For 266 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.6 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: 0 The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 32 out of 266
266 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Bilge Ebiri
    This small, grim documentary about Indonesia is actually a bigger and grimmer movie about all of us — our capacity for both breathtaking evil and, occasionally, profound bravery.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Bilge Ebiri
    It may not always succeed, but the lovely, perplexing Winter Sleep is a very personal film from one of the world’s foremost filmmakers. It’s well worth your time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    The first thing to know about The Diary of a Teenage Girl is that young British actress Powley is staggeringly good in it.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Bilge Ebiri
    What Now? Remind Me is all over the place, but it never feels messy or lax.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    It’s the closest I’ve seen a film come to an act of genuine hypnosis.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    Ernest and Celestine is a modest, beautiful little children’s fable with a wise, grown-up heart.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Bilge Ebiri
    This amazing, maddening film presents a series of extended, mostly static, terrifying tableaux of despair, poverty, and decay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    It’s a fascinating meeting of three minds, and perspectives. Chief among them is Salgado himself.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    Gabe Polsky's ingenious, touching documentary Red Army looks at the other side of this myth, the seemingly faceless, allegedly robotic players who made up the Soviet team. There, Polsky finds a story even more epic and powerful than the Miracle on Ice.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Bilge Ebiri
    Shaun the Sheep might look like an exciting, no-nonsense tale for little kids — and it totally is, on one level — but beneath its pitch-perfect simplicity lies great wisdom and beauty.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    Lafleur’s film is a quiet trifle that sneaks up on you, like a pleasant dream you might have and then gradually forget. Its very slightness is its greatest weapon.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    Somehow, gradually, this intimate documentary portrait of one very unique person starts to take on the qualities of a national epic. Through the eyes of this man, we start to see our own country in a different light.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    The Tribe is a harrowing, corrosive film, but there’s great, urgent beauty in it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Bilge Ebiri
    It’s that rarest of psychological thrillers: one that actually lives up to the words “psychological thriller.”
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    Paddington is decidedly, proudly unhip. It’s a lovely, endearing chocolate-box of a movie.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Bilge Ebiri
    Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville’s masterful Best of Enemies leaves you with an overwhelming sense of despair. It’s not just a great documentary, it’s a vital one.
    • 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.

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