For 118 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.4 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 Hanging Up
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 118
  2. Negative: 15 out of 118
118 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    Lacking the manipulative structure of "Speed," which shrewdly interspersed rousing set pieces throughout the story, Speed 2 is vastly uneven, trying in its second hour to recoup energy and compensate the audience for all the exposition of the initial reels.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Emanuel Levy
    Intermittently funny movie. Almost every scene recreates or alludes to a Hollywood or foreign classic.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Emanuel Levy
    The material is slender, the characters not sufficiently engaging or eccentric for a feature-length movie.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Emanuel Levy
    The atmosphere is properly bizarre and in moments even scary, but there's no involving story or characters to sustain the feature-length narrative.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Emanuel Levy
    Unfortunately, Wolman's flat direction accentuates the predictable course of his soft narrative.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Emanuel Levy
    Gilliam's work is long on sensibility, short on sense.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Emanuel Levy
    Stuart Baird's new thriller is inferior to the Andrew Davis movie in every respect: script, acting, rhythm and even tech credits.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Emanuel Levy
    Though intermittently engaging and decently acted, the movie suffers from a repetitive format, with too many shifts in time that prove disruptive.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Emanuel Levy
    Meant to be an offbeat, darkly comic tale of a triangle of losers desperately clinging to their versions of the American dream, pic comes across as a charmless high-concept indie.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Emanuel Levy
    But Foster is unable to give the episodic, fragmented film a coherent feel; her prosaic, sometimes irritating picture proceeds scene by scene, with the requisite climaxes and anticlimaxes along the bumpy road.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Emanuel Levy
    A noisy, soulless, self-conscious pastiche that mixes elements of sci-fi, action-adventure and romance, then pours on a layer of comedy replete with Hollywood in-jokes.
    • Variety
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Emanuel Levy
    A shallow, only mildly entertaining satire
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Emanuel Levy
    Not a bad picture, just utterly banal.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Emanuel Levy
    A slender story that's not particularly suspenseful or involving, resulting in a movie that's a feast to the eye but not much for the intellect.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Emanuel Levy
    The strongest dimensions of this self-conscious but centerless film are four sexy actresses parading in colorful costumes and Amy Vincent's radiant lensing, which makes the picture seem hipper than it is.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Emanuel Levy
    Part comedy, part family drama, part romance, part special-effects mystery-adventure, and not entirely satisfying on any of these levels, this hodgepodge suffers from the conflicting sensibilities of its three credited scripters: Robin Swicord, who has done good work before, Akiva Goldsman, who has not, and Adam Brooks.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Emanuel Levy
    Isn't even unintentionally funny enough to qualify as guilty pleasure a la "Valley of the Dolls."
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Emanuel Levy
    John Travolta's charismatic screen presence is the only element that propels Michael over its rough narrative spots and scattered direction.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Emanuel Levy
    Gummo is personal, honest and raw, but it's also erratic, self-indulgent and full of ideas that are not fully explored. [8 Sept. 1997, p.80]
    • Variety
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Emanuel Levy
    Almost every element in Art of War is slightly off.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Emanuel Levy
    A shamelessly sappy family meller that bears the schmaltzy sensibility of Nora Ephron.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Emanuel Levy
    Visually gratifying but dramatically weak, the film falls short of its aspiration to be a sweeping romantic epic.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 20 Emanuel Levy
    There's no particular reason to see this disappointingly trivial picture on the bigscreen.

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