For 1,306 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 9.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Shawn Levy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Traffic
Lowest review score: 0 Thomas and the Magic Railroad
Score distribution:
1306 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    The standout is Baldwin, utterly convincing as a gruff cuss whose life has been forever stained by the death of his wife.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    In their hands [Terry Gilliam or Tim Burton or even Steven Spielberg], Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone might have made as terrific a movie as it is a book. When Columbus got the job, however, it was guaranteed only to be a commercial success.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    If it's meant as a retort to anti-Semitic doctrine, it's far too episodic, anecdotal and lacking in specifics.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    Filled with skewed humor, inventive animation and earthy jokes.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    So sloppily and unabashedly sentimental that it can make you laugh and cry at the same time -- and often at the same things.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    Phoenix makes an interesting case of Leonard's twitchiness and mooning, but neither Paltrow nor Shaw is particularly credible as a Brooklynite, and Rossellini and Moshonov seem like they've wandered in from another film altogether.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    Tasty, but, finally, a little unfulfilling.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    A tiresome, didactic and, once the novelty of the graphics has worn off, charmless film.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    The man has gifts -- but acting and, it's increasingly clear, storytelling aren't among them.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    The script's contrivances and the director's lax handling aren't enough to hold you.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    It more or less plays like a five-episode arc of the series, which is a strength and a weakness.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    Absent the real sense of creepiness and highly honed film craft of De Palma, or the strong visual and emotional sensibility of Woo, M: I III feels like one of the more forgettable James Bond films -- saddled, moreover, with a star who's sliding into self-parody.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    If you love the genre, you'll likely be engaged. But if not, there's not much point.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    It's a handsome film, and Bridges is back, but little has been done to deepen the story into a saga, and the leading man, Garrett Hedlund, rivals Bit for inexpressivity.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Shawn Levy
    The acting is the strongest thing about the film. Pitt nicely balances the dashing and wounded sides of Tristan's character. [13 Jan 1995]
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Shawn Levy
    In a way, the film is a kind of experiment: Can you lop off the bulk of a classic work and still have something worth seeing? On this evidence, the answer is, despite the best intentions and some fine work, sadly no.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Shawn Levy
    The stifling piety of this film -- which regards anything old and vaguely arty as next to sacred -- needs some serious airing out.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Shawn Levy
    It all passes quickly, as far as that goes, but when it’s over it passes entirely. And something that sells for a premium price ought to linger.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Shawn Levy
    A painlessly light introduction to Bollywood moviemaking, but it far too often feels like run-of-the-mill Hollywood fare.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Shawn Levy
    (If) you're one of those killjoys who demands logic, coherence and a semblance of human life from a movie, this one will leave you cold.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Shawn Levy
    What the picture doesn't do is make sense of the world it tries to depict, or even, truly, depict it. Biggie -- and, for that matter, Woolard -- deserved better.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Shawn Levy
    Dazzling to look at but dreadful to listen to, the film is a tug-of-war of coolness and dreck.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Shawn Levy
    The story, as so often in bad farce, treats them all as idiots, so it's almost impossible be engaged by anything other than the pretty rooms, gondolas and costumes.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Shawn Levy
    The nearest thing to W. E. is Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette," which tried to make a sympathetic victim of another of history's most notorious royal wives.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Shawn Levy
    There are bits of this film that titillate, undeniably, but mainly you wait for the comic to bring out the big guns, and then he leaves you feeling more teased than tickled.

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