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

Shawn Levy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Dahmer
Lowest review score: 0 Thomas and the Magic Railroad
Score distribution:
1,302 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It's no wonder that Polanski, himself an artist who has survived a series of nightmares, should tell it so naturally and powerfully.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It's an entirely conceived work of art, dark and hopeless and maybe even callous, but glittering and wonderful in its determination and in its craft.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Possesses a tone that wobbles masterfully between whimsy, dread, affection and horror, building on rich performances and an understated showiness to cast a queer and tingly spell.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    One of the best children's movies in years. Spunky, inventive and filled with life and wonder.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    One lucky guy, on a roll with rock.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It romps along with infectious good humor but continually imparts a sense that underneath all the surreal frivolity lurks a scathing allegory of modern-day Balkan troubles.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 59 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    For long stretches, the film is just as funny as the first -- which is saying something, since the first is one of the funniest comedies of the decade, the only film in years to truly infiltrate our communal language and sense of humor.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    We laugh, yes, but we're touched, too, a delicate balance that the film manages again and again, right through to its bittersweet conclusion.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It's the most charming and buoyant film Spielberg's ever made.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It breaks so sharply from the practice of contemporary horror film that it requires us to return to the most basic understanding of what it is to be frightened by a movie.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Feels as true as a documentary, as painful as a blow to the heart.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    A spry and appealing film that throws off comic sparks with aplomb.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    With its sweet soul and sharp mind, it's one of the most heartening films of the year.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It's raw, visceral stuff that precious few movies are capable of equaling.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It's surreal, erotic, creepy, frustrating, absorbing, transporting and torturous in the way only a Lynch film can be.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    A deep and extraordinary film that isn't afraid to look evil in the face -- or, for that matter, to acknowledge that evil can be more complicated and even attractive than we'd want to admit. It's very, very difficult to watch, but you shouldn't miss it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Phantom may not be the best entry in the series, but it's the most technically accomplished, and it makes you as hungry for the next film as you've been for this one.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 53 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Don't go if "Star Wars" isn't your bag: You'll only resist and resent it. But if you're a fan, it's hard to see how you'd be disappointed. Me? I can't wait for May 2005. "Episode III": Hot diggity!
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    All you could hope for from a summer movie: dazzling action, jaw-dropping effects, cool clothes, steamy romance and more of the nifty "Matrix" mythology introduced in the 1999 original.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    An audaciously unique and exciting film, not as successful as an A-to-Z story as it is mind-expanding as a vision of what the cinema can do.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It's built of such exquisite craft -- the acting, the decor, the photography, the music -- that to refuse it is to refuse the very sensations that draw us to art, romance and maybe even life itself.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Burstyn is astonishing, forsaking all vanity to make silly biddy Sara a fully dimensioned human being.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    In an unassuming way, the film sizzles -- a perfect embodiment, as it happens, of the marriage of the bad man and the man of letters.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Anderson delivers a satisfyingly quirky, cinematically masterful valentine that contains more seeds of truth about the human heart than a hundred big fat Greek comedies.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Bouncing giddily from subplot to subplot and wisecrack to wisecrack, Mamet and company (and this is one of the truest ensemble works in years) satirize the slippery morals of the film racket and the surface-only decency of small town America.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    The Matrix slams you back in your chair, pops open your eyes and leaves your jaw hanging slack in amazement.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Exciting spectacle of a master director reining in his abilities to create a work that is etched in acid, burnished in smoke.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    A hard and bright and tough film in all the best ways.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    This is grand, inspiring entertainment of a sort that Hollywood aspires to and rarely achieves.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Crowd-pleasing, feel-good stuff.

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