For 1,305 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 9.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Shawn Levy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 The Quiet American
Lowest review score: 0 Welcome to Mooseport
Score distribution:
1305 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Shawn Levy
    Would somebody please pull the plug on James Bond? It's not that Tomorrow Never Dies is inconceivably bad. What with dashing Pierce Brosnan cavorting as 007, nifty Michelle Yeoh playing chop-socky on bad guys' heads, and a nearly-sentient BMW in Bond's bag of tricks, it's got at least as much going for it as, oh, a good Steven Seagal film. [19 Dec 1997, p.19]
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 42 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    You're likelier to shrink in astonished horror from it than laugh.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 50 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    A new political thriller, has an ending so egregiously stupid that not to reveal it would be a disservice to moviegoers.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 43 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    A stultifying bore.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    A terrible, terrible movie. Its creators have a swell idea at the core, a wonderful leading lady, and several stalwart comic players in support, and they make of all of that a picture with the wit of an armpit fart, the verve of a boxwood shrub, and the appeal of a long night in an ER waiting room.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    The trouble is that it's so lead-footed and delighted with itself even as bit after bit sinks like a lead weight.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 42 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    While there are some glittery bits in it, the film is frustrating, cluttered, inelegant and garish.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    Best laugh at the movies all autumn.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 50 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    It's dull and crude and silly and without a lick of quality.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    A carnival of stupid coincidences, paper-thin characterizations, and inept staging, lighting and montage.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 27 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    The comic moments are fewer, flatter and far, far less welcome.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    The loudest, dumbest, slowest, least entertaining and most annoying by a very comfortable margin.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    A limp and annoying picture.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 53 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    Goes on too long and doesn't have much to say.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 55 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    A seedy little movie with little in the way of theme, purpose, energy or wit, 'R Xmas is the latest slice-of-death drama from that earnest maestro of grub, Abel Ferrara.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    Handsomely photographed, artfully edited and acted with skill and conviction. It is also so stupid that you expect to see strings of drool dripping from the corner of the screen.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    It's deeply ordinary, depressingly shabby stuff.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 45 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    Bang-bang, kiss-kiss, yawn-yawn. While dull death metal churns on the soundtrack, Johnson engages in one big brawl after another.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    A dreary, overlong and occasionally laughable classical epic about the great Macedonian world conqueror, it's guilty of a sin that no Stone film has ever committed: It's boring.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    While his star, Jude Law, is infectiously watchable, Shyer's version of the material is tone deaf and splotchy.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    This isn't an ordinary film built on a remarkable performance; it's a poor one with a gem at its core. Penn can elevate it to mediocrity, but he cannot make it fly.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    Does nothing right and, blessedly, vanishes swiftly like the aroma of a nasty belch.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    A contrived and sentimental melodrama, the film takes a promising premise and crushes it with mind-numbing repetition, sophomoric conveniences, plastic acting and the worst score, perhaps, ever heard.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 17 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    A forehead-poundingly bad picture.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 54 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    Hampered from the start by the numbingly formulaic additions by screenwriter James DeMonaco ("The Negotiator"). Toss in needlessly fussy visuals and a climax that is hilariously out of whack, and you've got an excellent excuse to stay home and watch the original.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    Deeply phony, strangely static, disengaged, flaccid and, quite often, silly, it’s a film that tries to bully you into emotions with flourishes of music, contorted camera angles, screams of special effects, smears of gore, and earnest close-ups of its woefully miscast star.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    Like his (Carrey) early work, it's not a particularly good film -- insipidly staged, inanely plotted, too weak to withstand the weight of any inquiries into logic or continuity -- but Carrey's energetic mugging, particularly early on, makes it relatively painless.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    To be fair, there are moments when the film seems better than, finally, it is.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 45 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    A by-the-numbers recipe that ought to have shot off at least a few sparks, is as drab as the inmates' prison blues.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 33 Shawn Levy
    Miscast, clumsily staged and ideologically wobbly.

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