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When Critics and Audiences Disagree

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People who added this item 3209 Average listal rating (2128 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 2113 Average listal rating (1337 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
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 1164 Average listal rating (753 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 853 Average listal rating (528 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 210 Average listal rating (145 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 4605 Average listal rating (3241 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 1197 Average listal rating (835 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 1664 Average listal rating (1028 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
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 1835 Average listal rating (1150 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 231 Average listal rating (108 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.1
Coriolanus (2012)
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 223 Average listal rating (149 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.5
Act of Valor (1964)
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 74 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 6.3 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.
People who added this item 1049 Average listal rating (640 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
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 4129 Average listal rating (2867 ratings) 5.1 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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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 2149 Average listal rating (1339 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5
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 1435 Average listal rating (941 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 1961 Average listal rating (1212 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.
People who added this item 4099 Average listal rating (2729 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 305 Average listal rating (169 ratings) 6.5 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.
People who added this item 3575 Average listal rating (2288 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
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 2120 Average listal rating (1340 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.9
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 1068 Average listal rating (663 ratings) 5.6 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 2064 Average listal rating (1401 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
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.
People who added this item 7581 Average listal rating (5436 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
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 1106 Average listal rating (742 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.
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 1190 Average listal rating (809 ratings) 6.4 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.
People who added this item 472 Average listal rating (329 ratings) 5.7 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.
Critic: 62%
Audiences: 48%

Consensus: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation delivers exactly what fans will expect - which means another 97 agreeably lightweight minutes of fast-paced gags and colorful animation.
People who added this item 551 Average listal rating (317 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.1
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.
People who added this item 1538 Average listal rating (1011 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.
People who added this item 1029 Average listal rating (669 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 4293 Average listal rating (2915 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 856 Average listal rating (563 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.7
Cabin Fever (2003)
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 1826 Average listal rating (1197 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.9
Hostel (2006)
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.
People who added this item 2858 Average listal rating (1938 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.
People who added this item 2224 Average listal rating (1484 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.
People who added this item 901 Average listal rating (602 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 827 Average listal rating (485 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
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.
People who added this item 3746 Average listal rating (2506 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.
People who added this item 245 Average listal rating (183 ratings) 6.3 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.
People who added this item 1548 Average listal rating (1013 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 517 Average listal rating (354 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8
Haywire (2012)
Critics: 80%
Audiences: 40%

Consensus: Haywire is a fast and spare thriller, with cleanly staged set pieces that immerse you in the action.
People who added this item 1216 Average listal rating (780 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.2
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.
People who added this item 2422 Average listal rating (1526 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.
People who added this item 1134 Average listal rating (747 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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People who added this item 1882 Average listal rating (1266 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Man on Fire (2004)
Critics: 38%
Audiences: 89%

Consensus: Man on Fire starts out well, but goes over the top in the violent second half.
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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. economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/14/reviewing-the-movies-audiences-vs-critics/

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