For 4,690 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 8.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Roger Ebert's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 The Band's Visit
Lowest review score: 0 September Dawn
Score distribution:
4690 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    In this film there is a scene where something is said in English pronounced with one accent, and a character asks, ''What did he say?'' and he is told -- in English pronounced with another accent.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    A high-tech and well made violent action picture using the name of Robin Hood for no better reason than that it’s an established brand not protected by copyright.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    The movie is too impressed with its own solemn insights to work up much entertainment value; is too much fable to be convincing as life.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    As a movie, it knows little about men, women or television shows, but has studied movie formulas so carefully that we can see each new twist and turn as it creeps ever so slowly into view.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    There are small moments of real humor.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    There's a lot of potential charm here, but the director, Emma-Kate Croghan, is so distracted by stylistic quirks that the characters are forever being upstaged by the shots they're in.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Assembled from the debris of countless worn-out images of the Deep South and is indeed beautifully photographed. But the writer-director, Deborah Kampmeier, has become inflamed by the imagery and trusts it as the material for a story, which seems grotesque and lurid.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    It proceeds so deliberately from one plot point to the next that we want to stand next to the camera, holding up cards upon which we have lettered clues and suggestions.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    In the end, I'm conflicted about the film. As an accessible family film, it delivers the goods. But it lives in the shadow of "March of the Penguins." Despite its sad scenes, it sentimentalizes.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    It's one of those off-balance movies that seems searching for the right tone.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    The movie is all the more artificial because it has been made with great, almost painful, earnestness.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Amusing enough to watch and passes the time, but it's the kind of movie you're content to wait for on your friendly indie cable channel.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Here, the charm doesn't happen because the movie doesn't care about them as people. They have little human dimension; they are the tools of the plot, and it's unfair to ask actors to supply qualities that the screenplay doesn't account for.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    The sex in the movie is so mild that I assumed the R rating was generated primarily by the gay theme, until I learned the R is in fact because of too many f-words.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Of the two co-stars, what I can say is that I’m looking forward to their next films.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    The result is a tiresome exercise that circles at great length through various prefabricated stories defined by the advice each couple needs (or doesn't need).
    • 15 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    It's a muddled, sometimes-atmospheric effort.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Chop off the last two or three minutes, fade to black, and you have a decent film.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    By the end of the movie, I frankly didn't give a damn. There's an ironic twist, but the movie hadn't paid for it and didn't deserve it. And I was struck by the complete lack of morality in Demonlover.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    So the screenplay is a soap operatic mess, involving distractions, loose ends, and sheer carelessness.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    What's lacking is a little more depth. This is a movie that covers a lot of distance in only 87 minutes.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    A brave and ambitious but chaotic attempt at political satire.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Here are the two most obvious problems that sentient audiences will have with the plot. (1) Modern encryption cannot be intuitively deciphered, by rainmen or anyone else, without a key. And, (2) If a 9-year-old kid can break your code, don't kill the kid, kill the programmers.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    I will say that the attempt to reinterpret the memorable closing shot of "Blood Simple" is so gauche and graceless that I involuntarily moaned in disgust. I docked the film another half-star just for that.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Not very funny, and maybe couldn't have been very funny no matter what, because the pieces for comedy are not in place.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    There should be a special category for movies that are neither good nor bad, but simply excessive.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Well, you can't fault the actors. That must mean it's the fault of the writer and director. Take is a monotonous slog through dirgeland, telling a story that seems strung out beyond all reason, with flashbacks upon flashbacks delaying interminably the underwhelming climax.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    If you don't already know who Bruce Campbell is, it will set you searching for other Bruce Campbell films on the theory that they can't all be like this. Start with "Evil Dead II," is my advice. Not to forget "Bubba Ho-Tep." In fact, start with them before My Name Is Bruce, which is low midrange in the Master's oeuvre.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Because I had, in a sense, already seen this movie, it didn't have surprises or suspense for me, and the actors on their own aren't enough to save it.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    It's not technically true to say the movie cheats, but let's say it abandons the truth and depth of its earlier scenes.

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