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 11.4 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
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    It is, in its quiet, precise, classical way, nearly perfect.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Del Toro presents one dazzling visual spectacle after another.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    In exchange for a small piece of your life, you receive an infinity.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    It's so full-blooded, smart, sexy, tense and absorbing, so cleverly written and shot and cut, so filled with superb acting and music, so perfect in its closing moment, that it surely ranks with the most impressive debuts in world cinema.
    • 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 truly powerful, masterful work.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    From the acting to the special effects to the landscapes to the cinematography, editing and music, to the details of decor, wardrobe and armaments, we never once feel that we are in anything but the hands of an absolute master of the medium.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    I am here to tell you that Greengrass has fashioned one of the most powerful films I have ever seen, and that watching it makes you value your loved ones and your privileges more, perhaps, than you ever have. He has made a film that makes you feel, makes you think and makes you want to connect. And that, finally, might be the greatest thing that art can do.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    This is an awesome performance in an outstanding film, a film worthy, if you can imagine, of the book at its heart.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    It has the feel of something slaved over lovingly in merry isolation, and it is virtually the only thing I've seen this year that conveys in the viewing the obvious enjoyment its makers had in whipping it up.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Thirty-five years since its debut, The Conformist is still a stunning, challenging, transporting film.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Heart of Gold feels like an ample slice of the real America, the one truly worth caring for. And it's such a rare thing in this benighted age that the simple clarity with which it's presented feels like nothing less than a miracle.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    The protagonists have subsumed their identities to the collective, and they rise and fall in their hearts as the collective prospers or suffers. Their effort is absurd, but their intent is pure. Watching it evokes a combination of pity for their naive idealism and awe at Melville's uncanny brilliance.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    One of the great marvels of the medium, a film that you cannot miss if you hope to be literate in cinema -- or, indeed, if you seek acquaintance with the great works of modern times.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Not a masterpiece, but still fabulous.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Movies don't get any more real than this.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    The result is a film that outrages and fills the viewer with poetry that's at once epic and intimate, scandalizing and life-affirming -- a real work of art.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 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
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    A masterfully varied set of images, paces and moods.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    A stunning film.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    One of the most joyous, diverting and original mainstream American movies in years.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    The adaptation of "King Lear" to feudal Japan is an extraordinary spectacle.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    About as good a movie as you could have hoped for. Really good. Hole-in-one good.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    This edition -- clean and tight as Scott would have it -- presents a strong case for Alien as both the greatest horror film and the greatest science-fiction film ever made.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    It's a purely winning film.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Films don't get more essential than this.

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