For 120 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 0.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Emanuel Levy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Cold Comfort Farm
Lowest review score: 20 I Dreamed of Africa
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 120
  2. Negative: 15 out of 120
120 movie reviews
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Emanuel Levy
    Almost every element in Art of War is slightly off.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Emanuel Levy
    Each of the talented thesps has some good moments, but, ultimately, none can rise above the limitations of the material and filmmaking.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Emanuel Levy
    A solid central performance by Winona Ryder and a captivating wild turn by Angelina Jolie in the yarn's flashiest role.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    Mildly scary but not particularly engaging on any other level.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Emanuel Levy
    So fractured and so awkwardly staged that end result is an uninvolving film that’s dramatically inert and artistically shapeless.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    The stylistic devices used, which recall early Woody Allen and Paul Mazursky, get increasingly tedious, disrupting not only the sequence of events but also squelching audience sympathy for the protagonists.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Emanuel Levy
    A shamelessly sappy family meller that bears the schmaltzy sensibility of Nora Ephron.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    Despite good acting from the entire cast, yarn is a bit dull and predictable, straining too hard to convey its spiritual message.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Emanuel Levy
    Norton directs with assurance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    Mounted as an art film and is likely to divide both critics and the helmer's fans.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    With half a dozen roles to her credit, Portman is a natural performer who brings rough edges to any role she plays -- the movie is inconceivable without her.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    Her (Foster's) performance is contained in a schmaltzy, ultra-elaborate, overly long production.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    A solid and intelligent legal thriller that may be too complex in its issues, and too low-key and unexciting in its style, for today's market demands.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    Though often enjoyable, it’s an old-fashioned, feel-good movie whose significance is more sociological than cinematic.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    Riveting, often haunting.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Emanuel Levy
    Intermittently funny movie. Almost every scene recreates or alludes to a Hollywood or foreign classic.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    Steve Zahn shines throughout Mark Illsley's feature debut, Happy, Texas, elevating this eccentric small-town comedy a notch or two above its level of writing.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    A mediocre attempt to recapture the exuberance and candid portraiture of such high school movie classics as "American Graffiti," "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "Dazed and Confused."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Emanuel Levy
    The material is slender, the characters not sufficiently engaging or eccentric for a feature-length movie.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    Heartbreaking yet truly inspirational.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    A deliberately paced literary film that takes too long to build narrative momentum and explore its central dramatic conflicts.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    Overall, this smooth, glossy, enjoyable film showcases an impressive new authorial voice.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Emanuel Levy
    Ferrara has made a film that's always visually arresting, but one that lacks emotional and dramatic sense -- a recurrent weakness in his work.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    A faithful adaptation that captures the haunting spirit and religious nature of the 1951 novel.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Emanuel Levy
    This small-scale, chamber piece, which boasts good acting from Moore, Skarsgard and Fichtner, has a strong built-in appeal for women but may experience harder times in going beyond the specialized arthouse circuits due to the narrowly-scoped, undernourished script.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Emanuel Levy
    One has no problem praising the bravura acting of the entire ensemble.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Emanuel Levy
    Visually gratifying but dramatically weak, the film falls short of its aspiration to be a sweeping romantic epic.

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