For 4,071 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 11.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Roger Ebert's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 The Interrupters
Lowest review score: 0 Dirty Love
Score distribution:
4,071 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It is flawlessly crafted, intelligently constructed, strongly acted and spellbinding.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    What is most amazing about this film is how completely Spielberg serves his story. The movie is brilliantly acted, written, directed and seen. Individual scenes are masterpieces of art direction, cinematography, special effects, crowd control.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    I enjoyed The Truman Show on its levels of comedy and drama; I liked Truman in the same way I liked Forrest Gump--because he was a good man, honest, and easy to sympathize with.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Oh, what a lovely film. I was almost hugging myself while I watched it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Not many movies like this get made, because not many filmmakers are so bold, angry and defiant.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Transcends its origins and becomes one of a kind. It's glorious, unashamed escapism and surprisingly touching at the same time.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A red-blooded adventure movie, dripping with atmosphere, filled with the gruesome and the sublime, and surprisingly faithful to the novel.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The work of a born filmmaker, able to summon apprehension out of thin air.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This is the first film to approach the subject of "undocumented workers" solely through their eyes. This is not one of those docudramas where we half-expect a test at the end, but a film like "The Grapes of Wrath" that gets inside the hearts of its characters and lives with them.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A quiet movie, shaken from time to time by ripples of emotional turbulence far beneath the surface.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Cage and Shue make these cliches into unforgettable people.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    I loved this movie. I loved the way Coppola and her actors negotiated the hazards of romance and comedy, taking what little they needed and depending for the rest on the truth of the characters.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    I have seen Waking Life three times now. I want to see it again -- not to master it, or even to remember it better, -- but simply to experience all of these ideas, all of this passion, the very act of trying to figure things out.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    At a time when digital techniques can show us almost anything, The Blair Witch Project is a reminder that what really scares us is the stuff we can't see.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It comes closer to reflecting the current state of race relations in America than any other movie of our time.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It's enchanting and delightful in its own way, and has a good heart. It is the best animated film of recent years, the latest work by Hayao Miyazaki, the Japanese master who is a god to the Disney animators.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Not many movies know that truth. Moonlight Mile is based on it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    To see strong acting like this is exhilarating. In a time of flashy directors who slice and dice their films in a dizzy editing rhythm, it is important to remember that films can look and listen and attentively sympathize with their characters. Directors grow great by subtracting, not adding, and Eastwood does nothing for show, everything for effect.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    May
    The movie subtly darkens its tone until, when the horrifying ending arrives, we can see how we got there. There is a final shot that would get laughs in another kind of film, but May earns the right to it, and it works, and we understand it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The most painful and heartrending portrait of jealousy in the cinema--an "Othello'' for our times.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Scorsese tells his story with the energy and pacing he's famous for, and with a wealth of little details that feel just right.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    No finer film has ever been made about organized crime - not even "The Godfather."
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    To look at Bringing Out the Dead --to look, indeed, at almost any Scorsese film--is to be reminded that film can touch us urgently and deeply.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The genius of the movie is the way is sidesteps all of the obvious cliches of the underlying story and makes itself fresh, observant, tough and genuinely moving.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Either Being John Malkovich gets nominated for best picture, or the members of the Academy need portals into their brains.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This is not a sermon or a homily, but a visualization of the central event in the Christian religion. Take it or leave it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This time the dad is the hero of the story, although in most animation it is almost always the mother.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    You savor every moment of Jackie Brown. Those who say it is too long have developed cinematic attention deficit disorder. I wanted these characters to live, talk, deceive and scheme for hours and hours.
    • 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.