For 116 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1 point higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Emanuel Levy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Wild Reeds
Lowest review score: 20 Beautiful
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 116
  2. Negative: 15 out of 116
116 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Emanuel Levy
    Reveals Soderbergh in peak form, as he endows Leonard’s postmodern yarn with a meticulously detailed mise en scene that helps each member of his terrific ensemble soar.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Emanuel Levy
    The fun that Schlesinger and his first-rate ensemble must have had while working on this production is infectious, for there isn't one dull -- or quiet -- moment in the film.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Emanuel Levy
    As always, Techine is excellent at exploring “tiny” personal flashes that assume larger meaning when placed against the broader historical context.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    A faithful adaptation that captures the haunting spirit and religious nature of the 1951 novel.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    Anchored by a strong cast, including Samuel L. Jackson (also credited as a producer), Lynn Whitfield and Diahann Carroll, this talented debut by a black female writer-director is a well-made, if also old-fashioned, multi-generational drama.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    A sensitive, intimate, enormously touching drama.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    Riveting, often haunting.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    Few actresses can convey the kind of honesty and humanity that Zellweger does here -- it's hard to imagine the film without her dominant, thoroughly credible performance.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    Massively inventive, Wonder Boys is spiked with fresh, perverse humor that flows naturally from the straight-faced playing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    An intimate chamber piece for two, superbly acted by Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, this is a mature, well-crafted movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    Followers of Alan Rudolph's career will rejoice at his latest effort, Afterglow, an incredibly and incurably romantic comedy-drama that most perceptively dissects the delicate imbalances of two very modern but very different marriages.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    Though lacking the sensationalistic elements of a movie like "Kids", Dollhouse offers unflinching realism, meticulous attention to detail and deliciously wicked humor as it explores the growing pains of a misfit.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    The poignant and candid Boys Don't Cry can be seen as a "Rebel Without a Cause" for these culturally diverse and complex times, with the two misfit girls enacting a version of the James Dean/Natalie Wood romance with utmost conviction.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    Massively inventive and spiked with perversely wicked humor.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    Unlike "Four Weddings," which ultimately was moralistic and conservative in its message --—About Adam is a frolic free of any judgments, and marked by Stembridge's sparkling wit.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    Darkly comic, vastly entertaining and utterly original.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    Armstrong and Jones smoothly navigate the magical tale through numerous shocking twists and turns until they bring it to a most logical, emotionally satisfying conclusion.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    The endlessly resourceful Nicolas Cage, as a celestial angel, and a terrifically engaging Meg Ryan, as a pragmatic surgeon, create such blissful chemistry that they elevate the drama to a poetic level seldom reached in a mainstream movie.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    Achieves a poetic, quasi-religious tone.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    Provides a platform for Sean Connery to deliver a definitive, career-summation performance.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    Nasty, profane and wickedly entertaining for the most part.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    A top-notch production, exuberant period music and Hanks the actor in an important role cunningly disguise a rather slight and inconsequential narrative.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    A darkly intriguing drama that probes the very nature of love and the lasting effects of loss.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    In what's easily his most zealous and fully realized performance since "Malcolm X," Washington elevates the earnest, occasionally simplistic narrative to the level of a genuinely touching moral expose.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    Heartbreaking yet truly inspirational.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    Blends in a most satisfying manner the conventions of several genres, resulting in a coherent picture that is at once a poignant inner-city drama, a rousing sports movie, an emotional family yarn and, above all, a sweet romance.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    Compassionate and deft as Cholodenko's helming is, pic's overall impact largely depends on its central triangle.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    The whole film is laced with shards of humor and irony, which proves helpful, considering the basically downbeat nature of the material.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    The film shrewdly humanizes its protagonists to the point where the audience forgets their identity and roots for them to succeed - and survive.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    This beautifully realized tale is always engaging and often quite touching.

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