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 Real Dirt on Farmer John
Lowest review score: 0 Welcome to Mooseport
Score distribution:
1305 movie reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    It has all the raw materials for greatness -- a brilliant concept, a sharp cast, the jokes -- and still doesn't come together. You could do a lot worse than Hollywood Ending, but you could also do better.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    It's hooey, but it's hooey that picks up in the second half, not exactly redeeming itself but fitfully engaging.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    Isn't a bad movie so much as one that feels like an amateur version of material from more accomplished works -- a movie that not only isn't sure what it really is but doesn't seem terribly much to care.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    A film of curiosities and asides, it deliberately eschews plot in favor of character quirk, which is fine in theory and even commendable. But the quirks are lame, the ultimate conflation of story lines is clumsy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    An impressive work in many regards -- the acting, the photography, the pace -- but it would've been even more so had Egoyan gone with his gut and been less indulgent of his brain.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    Drowns in flat, clumsy and obvious direction.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    It's a strange, uneven film, hilarious in moments and tin-eared in others, alternately subtle and hammer-handed, acid and dull, as schizophrenic as "Signs" and probably, like that film, best enjoyed in discrete chunks rather than as a whole that needs to be digested equally all at once.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    Tasty, but, finally, a little unfulfilling.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    Lost in this beguiling labyrinth, Vanilla Sky is more fascinating as a bit of evidence than as a movie -- and ultimately less pleasing than most audiences will want.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    Schumacher's depictions of street life are cartoonishly ludicrous and riddled with cliches -- a pair of garish hookers, for instance, can't be excused simply because one is played with engaging vigor by Paula Jai Parker.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    Despite a cast of solid actors and a director with one of the most exquisite visual sensibilities in the business, the film is too often flat when we want it to dazzle us.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    Washington makes it fun, which is about the best it could hope for.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    An intermittently gorgeous and evocative film that's so taken with its trangressively bloody and erotic content, it neglects such fussy niceties as coherent plotting and the creation of characters of middling intelligence, plausible psychology or sympathetic nature.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    Elf
    If you're one of those fussy filmgoers who demands that a movie engage somewhat higher body parts -- the heart, say, and the brain -- you'll find only intermittent comfort and joy in this high-concept, low-wattage film.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    Myers' Cat, with a voice that crosses Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion with Mel Blanc's Bugs Bunny, is generally fun, possessed of an anarchic playfulness that balances his sometimes bawdy tendencies.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    Still, if it doesn't go down in film history as a key moment in Roberts' career, it might very well be remembered as a breakthrough for one of its trio of rising stars.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    The result is an overly long, overly cute film that is far too tickled with its own naughtiness. It truly is an instance of if you've seen the trailer, you've seen the film.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    Remove the razzle-dazzle provided by Azaria, Hoffman, Baldwin, the gross jokes and that ferret, and you wind up with a pretty dull and ordinary face.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    The first "Barbershop" was no classic but, as so often with sequels, if this were the first there would be no second.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    A sweet but weightless and witless romantic comedy, Sandler is not only deeply unfunny, he's deliberately unfunny.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    Noisy, garish, cluttered, simplistic and often dark in content, it nevertheless sings and preens and jokes and tugs at you with such persistent verve that, exhausted, you give in.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    Acted with earnest commitment and scored and edited with jazzy, laconic grace, "Lights" tells us absolutely nothing we haven't heard before -- and often -- in sports films
    • 87 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    I reckon that for everyone who's enthralled by the film there will be others who wish they'd heard about it rather than seen it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    Even though it largely succeeds in putting a civil face on some unpalatable material, it lacks the heat and suppleness of the best Shakespeare on film.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    Isn't profound or dazzling or groundbreaking. But it's a pleasant, clever and sincere little romp, proof that you don't need to harbor heroic ambitions to create something satisfying.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    In the end, it's a perfectly decent, perfectly vaporous film, pretty but slight, predictable but never incompetent.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    For all its flaws, Hitch largely comes off as a light romp.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    One of those American independent films with two chief points to recommend it: the earnest good will of its creators and its determination to be unlike any studio film.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    The single most impressive thing about the film, in fact, is the taste that this shotgun technique gives of the mass simultaneity of the race.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    Lively, cheeky, dense and, ultimately, too flip, clever and torturously twisted to be fully engrossing.

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