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Making the Grade on the Average

So far, DreamWorks has yet to impress us

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A studio created by some of Hollywood’s brightest, DreamWorks sure hasn’t produced any gold-star work. Although a short film, Dear Diary, won a 1997 Oscar, the studio’s feature-film debut received a so-so grade in these pages. While the studio’s musical efforts — we reviewed 9 of its 14 releases — averaged a solid B, most of its network TV shows languished in the Cs. The Neverhood Chronicles interactive game, one of four from the studio, was granted a rare A.