For 1,307 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Shawn Levy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 After Life
Lowest review score: 0 3000 Miles to Graceland
Score distribution:
1307 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    The result is a totally absorbing and entertaining film, one of the best historical dramas from Hollywood in many years.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It doesn't break ground like "Seven" or "Fight Club"; it's not a thrill ride like "Panic Room." But it's a mature, thoughtful and full-bodied movie that compensates for the demands it makes with the rewards of craftsmanship, rigor, skill and art.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Never quite as resonant as Spielberg's earliest "Indiana Jones" films, in which, for all the clamor, it often feels like something real and vital and human is at stake. But at its best, this film is as joyful as anything in those movies, and that is something of a movie miracle.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    The chief problem with Shadow Boxers is that it's too short.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Atmospheric, absorbing and completely in the control of the man who made it -- unlike, especially, “Bringing Out the Dead,” which it sometimes resembles.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Brilliantly colored and passionately acted, Moolaade teems with incidents, personalities and drama and is never less than vivid.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    This impressive film feels more like a display, if an often dazzling one, than a genuine experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    A thoroughly credible and deeply entertaining biopic about a titanically famous film personality.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Filled with personal vignettes and famous-people testimonials, the film has a few too many narrative digressions, but it's a moving portrait of all-too-human personalities and the dogged optimism that keeps them going.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    As the film accrues intensity and awakes the demon lurking inside its protagonist, you can see it as something more than a retro-cool crime story. Rather, it's a parable of good and evil and the nature of man.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Wilson's account is enormously self-serving and self-aggrandizing, but the film makes his ego a virtue and a running joke.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    You can't help but share the feelings, many of them subrational, that coarse through the soldiers as they live a hellish year in a hellish place.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    You can find movies with better scripts, direction, acting, songs, and jokes than The Muppets -- but you won't find one that's nearly so much fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Anderson, god love him, seems determined to make the "Great American Film." The Master isn't it, but you come away from it with the sense that may be on the right path.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It might have poked a bit more into Clash's personal story, but as a story of man and puppet it's grand.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    They've made a movie-movie of Sweeney Todd, and if you've got the stomach and ear for it, you'll be grateful.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's a sports story, yes, because without baseball there's no Beane. But it's far more a tale of a man's triumph over himself and his doubters. And you don't need math to make sense of that.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    For a picture about a stalker, Chuck and Buck is rather sweet, funny and winning.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It is well-acted and written with a rigorous effort to skirt cliche, and it has the savor of real life throughout.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's refreshing that something once considered terribly new and modern can still feel contemporary three decades later.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Refreshing and disorienting movie.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    The result is a gripping film about a subject almost too good to be true.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Ferrific fun and rousing proof that there’s still vital life in an aging master filmmaker.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    The message here is vital, though, and Siegel retains the gift of making you dream of making a difference.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Discreet, delicate, and cautious, Monsieur Lazhar takes you by surprise -- and that goes for both the movie and the man.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Max
    In many ways, a smashing success. It's built not only on a casually clever script but on two expertly balanced performances.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It does a splendid job not only of introducing newcomers to a vital artist they might have missed, but of reminding rabid fans of Earle's stripe why they were infected to begin with.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Moon doesn't arrive with a train of ballyhoo, but its quiet charms easily drowns out the clatter of bigger, dumber pictures.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Johansson, fittingly, is the focus. In her face, as in the faces of Vermeer's handful of captivating subjects, the viewer intuits whole stories and worlds.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    The film is a pleasure that doesn't rank with Allen's best but satisfies far more than most American comedies.

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