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 Fever Heat [re-release]
Lowest review score: 0 Welcome to Mooseport
Score distribution:
1307 movie reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Mathieu Amalric, best known as an arms dealer in "Munich." In a role that strips him entirely of vanity and denies him virtually every expressive tool, Amalric makes a genuinely touching impression.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    [Murphy] makes a thrillingly flesh-and-blood creature of Kitten, with her yearning, her droll, self-deprecating wit, her breathless romanticism and her puckish vibrancy. It's easily the most fun bit of screen acting this year, and as rich and nuanced as the lead in any drama.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Leconte's signature on the film alone makes it worth seeing.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    The performances are universally good, the 3-D is utterly gorgeous, and the nutshell history of the early days of movies is inspiring.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    There are ample opportunities for the film to soak in pathos, righteousness, farce, or pictorialism, and Payne manages to nod at those pitfalls without falling into them. In a way, it's just like Matt King's world: enviably plush but filled with the real pain of real life.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    V for Vendetta puts its ideological intent first, and happens to provide smashing entertainment only as a vehicle for delivering its message.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    At once spare and dense, chilly and thrilling, literate and visceral, it feeds in gray areas, teasing ambiguities and conundrums out of shadows and making strengths of inconclusiveness and uncertainty.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Adventuresome, melancholy and exhilarating.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It's a wonderful debut, despite all the pain you may feel watching it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It's witty, gripping good fun.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    A pure, sweet romance that moves along with bouncy comedy and a touch of grown-up realism and rue.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    If you think the "Star Wars" prequels are a disease, then Serenity is the cure.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Moves at a stately pace; it's a long film, to boot. But there's real drama and pathos in the story, in the blend of matter-of-factness and potential catastrophe, in the depiction of innocence imperiled.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Genuinely breathtaking.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Music aside, what finally puts Once over and makes it a film you can watch more than once is its slight but thoroughly credible realism.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    In Almodóvar and Cruz we have a real collaboration of artist and inspiration that only seems to improve and deepen over time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Full of life, wit, smarts, thrills and sheer gratifying entertainment that it launches the mind on a stream of merry somersaults.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    This film insists on being taken on its own terms -- the sort of demand, in other words, that defines the best art.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    One of the most vital and strangely gripping films in recent years, a thriller more opaque, involving and realistic than just about anything that Hollywood is capable of.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Feels as true as a documentary, as painful as a blow to the heart.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 54 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!
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    The combination of immediacy and intimacy in Armadillo is exceedingly rare.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    So filled with riches that it seems a bit unfair to single out Szabo and Fiennes, no matter how outstanding their work.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Although the plot might sound like the stuff of a soap opera, a smart script, strong performances and an ideologically determined lack of filmmaking niceties result in a shattering, deeply felt work.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It's surreal, erotic, creepy, frustrating, absorbing, transporting and torturous in the way only a Lynch film can be.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Oacks more heat, acid, danger and drama into its brief running time than most films of nearly double the length.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It's as full a movie as you can imagine -- exhausting and exhilarating and continually fascinating.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    A man can be a treasure just as a work of art can be, and O'Toole is one of the handful of living film actors worthy of a museum of his own. Venus would make a brilliant final exhibit.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Its got a deliciously audacious and cheeky tenor.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Among the film's highlights are an interview with Grand Wizard Theodore, who is generally uncontested in his claim to have invented the idea of scratching vinyl.

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