For 4,035 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 12.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Roger Ebert's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Lawrence of Arabia (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Dirty Love
Score distribution:
4,035 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Has no ragged edges or bothersome detours, and flows from surprise to delight. At the end, when just desserts are handed out, it arrives at a kind of perfection.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    One of those rare movies where you leave the theater having been surprised and entertained, and then start arguing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Nolte and Coburn are magnificent in this film, which is like an expiation or amends for abusive men. It is revealing to watch them in their scenes together--to see how they're able to use physical presence to sketch the history of a relationship.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The kind of parable that encourages us to re-evaluate the good old days and take a fresh look at the new world we so easily dismiss as decadent.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The fact that David Helfgott lived the outlines of these events--that he triumphed, that he fell, that he came slowly back--adds an enormous weight of meaning to the film.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    In the way it combines sports with human nature, it reminded me of another wonderful Indiana sports movie, "Breaking Away." It's a movie that is all heart.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    In its warmth and in its enchantment, as well as in its laughs, this is the best comedy in a long time.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    I've never seen a movie so sad in which there was so much genuine laughter. The Accidental Tourist is one of the best films of the year.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    If "Henry V," the first film [Branaugh] directed and starred in, caused people to compare him to Olivier, "Dead Again" will inspire comparisons to Welles and Hitchcock - and the Olivier of Hitchcock's "Rebecca."
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    One of a very few films that wants to do something unexpected and challenging, and succeeds even beyond its ambitions. See this film. Then shut up about it.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Love proves she is not a rock star pretending to act, but a true actress, and Harrelson matches her with his portrait of a man who has one thing on his mind, and never changes it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It is a surprisingly entertaining film - funny, wicked, sharp-tongued and devious. It does not solve the case, nor intend to. I am afraid it only intends to entertain.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    As well-directed a film as you'll see from America this year, an unsentimental and yet completely involving story of a young man who cannot see a way around his fate.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    There has never been a movie quite like Northfork… The movie is visionary and elegiac, more a fable than a story, and frame by frame, it looks like a portfolio of spaces so wide, so open, that men must wonder if they have a role beneath such indifferent skies.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A tense, taut and expert thriller that becomes something more than that, an allegory about an innocent man in a world prepared to crush him.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Like a flowering of talent that has been waiting so long to be celebrated. It is also one of the most touching and moving of the year's films.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Seeps with melancholy, old wounds, repressed anger, lust. That it is also caustically funny and heartwarming is miraculous.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Duvall's screenplay does what great screenwriting is supposed to do, and surprises us with additional observations and revelations in every scene.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This is a grown-up movie, in its humor and in its wisdom about life. You need to have lived a little to understand the complexities of Tobias Allcott, who is played by James Coburn with a pitch-perfect balance between sadness and sardonic wit.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The movie is brilliant, really. It is philosophy, illustrated through everyday events. Most movies operate as if their events are necessary--that B must follow A. "13 Conversations" betrays B, A and all the other letters as random possibilities.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Brilliant and heartbreaking, takes place in the present but is timeless.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This is the kind of movie Frank Capra might have directed, and James Stewart might have starred in - a movie about dreams.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Soderbergh's story, from a screenplay by Stephen Gaghan, cuts between these characters so smoothly that even a fairly complex scenario remains clear and charged with tension.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It is so rare to find a film where you become quickly, simply absorbed in the story.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Made with sublime innocence and breathtaking artistry, at a time when its simple values rang true.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The most accurate movie about campus life that I can remember.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    No movie has had a greater impact on the way people looked. The music of course is immortal.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    I saw Tarzan once, and went to see it again. This kind of bright, colorful, hyperkinetic animation is a visual exhilaration.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    What is remarkable is how realistic the story is.