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)!
Adjusted Score: 19.372%
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.
SHOW DOGS is a family comedy about the unlikely pairing of a human detective (Arnett) and his canine partner (voice... [More]
Adjusted Score: 20.744%
Critics Consensus: Ouch.
Everyone's favorite daredevil Johnny Knoxville is back to his hilariously painful antics in the upcoming comedy ACTION POINT. Knoxville stars... [More]
Adjusted Score: 27.534%
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.
Next Mother's Day, Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being... [More]
Adjusted Score: 29.243%
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.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Pantelion Films presents Overboard, a fresh take on the iconic romantic comedy. In a splashy new... [More]
Adjusted Score: 44.092%
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 dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college...landing... [More]
Adjusted Score: 59.987%
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.
Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary's SKYSCRAPER as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war... [More]
Adjusted Score: 54.36%
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.
Superfly -- the film that helped define a genre in its characters, look, sound, and feel -- is reimagined with... [More]
Adjusted Score: 68.022%
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.
It's been three years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla... [More]
Adjusted Score: 54.138%
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 valet (Robert Sheehan) develops a clever scam to burglarize the houses of rich customers. Things go smoothly until he... [More]
Adjusted Score: 58.86%
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.
Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country's 12 hours of annual lawlessness.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 60.197%
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.
Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings... [More]
Adjusted Score: 63.127%
Critics Consensus: For audiences seeking a dose of high-concept yet undemanding action comedy, Tag might be close enough to it.
For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they've... [More]
Adjusted Score: 65.267%
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.
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]
Adjusted Score: 62.359%
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.
In Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation... [More]
Adjusted Score: 75.79%
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.
In Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the series begins a new chapter. In the drug war, there are no rules--and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 68.301%
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 (LilRel... [More]
Adjusted Score: 80.824%
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.
Upon her release from prison, Debbie, the estranged sister of legendary conman Danny Ocean, puts together a team of unstoppable... [More]
Adjusted Score: 71.708%
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.
One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is... [More]
Adjusted Score: 75.034%
Critics Consensus: On Chesil Beach presents a well-acted and solidly crafted adaptation of a small yet resonant story with deceptively rich subtext.
Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.574%
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.
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new... [More]
Adjusted Score: 79.023%
Critics Consensus: Adrift sails smoothly between love story and survival drama, thanks in large part to a gripping central performance from Shailene Woodley.
Starring Shailene Woodley (Fault in Our Stars, Divergent films) and Sam Claflin (Me Before You, The Hunger Games films), ADRIFT... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98.266%
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.
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.644%
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.
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.325%
Critics Consensus: Disobedience explores a variety of thought-provoking themes, bolstered by gripping work from leads Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, and Alessandro Nivola.
From Sebastián Lelio, the director of the Academy Award-winning A Fantastic Woman, the film follows a woman as she returns... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.219%
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.
After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall Green, SPIDER-MAN:... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.627%
Critics Consensus: American Animals tangles with a number of weighty themes, but never at the expense of delivering a queasily compelling true crime thriller.
The unbelievable but true story of four young men who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.22%
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.
Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance in the deliciously witty, sensuously romantic new film from acclaimed director Claire Denis (White... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.941%
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.
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: "Ant-Man and The... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98.673%
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.
A new comedy from Academy Award (R)-nominated director Jason Reitman ("Up in the Air") and Academy Award (R)-winning screenwriter Diablo... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.879%
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 Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93.509%
Critics Consensus: Whitney shifts from soaring highs to heartbreaking lows with palpable emotion and grace befitting its singular subject.
Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.928%
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.
Widower and aging Brooklyn hipster Frank starts a band with his teenage daughter Sam just before she leaves home to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96.115%
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 (fearlessly embodied by Matilda Lutz, Rings) is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend which is suddenly disrupted... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99.279%
Critics Consensus: RBG might be preaching to the choir of viewers who admire Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, but it does so effectively.
At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99.046%
Critics Consensus: Beast plays like bleak poetry, unfurling its psychological thrills while guided by its captivating leads and mesmerizing, visceral visuals.
Moll is 27 and still living at home, stifled by the small island community around her and too beholden to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 108.522%
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.
Everyone's favorite family of superheroes is back in "Incredibles 2"--but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.834%
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 present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.476%
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.
Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New... [More]
Adjusted Score: 107.243%
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.
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at... [More]
Adjusted Score: 108.009%
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.
Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the... [More]