For 4,148 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 9.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Roger Ebert's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.
Lowest review score: 0 Freddy Got Fingered
Score distribution:
4148 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    I have seen Waking Life three times now. I want to see it again -- not to master it, or even to remember it better, -- but simply to experience all of these ideas, all of this passion, the very act of trying to figure things out.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    No finer film has ever been made about organized crime - not even "The Godfather."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    You would imagine a film like this would be greeted with rapture in France, but no. The leading French film magazine, "Cahiers du Cinema," has long scorned the filmmakers of this older generation as makers of mere "quality," and interprets Tavernier's work as an attack on the New Wave generation which replaced them.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It is intriguing to wonder what Scorsese saw in the Hong Kong movie that inspired him to make the second remake of his career (after "Cape Fear"). I think he instantly recognized that this story, at a buried level, brought two sides of his art and psyche into equal focus.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The Year of Living Dangerously is a wonderfully complex film about personalities more than events, and we really share the feeling of living in that place, at that time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The only other film I've seen with this boldness of vision is Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey," and it lacked Malick's fierce evocation of human feeling.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    At a time when too many movies focus every scene on a $20 million star, an Altman film is like a party with no boring guests.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Perhaps I have made the movie sound too serious... So let me just say that Down and Out in Beverly Hills made me laugh longer and louder than any film I've seen in a long time.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Scarface is one of those special movies, like "The Godfather," that is willing to take a flawed, evil man and allow him to be human.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This is a masterful and heartbreaking film, and it does honor to the memory of the victims.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Nothing Cruise has done will prepare you for what he does in Born on the Fourth of July. His performance is so good that the movie lives through it. Stone is able to make his statement with Cruise's face and voice and doesn't need to put everything into the dialogue.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    They are all so very articulate, which is refreshing in a time when literate and evocative speech has been devalued in the movies.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The Big Easy is one of the richest American films of the year. It also happens to be a great thriller.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    What a lovely film this is, so gentle and whimsical, so simple and profound.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Plays like an anthology of the best parts from all the Saturday matinee serials ever made.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Pocahontas was given the gift of sensing the whole picture, and that is what Malick founds his film on, not tawdry stories of love and adventure. He is a visionary, and this story requires one.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The first time I saw The Straight Story, I focused on the foreground and liked it. The second time I focused on the background, too, and loved it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Put the two parts together, and Tarantino has made a masterful saga that celebrates the martial arts genre while kidding it, loving it, and transcending it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The most accurate movie about campus life that I can remember.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It takes on the resonance of classic tragedy. Tragedy requires the fall of a hero, and one of the achievements of Nixon is to show that greatness was within his reach.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It is a film with a political point of view, but often its characters lose sight of that, in their fascination with each other and with the girl.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    'Return of the Jedi' is fun, magnificent fun. The movie is a complete entertainment, a feast for the eyes and a delight for the fancy. It's a little amazing how Lucas and his associates keep topping themselves.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    David Schwimmer has made one of the year's best films: Powerfully emotional, yes, but also very perceptive.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    They are adults, for the most part outside organized religion, faced with situations in their own lives that require them to make moral choices. You shouldn’t watch the films all at once, but one at a time. Then if you are lucky and have someone to talk with, you discuss them, and learn about yourself. Or if you are alone, you discuss them with yourself, as so many of Kieslowski’s characters do.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A smart, intense and moving film that isn't so much about sports as about the war between intuition and statistics. I walked in knowing what the movie was about, but unprepared for its intelligence and depth.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    That could have been a good movie, but predictable. Mike Nichols' Silkwood is not predictable.... We realize this is a lot more movie than perhaps we were expecting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A family film of limitless imagination and surprising joy.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    One of the greatest of all American films, but has never received the attention it deserves because of its lack of the proper trappings. Many "great movies'' are by great directors, but Laughton directed only this one film, which was a critical and commercial failure long overshadowed by his acting career.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Spacey, an actor who embodies intelligence in his eyes and voice, is the right choice for Lester Burnham.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Powerfully, painfully honest.

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