For 4,102 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Roger Ebert's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Restrepo
Lowest review score: 0 Chaos
Score distribution:
4102 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This great film by Anthony Fabian tells this story through the eyes of a happy girl who grows into an outsider.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Ray
    The movie would be worth seeing simply for the sound of the music and the sight of Jamie Foxx performing it. That it looks deeper and gives us a sense of the man himself is what makes it special.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Dying is not this cheerful, but we need to think it is. The Barbarian Invasions is a movie about a man who dies about as pleasantly as it's possible to imagine; the audience sheds happy tears.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    What's fascinating is the way Mario, working from his father's autobiography and his own memories, has somehow used his first-hand experience without being cornered by it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This is Rourke doing astonishing physical acting.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The Leopard was written by the only man who could have written it, directed by the only man who could have directed it, and stars the only man who could have played its title character.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Andrea Yates believed she was possessed by Satan and could save her children by drowning them. Frailty is as chilling.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This is one of the best films of the year, an unflinching lament for the human condition.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A superb crime melodrama.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    What we sense after the film is that the natural sources of pleasure have been replaced with higher-octane substitutes, which have burnt out the ability to feel joy.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    There is one cool, understated scene after another.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Ron Howard's film of this mission is directed with a single-mindedness and attention to detail that makes it riveting.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Haggis writes with such directness and such a good ear for everyday speech that the characters seem real and plausible after only a few words. His cast is uniformly strong; the actors sidestep cliches and make their characters particular.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This is a dark, dark, dark film, focused on an obsession so complete and lonely it shuts out all other human experience. You may not savor it, but you will not stop watching it, in horror and fascination.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The movie is made with boundless energy. Fellini stood here at the dividing point between the neorealism of his earlier films (like "La Strada") and the carnival visuals of his extravagant later ones ("Juliet of the Spirits," "Amarcord'').
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The characters are played not by the first actors you would think of casting, but by actors who will prevent you from ever being able to imagine anyone else in their roles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    If you are squeamish, here is the film to make you squeam.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Pollock is confident, insightful work--one of the year's best films.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    You savor every moment of Jackie Brown. Those who say it is too long have developed cinematic attention deficit disorder. I wanted these characters to live, talk, deceive and scheme for hours and hours.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Kramer vs. Kramer is a movie of good performances, and it had to be, because the performances can't rest on conventional melodrama.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The movie is vulgar, raunchy, ribald, and occasionally scatological. It is also the funniest comedy since Mel Brooks made "The Producers."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This film is a wonder - the best work yet by one of our most original and independent filmmakers - and after it is over, and you begin to think about it, its meanings begin to flower.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This is the first film to approach the subject of "undocumented workers" solely through their eyes. This is not one of those docudramas where we half-expect a test at the end, but a film like "The Grapes of Wrath" that gets inside the hearts of its characters and lives with them.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    David Gordon Green's second film, is too subtle and perceptive, and knows too much about human nature, to treat their lack of sexual synchronicity as if it supplies a plot.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This is not your average family cartoon. Shrek is jolly and wicked, filled with sly in-jokes and yet somehow possessing a heart.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Seen after 30 years, Dr. Strangelove seems remarkably fresh and undated - a clear-eyed, irreverant, dangerous satire. And its willingness to follow the situation to its logical conclusion - nuclear annihilation - has a purity that today's lily-livered happy-ending technicians would probably find a way around.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Here is a tense and sorrowful film where common sense struggles with blood lust.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A magnificent science-fiction film, all the more intriguing because it raises questions about the origin of human life and doesn't have the answers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This film is joyous, but more than that: It's lovely in its construction. The director, Prashant Bhargava, born and raised on Chicago's South Side, knows what his basic story line is, but reveals it subtly.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    One of the best police movies in recent years, a virtuoso fusion of performances and often startling action.

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