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When Critics and Audiences Disagree

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People who added this item 3196 Average listal rating (2076 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 2101 Average listal rating (1310 ratings) 6.5 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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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 843 Average listal rating (514 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 191 Average listal rating (132 ratings) 5.6 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 4566 Average listal rating (3175 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 1179 Average listal rating (805 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 1665 Average listal rating (1013 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
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 1814 Average listal rating (1118 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 232 Average listal rating (101 ratings) 6.2 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 220 Average listal rating (147 ratings) 5.9 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 clich├ęd script, stilted acting, and a jingoistic attitude that ignores the complexities of war.
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People who added this item 73 Average listal rating (40 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.
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People who added this item 1048 Average listal rating (627 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 4104 Average listal rating (2677 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 2690 Average listal rating (1655 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 4.7
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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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 1423 Average listal rating (919 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 1953 Average listal rating (1192 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 4053 Average listal rating (2646 ratings) 5.8 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 (166 ratings) 6.6 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 3539 Average listal rating (2242 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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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 1028 Average listal rating (620 ratings) 5.7 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 2065 Average listal rating (1371 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.
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People who added this item 7519 Average listal rating (4982 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 1098 Average listal rating (725 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 1111 Average listal rating (731 ratings) 6.5 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 408 Average listal rating (279 ratings) 5.8 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 534 Average listal rating (299 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 1527 Average listal rating (992 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 1018 Average listal rating (649 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 4267 Average listal rating (2836 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 840 Average listal rating (547 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 1814 Average listal rating (1175 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.
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People who added this item 2809 Average listal rating (1891 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 2198 Average listal rating (1451 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 889 Average listal rating (591 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
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 829 Average listal rating (481 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.
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People who added this item 3737 Average listal rating (2478 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 237 Average listal rating (175 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 1514 Average listal rating (983 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 508 Average listal rating (337 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.
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People who added this item 1214 Average listal rating (775 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.
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People who added this item 2425 Average listal rating (1510 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
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 1104 Average listal rating (703 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 1872 Average listal rating (1247 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
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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People who added this item 662 Average listal rating (439 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Safe House (2012)
Critics: 53%
Audiences: 65%

Consensus: Though Safe House is anchored by strong performances from Washington and Reynolds, they're let down by a thin script and choppily edited action sequences that betray the film's unfortunate lack of imagination.
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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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