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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Shawn Levy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 The Conformist (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Welcome to Mooseport
Score distribution:
1,302 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's a remarkably sure-handed film, taking us with Shaun on a journey through alienation, anger, trepidation, ebullience and fear.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    You wouldn't necessarily want to be Valentino, but this sprightly film may make you nostalgic for a life you've never lived.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    The star, though, is the script, a rare enough occurrence in Hollywood that it merits special note.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    In some ways, Senna is as pure and clean as the man's sport: as actor/racer Paul Newman liked to say, the winners of auto races are determined, unlike movies, by objective criteria. And although it's a subjective judgment, it's hard to see how anyone wouldn't be absorbed by this fascinating film about a formidable driver and man.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Impressively reframes the gun-control debate in terms that advocates of both sides might find fruitful, but Moore doesn't do anything to shed his reputation as a snot.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    A revealing, compelling, scabrous and funny look into a system characterized by through-the-looking-glass logic and Kremlin-style secrecy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Earnest, smart, handsome, well-acted and made with mastery.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Ultimately, a heart in the film to go with Rebney's considerable bile.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Up
    Is Up top-shelf Pixar? No. But is it quality summer movie entertainment? Absolutely. Even when the folks at Pixar aim to keep their feet solidly on the ground, they can't help but soar.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's a nicely tart gulp of grown-up wit and cynicism -- with, for a change, a cherry on top.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's a fresh-hearted film that only frustrates when you sense how close it is to being exceptional.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    A modestly scaled, sharply observed film.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Episodic and, at times, overwrought. And occasionally its deliberate opacity becomes too cloudy. But the things that shine through are remarkable. War is indeed Hell, it tells us, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing if you're filled with demons.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Woo's hand is sure and his eye, as ever, finds beauty in everything, even death.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Built around Firth’s fine work, A Single Man is a handsome film that, like its slender source novel, is stylish, quiet and sure.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    You nevertheless can't help but be swept up in the kids' enthusiasms and aspirations and gobs of energy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's the sort of history you could nibble on for hours.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    A fine, straightforward and engaging film that restores the salt, fire and humor that Hathaway and company drained from their source, Charles Portis' wonderful 1968 novel.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Working with someone else's material and a story outside the mainstream of his (Lee) work, he delivers laughs, puzzles, tension and the immense gift of fine actors at their delicious, familiar best.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Wright and company do a splendid job of distilling it down to a fresh and entertaining joyride of a film.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It may, finally, be the best and last word on the man, his music and his myth that we ever get on film -- an estimable achievement in itself.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    A diabolically well-made film about a 14-year-old girl who's raped by a pedophile who grooms her with online chats and sexts.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    A winning, grown-up film that benefits from fine, homey performances, a steady directorial hand, and the sense that everyone involved was invested in the story and not just the job.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Nest of Spies may be a small, subtitled release, but it's also a gauntlet thrown at the feet of the upcoming big-screen adaptation of "Get Smart." See it and you'll have a substantial idea of what a spy comedy should be.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Filled with vivacity, charm and, yes, beauty.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Though excellent in many ways, American Beauty is, finally, an uneasy mix of assured technique and simplistic satire.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Bekmambetov revs it up furiously and unleashes one bit of hyperactive, dazzling invention after another. The result is a throwaway wrapped up in the coolest packaging imaginable, which is acres better than the opposite.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    For much of its going, Up in the Air moves with the same refreshing pace and attitude that marked Reitman's "Thank You for Smoking" and "Juno" -- with the added frisson that the subject matter is so torn-from-the-headlines that it feels, in a good way, like reality TV.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    The character who emerges in the breezy, somewhat meandering Buck is plain-spoken, heartfelt, compassionate, witty, and wise. His horse-training technique is based on understanding the psychology of animals and on attuning his human and equine clients with one another.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    The film does a lovely job of balancing emotional clarity, formal trickery, pop sweetness, and heartfelt narrative. It is, yes, cute, and it is, yes, quirky. And it is entirely justified, estimable and loveable in being those things.

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