For 1,308 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 8.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Shawn Levy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Inception
Lowest review score: 0 Thomas and the Magic Railroad
Score distribution:
1308 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Shawn Levy
    Strictly texture, a romp over the surfaces of Andy Kaufman's life with not much insight into its core.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    No matter your opinion on where we're headed, this film will give you some crucial information about where we've been.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 42 Shawn Levy
    Like a dog walking on its hind legs across a freshly waxed floor -- awkward, slow, deliberate, seeking approval -- the action thriller Reign of Fire gets from start to finish, somehow, without tumbling into complete disaster.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Shawn Levy
    Pleasant and light and builds nicely within its own self-circumscribed intent.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    The resulting film is a labor of love with all the strengths and weaknesses you might expect from such a designation.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Recoing's performance is chillingly low-key -- sometimes you can swear that he believes his own fictions -- and Livrozet, making his film debut, has a perfect long-in-the-tooth charm.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 97 Metascore
    • 75 Shawn Levy
    Is it a silly movie? At times, yes. Is it creaky and blatant and obvious? Quite often, absolutely. But should you miss it in this splendidly colorful restoration? Not on your life.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Shawn Levy
    Combines spareness in plot and dialogue with luxurious, sensual technique in such a way that the craft sometimes overwhelms the slender story.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Shawn Levy
    Campbell Scott and Hope Davis, both of whom work with such subtlety and depth, rescue the film from Rudolph's seemingly native inability to keep it steadily on course.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 42 Shawn Levy
    The stories don't resonate, the film has a drab look and feel, and it lacks the passionate zing with which the least of Almodovar's works teems.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Shawn Levy
    This one's painful.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Thoroughly unique work of art.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Shawn Levy
    It's a good movie, mind you, with great bits in it, but it still falls short of rapture.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Shawn Levy
    While they've managed to make a funny movie, they haven't made a great comedy.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Shawn Levy
    An ugly, stupid movie it turned out to be. Incoherent, arbitrary, hyperactive and dark enough to make you fear you've gone blind.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Shawn Levy
    A frustrating, pedantic, cacophonous jumble of a picture, peopled with as many straw men and caricatures as living, breathing humans.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Shawn Levy
    Despite the whiplike pace of events and the compelling realism of the martial effects, the film is dead in the water whenever it pauses to make a human gesture or consider, heaven help us, an idea.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Shawn Levy
    Passingly engaging. But you emerge from the film knowing as much -- or, indeed, as little -- as when you went in, and that's not exactly what documentary filmmaking is all about.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's a dark, brooding, moody film that follows a grim narrative to a logical inevitability and is nonetheless fully infused with a spirit of humanity.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Shawn Levy
    An attractive, charming film that has fun with its period settings, its goofy plot and its off-kilter performances.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Shawn Levy
    If The Good Thief isn't up to the work that inspired it, it's nevertheless fresh and distinct, a shot of citrus in a movie season far too often tasting of pablum.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Shawn Levy
    So emotionally overwhelming that its aesthetics seem almost beside the point.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 67 Shawn Levy
    The story told by I'm Going Home is small and perhaps not terribly universal. But there's something poignant about an artist of 90-plus years taking the effort to share his impressions of life and loss and time and art with us.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Shawn Levy
    It's gory, it's bleak, it's shamelessly tricky -- and it's also a good deal more fun than it had any right to be.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Shawn Levy
    The pleasures of Buffalo Soldiers mainly come early on, before the film becomes a sloppy mixture of tones and story lines. Afterward, you're left mainly puzzled and looking for a way to wash a bitter aftertaste out of your mouth.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Working toward its refreshingly light but utterly apt ending, the film teems with insights into the human condition revealed by an unusually smart script and a wonderfully committed cast. It's a truly fine work.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Audacious, gorgeous and unique.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 16 Shawn Levy
    If the new I-wanna-be-a-stewardess picture View From the Top were an airplane, it would blow up on takeoff. If it were an airline meal, it would infect you with E. coli. If it were a parachute, it would be riddled with holes.

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