For 4,080 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 11.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Roger Ebert's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 The Leopard (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 I Spit on Your Grave
Score distribution:
4,080 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Here are people who do not allow the use of their last names, yet they cheerfully have sex in front of the camera -- and even willingly participate in scenes that make them look cruel, twisted, reckless and perhaps deranged.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Made me feel like I was sitting in McDonald's watching some guy shout at his kids. Price of Glory gives us two hours of that behavior, and it's a miscalculation so basic that it makes the movie painful when it wants, I guess, to be touching.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    I'm not sure the movie should have pumped up the melodrama to get us more interested, but something might have helped.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    The story touches many themes, lingers with some of them, moves on and arrives at nowhere in particular. It's not a story so much as a reverie about possible stories.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    The phrase "coming of age," when applied to movies, almost always implies sex, but Girls Can't Swim has nothing useful to say about sex (certainly not compared to Catherine Breillat's brilliant "Fat Girl" from last year), and is too jerky in structure to inspire much empathy from us.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    A sweet film, mildly pleasant to watch, but it's not worth the trip or even a detour.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    An ungainly fit of three stories that have no business being shoehorned into the same movie.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    The movie remains an actor's exercise--too much dialogue, too much time in the room, too much happening offstage, or in the past, or in memory, or in imagination.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Its hero upstages anything the plot can possibly come up with.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Wants to make larger points, but succeeds only in being a story of derangement.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Not a very entertaining movie; it's a long slog unless you're fascinated by the undercurrents.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    The plot becomes a juggling act just when it should be a sprint. And there's another problem: Is it intended as a comedy, or not?
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    There is noting quite so awkward as a film that is one thing while it pretends to be another.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Never comes alive.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    It is a touching story, and the musicians (some over 90 years old) still have fire and grace onstage, but, man, does the style of this documentary get in the way.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    There are forces here you couldn't possibly comprehend...You can say that again.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    The quality of the acting is so much better than the material deserves.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Begins with promise, proceeds in fits and starts, and finally sinks into a cornball drone of greeting-card sentiment.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    So determined to be clever and whimsical that it neglects to be anything else.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    One of those movies where the audience knows the message before the film begins and the characters are still learning it when the film ends.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    The movie is a mess: a gassy costume epic with nobody at the center.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    It's a long, shapeless, undisciplined mess, and every once in awhile it generates a big laugh.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    There is a place for whimsy and magic realism, and that place may not be on a cow farm in New Zealand.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    The movie itself isn't as interesting as the conversations you can have about it. It duplicates Thomas' miserable world so well we want to escape it as urgently as Thomas does.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    By the ending of the film, which is unconvincingly neat, I was distracted by too many questions to care about the answers.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    The more I think about Simon Magus, the less I'm sure what it's trying to say.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Essentially an interlacing of irony and gotcha! Scenes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Too much self-pity.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    It may not be brilliant, but who would you rather your kids took as a role model: Crocodile Dundee, David Spade or Tom Green?
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    That the movie is fun is undeniable. That it is bad is inarguable.

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