For 4,071 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 11.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Roger Ebert's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 The Barbarian Invasions
Lowest review score: 0 Slackers
Score distribution:
4,071 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The movie is funny, but it's more than funny, it's exhilarating.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    As for myself, as Leticia rejoined Hank in the last shot of the movie, I was thinking about her as deeply and urgently as about any movie character I can remember.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A visionary roller-coaster ride of a movie.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Some kind of weird masterpiece...one of the best movies of the year.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It simply looks at the day as it unfolds, and that is a brave and radical act; it refuses to supply reasons and assign cures, so that we can close the case and move on.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Causes us to leave the theater quite unreasonably happy.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This was for me the best film at Cannes 2004, a story vibrating with urgency and life. It makes a powerful statement and at the same time contains humor, charm and astonishing visual beauty.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Campbell's performance is carnal, verbally facile, physically uninhibited and charged with intelligence.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    If I were asked to say with certainty which movies will still be widely known a century or two from now, I would list "2001,'' "The Wizard of Oz,'' Keaton and Chaplin, Astaire and Rogers, and probably "Casablanca'' ... and "Star Wars,'' for sure.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Like the work of David Lean, it achieves the epic without losing sight of the human, and to see it is to be reminded of the way great action movies can rouse and exhilarate us, can affirm life instead of simply dramatizing its destruction.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The movie is astonishingly beautiful. The cinematography is by Bergman's longtime collaborator Sven Nykvist.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This movie moves so confidently and looks so good it seems incredible that it's a directorial debut.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    One of the funniest, most intelligent, most original films.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This is one of the funniest movies ever made. To see it now is to understand that. To see it for the first time in 1968, when I did, was to witness audacity so liberating that not even "There's Something About Mary" rivals it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    No director since Fassbinder has been able to evoke such complex emotions with such problematic material.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A Room with a View enjoys its storytelling so much that I enjoyed the very process of it. The story moved slowly, it seemed, for the same reason you try to make ice cream last: because it's so good.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    What a bewilderingly brilliant and entertaining movie this is.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    One of the most visually inventive films I have ever seen.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    What a bold, mad act of genius it was, to make Lawrence of Arabia, or even think that it could be made.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    One of those entertainments where you laugh a lot along the way, and then you end up on the edge of your seat at the end.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It's a superb film -- funny, insightful and very wise about the realities of political life.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It is a remarkable film, immediate, urgent, angry, poetic and stubbornly hopeful.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    In America is not unsentimental about its new arrivals (the movie has a warm heart and frankly wants to move us), but it is perceptive about the countless ways in which it is hard to be poor and a stranger in a new land.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The most harrowing movie about mountain climbing I have seen, or can imagine.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    One of the most effective thrillers ever made.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The film is inspirational and educational - and it is also entertaining, as movies must be before they can be anything else.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This film is such a virtuoso high-wire act, daring so much, achieving it with such grace and skill. Minority Report reminds us why we go to the movies in the first place.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Like "Citizen Kane," Pulp Fiction is constructed in such a nonlinear way that you could see it a dozen times and not be able to remember what comes next.