Negative scores (-1) are given for 1) the number of grossly wrong reviews issued, missing by 25/100 or more.

Positive scores (+1) are given for calling it right despite popular acclaim or condemnation, calling crap "crap" and vice-versa.

The negative scores may be for high reviews for some pretentious art-house garbage or low reviews for a good (typically commercial) film.

SCORE MAGAZINE CRITIC 1 CRITIC 2 CRITIC 3 CRITIC 4
DO WHAT THEY SAY (Consistent, accurate reviews with no big misses; best of the best)
5 BoxOffice Magazine3 Pete Hammond 1 Pam Grady 1 Kate Erbland
6 Chicago Reader2 Michael Wilmington 2 J.R. Jones 2 Ben Sachs 0 Andrea Gronvall
8 Movie Nation/McClatchey8 Roger Moore
5 New Orleans Times-Picayune 5 Mike Scott
17 ReelViews17 James Berardinelli
12 SF Chronicle11 Mick Lasalle 1 Michael Ordona
IGNORE THEM (Flip a coin; it's just as accurate)
-7 Arizona Republic-9 Bill Goodykoontz 2 Randy Cordova
-1 Charlotte Observer-1 Lawrence Toppman
-4 Christian Science Monitor-3 Peter Rainer -1 Peter Keough
-1 Cineview-1 Ben Nicholson
-2 Empire1 James Hewitt -1 Kim Newman 1 Dan Jolin -3 Others
-9 Entertainment Weekly-5 Lisa Schwarzbaum -4 Owen Glieberman 0 Chris Nastuwaty 0 Others
-8 Film.com-4 Jordan Hoffman -2 James Rocchi -1 Kate Erband -1 Others
-8 HitFix-6 Drew McWeeny -2 Gregory Ellwood
2 Hollywood Reporter1 Michael Wilmington 1 Frank Schenck -1 Sheri Linden 1 John Defore
-1 LA Weekly-1 Aaron Hillis
-6 Movieline-3 Michelle Orange -1 Jen Yamato -2 Allison Willmore
2 NPR0 Bob Mondello 1 Mark Jenkins 1 Trey Graham 0 Others
-7 New Yorker2 David Denby -8 Anthony Lane -1 Richard Brody
-1 Philadelphia Inquirer1 Carrie Rickey -1 Steven Rea 0 Drew Taylor -1 David Hiltbrand
-8 Slate-7 Dana Stevens -1 David Erlich
-6 Total Film1 James Mottram -2 Matt Maylum -1 Gemma Simmonds -4 Others
DO THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT THEY SAY (8 or more misses of 25 or more points;very often wrong by a lot; worst of the worst)
-20 Austin Chronicle-6 Marjorie Baumgarten -8 Marc Savlov -2 Kimberly Jones -4 Others
-20 A.V. Club1 Katie Rife -3 Keith Phipps -2 Scott Tobias -16 Others
-15 Boston Globe-12 Ty Burr -1 Wesley Morris -1 Peter Keough -1 Tom Russo
-10 Boxoffice Magazine-2 Tom Cogshell -2 Todd Gilchrist 1 Ignatiy Vishnevetsky -7 Others
-17 Chicago Sun-Times-12 Richard Roeper -1 Omar Mozaffar -1 Ignatiy Vishnevetsky -3 Others
-14 Chicago Tribune-13 Michael Phillips -1 Chris Borrelli
-10 Dissolve-3 Nathan Rabin -3 Scott Tobias -2 Keith Phipps -2 Tasha Robinson
-21 The Guardian0 Henry Burnes -9 Peter Bradshaw -3 Jordon Hoffman -9 Others
-19 Globe & Mail-3 Liam Lacey -1 Rick Groen 1 Stephen Cole -16 Others
-22 Hollywood Reporter-17 Todd McCarthy -3 David Rooney -2 John DeFore 0 Others
-22 Hollywood Reporter-17 Todd McCarthy -3 David Rooney -2 John DeFore 0 Others
-17 IndieWIRE-12 Eric Kohn 0 Kate Erbland -1 Vadim Rizov -4 Others
-38 LA Times-17 Kenneth Turan -9 Betsy Sharkey -1 Kevin Thomas -11 Others
-16 Miami Herald-15 Rene Rodriguez -1 Connie Ogle
-41 New York Daily News-30 Joe Newmaier -9 Elizabeth Weitzman 1 Alan Salkin -3 Others
-15 New York Magazine (Vulture)-12 David Edelstein -3 Bilge Ebiri
-14 New York Observer-13 Rex Reed -1 Stephen Holden
-33 New York Post-16 Kyle Smith -14 Lou Lumenick -2 Sarra Stewart -1 Others
-48 New York Times-21 A.O. Scott -21 Manohla Dargis -3 Stephen Holden -3 Others
-30 Playlist-7 Kevin Jagernauth -1 Jessica Kiang 0 Drew Taylor -22 Others
-9 Portland Oregonian-2 Jeff Baker -1 M.E. Russel -3 Marc Mohan -3 Others
-19 Roger Ebert.com-1 Dhristy Lamire -3 Matt Seitz -6 Odie Henderson -9 Others
-23 Rolling Stone-23 Peter Travers
-14 Salon.com-13 Andrew O'Hehir -1 Mary Pols
-14 San Francisco Chronicle-5 Peter Hartlaub -2 Walter Addeago -2 Amy Biancalli -5 Allan Johnson
-69 Slant-3 Andrew Schenker -4 Calum March -1 Chris Cabin -61 Others
-12 St. Louis Post Dispatch-13 Joe Williams -1 Joe Holleman 2 Calvin Wilson
-22 Tampa Bay Times-20 Steve Persall -1 Mary Pols -1 Isaac Guzman
-10 The Telegraph-1 Seb Daggart -7 Tim Robey 0 Robbie Collin -2 Others
-13 Time-10 Richard Corliss -2 Mary Pols -1 Stephanie Zacheric
-33 Time Out New York-13 Joshua Rothkopf -9 Keith Ulrich -2 David Fear -9 Others
-13 USA Today-11 Claudia Puig -3 Scott Bowles 1 Bruce Truit
-41 Variety-11 Peter Debruge -10 Justin Chang -3 Scott Foundas -17 Others
-47 Village Voice-10 Stephanie Zacharek -12 Amy Nicholson -5 Nick Schager -20 Others
-33 Washington Post-20 Ann Hornaday -13 Michael O'Sullivan 1 Sean O'Connell -1 Stephanie Vreny
-17 The Wrap-10 Inkookang -10 Alonzo Duralde 1 David Garret 2 James Rocchi
-52 WSJ-49 Joe Morgenstern -3 John Anderson