For 4,338 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 Talk to Her
Lowest review score: 0 September Dawn
Score distribution:
4338 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This is a movie to surrender yourself to. If you require logic, see something else. Mulholland Drive works directly on the emotions, like music.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    What works best in the film is the over-all vision. Branagh is able to see himself as a king, and so we can see him as one.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Ebert
    Although The White Diamond is entire of itself, it earns its place among the other treasures and curiosities in Herzog's work. Here is one of the most inquisitive filmmakers alive, a man who will go to incredible lengths to film people living at the extremes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The documentary shows outrageous behavior, none more so than when they and many others are directed to a nearby Navy base for refuge.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Helena Bonham Carter may be Burton's inamorata, but apart from that, she is perfectly cast, not as a vulgar fishwife type but as a petite beauty with dark, sad eyes and a pouting mouth and a persistent fantasy that she and the barber will someday settle by the seaside. Not bloody likely.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    Alexander Payne is a director whose satire is omnidirectional. He doesn't choose an easy target and march on it. He stands in the middle of his story and attacks on all directions.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    One of the qualities of Monsieur Lazhar is that it has no simple questions and simple answers. Its purpose is to present us with a situation, explore the people involved and show us a man who is dealing with his own deep hurts.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    Watching this movie is like daydreaming.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Ebert
    The latest and one of the most harrowing films set along the religious divides in Israel.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Is the film watchable? Yes, compulsively.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    Even when it's baffling, it's never boring. I've heard of airtight plots. This one is not merely airtight, but hermetically sealed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    However much it conceals the real-life events that inspired it, it lives and breathes on its own, and as an extension of the mysterious whimsy of Tati.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    The film most of all is about Hester, who stares out the window and smokes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    This is not a political documentary. It is a crime story. No matter what your politics, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room will make you mad.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    What a magical movie.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    You would imagine a film like this would be greeted with rapture in France, but no. The leading French film magazine, "Cahiers du Cinema," has long scorned the filmmakers of this older generation as makers of mere "quality," and interprets Tavernier's work as an attack on the New Wave generation which replaced them.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Cage and Shue make these cliches into unforgettable people.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    The Mexican drug cartels have inspired countless films, but never one as final as Natalia Almada's documentary El Velador.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    An astonishing film.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Like "City of God," it feels organically rooted. Like many Le Carre stories, it begins with grief and proceeds with sadness toward horror. Its closing scenes are as cynical about international politics and commerce as I can imagine. I would like to believe they are an exaggeration, but I fear they are not. This is one of the year's best films.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Ron Howard's Parenthood is a delicate balancing act between comedy and truth, a movie that contains a lot of laughter and yet is more concerned with character than punch lines.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    Algenis Perez Soto plays the character so openly, so naturally, that an interesting thing happens: Baseball is only the backdrop, not the subject. This is a wonderful film.

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