For 4,255 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 9.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Roger Ebert's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Spirited Away
Lowest review score: 0 I Spit on Your Grave
Score distribution:
4255 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    A sweet film, mildly pleasant to watch, but it's not worth the trip or even a detour.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Individual scenes feel authentic, but the story tries to build bridges between loose ends.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    A seriously confused film that makes three or four passes at being a better one and doesn't complete any of them.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Do you like this sort of rom-com? It's a fair example of its type, not good, but competent.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Working within the limitations of the star rating system, I give four stars to the subjects of this movie, and two stars to the way they have been boiled down into cute pictures and sound bites.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    But the second act is pandering and the third is trickery, and whatever Fincher thinks the message is, that's not what most audience members will get.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Jim Carrey works the premise for all it's worth, but it doesn't allow him to bust loose and fly.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    "Kolya" was as emotionally authentic and original as Dark Blue World is derivative and not compelling.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Watching Just My Luck, I wished I were a teenage girl, not for any perverse reason but because then I might have enjoyed it a lot more.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Gets off to a start that's so charming it never lives it down. The movie is all anticlimax once we realize it's going to be about gimmicks, not characters.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Poignancy. Lessons to be learned. Speeches to be made. Lost marbles to be rediscovered. Tears to be shed. The conclusion of Hook would be embarrassingly excessive even for a movie in which something of substance had gone before.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Not a very entertaining movie; it's a long slog unless you're fascinated by the undercurrents.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    I am not a mind-reader and cannot be sure, but I think a lot of children are going to look at this movie with perplexity and distaste. It's just not much fun.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    A pointless exercise in "shocking" behavior.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    El Crimen Perfecto has energy, color, spirit and lively performances, but what it does not have are very many laughs.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Mad City might have been more fun if it had added that extra spin--if it had attacked the audience as well as the perpetrators. As it is, it's too predictable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    So enigmatic, oblique and meandering that it's like coded religious texts that requires monks to decipher.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    All of this promising material is dealt with on that level where characters are not quite allowed to be as perceptive and intelligent as real people might be in the same circumstances.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    If you have seen ads or trailers suggesting that horrible things pounce on people, and they make you think you want to see this movie, you will be correct. It is a competently made Horrible Things Pouncing on People Movie. If you think Frank Darabont has equaled the "Shawshank" and "Green Mile" track record, you will be sadly mistaken.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    What I felt as I watched Scooby-Doo 2 was not the intense dislike I had for the first film, but a kind of benign indifference.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    The result is that we feel deliberately distanced from the film. It is not so much an exercise in style as an exercise in search of a style. The story doesn't involve us because we can't follow it, and we doubt if the characters can, either.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    This is a fairly bad movie, and yet at the same time maybe about as good as it could be. There may not be an 8-year-old alive who would not love it.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    I don't require that a movie have a message, but in a message movie it is helpful to know what the message is.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Don't ever let this happen again to James Bond. Quantum of Solace is his 22nd film and he will survive it, but for the 23rd it is necessary to go back to the drawing board and redesign from the ground up. Please understand: James Bond is not an action hero!
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    The director, Jared Hess, who made "Napoleon Dynamite," a film I admit I didn't get, has made a film I don't even begin to get.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    A disjointed thriller with two many characters rattling around.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Chronicles doesn't pause for much character development, and is in such a hurry that even the fight scenes are abbreviated chop-chop sessions.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Comforting, even soothing, to those who like the old songs best. It may confuse those who, because they like the characters, think it is good. It is not good. It is skillful.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    This movie, for all its noble intentions, is a bore.

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