Summer Movie Scorecard 2018
The Summer Movie Scorecard ranks all the major releases throughout May, June, July, and August (and that one week in April) by Tomatometer. To qualify, a movie needs to be released in 600+ theaters and/or accrue 80 Tomatometer reviews. See the best, and worst, movies had to offer this charmed Summer season of 2018!
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Through historical re-creations and a searching examination of fascism and white supremacy, filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza exposes hidden history and truths.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 11198%
Critics Consensus: Slender Man might be thin, but he's positively robust compared to the flimsy assortment of scares generated by the would-be chiller that bears his name.
Small-town best friends Hallie, Chloe, Wren and Katie go online to try and conjure up the Slender Man -- a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 18184%
Critics Consensus: Ouch.
D.C. is the crackpot owner of Action Point -- a low-rent, out-of-control amusement park where the rides are designed with... [More]
Adjusted Score: 18093%
Critics Consensus: Show Dogs may entertain very young viewers, but for anyone else, it threatens the cinematic equivalent of a rolled-up newspaper on the snout.
After a failed attempt to recover a stolen baby panda, police dog Max reluctantly teams up with a human FBI... [More]
Adjusted Score: 22161%
Critics Consensus: The Darkest Minds does little to differentiate itself in a crowded field of YA adaptations, leaving all but the least demanding viewers feeling dystopian déjà vu.
When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. One of the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 33540%
Critics Consensus: Mile 22 lets the bullets fly -- and not much else -- in a thrill-deficient action thriller whose title proves sadly fitting for a film that feels close to a marathon endurance test.
CIA operative James Silva leads a small but lethal paramilitary team on an urgent and dangerous mission. They must transport... [More]
Adjusted Score: 38179%
Critics Consensus: The Happytime Murders wastes its intriguingly transgressive premise on a witless comedy that blindly pushes buttons instead of attempting to tell an entertaining story.
Detective Phil Philips is a down-on-his-luck puppet who used to work for the Los Angeles Police Department. When two puppets... [More]
Adjusted Score: 26494%
Critics Consensus: Clumsily recalling numerous superior movies about unlikely human/robot friendships, A.X.L. is an obsolete adventure made from frequently malfunctioning parts.
A.X.L. is a top-secret, robotic dog that has advanced artificial intelligence created by the military. After an experiment gone wrong,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 27848%
Critics Consensus: Overboard makes poor use of the ever-charming Anna Faris -- and chooses questionable source material -- to offer a remake that fails to clear the fairly low bar set by the original.
Kate is a single, working-class mother of three who's hired to clean a luxury yacht that belongs to Leonardo --... [More]
Adjusted Score: 32017%
Critics Consensus: Breaking In is proof that Gabrielle Union deserves more leading roles -- particularly in films that offer more than this rote, disposable action thriller.
Shaun Russell takes her son and daughter on a weekend getaway to her late father's secluded, high-tech vacation home in... [More]
Adjusted Score: 40303%
Critics Consensus: Part family drama, part sci-fi adventure, Kin struggles to balance its narrative until a late twist that suggests it all might have worked better as the first episode of a TV series.
While scavenging for copper wire, Detroit teenager Eli Solinski stumbles upon a high-tech gun that holds special powers. When his... [More]
Adjusted Score: 46136%
Critics Consensus: Life of the Party's good-natured humor and abundance of onscreen talent aren't enough to make up for jumbled direction and a script that misses far more often than it hits.
When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime and dedicated housewife Deanna turns regret into reset by going back to college.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 64077%
Critics Consensus: The Meg sets audiences up for a good old-fashioned B-movie creature feature, but lacks the genre thrills -- or the cheesy bite -- to make it worth diving in.
Previously thought to be extinct, a massive creature attacks a deep-sea submersible, leaving it disabled and trapping the crew at... [More]
Adjusted Score: 65102%
Critics Consensus: Well-cast yet derivative, Skyscraper isn't exactly a towering action thriller feat, but it's solidly constructed enough to stand among the genre's more mildly diverting features.
Will Sawyer is a former FBI agent and U.S. war veteran who now assesses security for skyscrapers. While he's on... [More]
Adjusted Score: 60515%
Critics Consensus: The Spy Who Dumped Me isn't the funniest or most inventive spy comedy, but Kate McKinnon remains as compulsively watchable as ever.
Best friends Audrey and Morgan are going about their humdrum lives in Los Angeles -- until Audrey's ex-boyfriend suddenly shows... [More]
Adjusted Score: 74134%
Critics Consensus: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom adds another set piece-packed entry to the blockbuster franchise, although genuinely thrilling moments are in increasingly short supply.
Three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island... [More]
Adjusted Score: 63450%
Critics Consensus: The Equalizer 2 delivers the visceral charge of a standard vigilante thriller, but this reunion of trusted talents ultimately proves a disappointing case study in diminishing returns.
If you have a problem and there is nowhere else to turn, the mysterious and elusive Robert McCall will deliver... [More]
Adjusted Score: 55628%
Critics Consensus: Superfly updates the blaxploitation original with a stylish remake that's exciting and visually arresting enough to offer its own slickly staged action rewards, but disappointingly short on social subtext.
Cocaine kingpin Youngblood Priest realizes that it's time to get out of the game after surviving a violent attack from... [More]
Adjusted Score: 65086%
Critics Consensus: Book Club only intermittently rises to the level of its impressive veteran cast; fortunately, they're more than enough to bring pedestrian material entertainingly to life.
Four friends' lives are turned upside down when their book club tackles the infamous "50 Shades of Grey." From discovering... [More]
Adjusted Score: 57003%
Critics Consensus: Bad Samaritan delivers a handful of genre thrills -- and a stellar central performance by David Tennant -- that help offset iffy direction and a disappointingly mundane story.
A young valet breaks into a man's home and discovers a terrified woman who's chained and gagged. After notifying the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 57277%
Critics Consensus: Papillon puts its own well-acted, solidly produced spin on a previously adapted tale, although it suffers in comparison to the 1973 version.
The epic story of Henri "Papillon" Charrière, a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned... [More]
Adjusted Score: 65436%
Critics Consensus: The First Purge should satisfy fans of the franchise and filmgoers in the mood for violent vicarious thrills, even if its subtextual reach exceeds its grasp.
To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America... [More]
Adjusted Score: 67320%
Critics Consensus: For audiences seeking a dose of high-concept yet undemanding action comedy, Tag might be close enough to it.
One month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running for a no-holds-barred game of tag -- risking... [More]
Adjusted Score: 65732%
Critics Consensus: Unfriended: Dark Web is more interested in chills than an exploration of its timely themes, but horror fans should still find this sequel to be steadily, undeniably effective.
After finding a laptop, a young man goes online to play a game with five of his good friends. He... [More]
Adjusted Score: 68732%
Critics 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.
Your favorite monster family boards a luxury cruise ship so Dracula can take a summer vacation from the hotel. It's... [More]
Adjusted Score: 67631%
Critics Consensus: Hotel Artemis has a few flashes of wit and an intriguing cast, but mostly it's just a serviceable chunk of slightly futuristic violence -- which might be all its audience is looking for.
As rioting rocks Los Angeles in the year 2028, disgruntled thieves make their way to Hotel Artemis -- a 13-story,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 65484%
Critics Consensus: Dog Days is frivolous but frothy, sporting a forgettable cast of human characters but a lovable troupe of pooches that ought to delight viewers looking for a gentle affirmation of humanity's bond with their furry friends.
Elizabeth is a charming anchorwoman who seeks advice from her dog's therapist. Tara is a spunky barista who dreams of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 72227%
Critics Consensus: The Little Stranger's reliance on atmosphere may satisfy audiences in the mood for sophisticated horror fare -- while frustrating those seeking more visceral thrills.
During the long, hot summer of 1948, Dr. Faraday travels to Hundreds Hall, home to the Ayres family for more... [More]
Adjusted Score: 67772%
Critics Consensus: Operation Finale is well-intentioned, well-acted, and overall entertaining, even if the depth and complexity of the real-life events depicted can get a little lost in their dramatization.
Fifteen years after the end of World War II, a team of top-secret Israeli agents travels to Argentina to track... [More]
Adjusted Score: 65498%
Critics Consensus: Kyrie Irving's crossover to comedy is amiable enough to score with basketball fans, but Uncle Drew is held back by formulaic plotting and too much product placement.
After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax is... [More]
Adjusted Score: 79908%
Critics Consensus: Though less subversive than its predecessor, Sicario: Day of the Soldado succeeds as a stylish, dynamic thriller -- even if its amoral machismo makes for grim viewing.
FBI agent Matt Graver calls on mysterious operative Alejandro Gillick when Mexican drug cartels start to smuggle terrorists across the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 78046%
Critics Consensus: On Chesil Beach presents a well-acted and solidly crafted adaptation of a small yet resonant story with deceptively rich subtext.
In 1962, newlyweds Edward and Florence, both in their early 20s and also both virgins, spend their honeymoon preoccupied and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90717%
Critics Consensus: Ocean's 8 isn't quite as smooth as its predecessors, but still has enough cast chemistry and flair to lift the price of a ticket from filmgoers up for an undemanding caper.
Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting -- that's how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist... [More]
Adjusted Score: 74187%
Critics Consensus: The latest iteration of The Seagull does little to distinguish itself from other Chekhov adaptations but provides a pleasing showcase for its sterling cast.
At a picturesque lakeside estate, a love triangle unfolds between the diva Irina, her lover Boris, and the ingenue Nina.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89000%
Critics Consensus: Christopher Robin may not equal A.A. Milne's stories -- or their animated Disney adaptations -- but it should prove sweet enough for audiences seeking a little childhood magic.
Christopher Robin -- now a family man living in London -- receives a surprise visit from his old childhood pal,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99384%
Critics Consensus: A flawed yet fun and fast-paced space adventure, Solo: A Star Wars Story should satisfy newcomers to the saga as well as longtime fans who check their expectations at the theater door.
Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins forces with a gang of galactic smugglers and a 190-year-old Wookie named... [More]
Adjusted Score: 80190%
Critics Consensus: Adrift sails smoothly between love story and survival drama, thanks in large part to a gripping central performance from Shailene Woodley.
Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp couldn't anticipate that they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87410%
Critics Consensus: Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot avoids inspirational biopic clichés thanks to sensitive work from writer-director Gus Van Sant and the admirable efforts of a well-chosen cast.
After nearly dying in a car accident, the last thing Oregon slacker John Callahan intends to do is give up... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95064%
Critics Consensus: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again doubles down on just about everything fans loved about the original -- and my my, how can fans resist it?
In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University -- leaving Donna free to embark on a series... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87772%
Critics Consensus: Well-acted and beautifully filmed, Alpha offers a canine-assisted epic adventure that blends rousing action with an extra helping of canine charm.
Young Keda tries to survive alone in the wilderness after he's left for dead during his first hunt with his... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89707%
Critics Consensus: Puzzle transcends its quirky premise with honest emotion -- and Kelly Macdonald, whose nicely understated performance proves she's too often underutilized.
A woman who has a talent for assembling jigsaw puzzles sneaks away from her suburban town and goes to New... [More]
Adjusted Score: 109420%
Critics Consensus: Though it threatens to buckle under the weight of its meta gags, Deadpool 2 is a gory, gleeful lampoon of the superhero genre buoyed by Ryan Reynolds' undeniable charm.
Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool meets Russell, an angry teenage mutant who lives at an orphanage. When Russell becomes the target of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 115707%
Critics Consensus: Avengers: Infinity War ably juggles a dizzying array of MCU heroes in the fight against their gravest threat yet, and the result is a thrilling, emotionally resonant blockbuster that (mostly) realizes its gargantuan ambitions.
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet --... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97216%
Critics Consensus: The Miseducation of Cameron Post tells its timely coming-of-age story with wit, compassion, and an affecting overall generosity of spirit.
In 1993 after teenage Cameron is caught in the backseat of a car with the prom queen, she is sent... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96515%
Critics Consensus: Disobedience explores a variety of thought-provoking themes, bolstered by gripping work from leads Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, and Alessandro Nivola.
New York photographer Ronit Krushka flies to London after learning about the death of her estranged father. Ronit is returning... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94357%
Critics Consensus: Let the Sunshine In pairs a powerful performance from Juliette Binoche with a layered drama that presents director Claire Denis at her most assured.
Isabelle, a Parisian artist and divorced mother, is looking for love.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99905%
Critics Consensus: American Animals tangles with a number of weighty themes, but never at the expense of delivering a queasily compelling true crime thriller.
Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk and Chas Allen are four friends who live an ordinary existence in Kentucky. After... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96721%
Critics Consensus: Whitney shifts from soaring highs to heartbreaking lows with palpable emotion and grace befitting its singular subject.
Filmmaker Kevin Macdonald examines the life and career of singer Whitney Houston. Features never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive recordings, rare performances... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99606%
Critics Consensus: Like its augmented protagonist, Upgrade's old-fashioned innards get a high-tech boost -- one made even more powerful thanks to sharp humor and a solidly well-told story.
A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers... [More]
Adjusted Score: 103648%
Critics Consensus: Tully delves into the modern parenthood experience with an admirably deft blend of humor and raw honesty, brought to life by an outstanding performance by Charlize Theron.
Marlo is a New York suburbanite who's about to give birth to her third child. Her husband, Ron, is loving... [More]
Adjusted Score: 106197%
Critics Consensus: A lighter, brighter superhero movie powered by the effortless charisma of Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, Ant-Man and The Wasp offers a much-needed MCU palate cleanser.
Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope... [More]
Adjusted Score: 112885%
Critics Consensus: Hereditary uses its classic setup as the framework for a harrowing, uncommonly unsettling horror film whose cold touch lingers long beyond the closing credits.
When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98707%
Critics Consensus: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies distills the enduring appeal of its colorful characters into a charmingly light-hearted adventure whose wacky humor fuels its infectious fun -- and belies a surprising level of intelligence.
It seems that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies -- all but the Teen... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100332%
Critics Consensus: Thoroughly sweet, comfortably familiar, and elevated by the chemistry between Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons, Hearts Beat Loud offers feel-good father-daughter drama.
In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his... [More]
Adjusted Score: 106764%
Critics Consensus: Searching's timely premise and original execution are further bolstered by well-rounded characters brought to life by a talented cast.
David Kim becomes desperate when his 16-year-old daughter Margot disappears and an immediate police investigation leads nowhere. He soon decides... [More]
Adjusted Score: 108114%
Critics Consensus: Brought to life by delicate work from writer-director Paul Schrader and elevated by a standout performance by Ethan Hawke, First Reformed takes a sensitive and suspenseful look at weighty themes.
The pastor of a small church in upstate New York spirals out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99772%
Critics Consensus: Revenge slices and dices genre tropes, working within an exploitation framework while adding a timely -- yet never less than viscerally thrilling -- feminist spin.
Jen is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend -- until his two sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104501%
Critics Consensus: As timely as it is overall impactful, Blindspotting blends buddy comedy with seething social commentary, and rises on the strength of Daveed Diggs' powerful performance.
Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning in his... [More]
Adjusted Score: 112976%
Critics Consensus: With a terrific cast and a surfeit of visual razzle dazzle, Crazy Rich Asians takes a satisfying step forward for screen representation while deftly drawing inspiration from the classic -- and still effective -- rom-com formula.
Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised... [More]
Adjusted Score: 117276%
Critics Consensus: Incredibles 2 reunites Pixar's family crimefighting team for a long-awaited follow-up that may not quite live up to the original, but comes close enough to earn its name.
Telecommunications guru Winston Deavor enlists Elastigirl to fight crime and make the public fall in love with superheroes once again.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102762%
Critics Consensus: RBG might be preaching to the choir of viewers who admire Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, but it does so effectively.
An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers explore how her... [More]
Adjusted Score: 112208%
Critics Consensus: Fearlessly ambitious, scathingly funny, and thoroughly original, Sorry to Bother You loudly heralds the arrival of a fresh filmmaking talent in writer-director Boots Riley.
In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99552%
Critics Consensus: Beast plays like bleak poetry, unfurling its psychological thrills while guided by its captivating leads and mesmerizing, visceral visuals.
In a small island community, a troubled young woman falls for a mysterious outsider who empowers her to escape her... [More]
Adjusted Score: 123175%
Critics Consensus: BlacKkKlansman uses history to offer bitingly trenchant commentary on current events -- and brings out some of Spike Lee's hardest-hitting work in decades along the way.
Ron Stallworth is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name... [More]
Adjusted Score: 107216%
Critics Consensus: Surreal and surprising, Three Identical Strangers effectively questions the nature of reality and identity.
Identical triplets become separated at birth and adopted by three different families. Years later, their amazing reunion becomes a global... [More]
Adjusted Score: 124590%
Critics Consensus: Fast, sleek, and fun, Mission: Impossible - Fallout lives up to the "impossible" part of its name by setting yet another high mark for insane set pieces in a franchise full of them.
Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin August Walker to prevent a disaster of epic proportions.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 112763%
Critics Consensus: Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes a fittingly patient and honest look at the life and legacy of a television pioneer whose work has enriched generations.
Filmmaker Morgan Neville examines the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children's TV show... [More]
Adjusted Score: 106187%
Critics Consensus: McQueen offers an intimate, well-sourced, and overall moving look at a young life and brilliant career that were tragically cut short.
Archival footage and interviews with friends and family offer insight into the extraordinary life and career of British fashion designer... [More]
Adjusted Score: 115179%
Critics Consensus: Leave No Trace takes an effectively low-key approach to a potentially sensationalistic story -- and further benefits from brilliant work by Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie.
A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Ore.,... [More]