For 4,102 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 10.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Roger Ebert's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 American Splendor
Lowest review score: 0 The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)
Score distribution:
4102 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    If you have seen the masterful 2002 Brazilian film "City of God" or the 1981 film "Pixote," both about the culture of Rio's street people, then Bus 174 plays like a sad and angry real-life sequel.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    Amores Perros will be too much for some filmgoers, just as "Pulp Fiction" was and "Santa Sangre" certainly was, but it contains the spark of inspiration.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The story of herself (Varda), a woman whose life has consisted of moving through the world with the tools of her trade, finding what is worth treasuring.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    Brave dissenting Islamic filmmakers are risking their lives to tell the story of the persecution of women, and it is a story worth knowing, and mourning.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    Basically what we have here is a drama, with comedy occasionally lifting the mood. The result is a surprising seriousness; this isn't the mindless romp with cute animals.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Now we have an American film with the raw power of “City of God” or “Pixote,” a film that does something unexpected, and inspired, and brave.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    It's the kind of movie you know you can trust, and you give yourself over to affection for these characters who are so lovingly observed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The movie is funny, but it's more than funny, it's exhilarating.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Ebert
    Not the macabre horror story the title suggests, but a sweet and visually lovely tale of love lost.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    The movie suggests that humans benefitted little from Project Nim, and Nim himself not at all.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    I have seen love scenes in which naked bodies thrash in sweaty passion, but I have rarely seen them more passionate than in this movie, where everyone is wrapped in layers of Victorian repression.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It's a real movie, full-blooded and smart, with qualities even for those who have no idea who Stan Lee is. It's a superhero movie for people who don't go to superhero movies, and for those who do, it's the one they've been yearning for.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Ebert
    It is a new documentary of a past event, recapturing the electricity generated by Muhammad Ali in his prime.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    I watched the film in a sort of reverie. The dancers seemed particularly absorbed. They had performed these dances many times before, but always with Pina Bausch present. Now they were on their own, in homage.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The way Hugo deals with Melies is enchanting in itself, but the film's first half is devoted to the escapades of its young hero. In the way the film uses CGI and other techniques to create the train station and the city, the movie is breathtaking.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Ebert
    A documentary that is beyond strange, follows two arch-enemies in their grim, long-term rivalry, which involves way more time than any human lifetime should devote to Donkey Kong.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    In its warmth and in its enchantment, as well as in its laughs, this is the best comedy in a long time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Ebert
    The details of the film and of the performances are meticulously realized; there is a reward in seeing artists working so well. But the story has no entry or exit, and is cold, sad and hopeless. Afterward, I feel more admiration than gratitude.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    The movie finds the right tone to present its bittersweet wisdom. It's relaxed. It's content to observe and listen.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It is a mystery, this business of life. I can't think of any under cinematic undertaking that allows us to realize that more deeply.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Up in the Air takes the trust people once had in their jobs and pulls out the rug. It is a film for this time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Duvall's screenplay does what great screenwriting is supposed to do, and surprises us with additional observations and revelations in every scene.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Ebert
    A movie made with charm and wit, and unlike some family movies it does not condescend, not for a second.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Put the two parts together, and Tarantino has made a masterful saga that celebrates the martial arts genre while kidding it, loving it, and transcending it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The strength of Leigh's film is that it is not a message picture, but a deep and true portrait of these lives.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A perplexing and disturbing film of great effect.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    This is a brave, unflinching, sometimes virtually unwatchable documentary that makes such an effective case for both pro-choice and pro-life that it is impossible to determine which side the filmmaker, Tony Kaye, stands on. All you can conclude at the end is that both sides have effective advocates, but the pro-lifers also have some alarming people on their team.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    Is something being hidden? No. It's more that something doesn't want to be known.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    A harrowing look at institutional cruelty, perpetrated by the Catholic Church in Ireland, and justified by a perverted hysteria about sex.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A documentary with no pretense of objectivity. Here is Mike Tyson's story in his own words, and it is surprisingly persuasive.

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