For 212 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bilge Ebiri's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Monkey Kingdom
Lowest review score: 10 Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 212
212 movie reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Bilge Ebiri
    Magical and melancholy, The Tale of Princess Kaguya comes from the other mad genius of Studio Ghibli, Isao Takahata, who co-founded the beloved Japanese animation company alongside the great Hayao Miyazaki back in 1985.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Bilge Ebiri
    Fun, touching, and expertly assembled.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Bilge Ebiri
    The LEGO Movie is the kind of animated free-for-all that comes around very rarely, if ever: A kids’ movie that matches shameless fun with razor-sharp wit, that offers up a spectacle of pure, freewheeling joy even as it tackles the thorniest of issues.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Bilge Ebiri
    One of the greatest documentaries I’ve ever seen.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Bilge Ebiri
    This amazing, maddening film presents a series of extended, mostly static, terrifying tableaux of despair, poverty, and decay.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Bilge Ebiri
    Wit and charm matter, and The DUFF has a good deal of both. The cast will be stars, the gags will be immortal, and you’ll still be watching this movie years from now.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Bilge Ebiri
    A truly strange, wondrous beast. It has the playful humor and charm of a children’s movie, but its design is dark and unsettling.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Bilge Ebiri
    Beyond the Lights is a deft, gorgeous movie. For all its honesty, it’s never slow, and for all its criticism of the music industry, it’s never finger-wagging.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bilge Ebiri
    The mystery may be resolved, but the suspense and uncertainty remain. And so, Guiraudie ends his film on a cold, almost cruel note of existential solitude that just might, if you let it, break your heart.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Bilge Ebiri
    With this cast, and such a vivid sense of play, Results manages, in its own subtle, unassuming way, to reinvent the rom-com. It’s enchanting.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Bilge Ebiri
    The Great Beauty is a subtly daring cinematic high-wire act — an entire film built around one character’s unrealized, unspecified yearning. And it might just be the most unforgettable film of the year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Bilge Ebiri
    Jauja is a rapturously bizarre movie that resists knowledge. That’s its secret, intoxicating power; the less you understand, the more mesmerized you are.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    It’s the closest I’ve seen a film come to an act of genuine hypnosis.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    It’s a fascinating meeting of three minds, and perspectives. Chief among them is Salgado himself.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    Tate Taylor’s film cares less about narrative clarity and more about portraying a life lived between the extremes of sin and grace, between the abject and the sublime. It’s lively, stylized, and genuinely surprising.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    It may not quite have the explosive charm of some of the classics, but Black Souls is an elegant, unsettling addition to the gangster-movie canon. Get on its unique wavelength, and you may find it transfixing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    John Wick is a violent, violent, violent film, but its artful splatter is miles away from the brutality of "Taken" or the gleeful gore of "The Equalizer." It’s a beautiful coffee-table action movie.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    Byrkit’s film is very much its own thing. It’s an urbane dinner-party movie that turns into something magnificent, terrible, and strange – and yet it never quite stops being an urbane dinner-party movie, never lets up its tone of ironic refinement. Coherence is a gentle film, but you walk away from it with your brain on fire.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    Gibney’s a bit like a kid in an exposé-candy store here, and you can sense him trying to cram as much as he can into the film. Good for him: Going Clear is jaw-dropping. You wouldn’t really want it any other way.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    Rush satisfies our lust for both grand character combat and deadly gearhead spectacle.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    Ernest and Celestine is a modest, beautiful little children’s fable with a wise, grown-up heart.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    This smallest of films marks a welcome return to the world of interpersonal miniature for the writer-director.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    I’ve now seen Jean-Luc Godard’s latest film twice, and I think I might be one more viewing away from finally being able to say what the hell it’s about. That sounds like a condemnation, but a film you need to see again should be a film you want to see again, and the oblique beauty of Goodbye to Language, shot in 3-D, has a tractor-beam-like pull.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    Frozen is one of the few recent films to capture that classic Disney spirit.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    As the spiritual subtext took over, I couldn’t help but feel that something essential had been lost. The state overwhelms the individual; so, too, by the end, does this beautiful, strange movie.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    It’s a potentially grisly setup, but the actual movie makes death look downright fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    '71
    Whenever the film focuses on Gary, it’s O’Connell’s show. And the actor’s ability to quietly express a whole range of emotions with his body language and his eyes, is staggering — especially since, for much of the film, he’s limping and covered in blood.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    It’s great not just because we’re eavesdropping on two rock survivors, but also because we’re seeing, in these living legends, the handiwork of the two unsung men to whom this film pays tribute.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    Tim’s Vermeer starts off in a playful fashion, but as he soldiers on, our intrepid, mild-mannered technologist finds himself getting emotional. In the presence of art, something happens. By the time it’s over, don’t be surprised if you’re more in awe of the work of an artist than ever before. Maybe this is Penn and Teller’s final, subtle rug-pulling moment: An attempt to demystify the artistic process ends up posing even greater mysteries.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    It’s wonderfully inventive filmmaking: Amirpour’s striking compositions borrow from the iconography of both the Western and the horror film — wide, evocative vistas are intercut with dark, tense city streets where shadowy figures follow one another.

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