For 4,078 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 11.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Roger Ebert's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Lowest review score: 0 Dirty Love
Score distribution:
4,078 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Superman is a pure delight, a wondrous combination of all the old-fashioned things we never really get tired of: adventure and romance, heroes and villains, earthshaking special effects, and -- you know what else? Wit.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Keke Palmer, a young Chicago actress whose first role was as Queen Latifah's niece in "Barbershop 2," becomes an important young star with this movie. It puts her in Dakota Fanning and Thora Cross territory, and there's something about her poise and self-possession that hints she will grow up to be a considerable actress.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Has maturity and emotional depth: There are no cheap shots, nothing is thrown in for effect, realism is placed ahead of easy dramatic payoffs, and the audience grows deeply involved.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This profound and immensely touching film in only 75 perfect minutes achieves the profundity of an epic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Junebug is a great film because it is a true film. It humbles other films that claim to be about family secrets and eccentricities. It understands that families are complicated and their problems are not solved during a short visit, just in time for the film to end. Families and their problems go on and on, and they aren't solved, they're dealt with.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This restored 35mm print, now in art theaters around the country, may be 37 years old, but it is the best foreign film of the year.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It is not a "dirty movie," and in fact takes spirituality and morality more seriously than most films do. And in the bad lieutenant, Keitel has given us one of the great screen performances in recent years.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    What happens is that we get vested in the lives of these characters. That's rare in a lot of movies.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    After seeing Kinyarwanda, I have a different kind of feeling about the genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994. The film approaches it not as a story line but as a series of intense personal moments.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    I can't single out a performance. This is a superb ensemble, conveying hat joy actors feel when hey know they're good in good material. This is not a traditional feature, but it's one of Spike Lee's best films.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Halloween is an absolutely merciless thriller...I would compare it to "Psycho."
    • Chicago Sun-Times
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Cocteau, a poet and surrealist, was not making a "children's film" but was adapting a classic French tale that he felt had a special message after the suffering of World War II: Anyone who has an unhappy childhood may grow up to be a Beast.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose, one of the best biopics I've seen, tells Piaf's life story through the extraordinary performance of Marion Cotillard, who looks like the singer.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    After Hours is a brilliant film that is so original, so particular, that we are uncertain from moment to moment exactly how to respond to it. The style of the film creates, in us, the same feeling that the events in the film create in the hero. Interesting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This is a movie to surrender yourself to. If you require logic, see something else. Mulholland Drive works directly on the emotions, like music.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    McNamara speaks concisely and forcibly, rarely searching for a word, and he is not reciting boilerplate and old sound bites; there is the uncanny sensation that he is thinking as he speaks.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It contains risk, violence, a little romance, even fleeting moments of humor, but most of all, it sees what danger and heartbreak are involved. It is riveting from start to finish.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Is it real? Is this whole story real? I refuse to ask that question. Life of Pi is all real, second by second and minute by minute, and what it finally amounts to is left for every viewer to decide. I have decided it is one of the best films of the year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The genius of the movie is the way is sidesteps all of the obvious cliches of the underlying story and makes itself fresh, observant, tough and genuinely moving.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It is a remarkable film, immediate, urgent, angry, poetic and stubbornly hopeful.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    In an era when hundreds of lives are casually destroyed in action movies, here is an entire film in which one life is honored, and one death is avenged.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The strength of Kinsey is finally in the clarity it brings to its title character. It is fascinating to meet a complete original, a person of intelligence and extremes.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    (1) Shot for shot, Maddin can be as surprising and delightful as any filmmaker has ever been, and (2) he is an acquired taste, but please, sir, may I have some more?
    • 47 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    I find movies like this alive and provoking, and I'm exhilarated to have my thinking challenged at every step of the way.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    One of those rare movies where you leave the theater having been surprised and entertained, and then start arguing.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This is pure filmmaking, elegant and slippery. I haven't had as much fun second-guessing a movie since "Mulholland Drive."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    James Mangold's 3:10 to Yuma restores the wounded heart of the Western and rescues it from the morass of pointless violence.

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