For 224 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 0.5 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: 0 The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 224
224 movie reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Bilge Ebiri
    It should be wilder, funnier, nuttier.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Bilge Ebiri
    This demonic possession story is at times so lame it makes the last "Paranormal Activity" flick look like a masterpiece.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Bilge Ebiri
    Does anybody really find this crap scary anymore?
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Bilge Ebiri
    Bana is a likable actor, but he doesn’t bring any vulnerability or transparency to the part; it’s hard to tell what he’s thinking, if he’s thinking anything at all. And so, we move from one bleak, bludgeoning setpiece to another. But with each loud noise, the film loses us more and more.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Bilge Ebiri
    A weird mix of tired jokes, topicality, and crippling anxiety.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Bilge Ebiri
    A sad, bad, parade of uninspired cameos and listless violence.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Bilge Ebiri
    Sort of a Flatliners for the sensitive indie-actor set, The Lazarus Effect is a grimy, dopey, confused thriller that wastes a very likable cast.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Bilge Ebiri
    Whatever its politics, Gimme Shelter fails on multiple levels.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Bilge Ebiri
    It’s certainly not good. But it’s not entirely dire.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Bilge Ebiri
    A story this dense with incident, character, and history needs to breathe a little — think "The Lives of Others," or "Zodiac" — but Child 44 has no rhythm. It’s blunt, rushed, and scattershot. You're exhausted, bored, and confused by it at the same time.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Bilge Ebiri
    The problem here isn’t the writer-director’s politics, but his stifling lack of imagination, his complete refusal to even attempt narrative dexterity.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Bilge Ebiri
    Performance aside, the film never quite manages to figure out what it’s actually about.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Bilge Ebiri
    Seventh Son not only offers no new spin on its bland, by-the-numbers story, it also fails to deliver any generic pleasures; I’m not sure this movie could even keep a young child engaged.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Bilge Ebiri
    Taken 3 is bad enough that it may just end it.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Bilge Ebiri
    This twisty-turny film seems too enamored of its twisty-turniness to give us characters we can latch onto.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 20 Bilge Ebiri
    A Haunted House 2 is not a movie. It is a nervous breakdown.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Bilge Ebiri
    Throughout The Cobbler, Sandler himself seems more invested than he’s been for a long time. But the rest of this ghastly movie lets him down.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Bilge Ebiri
    In The Best of Me, the melodrama feels so hurried and half-baked that the end result isn’t just disappointing. It’s borderline infuriating.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Bilge Ebiri
    A wan little neo-noir whose intricacies inspire more tedium than suspense, The Bag Man is a good example of how to waste a solid cast.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Bilge Ebiri
    Familiarity is not always a bad thing, though. "The Conjuring" breathed new life into old clichés; it showed that those creaking doors and possessed closets and white-robed figures still had the power to scare us. But that was a movie made with sensitivity and purpose. The blunt, lifeless Annabelle, on the other hand, sucks that life right back out.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 20 Bilge Ebiri
    Nobody was expecting much from Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, but did it have to be this unimaginative and lifeless?
    • 20 Metascore
    • 20 Bilge Ebiri
    It’s something of a catastrophe.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 10 Bilge Ebiri
    Left Behind is biblical in its silliness.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 10 Bilge Ebiri
    I don’t know, maybe it worked as theater. Onscreen, it’s torture.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Bilge Ebiri
    It tries to repeat everything the original did, and winds up leaving you stone-faced and depressed. I think there were more laughs in Schindler’s List.
    • 1 Metascore
    • 0 Bilge Ebiri
    No. Nope. Uh-uh.

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