For 4,075 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 House of Sand and Fog
Lowest review score: 0 I Spit on Your Grave
Score distribution:
4,075 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A compelling thriller to begin with, but it adds the rare quality of having a heroine more fascinating than the story.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Nolte and Coburn are magnificent in this film, which is like an expiation or amends for abusive men. It is revealing to watch them in their scenes together--to see how they're able to use physical presence to sketch the history of a relationship.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    What a magical movie.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A quiet movie, shaken from time to time by ripples of emotional turbulence far beneath the surface.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This movie is one of the most relentlessly nonstop action pictures ever made, with a virtuoso series of climactic sequences that must last an hour and never stop for a second. It's a roller-coaster ride, a visual extravaganza, a technical triumph, and a whole lot of fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Am I acting as an advocate in this review? Yes, I am. I believe that to be "impartial" and "balanced" on global warming means one must take a position like Gore's. There is no other view that can be defended.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Its most impressive accomplishment is to gather a bewildering labyrinth of facts and suspicions over a period of years, and make the journey through this maze frightening and suspenseful.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Broadcast News has a lot of interesting things to say about television. But the thing it does best is look into a certain kind of personality and a certain kind of relationship.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A voluptuary of a film, drunk on primary colors, caressing Penelope Cruz, using the devices of a Hitchcock to distract us with surfaces while the sinister uncoils beneath. As it ravished me, I longed for a freeze frame to allow me to savor a shot.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Bonnie and Clyde is a milestone in the history of American movies, a work of truth and brilliance. It is also pitilessly cruel, filled with sympathy, nauseating, funny, heartbreaking, and astonishingly beautiful.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    But I'm making Welcome to the Dollhouse sound like some sort of grim sociological study, and in fact it's a funny, intensely entertaining film.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A perplexing and disturbing film of great effect.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The splendid cast embodies the characters so fully that the events actually seem to be happening to them, instead of unfolding from a screenplay.
    • 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
    A masterpiece, pure and simple, deep and true...The best film of the year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A film that with quiet confidence creates a fragile magic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The performances are crucial, because all of these characters have so completely internalized their world that they make it palpable, and themselves utterly convincing.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It is a great film about greatness, the story of the horse and the no less brave woman who had faith in him.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Jeff Bridges is a virtual certainty to win his first Oscar, after four nominations.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Oldboy is a powerful film not because of what it depicts, but because of the depths of the human heart which it strips bare.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This film is true about human nature. It is not universal, but within its particular focus, it is unrelenting.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Only a few films are transcendent, and work upon our minds and imaginations like music or prayer or a vast belittling landscape...Alone among science-fiction movies, 2001 is not concerned with thrilling us, but with inspiring our awe.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A remarkable film.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Inception does a difficult thing. It is wholly original, cut from new cloth, and yet structured with action movie basics so it feels like it makes more sense than (quite possibly) it does.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Body Heat is good enough to make film noir play like we hadn't seen it before.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The actors, as sometimes happens, create those miracles that can endow a film with conviction. Moadi and Hatami, as husband and wife, succeed in convincing us their characters are acting from genuine motives.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    In its heedless energy and joy, it reminded me of how I felt the first time I saw "Raiders of the Lost Ark." It's like a film that escaped from the imagination directly onto the screen, without having to pass through reality along the way.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The funniest movie I have seen in a long time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Films like this are more useful than gung-ho capers like "Behind Enemy Lines." They help audiences understand and sympathize with the actual experiences of combat troops, instead of trivializing them into entertainments.

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