visually striking, Ralph Fiennes' Coriolanus proves Shakespeare can still be both electrifying and relevant in a modern context.
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People who added this item 212 Average listal rating (140 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.5
Act of Valor (2012)
Critics: 25%
Audiences: 73%

Consensus: It's undeniably reverent of the real-life heroes in its cast, but Act of Valor lets them down with a clichéd script, stilted acting, and a jingoistic attitude that ignores the complexities of war.
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People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.4
Critics: 32%
Audiences: 61%

Consensus: Despite the best efforts of its talented leads, Won't Back Down fails to lend sufficient dramatic heft or sophistication to the hot-button issue of education reform.
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People who added this item 1038 Average listal rating (621 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Remember Me (2010)
Critics: 28%
Audiences: 69%

Consensus: Its leads are likeable, but Remember Me suffers from an overly maudlin script and a borderline offensive final twist.
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People who added this item 3997 Average listal rating (2567 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.2
Twilight (2008)
Critics: 49%
Audiences: 82%

Consensus: Having lost much of its bite transitioning to the big screen, Twilight will please its devoted fans, but do little for the uninitiated.
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People who added this item 2619 Average listal rating (1592 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 4.6
Critics: 27%
Audiences: 78%

Consensus: The Twilight Saga's second installment may satisfy hardcore fans of the series, but outsiders are likely to be turned off by its slow pace, relentlessly downcast tone, and excessive length.
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People who added this item 2081 Average listal rating (1223 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 4.9
Critics: 49%
Audiences: 74%

Consensus: Stuffed with characters and overly reliant on uninspired dialogue, Eclipse won't win The Twilight Saga many new converts, despite an improved blend of romance and action fantasy.
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Critics: 24%
Audiences: 63%

Consensus: Slow, joyless, and loaded with unintentionally humorous moments, Breaking Dawn Part 1 may satisfy the Twilight faithful, but it's strictly for fans of the franchise.
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Critics: 48%
Audiences: 76%

Consensus: It's the most entertaining Twilight, but that's not enough to make Breaking Dawn Part 2 worth watching for filmgoers who don't already count themselves among the franchise converts.
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People who added this item 1389 Average listal rating (886 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.4
Critics: 49%
Audiences: 64%

Consensus: Faster paced for today's audiences, this Hills remake ratchets up the gore for the hardcore horror fans, but will turn away casual audiences.
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People who added this item 1925 Average listal rating (1175 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Critics: 36%
Audiences: 75%

Consensus: The plot of The Lake House is a little too convoluted, and the film fails to pull off the sweeping romance it aims for.
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People who added this item 684 Average listal rating (438 ratings) 4.2 IMDB Rating 4.4
Taxi (2004)
Critics: 10%
Audiences: 60%

Consensus: Silly and unfunny remake of a French movie of the same name.
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People who added this item 3937 Average listal rating (2532 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.4
Click (2006)
Critics: 33%
Audiences: 72%

Consensus: This latest Adam Sandler vehicle borrows shamelessly from It's A Wonderful Life and Back To The Future, and fails to produce the necessary laughs that would forgive such imitation.
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People who added this item 289 Average listal rating (156 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.6
Critics: 33%
Audiences: 69%

Consensus: It means well, but The Odd Life of Timothy Green is ultimately too cloyingly sentimental -- and thinly scripted -- to satisfy all but the least demanding viewers.
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People who added this item 3404 Average listal rating (2121 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
Critics: 57%
Audiences: 71%

Consensus: Despite its impressive animation and the hilarious antics of the saber-toothed squirrel Scrat, Ice Age 2: The Meltdown comes up short on the storytelling front.
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People who added this item 1928 Average listal rating (1170 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7
Critics: 45%
Audiences: 63%

Consensus: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs boasts some excellent animation -- in particular, the dinosaurs are wonderfully realized -- but its story is tired and monotonous.
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People who added this item 909 Average listal rating (526 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.6
Critics: 37%
Audiences: 62%

Consensus: Ice Age: Continental Drift 3D has moments of charm and witty slapstick, but it often seems content to recycle ideas from the previous films.
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People who added this item 2041 Average listal rating (1360 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
Critics: 51%
Audiences: 86%

Consensus: Trying too hard to be clever in a Pulp Fiction kind of way, this film succums to a convoluted plot, overly stylized characters and dizzying set design.
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People who added this item 7325 Average listal rating (4754 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
Critics: 82%
Audiences: 52%

Consensus: Closer to the source material than 1971's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is for people who like their Chocolate visually appealing and dark
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People who added this item 1055 Average listal rating (701 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.2
Critics: 63%
Audiences: 54%

Consensus: Crank: High Voltage delivers on its promises: a fast-paced, exciting thrill ride that doesn't take itself too seriously.
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Critics: 88%
Audiences: 52%

Consensus: Befitting its unorthodox origins, this Bad Lieutenant benefits from Werner Herzog's typically fearless direction and a delightfully unhinged Nicolas Cage in the title role.
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People who added this item 969 Average listal rating (628 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Critic: 43%
Audiences: 72%

Consensus: Hotel Transylvania's buoyant, giddy tone may please children, but it might be a little too loud and thinly-scripted for older audiences.
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People who added this item 305 Average listal rating (201 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Critic: 49%
Audiences: 71%

Consensus: Hotel Transylvania 2 is marginally better than the original, which may or may not be enough of a recommendation to watch 89 minutes of corny, colorfully animated gags from Adam Sandler and company.
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People who added this item 525 Average listal rating (291 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5
Cosmopolis (2012)
Critic: 65%
Audiences: 36%

Consensus: Though some may find it cold and didactic, Cosmopolis benefits from David Cronenberg's precise direction, resulting in a psychologically complex adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel.
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People who added this item 1501 Average listal rating (971 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
The Waterboy (1998)
Critics: 32%
Audiences: 74%

Consensus: This is an insult to its genre with low humor and cheap gags.
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People who added this item 965 Average listal rating (612 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
Critics: 65%
Audiences: 55%

Consensus: Traditional to a fault, The Woman in Black foregoes gore for chills -- although it may not provide enough of them for viewers attuned to more modern, high-stakes horror.
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People who added this item 4192 Average listal rating (2766 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Ring (2002)
Critics: 71%
Audiences: 50%

Consensus: With little gore and a lot of creepy visuals, The Ring gets under your skin.
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People who added this item 811 Average listal rating (528 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.6
Cabin Fever (2002)
Critics: 63%
Audiences: 45%

Consensus: More gory than scary, Cabin Fever is satisfied with paying homage to genre conventions rather than reinventing them.
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People who added this item 1767 Average listal rating (1142 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.9
Hostel (2005)
Critics: 60%
Audiences: 59%

Consensus: Featuring lots of guts and gore, Hostel is a wildly entertaining corpse-filled journey -- assuming one is entertained by corpses, guts, and gore, that is.
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People who added this item 2725 Average listal rating (1819 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Blade (1998)
Critics: 54%
Audiences: 78%

Consensus: Though some may find the plot a bit lacking, Blade's action is fierce, plentiful, and appropriately stylish for a comic book adaptation.
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People who added this item 2124 Average listal rating (1392 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
Blade II (2002)
Critics: 57%
Audiences: 68%

Consensus: Blade 2 takes what works in the original and gives us more. Unfortunately, plot and character development appear to have been left on the cutting room floor.
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People who added this item 872 Average listal rating (570 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
The Crazies (2010)
Critics: 71%
Audiences: 55%

Consensus: Tense, nicely shot, and uncommonly intelligent, The Crazies is a horror remake that, unusually, works.
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People who added this item 831 Average listal rating (483 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
Critics: 66%
Audiences: 52%

Consensus: It may not entirely do its source material justice, but Miguel Arteta's Youth in Revolt is a fun, funny comic romp that lets Michael Cera stretch a little and introduces filmgoers to a major find in Portia Doubleday.
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People who added this item 3699 Average listal rating (2430 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
Critics: 38%
Audiences: 63%

Consensus: Talented cast is wasted as the movie is content with recycling jokes from its predecessor, Meet the Parents.
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People who added this item 224 Average listal rating (168 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Critics: 39%
Audiences: 68%

Consensus: Here Comes the Boom benefits from Kevin James's genial presence but the film doesn't deliver enough laughs to live up to its title -- or enough satisfying plot to make up the difference.
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People who added this item 1294 Average listal rating (771 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6
Critics: 23%
Audiences: 64%

Consensus: A so-so remake of a so-so original.
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People who added this item 1480 Average listal rating (946 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Critics: 31%
Audiences: 67%

Consensus: This Yard has some laughs but missing from this remake is the edginess of the original.
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People who added this item 499 Average listal rating (334 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8
Haywire (2011)
Critics: 80%
Audiences: 40%

Consensus: Haywire is a fast and spare thriller, with cleanly staged set pieces that immerse you in the action.
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People who added this item 1203 Average listal rating (766 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.3
Critics: 75%
Audiences: 44%

Consensus: Though more mainstream than other Coen films, there are still funny oddball touches, and Clooney and Zeta-Jones sizzle like old-time movie stars.
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People who added this item 2390 Average listal rating (1479 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
About a Boy (2002)
Critics: 93%
Audiences: 51%

Consensus: A winning comedy that benefits from Hugh Grant's boyish charms.
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People who added this item 1029 Average listal rating (629 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.2
Critics: 26%
Audiences: 65%

Consensus: Though cutely rendered, Alvin and the Chipmunks suffers from bland potty humor and a rehashed kids' movie formula.
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This list compares the audiences' and critics' reactions on numerous films based on the Tomatometer and must provide a consensus. The important rule is that one side has to be fresh and the other side rotten. Having both sides rotten or fresh doesn't count. http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/14/reviewing-the-movies-audiences-vs-critics/

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Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Jan 18 6:06
I definitely side w/ the audience on the Underworld films, Seven Pounds, The Bucket List, War of the Worlds, Hills have Eyes and Lake House...yet I'll take the critics side with regards to Good Luck Chuck, the Twilight saga, the Chainsaw flicks and Taxi. The remainder I haven't seen and the only one I wish to is Law Abiding Citizen.

Interesting list!
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Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Jan 26 20:19
I agree with the critics on Remember Me, Seven Pounds, Good Luck Chuck, the recent Texas Chainsaw Massacre films, Taxi, The Condemned and X-Men Origins: Wolverine being not that good.

I side with them on War on the Worlds, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans being very good.
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Jan 29 22:25
I think the critics are stupid for liking the War of the Worlds remake and Cosmopolis, and the audiences are stupid for liking Law Abiding Citizen, Seven Pounds, Act of Valor, Remember Me, The Condemned, and Gangster Squad. All of these are too annoying/mean-spirited for me to ever watch.

I did, however, like Click and Hotel Transylvania, even though I'm not really a fan of Adam Sandler.
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Feb 26 7:45
Underworld = Kate Beckinsale in tight clothes - soft soft porn for people too scared to enjoy real porn
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Apr 17 0:15
My opinion: It shows how important it is to think for yourself... I would have missed many great movies by listening to others.

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