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 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Lowest review score: 0 3000 Miles to Graceland
Score distribution:
1305 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's not life-changing stuff, but it's brisk and clever and funny and avoids some of the predictable pitfalls that hobble so many films of its ilk.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    An exquisitely crafted film filled with little shocks and deep echoes of humanity. It'll stick with you.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's an experimental film about a sensational event, placing tragedy in the context of the dulling normality of human life and resisting easy interpretation, just as did the inexplicable death of Kurt Cobain.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Zoo
    The result is an immersive experience that never forgets the basic facts of the story but attempts with a level head and open mind to understand how in the world it might happen.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Goon is a hoot.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    A charming little film built of bits of music, romance, cultural conflict and the simple human need to connect.
    • 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.

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