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 Out of Sight
Lowest review score: 20 Beautiful
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 120
  2. Negative: 15 out of 120
120 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    Massively inventive and spiked with perversely wicked humor.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    Michelle Pfeiffer and Treat Williams give such magnetic performances that they elevate the film way above its middlebrow sensibility and proclivity for neat resolutions.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    The filmmakers give new saga a freer, looser form than is usual, allowing a superlative ensemble to develop rich characterizations.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Emanuel Levy
    A shamelessly sappy family meller that bears the schmaltzy sensibility of Nora Ephron.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    Her (Foster's) performance is contained in a schmaltzy, ultra-elaborate, overly long production.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    A tautly focused, well-executed drama. Demonstrates that it's still possible to make small, intimate and personal movies within the Hollywood studio system.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Emanuel Levy
    Isn't even unintentionally funny enough to qualify as guilty pleasure a la "Valley of the Dolls."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    Gattaca, New Zealander helmer Andrew Niccol's impressive feature debut, is an intelligent and timely sci-fi thriller that, with the exception of some illogical plot contrivances, is emotionally engaging almost up to the end.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    Sporadically entertaining, though it lacks the kind of political urgency and emotional resonance so crucial to many similarly themed '70s movies.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Emanuel Levy
    Almost every element in Art of War is slightly off.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Emanuel Levy
    Gilliam's work is long on sensibility, short on sense.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    Mounted as an art film and is likely to divide both critics and the helmer's fans.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    Aiming to instruct as well as entertain --- and often struggling to reconcile these two divergent goals.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    As writer and director, Schnabel should be commended for avoiding Hollywood's biopic cliches about artists, as Basquiat's meteoric rise to fame and tragic death at the age of 27 would have fit perfectly the timeworn formula.

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