For 4,404 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 74% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Roger Ebert's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 After Hours
Lowest review score: 0 I Spit on Your Grave
Score distribution:
4404 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    Melissa Leo plays her without inflection, giving us no instructions about what our opinion should be. It is a brave performance, an act of empathy with a sad woman.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    Here is a film that is exasperating, frustrating, anarchic and in a constant state of renewal. It's not tame. Some audience members are going to grow very restless. My notion is, few will be bored.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    A big budget historical drama that carries Denmark's hopes into the Oscar season. It provides still more exposure for the rising Danish star Mads Mikkelsen, the latest male sex symbol of the art house crowd.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Skyfall triumphantly reinvents 007 in one of the best Bonds ever. This is a full-blooded, joyous, intelligent celebration of a beloved cultural icon, with Daniel Craig taking full possession of a role he previously played unconvincingly. I don't know what I expected in Bond No. 23, but certainly not an experience this invigorating.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Rarely has a film attended more carefully to the details of politics.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    It's not dated. It is powerful, genuinely shocking and rather amazing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    A Late Quartet does one of the most interesting things any film can do. It shows how skilled professionals work.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    Is something being hidden? No. It's more that something doesn't want to be known.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    All of this grows tiresome. We're given no particular reason at the outset of The Loneliest Planet to care about these people, our interest doesn't grow along the way, the landscape grows repetitive, the director's approach is aggressively minimalist, and if you ask me, this romance was not made in heaven.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    Katie Dellamaggiore's inspiring documentary covers two years in the history of the school chess team, during which one team member, Rochelle Ballantyn, approaches her dream of becoming the first female African-American grandmaster in U.S history.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Ebert
    More than in most animated films, the art design and color palette of Wreck-It Ralph permit unlimited sets, costumes and rules, giving the movie tireless originality and different behavior in every different cyber word.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It is nearly flawless.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Roger Ebert
    You've seen houses with pumpkins in the windows and skeletons hanging from the trees, but you may never have seen such elaborate displays as the ones constructed by Victor Bariteau, Manny Souza, and Matthew and Richard Brodeur.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Ebert
    If we haven't caught on from earlier films that drug pushing is a thankless persuasion, maybe this is the movie that will pound in the lesson.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    When the mistake is discovered, how do the families react? What disturbs them more: that their son has been raised as an enemy or that he has been raised in another religion? That's where The Other Son gets complicated.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    By dropping in on this couple from time to time for the kinds of moments one of them might remember, the film is more honest than its characters.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Ebert
    Chasing Mavericks is made with more care and intelligence than many another film starting with its template might have been. It's better than most movies targeted at teens. And the cinematography of the big Mavericks scene by Oliver Euclid and Bill Pope is so frightening that you sort of understand why Frosty stays on the shore, watching Jay with binoculars.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It fascinates in the moment. It's getting from one moment to the next that is tricky. Surely this is one of the most ambitious films ever made.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    Mark is played by John Hawkes, who has emerged in recent years as an actor of amazing versatility. What he does here is not only physically challenging, but requires timing and emotion to elevate the story into realms of deep feeling and, astonishingly, even comedy.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    A disjointed thriller with two many characters rattling around.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Ebert
    Middle of Nowhere isn't a highly charged drama, as you might have gathered. Most of the action takes place within the mind of a lonely woman. That's why Corinealdi is so effective in the lead.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    This is a serious movie about drinking but not a depressing one. You notice that in the way it handles Charlie (Aaron Paul), Kate's husband. He is also her drinking buddy. When two alcoholics are married, they value each other's company because they know they can expect forgiveness and understanding, while a civilian might not choose to share their typical days.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    It is unabashedly sentimental and epic, and rather bold in the way it takes place during and after the Holocaust but is not defined by it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    This performance, unlike anything Paul Dano has ever done, must have required some courage. It requires an actor to cast aside all conceits of performance, presence, charisma and even timing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Ebert
    In medieval times, the nobility enjoyed something called droit du seigneur, their right to deflower their serfs' virgin daughters before their marriage. These days the nobility has been replaced by billionaire bullies, who continue to screw us serfs.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    One of the most involving of the many first-rate thrillers that have come recently from Scandinavia.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    The film is not a compelling drama so much as a poignant observation of a sad situation.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Ebert
    And then there is Vincent D'Onofrio, as a university professor of the occult and mythological, who opens up a line of possibility that eventually saves the ending from being a red herring. Yes, the ending is horrifying, but I don't believe in that stuff. I'm pretty sure I don't.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    Now, Forager is a uncompromising film about two people who don't deserve each other - but maybe nobody deserves either one of them.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    This is a delightfully goofy, self-aware movie that knows it is a movie.

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