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 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Emanuel Levy's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Out of Sight
Lowest review score: 20 I Dreamed of Africa
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 116
  2. Negative: 15 out of 116
116 movie reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    It's to the filmmakers' credit that, as an actioner, The Corruptor is a character-driven movie, with several plot twists and turns involving the interactions among the gangs, cops, FBI and Internal Affairs.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    Boasting sublime imagery, but no characters to ground his reverie, the new pic heavily relies on an opaque narrative and elliptical editing.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Emanuel Levy
    Norton directs with assurance.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Emanuel Levy
    One has no problem praising the bravura acting of the entire ensemble.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Emanuel Levy
    Begins extremely well as a saga of greed and conspicuous consumption, but gradually loses its bite.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Emanuel Levy
    Whimsical, intermittently enjoyable but decidedly unmagical.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Emanuel Levy
    A notch or two above the level of a TV sitcom, Slums of Beverly Hills, Tamara Jenkins' semi-autobiographical feature directorial debut, is a bawdy, extremely broad comedy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Emanuel Levy
    Lacking the moral indignation, outrage and militant politics that marked Lee's earlier work, this vibrantly colorful film is a tad too soft at the center, and arguably the director's most mainstream movie.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Emanuel Levy
    An extremely handsome production that meticulously evokes the 1920s, and a likable male-dominated cast, headed by Matthew McConaughey in his best screen performance to date, only partially compensate for a story that's too diffuse and lacks a discernible point of view that would make it dramatically engaging.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Emanuel Levy
    A pleasant but ephemeral spoof that may disappoint Waters' hard-core fans while not recruiting many new devotees.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Emanuel Levy
    The large, talented cast elevates the film above the trappings of its loquacious debates, particularly Allen.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Emanuel Levy
    What makes the film involving and enjoyable in its first hour is a thick, multilayered plot, a rare sight in mainstream movies nowadays.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Emanuel Levy
    The thriller telegraphs most of its suspense payoffs, and the audience is almost always ahead of the game. What's most disappointing is that the characters begin as well-etched individuals, but are gradually turned into mere plot functions.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    Mildly scary but not particularly engaging on any other level.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    Her (Foster's) performance is contained in a schmaltzy, ultra-elaborate, overly long production.
    • 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."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    A deliberately paced literary film that takes too long to build narrative momentum and explore its central dramatic conflicts.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    A simplistic, highly contrived romantic comedy about the mysterious workings of fate.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    Unfortunately, Center Stage is directed and shot (by Geoffrey Simpson) in a way that doesn't let the audience feel the exhilarating pull of the dance world.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    Despite recurrent narrative and dramatic problems, each of Bigelow's pics provides a visual treat, and this film is no exception.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    Occasionally biting but excessively melodramatic.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    Not an embarrassment, but it's not distinguished, either.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    54
    Director Mark Christopher gives the picture a brisk pace and a colorful, party-like mood that makes the experience painless and sporadically even enjoyable.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    Schumacher takes a step in the right direction with Flawless, a small-scale, intimate serio-comedy.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    In actuality, however, what unfolds onscreen is a simplistic and obvious expose about the manipulative power of the news media that by now is so familiar that its cynical perspective is not likely to upset or provoke anyone.