For 1,302 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Shawn Levy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Dahmer
Lowest review score: 0 Thomas and the Magic Railroad
Score distribution:
1,302 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    A masterfully varied set of images, paces and moods.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Movies don't get any more real than this.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Not a masterpiece, but still fabulous.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    A near-perfect movie.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    One of the most joyous, diverting and original mainstream American movies in years.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    The film, built around McKellen's magnificent performance, is a sleek and deceptively artful work, a bio-pic that manages to encompass the whole of a man's rich life by concentrating solely on the final months of it.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    A gorgeous, engrossing, utterly alien and fresh movie that has the human truth and impact of classic Greek myth and the overwhelming beauty and mastery of the greatest epic films.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    It's a triumph of the film that it manages to make Jeffrey Dahmer a human being -- at least a member of the species -- without ever bending toward empathy with or excuses for him.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Audacious, gorgeous and unique.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Almost more valuable as a piece of foreign policy than as the highly accomplished work of cinema it is.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    The adaptation of "King Lear" to feudal Japan is an extraordinary spectacle.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Not only does this film make you think, it makes you want to think. Few films -- few works of art of any stripe -- can claim that.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    It's a purely winning film.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    The animation is even more mind-blowing, if that's possible. The characters and objects seem even more palpable and real than last time. There's a thickness to bodies of the human characters and an amazing attention to detail throughout.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    But the human elements -- jealousy, anger, weakness, fortitude, loyalty, vengeance and honor, all acted out by a resolutely realistic cast -- make the movie extraordinary.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Teems with pot smoke, body parts and profane outbursts -- you ride a giggly wave throughout, jokes and turn-ons and shocking sights alternating in buoyant fashion.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Demanding, harrowing and very, very real. You won't shake its impact easily.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Brimming with bittersweet wit and emotion and built with deceptively fluent craft.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    It's quite possible that Titanic is one of the greatest romantic epics ever filmed.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    The timing and cutting of the film are terrific, the build-up to an absurdly hilarious climax is just right, and the performances are near perfect.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    It's so spry and lively and warm that you want to dance to it.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    One of the greatest films about the civilian experience of war ever made anywhere.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    A stunning film.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    The film reveals itself to be not so much a historical allegory as an Iliad of the heart. It's sad and smart and beautiful and true.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    An exhilarating slap in the face, bracing and sexy, smart and visceral, stylish and raw -- the advent of a fabulously exciting new moviemaking talent.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    About as good a movie as you could have hoped for. Really good. Hole-in-one good.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    One of the best films ever made in this country, filled with our proudest national virtues, cognizant of our deeply rooted human weaknesses and frighteningly able to evoke emotions.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    It's hard to recall the last time a big-ticket summer movie delivered so fully on its promise.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    A spell-binding, engaging and often breathtaking work in which exquisite sets, costumes, photography and music combine with top-notch acting and out-of-this-world fighting scenes.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Miyazaki is a genius, and this film is a masterpiece; go see it.
    • Portland Oregonian