For 160 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 37% 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 The LEGO Movie
Lowest review score: 10 Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 160
  2. Negative: 16 out of 160
160 movie reviews
    • 82 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Bilge Ebiri
    One of the greatest documentaries I’ve ever seen.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Bilge Ebiri
    This amazing, maddening film presents a series of extended, mostly static, terrifying tableaux of despair, poverty, and decay.
    • 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.
    • 85 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    Rush satisfies our lust for both grand character combat and deadly gearhead spectacle.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    Frozen is one of the few recent films to capture that classic Disney spirit.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    This smallest of films marks a welcome return to the world of interpersonal miniature for the writer-director.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    Chow is at his best when juggling disparate elements – tragedy, slapstick, romance, melancholy, fantasy. Everything is big with him; he seems incapable of underplaying anything. The crazier his movies, the better. And Journey to the West might be the craziest thing he’s done yet. You may wonder, afterwards, if you dreamt it all.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    Ernest and Celestine is a modest, beautiful little children’s fable with a wise, grown-up heart.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    They’re great stories, and it’s through them that Jodorowsky’s Dune shows us how the greatest movie never made, in its own crazy little way, somehow still came to be.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    It’s the closest I’ve seen a film come to an act of genuine hypnosis.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    Belle does have a clear moral compass, but it refuses easy answers and withholds easy judgments. As such, it feels profoundly human.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    Jodorowsky’s fondness for the surreal and grotesque is in full evidence here. What makes his films so captivating, however, isn’t their strangeness, but their refusal to divide the world into good and bad, even when it’s easy to do so.
    • 64 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    For all the limitations of its setting and palette, this is a gorgeous, visually exciting movie.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    It's also breathtaking to watch a throwaway studio sequel break its corporate chains before your very eyes and become something thrilling and dangerous and alive.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    In the end, What If belongs to Zoe Kazan. And both she and it are wonderful.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    As playful as it is, Lenny Abrahamson’s film is mostly a surprisingly earnest story about the compromises and conflicts of art, stardom, and mental illness.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    Certainly for any fan of Cave’s, 20,000 Days on Earth makes for a creative, enthralling journey through the man’s world.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    With Jimi: All Is By My Side, writer-director John Ridley tries to do for the rock biopic what Jimi Hendrix did for rock 'n' roll itself in the 1960s — explode it, redefine it, and help it find its best self.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    It’s a potentially grisly setup, but the actual movie makes death look downright fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    The film is called Dear White People, but it might as well be called Dear Everybody. It’s hilarious, and just about everyone will wince with recognition at some point in the film.
    • 67 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.
    • 71 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.

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