For 4,340 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 9.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Roger Ebert's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Howards End
Lowest review score: 0 Tomcats
Score distribution:
4340 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    The movie is more concerned with the story line (premiere-fire-threat-rescue) than with painting the time and place.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    "Kolya" was as emotionally authentic and original as Dark Blue World is derivative and not compelling.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Any movie that employs an oven mitt and a plumber's friend in a childbirth scene cannot be all bad, and I laughed a lot.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    I would have loved to see a genuine love story involving Ice Cube, Nia Long, and the challenge of a lifelong bachelor dating a woman with children. Sad that a story like that couldn't get made, but this shrill "comedy" could.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Sweet and warm-hearted, but there is another film with a similar story that is boundlessly better, and that is "My Dog Skip" (2000).
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    The films portray the Klan as criminal, racist and anonymous, but those have always been its selling points; it is not portrayed as boring and stupid.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    There may be possibilities here, but they're lost in the extraordinary boredom of a long third act devoted almost entirely to loud, pointless and repetitive action.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Perfectly sweet and civilized.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Intended as a farce, but lacks farcical insanity and settles for being a sitcom, not a very good one.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Because the real world scenes are in 2-D and the dream and fantasy scenes are in 3-D, we get an idea of what the movie would have looked like without the unnecessary dimension. Signs flash on the screen to tell us when to put on and take off our polarizing glasses, and I felt regret every time I had to shut out those colorful images and return to the dim and dreary 3-D world. On DVD, this is going to be a great-looking movie.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    The movie is pleasant, sedate, subdued and sweet, but there is not a moment of suspense in it.

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