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 All About My Mother
Lowest review score: 0 Thomas and the Magic Railroad
Score distribution:
1,302 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Creates a thoroughly curious combination of tension and eroticism.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Gripping, outraging documentary.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    An unusual and absorbing, if somewhat preachy film.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    There are more compelling stories to be found in the comic book world, and there are more expressive directors than Jon Favreau. But on the bases of wit, verve, spirit and whiz-bangery, it's pretty tough to find fault with.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's jaunty and bright, but Pray never gets under the skin of things or ever truly questions the essence of advertising as an art or trade.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    You could wish for more, but for that there's still the epic-length miniseries. If you want just two hours of mournful, lovely melodrama of manners, this is a fine choice.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    If the result doesn't make dazzling watching, it nonetheless has the power to haunt.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    While Coulter and company try gamely to forge two powerful stories, they manage, finally, about one-and-a-half -- which is a lot more than most films, and for which moviegoers should be grateful.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Malick is a unique director of extraordinary gifts, of that there can be no doubt. If he ever chooses to shoot a script as fine as his technique, he will surely produce a masterpiece of the medium.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
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    At barely an-hour-and-a-quarter in length, it's one of those very rare feature films that you wish were longer.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    A painful, funny and fresh comedy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    An up-close, engaging and ultimately moving look at Telfair's family, his final high-school season and his decision to forsake college for the NBA.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    You go into an Austin Powers movie with a big grin on -- or at least you should. The charm of this one is that you leave smiling even more broadly.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's an exemplary and incendiary instance of documentary filmmaking as real-world advocacy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    The overall cheekiness of the film far outweighs its preachy moments. For the most part, it's a brisk, funny and engaging movie that does genuinely exciting things with little bits of string and wire and such.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    it's so much fun because, like Haynes' film, it's made by people with a genuine love for the entertainment they're bringing back to life. You'd have to be a real prude not to go for it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Flawed though it may be, it's frequently an unaffected pleasure, in no small part because of Depp but also because of a raffish air that's a welcome respite from the heavy going of "The Matrix Reloaded," "The Hulk" and other behemoths.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    One of the great achievements of In Darkness, is in creating a sense of life in the sewers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Even as Inarritu has matured as a craftsman, he has stood perhaps one beat too long in the same place as a storyteller. In ways, Babel is his best work, but it's time to move on.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    You don't often hear critics gripe that a movie isn't long or explicit enough, but Sorkin and Nichols could have gone the extra lap or so to show that Wilson's saga is more than just a story of a good ol' boy accidentally pulling off a remarkable coup; it's a sobering account of the geopolitical hijinks that gave shape to our current world.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It isn't perversely genre-busting like "Drive." Instead, it feels like somebody turned down the volume on a hard rock album so as to hear the details better -- for which relief, much thanks.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    The result is a newly revived spy movie franchise -- and the best big-budget action film of the summer.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's a fascinating patchwork.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    If you've got the stomach for it, it's a treat.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    So rich, moving and surprising that a familiar story starts to feel new again. The details, the personalities and the final twist grab you until you're left truly shaken and inspired.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Three impeccably cast actors are fully engaged in something like a psychological thriller that has much of the crushing weight and lingering pain of grown-up life on this Earth.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Rodriguez, who never acted before auditioning for the director, is utterly convincing, fluid and determined and jaded and wild like any teen-ager, but with a bracing spirit and a shocking store of ferocity.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    The most compelling question dangling at its end is, "Didn't Steven Spielberg used to know how to bring a movie to an end?"
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    If film is an art, it's because it's possible for somebody to make films like this.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Even as the film sometimes veers into unproductive sidebars, there's a masterful tension to it, Alcazar is wonderful, and the final shot is a stunner.

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