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 1.7 points 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 Hanging Up
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 116
  2. Negative: 15 out of 116
116 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    A sensitive, intimate, enormously touching drama.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    Darkly comic, vastly entertaining and utterly original.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    Demonstrates the impossibility of separating the private from the public dimensions of politics, and the pain involved in trying to account for behavior that cannot withstand rational examination.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    Beautifully detailed and deftly structured, every scene in The Apostle logically leads to the next one, each elaborating on the central theme of religious redemption.
    • 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
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    An intimate chamber piece for two, superbly acted by Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, this is a mature, well-crafted movie.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    Heartbreaking yet truly inspirational.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    A remarkably inventive and audacious film that almost overcomes its flaws.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    Humor prevails throughout, but it doesn't deflate the disturbing elements of the tale, which miraculously manages to stay droll, heartfelt and poignant to the end.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Emanuel Levy
    Gilliam's work is long on sensibility, short on sense.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    Ultimately Kundun emerges as a movie that's hypnotic without being truly compelling, sensuously stunning but not illuminating.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    Meticulous, sumptuous production design, and striking visuals compensate for the lack of dramatic momentum in a film that arguably stretches narrative form to its limits.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    Compassionate and deft as Cholodenko's helming is, pic's overall impact largely depends on its central triangle.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Emanuel Levy
    One has no problem praising the bravura acting of the entire ensemble.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    A darkly intriguing drama that probes the very nature of love and the lasting effects of loss.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    Massively inventive, Wonder Boys is spiked with fresh, perverse humor that flows naturally from the straight-faced playing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    Mounted as an art film and is likely to divide both critics and the helmer's fans.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    Though there are a number of outdoor scenes and production values are handsome, ultimately it's the narrow focus and chamber nature of the material that lends the movie its resonance and emotional power.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    This beautifully realized tale is always engaging and often quite touching.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    Achieves a poetic, quasi-religious tone.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    The pic is so well directed and lead performance by Sanaa Lathan so charismatic that audiences will overlook the script's flaws and root for the central duo.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    Naturally charming without being beautiful, Driver brings extraordinary intensity and tenderness to a role that easily could have become sappy.

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