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 The Informant!
Lowest review score: 0 I Spit on Your Grave
Score distribution:
4,078 movie reviews
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    A flat and peculiar film.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    The movie doesn't understand that embarrassment comes in a sudden painful flush of realization; drag it out, and it's not embarrassment anymore, but public humiliation, which is a different condition, and not funny.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    The Grandma is not merely wrong for the movie, but fatal to it -- a writing and casting disaster... I've been reviewing movies for a long time, and I can't think of one that more dramatically shoots itself in the foot.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    To call A Lot like Love dead in the water is an insult to water.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    Monster-in-Law fails the Gene Siskel Test: "Is this film more interesting than a documentary of the same actors having lunch?"
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    The philosopher Thomas Hobbes tells us life can be "poor, nasty, brutish and short." So is this movie.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    The Perfect Man crawls hand over bloody hand up the stony face of this plot, while we in the audience do not laugh because it is not nice to laugh at those less fortunate than ourselves, and the people in this movie are less fortunate than the people in just about any other movie I can think of, simply because they are in it.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    The really good superhero movies, like "Superman," "SpiderMan 2" and "Batman Begins," leave Fantastic Four so far behind that the movie should almost be ashamed to show itself in the same theaters.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    A lame-brained, outdated wheeze about a couple of good ol' boys who roar around the back roads of the South in the General Lee, their beloved 1969 Dodge Charger.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    Although the movie may appeal to kids in the lower grades, it's pretty slow, flat and dumb.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    Underclassman doesn't even try to be good. It knows that it doesn't have to be. It stars Nick Cannon, who has a popular MTV show, and it's a combo cop movie, romance, thriller and high school comedy. That makes the TV ads a slam dunk; they'll generate a Pavlovian response in viewers conditioned to react to their sales triggers (smartass young cop, basketball, sexy babes, fast cars, mockery of adults).
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    Watching Doom is like visiting Vegas and never leaving your hotel room.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    There is not a spark of chemistry between Chris and Jamie, although the plot clearly requires them to fall in love. There is so much chemistry involved with the Anna Faris character, however, that she can set off multiple chain reactions with herself, if you see what I mean.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    I found the movie a long, unfunny slog through an impenetrable plot. Kids might like it.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    Bad movie. Ugly movie.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    During the course of Failure to Launch, characters are bitten by a chipmunk, a dolphin, a lizard and a mockingbird. I am thinking my hardest why this is considered funny, and I confess defeat.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    The movie is astonishingly simple-minded, depicting characters who obediently perform their assigned roles as adulterers, cuckolds, etc.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    Staying Alive is a big disappointment.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    The movie is unpleasant to look at. It's darker than "Seven," but without sufficient purpose, and my overall memory of it is of people screaming in the shadows. To call this a comedy is a sign of optimism; to call it a comeback for Murphy is a sign of blind faith.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    Renaissance Man is a labored, unconvincing comedy that seems cobbled together out of the half-understood remnants of its betters.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    The screenplay is so murky, indeed, that I was never sure whether the Kids hated the Hitler Youth lads because they were Nazis, or simply because they didn't swing.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    This project is dead in the water. Read the book. Better still, read "Victory."
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    Scrooged is one of the most disquieting, unsettling films to come along in quite some time. It was obviously intended as a comedy, but there is little comic about it, and indeed the movie's overriding emotions seem to be pain and anger.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    Cool World is a seriously troubled film, so ragged I doubt if even the director can explain the story line.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    UHF
    The result is a very unfunny movie. It's routine, predictable, and dumb - real dumb.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    I'm Gonna Git You Sucka is a comedy that feeds off the blaxploitation movies, and although, like all good satires, it is cheerfully willing to be offensive, it is almost completely incapable of being funny.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    If he wants a future in the movies, Andrew Dice Clay is going to have to play somebody other than himself.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    Here is the dirty movie of the year, slimy and scummy, and among its casualties is poor Jessica Alba, who is a cutie and shouldn't have been let out to play with these boys.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    Anything that holds our interest can be entertaining, in a way, but the movie seems to have an unwholesome determination to show us the victims being terrified and threatened. When I left the screening, I just didn't feel right.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Roger Ebert
    I recommend that Kelly keep right on cutting until he whittles it down to a ukulele pick.

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