Summer Movie Scorecard 2018

Blockbuster season started a week early this year with the bumped-up release of Avengers: Infinity War, meaning 2018’s Summer Movie Scorecard might be the biggest one yet! To newcomers, the Summer Movie Scorecard is a weekly ranking of the major releases throughout May, June, July, and August (and that one week in April) by Tomatometer, updated every Monday. To qualify, a movie needs to be released in 600+ theaters and/or accrue 80 Tomatometer reviews.

And if you’re curious what movies coming up might make an appearance one day on the Scorecard, simply consult our Summer Movie Calendar (click here)!

#40

Show Dogs (2018)
17%

#40
Adjusted Score: 19.369%
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.
Synopsis: SHOW DOGS is a family comedy about the unlikely pairing of a human detective (Arnett) and his canine partner (voice... [More]
Directed By: Raja Gosnell

#39

Action Point (2018)
20%

#39
Adjusted Score: 20.742%
Critics Consensus: Ouch.
Synopsis: Everyone's favorite daredevil Johnny Knoxville is back to his hilariously painful antics in the upcoming comedy ACTION POINT. Knoxville stars... [More]
Directed By: Tim Kirkby

#38

Breaking In (2018)
24%

#38
Adjusted Score: 27.53%
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.
Synopsis: Next Mother's Day, Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being... [More]
Directed By: James McTeigue

#37

Overboard (2018)
26%

#37
Adjusted Score: 29.24%
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.
Synopsis: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Pantelion Films presents Overboard, a fresh take on the iconic romantic comedy. In a splashy new... [More]
Directed By: Rob Greenberg

#36
#36
Adjusted Score: 44.086%
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.
Synopsis: When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college...landing... [More]
Directed By: Ben Falcone

#35

Skyscraper (2018)
50%

#35
Adjusted Score: 59.977%
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.
Synopsis: Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary's SKYSCRAPER as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war... [More]

#34

Superfly (2018)
51%

#34
Adjusted Score: 54.356%
Critics Consensus: Superfly updates the blaxploitation original with a stylish remake that's short on social subtext, but still exciting and visually arresting enough to offer its own slickly staged action rewards.
Synopsis: Superfly -- the film that helped define a genre in its characters, look, sound, and feel -- is reimagined with... [More]
Directed By: Director X.

#33
Adjusted Score: 68.005%
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.
Synopsis: It's been three years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla... [More]
Directed By: J.A. Bayona

#32

Bad Samaritan (2018)
52%

#32
Adjusted Score: 54.136%
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.
Synopsis: A valet (Robert Sheehan) develops a clever scam to burglarize the houses of rich customers. Things go smoothly until he... [More]
Directed By: Dean Devlin

#31

The First Purge (2018)
53%

#31
Adjusted Score: 58.854%
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.
Synopsis: Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country's 12 hours of annual lawlessness.... [More]
Directed By: Gerard McMurray

#30

Book Club (2018)
53%

#30
Adjusted Score: 60.189%
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.
Synopsis: Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings... [More]
Directed By: Bill Holderman

#29

Tag (2018)
55%

#29
Adjusted Score: 63.119%
Critics Consensus: For audiences seeking a dose of high-concept yet undemanding action comedy, Tag might be close enough to it.
Synopsis: For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they've... [More]
Directed By: Jeff Tomsic

#28

Hotel Artemis (2018)
59%

#28
Adjusted Score: 65.26%
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.
Synopsis: Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, HOTEL ARTEMIS is an original, high-octane action-thriller starring Jodie Foster as The Nurse, who... [More]
Directed By: Drew Pearce

#27
Adjusted Score: 62.356%
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.
Synopsis: In Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation... [More]
Directed By: Genndy Tartakovsky

#26
Adjusted Score: 75.778%
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.
Synopsis: In Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the series begins a new chapter. In the drug war, there are no rules--and... [More]
Directed By: Stefano Sollima

#25

Uncle Drew (2018)
65%

#25
Adjusted Score: 68.298%
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.
Synopsis: After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (LilRel... [More]
Directed By: Charles Stone III

#24

Ocean's 8 (2018)
67%

#24
Adjusted Score: 80.811%
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.
Synopsis: Upon her release from prison, Debbie, the estranged sister of legendary conman Danny Ocean, puts together a team of unstoppable... [More]
Directed By: Gary Ross

#23

The Seagull (2018)
68%

#23
Adjusted Score: 71.705%
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.
Synopsis: One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is... [More]
Directed By: Michael Mayer (VI)

#22

On Chesil Beach (2018)
69%

#22
Adjusted Score: 75.028%
Critics Consensus: On Chesil Beach presents a well-acted and solidly crafted adaptation of a small yet resonant story with deceptively rich subtext.
Synopsis: Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in... [More]
Directed By: Dominic Cooke

#21
#21
Adjusted Score: 90.561%
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.
Synopsis: Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new... [More]
Directed By: Ron Howard

#20

Adrift (2018)
72%

#20
Adjusted Score: 79.015%
Critics Consensus: Adrift sails smoothly between love story and survival drama, thanks in large part to a gripping central performance from Shailene Woodley.
Synopsis: Starring Shailene Woodley (Fault in Our Stars, Divergent films) and Sam Claflin (Me Before You, The Hunger Games films), ADRIFT... [More]
Directed By: Baltasar Kormákur

#19

Deadpool 2 (2018)
82%

#19
Adjusted Score: 98.25%
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.
Synopsis: After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming... [More]
Directed By: David Leitch

#18
#18
Adjusted Score: 101.632%
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.
Synopsis: An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity... [More]
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

#17

Disobedience (2018)
84%

#17
Adjusted Score: 90.318%
Critics Consensus: Disobedience explores a variety of thought-provoking themes, bolstered by gripping work from leads Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, and Alessandro Nivola.
Synopsis: From Sebastián Lelio, the director of the Academy Award-winning A Fantastic Woman, the film follows a woman as she returns... [More]
Directed By: Sebastián Lelio

#16

Upgrade (2018)
85%

#16
Adjusted Score: 90.215%
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.
Synopsis: After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall Green, SPIDER-MAN:... [More]
Directed By: Leigh Whannell

#15

American Animals (2018)
85%

#15
Adjusted Score: 90.621%
Critics Consensus: American Animals tangles with a number of weighty themes, but never at the expense of delivering a queasily compelling true crime thriller.
Synopsis: The unbelievable but true story of four young men who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art... [More]
Directed By: Bart Layton

#14
Adjusted Score: 90.215%
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.
Synopsis: Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance in the deliciously witty, sensuously romantic new film from acclaimed director Claire Denis (White... [More]
Directed By: Claire Denis

#13
#13
Adjusted Score: 100.985%
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.
Synopsis: From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: "Ant-Man and The... [More]
Directed By: Peyton Reed

#12

Tully (2018)
87%

#12
Adjusted Score: 98.662%
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.
Synopsis: A new comedy from Academy Award (R)-nominated director Jason Reitman ("Up in the Air") and Academy Award (R)-winning screenwriter Diablo... [More]
Directed By: Jason Reitman

#11

Hereditary (2018)
89%

#11
Adjusted Score: 102.869%
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.
Synopsis: When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying... [More]
Directed By:

#10

Whitney (2018)
88%

#10
Adjusted Score: 93.505%
Critics Consensus: Whitney shifts from soaring highs to heartbreaking lows with palpable emotion and grace befitting its singular subject.
Synopsis: Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Macdonald

#9

Hearts Beat Loud (2018)
90%

#9
Adjusted Score: 94.924%
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.
Synopsis: Widower and aging Brooklyn hipster Frank starts a band with his teenage daughter Sam just before she leaves home to... [More]
Directed By: Brett Haley

#8

Revenge (2018)
92%

#8
Adjusted Score: 96.111%
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.
Synopsis: Jen (fearlessly embodied by Matilda Lutz, Rings) is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend which is suddenly disrupted... [More]
Directed By: Coralie Fargeat

#7

RBG (2018)
94%

#7
Adjusted Score: 99.273%
Critics Consensus: RBG might be preaching to the choir of viewers who admire Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, but it does so effectively.
Synopsis: At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming... [More]
Directed By: Betsy West, Julie Cohen

#6

Beast (2018)
94%

#6
Adjusted Score: 99.04%
Critics Consensus: Beast plays like bleak poetry, unfurling its psychological thrills while guided by its captivating leads and mesmerizing, visceral visuals.
Synopsis: Moll is 27 and still living at home, stifled by the small island community around her and too beholden to... [More]
Directed By:

#5

Incredibles 2 (2018)
94%

#5
Adjusted Score: 108.508%
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.
Synopsis: Everyone's favorite family of superheroes is back in "Incredibles 2"--but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the... [More]
Directed By: Brad Bird

#4
#4
Adjusted Score: 102.828%
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.
Synopsis: In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success,... [More]
Directed By: Boots Riley

#3

First Reformed (2018)
94%

#3
Adjusted Score: 102.467%
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.
Synopsis: Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New... [More]
Directed By: Paul Schrader

#2
Adjusted Score: 107.235%
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.
Synopsis: From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at... [More]
Directed By: Morgan Neville

#1

Leave No Trace (2018)
100%

#1
Adjusted Score: 108.003%
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.
Synopsis: Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the... [More]
Directed By: Debra Granik

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