For 4,298 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 Sin Nombre
Lowest review score: 0 Freddy Got Fingered
Score distribution:
4298 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    The characters have a weight and reality, as if Almodovar has finally taken pity on them--has seen that although their plights may seem ludicrous, they're real enough to hurt. These are people who stand outside conventional life and its rules, and yet affirm them.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The kind of movie you can see twice--first for the questions, the second time for the answers.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A smart, intense and moving film that isn't so much about sports as about the war between intuition and statistics. I walked in knowing what the movie was about, but unprepared for its intelligence and depth.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The film is a glorious experience to witness, not least because, knowing the technique and understanding how much depends on every moment, we almost hold our breath.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Rarely has a film attended more carefully to the details of politics.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    It has more intelligence than heart, and is more clever than enlightening. But it is never boring, and there are moments when it reminds us of how sexy the movies used to be, back in the days when speech was an erogenous zone.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    One of the most effective thrillers ever made.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    As he is played by Gene Hackman in The Conversation, an expert wiretapper named Harry Caul is one of the most affecting and tragic characters in the movies.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This is a breathless, exciting story, heartbreaking and exhilarating at the same time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    Kidman is superb at making Suzanne into someone who is not only stupid, vain and egomaniacal (we've seen that before) but also vulnerably human.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This series should be sealed in a time capsule. It is on my list of the 10 greatest films of all time, and is a noble use of the medium.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The first time I saw The Straight Story, I focused on the foreground and liked it. The second time I focused on the background, too, and loved it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 63 Roger Ebert
    Seems torn between conflicting possibilities: It's structured like a comedy, but there are undertones of darker themes, and I almost wish they'd allowed the plot to lead them into those shadows.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A masterpiece, pure and simple, deep and true...The best film of the year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    Moore and Bening are superb actors here, evoking a marriage of more than 20 years, and all of its shadings and secrets, idealism and compromise.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    One of the best films of the year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 63 Roger Ebert
    The secret may be that Cronenberg approaches his trashy material with the objectivity of a scientist; it is his detached, cold style that makes the material creepy instead of simply sensational.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    Spellbinding.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    King of the Hill could have been a family picture, or a heartwarming TV docudrama, or a comedy. Soderbergh must have seen more deeply into the Hotchner memoir, however, because his movie is not simply about what happens to the kid. It's about how the kid learns and grows through his experiences.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    I'm giving the movie a high rating for its skill and professionalism and because it does the job it says it will do. I am also advising you not to eat before you go to see it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Someday it was inevitable that a great film would come along, utilizing the motorcycle genre, the same way the great Westerns suddenly made everyone realize they were a legitimate American art form, Easy Rider is the picture.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    The most heartbreaking scene shows survivors of the dead reaching through fence railings to scatter their ashes on the White House lawn, where presumably they still rest.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Ebert
    There are a few movies where you can palpably sense the presence of the director behind the camera, and I'm Going Home is one of them.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    There are scenes as true as movies can make them, and even when the story develops thriller elements, they are redeemed, because the movie isn't about what happens, but about why.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 50 Roger Ebert
    Ten
    The shame is that more accessible Iranian directors are being neglected in the overpraise of Kiarostami.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    [Nicholson's] performance is key in keeping Chinatown from becoming just a genre crime picture--that, and a Robert Towne screenplay that evokes an older Los Angeles, a small city in a large desert.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Ebert
    I found myself resisting the film's pull of easy emotion. There are fundamental questions here, and the film doesn't engage them. I believe Christian should have had the humility to lead his monks away from the path of self-sacrifice.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    If you have never seen a single film by Agnes Varda, perhaps it is best to start with The Beaches of Agnes.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Wolfgang Petersen's direction is an exercise in pure craftsmanship. [Director's Cut]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Ebert
    The movie, in fact, resembles Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" more than other, conventional time-travel movies.

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