For 4,072 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 Good Night, and Good Luck.
Lowest review score: 0 Chaos
Score distribution:
4,072 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Kill Bill: Volume 1 shows Quentin Tarantino so effortlessly and brilliantly in command of his technique that he reminds me of a virtuoso violinist racing through "Flight of the Bumble Bee" -- or maybe an accordion prodigy setting a speed record for "Lady of Spain."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Watching The American President, I felt respect for the craft that went into it: the flawless re-creation of the physical world of the White House, the smart and accurate dialogue, the manipulation of the love story to tug our heartstrings.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    What's fascinating is the way Mario, working from his father's autobiography and his own memories, has somehow used his first-hand experience without being cornered by it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Breathtaking and terrifying, urgently involved with its characters, it announces a new director of great gifts and passions: Fernando Meirelles.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Seen after 30 years, Dr. Strangelove seems remarkably fresh and undated - a clear-eyed, irreverant, dangerous satire. And its willingness to follow the situation to its logical conclusion - nuclear annihilation - has a purity that today's lily-livered happy-ending technicians would probably find a way around.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    I wanted to hug this movie. It takes such a risky journey and never steps wrong. It creates specific, original, believable, lovable characters, and meanders with them through their inconsolable days, never losing its sense of humor.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Brimming with invention and new ideas, and its Hogwarts School seems to expand and deepen before our very eyes into a world large enough to conceal unguessable secrets -- What a glorious movie.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The strength of Kinsey is finally in the clarity it brings to its title character. It is fascinating to meet a complete original, a person of intelligence and extremes.
    • 81 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    A movie for more than one season; it will become a perennial, shared by the generations. It has a haunting, magical quality because it has imagined its world freshly and played true to it,
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It is one of those rare movies that is not just about a story, or some characters, but about a whole universe of feeling.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Ray
    The movie would be worth seeing simply for the sound of the music and the sight of Jamie Foxx performing it. That it looks deeper and gives us a sense of the man himself is what makes it special.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The movie is as intelligent a thriller as you'll see this year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Seibei's story is told by director Yoji Yamada in muted tones and colors, beautifully re-creating a feudal village that still retains its architecture, its customs, its ancient values, even as the economy is making its way of life obsolete.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    What a magical movie.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    They are all so very articulate, which is refreshing in a time when literate and evocative speech has been devalued in the movies.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    The wedding sequence... is a virtuoso stretch of filmmaking: Coppola brings his large cast onstage so artfully that we are drawn at once into the Godfather's world.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Los Angeles always seems to be waiting for something. Permanence seems out of reach; some great apocalyptic event is on the horizon, and people view the future tentatively. Robert Altman's Short Cuts captures that uneasiness perfectly.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    This is one of the year's best films.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Deep movie emotions for me usually come not when the characters are sad, but when they are good. You will see what I mean.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Superman is a pure delight, a wondrous combination of all the old-fashioned things we never really get tired of: adventure and romance, heroes and villains, earthshaking special effects, and -- you know what else? Wit.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    Astonishing things happen and symbolism can only work by being apparent. For me, the film is like music or a landscape: It clears a space in my mind, and in that space I can consider questions. (Review of Original Release)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    All of these moments unfold in a film of astonishing maturity and confidence; Eve's Bayou, one of the very best films of the year, is the debut of its writer and director, Kasi Lemmons.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It's pure cinema, spread over several genres. It's a caper movie, a gangster movie, a sex movie and a slapstick comedy.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    We've seen this done before, but seldom so well, or at such a high pitch of energy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    There is mostly sadness and regret at the surface in 4 Little Girls, but there is anger in the depths, as there should be.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Ebert
    It brings the fantastic into our everyday lives; it delights in showing us the reaction of the man on the street to Superman's latest stunt.

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