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 Schindler's List
Lowest review score: 0 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
Score distribution:
4,035 movie reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    I swear to you that if you live in a place where this film is playing, it is the best film in town.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A documentary with no pretense of objectivity. Here is Mike Tyson's story in his own words, and it is surprisingly persuasive.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Tilda Swinton hasn't often been more fascinating than in Julia, a nerve-wracking thriller with a twisty plot and startling realism.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Here is a rare movie that begins by telling us how it will end and is about how the hero has no idea why.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This film is true about human nature. It is not universal, but within its particular focus, it is unrelenting.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A great film, an intelligent film, a film shot clearly so that we know exactly who everybody is and where they are and what they’re doing and why.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The movie is uncommonly absorbing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It "explains" nothing but feels everything. It reminds me of two other films: Bresson's "Mouchette," about a poor girl victimized by a village, and Karen Gehre's "Begging Naked," shown at Ebertfest this year, about a woman whose art is prized even as she lives in Central Park.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    If you have never seen a single film by Agnes Varda, perhaps it is best to start with The Beaches of Agnes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    As Soderbergh lovingly peels away veil after veil of deception, the film develops into an unexpected human comedy. Not that any of the characters are laughing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    There is a word to describe Ponyo, and that word is magical. This poetic, visually breathtaking work by the greatest of all animators has such deep charm that adults and children will both be touched.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A big, bold, audacious war movie that will annoy some, startle others and demonstrate once again that he’s (Tarantino) the real thing, a director of quixotic delights.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A great American film.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    There are many documentaries angry about the human destruction of the planetary peace. This is one of the very best -- a certain Oscar nominee.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Painful family issues are more likely to stay beneath the surface, known to everyone but not spoken of. Still Walking, a magnificent new film from Japan, is very wise about that, and very true.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Once again, [Cameron] has silenced the doubters by simply delivering an extraordinary film. There is still at least one man in Hollywood who knows how to spend $250 million, or was it $300 million, wisely.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Have I mentioned A Serious Man is so rich and funny? This isn't a laugh-laugh movie, but a wince-wince movie. Those can be funny too.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This is a remarkable film about a strange and prophetic man. What does it tell us? Did living a virtual life destroy him?
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    You can live in a movie like this.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This is such a rare movie. Its characters are uncompromisingly themselves, flawed, stubborn, vulnerable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Up in the Air takes the trust people once had in their jobs and pulls out the rug. It is a film for this time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This happens in 1961, when 16-year-old girls were a great deal less knowing than they are now. Yet the movie isn't shabby or painful, but romantic and wonderfully entertaining.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Trucker sets out on a difficult and tricky path, and doesn't put a foot wrong.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    [An] extraordinary documentary, nothing at all like what I was expecting to see. Here is not a sick and drugged man forcing himself through grueling rehearsals, but a spirit embodied by music. Michael Jackson was something else.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    An exhilarating visual experience and proves for the third time he's (Zemeck) is one of the few directors who knows what he's doing with 3-D.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    I don't know when I've seen a thriller more frightening. I couldn't tear my eyes from the screen. Collapse is even entertaining, in a macabre sense. I think you owe it to yourself to see it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    No one is better at this kind of performance than Nicolas Cage. He's a fearless actor. He doesn't care if you think he goes over the top. If a film calls for it, he will crawl to the top hand over hand with bleeding fingernails.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A voluptuary of a film, drunk on primary colors, caressing Penelope Cruz, using the devices of a Hitchcock to distract us with surfaces while the sinister uncoils beneath. As it ravished me, I longed for a freeze frame to allow me to savor a shot.