For 240 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 39% 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 The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
Lowest review score: 0 The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 240
240 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    A.C.O.D. is reasonably pleasant and therapeutic and antiseptic and you just wish somebody would bring a chandelier down on somebody else at some point.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    It doesn’t always work as drama, but as a musical, it’s often fantastic.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    Much of the bloat is still there, but The Desolation of Smaug, the second film in the Hobbit trilogy, is a real improvement – filled with inventive action set pieces and dramatic face-offs that we (finally, at long last, hallelujah!) care about.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    The film itself is uneven, but it’s kind of awesome seeing Bateman act so vile.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    It's not bad, exactly; the songs are catchy, the cameos are okay, and some of the jokes work fine. Set your expectations super-low, and you'll probably be fine.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    For Sabotage, as good as it is in its first half, can’t keep it together.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    Dom Hemingway is an uneven movie, to be sure — plot holes abound, and some of the aforementioned clichés can be distracting — but it’s still hard to resist. Because rarely have an actor and a part been so perfect for each other, and Shepard lets his lead run wild with this offbeat, contradictory character.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    Earth to Echo resonates, despite itself.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    It has an energy all its own, and Gondry’s voice is always welcome, and essential. Mood Indigo is somehow both unmissable and whisper-thin.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    Hercules has no right to be as entertaining as it is.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    Ultimately, what comes through most forcefully in The Hundred-Foot Journey is the longing of the immigrant, the overwhelming push-pull between the need to belong and the need to assert one’s own identity.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    The fifth entry in the popular dance-off franchise is, like the others, a fantasia that upends the usual rules of filmmaking. Here, the more threadbare the scenario, and the more unmotivated an action, the better. Character and story just get in the way of all the awesome dancing.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    Appropriately pulpy — fuss-free and fast.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    If Life of Crime transcends its lightheartedness to actually make us care for what happens to its characters, it doesn’t quite transcend its own haphazard, impoverished story.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    The destination is often familiar and not always particularly interesting, but the ride itself isn’t always so bad, especially when you’ve got Bill Murray along for company.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    Watching Ali and Cole (and, of course, Stewart and Maadi), we find ourselves wishing that they would genuinely get the chance to better understand each other. Do they, by the end? We’re not sure. On that score, Camp X-Ray remains admirably open-ended.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    Evocative, gorgeous, occasionally maddening film.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    There aren’t too many ingenious new concepts in today’s horror and fantasy films, but I’ll be damned if Horns doesn’t come close, at least at first.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    As Li’l Quinquin seesaws between the horrific and the ridiculous, between the playful and profound, between control and chaos, we may find ourselves both frustrated and riveted. Something tells me Bruno Dumont wouldn’t want it any other way.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    The descent into a tepid thriller of sexual jealousy slowly negates the abstract, almost metaphorical quality of this film — and it ultimately undoes the spell cast by that mesmerizing first half.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    It’s a genre-bending mash-up, a non-vampire vampire movie about class, race, love, and cruelty. It consciously seeks to marry its diverse influences in an attempt to present something between schlock and art house, between passionate gore and urbane chill. It contains multitudes, and not always all that well.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    This is not the kind of material for a stately biopic or a political drama. This is nasty, strange business — perfect for Ferrara, whose work often hovers between art and exploitation, between angst and sleaze.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    Fanning’s controlled presence is ideal for a tale of Victorian repression. But as the film becomes one of quiet liberation, it needs more than her cool reserve. It needs passion — even if it’s of the slow-boiling kind — and I’m not sure that’s there.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    After a while, the film feels more like a cute conceit that hasn’t really been developed further. It’s intriguing, and very well-acted, but empty.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    The film plays out mostly like an occasionally above-average episode of the show.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    Look closely and you may see that this madame is alive in all sorts of ways. At least for its first half, this is a textured, haunted, remarkably empathetic film.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    There’s a powerful austerity to Manglehorn the man’s tale that Manglehorn the film itself — well acted and touching though it often is — doesn’t quite match.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    So it's a good thing the film has that cast, and Stoll in particular. He’s the main reason to watch Glass Chin. And not coincidentally, he’s often quiet.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Bilge Ebiri
    Luckily, there is a movie you can watch instead that will give you both fascinating context and awesome dancing. It’s called "Planet B-Boy."
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Bilge Ebiri
    Ben Affleck makes for a pretty good jerk, but he can’t pull off outright villainy. That’s probably the main problem with the crime thriller Runner Runner.

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