2011 LAMBScores Summary

by Rachel · February 26, 2012 · LAMBscores · 6 Comments

As the keeper of the LAMBScores for almost 3 years now, I’ve always intended to post an annual wrap-up for all the scores posted. I just never got around to it till now. I figure the day of the Oscars ceremony and the wrap of the LION Awards is a good time, so we don’t keep bringing up 2011 and can look forward to rest ofย 2012.

Below are all the average LAMBscores for 2011 films. But since scores are rounded to the nearest half, I’ve gone back and re-tallied the scores to list them in order of their actual average. Yes, it kinda sucked, mainly because I hate math so much. However, it’s for the greater good.

So here they are, all 112 films from 2011 that received enough LAMBScores to be counted, listed from highest to lowest, with the number of votes in parentheses.


A Separation (9) – 4.78


Senna (6) – 4.60
Jane Eyre (5) – 4.60
The Artist (9) – 4.50
We Need to Talk abut Kevin (17) – 4.47
The Tree of Life (12) – 4.46
Drive (39) – 4.38
Martha Marcy May Marlene (15) – 4.37
The Descendants (20) – 4.33
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (41) – 4.32
Meek’s Cutoff (7) – 4.29


Midnight in Paris (9) – 4.22
Shame (17) – 4.18
50/50 (26) – 4.12
Hugo (28) – 4.11
The Muppets (22) – 4.11
The Skin I Live In (5) – 4.10
The Trip (6) – 4.08
Warrior (9) – 4.06
Young Adult (23) – 4.02
Melancholia (23) – 4.00
Puss in Boots (6) – 4.00
Hanna (24) – 3.98
Rango (14) – 3.96
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (32) – 3.94
Take Shelter (8) – 3.94
Source Code (19) – 3.92
13 Assassins (7) – 3.86
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (13) – 3.85
Carnageย  (12) – 3.83
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (33) – 3.82
Attack the Block (14) – 3.82
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (29) – 3.81
The Adventures of TinTin (26) – 3.81
Super 8 (28) – 3.79
Moneyball (24) – 3.79
X-Men: First Class (35) – 3.77
Drive Angry (6) – 3.75


The Guard (7) – 3.71
Insidious (5) – 3.70
The Help (19) – 3.68
Contagion (21) – 3.64
Thor (28) – 3.63
Crazy, Stupid Love (19) – 3.61
The Ides of March (26) -3.58
Kung Fu Panda (12) – 3.58
Captain America: The First Avenger (36) – 3.57
The Debt (12) – 3.54
Horrible Bosses (19) – 3.50
The Adjustment Bureau (16) – 3.50
The Lincoln Lawyer (8) – 3.50
Everything Must Go (5) – 3.50
War Horse (20) – 3.48
Fright Night (17) – 3.38
Paul (15) – 3.37
My Week with Marilyn (12) – 3.33
Scream 4 (16) – 3.31
Footloose (8) – 3.31
I Saw the Devil (8) – 3.31
Bridesmaids (19) – 3.26
Fast Five (6) – 3.25


Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (23) – 3.24
Our Idiot Brother (10) – 3.20
A Dangerous Method (8) – 3.19
Limitless (10) – 3.15
We Bought a Zoo (9) – 3.00
Immortals (16) – 2.97
Final Destination 5 (7) – 2.93
30 Minutes or Less (12) – 2.92
Friends with Benefits (9) – 2.89
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (7) – 2.86
Real Steel (17) – 2.85
The Rum Diary (13) – 2.85
The Green Hornet (9) – 2.83
Tower Heist (9) – 2.78
Paranormal Activity 3 (11) – 2.77
Killer Elite (6) – 2.75


In Time (15) – 2.70
Extremely Loud and Incredilby Close (13) – 2.69
The Hangover: Part II (22) – 2.68
Cowboys and Aliens (30) – 2.67
Cars 2 (12) – 2.67
Red State (9) – 2.61
Anonymous (5) – 2.60
Another Earth (5) – 2.60
Water for Elephants (5) – 2.60
The Thing (16) – 2.56
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (23) – 2.54
One Day (8) – 2.50
The Iron Lady (15)ย – 2.43
J. Edgar (13) – 2.42
Albert Nobbs (8) – 2.38
Green Lantern (15) – 2.33
Bad Teacher (17) – 2.32
Larry Crowne (10) – 2.25


Battle: Los Angeles (17) – 2.24
Straw Dogs (5) – 2.20
The Three Musketeers (13) – 2.19
Arthur (7) – 2.14
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (25) – 2.08
I Am Number Four (6) – 2.08
Conan the Barbarian (10) – 2.05
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 (18) – 2.03
Sucker Punch (21) – 1.86
Your Highness (8) – 1.75


The Change-Up (7) – 1.71
New Year’s Eve (7) – 1.64
The Darkest Hour (6) – 1.58
Red Riding Hood (6) – 1.50


Dream House (6) – 1.17
Jack and Jill (6) – 1.00
Something Borrowed (6) – 1.00

Well, I’m not sure if anyone is really interested in this information, but there it is. I just thought it’d be a different look at the year as each film was scored on its own, and not ranked like in the LIONs poll, the final results of which will be posted later today and which do vary from this list.

And if you’re not submitting your LAMBScores, do so over at the LAMB Forums.

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6 Responses to 2011 LAMBScores Summary

  1. Thanks for doing this Rachel. It must have taken a lot of work–and math, as you say.

    It’s interesting that it does shape sort of a bell curve.

  2. Shep. Burman says:

    Its a pretty amazing round-up you have done here huge thanks for it because its a good summary on what films worked for our members. I’ll definitively need to check out a Separation now.

  3. amy says:

    Joel, A Separation is good… but I don’t know if I would put it above some of those 4.5 or 4s

  4. Tom Clift says:

    As a stats nerd I love that you’ve put this up. It also validates a lot of my thoughts on the best movies of the year, which I also love ๐Ÿ˜›

  5. Dylan says:

    Well done, Rachel!

    I’m awesome – didn’t see a single one that got 2 lambs or less! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Rachel says:

    I’m glad the numbers interested some members. It’ll be much easier next year since I’m keeping up with it weekly now.

    @Dylan-Sadly I did see some of those 2s and even a 1.5, but at least nothing below that ๐Ÿ™‚

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