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 Spider-Man
Lowest review score: 0 3000 Miles to Graceland
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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It's first-rank filmmaking, through and through, even if it struggles to find closure.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    An altogether astounding testimony to the band's longevity, vitality and verve.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    In effect, Caden's life passes before his eyes while he is living it. And Kaufman shares this effect with us through a strange process he achieves with invisible strings; it's a knockout.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    The film is exquisitely realized, with a tremendous, naturalistic performance by Michelle Williams at its heart and a pervasive, assuring sense that Reichardt and Raymond have distilled everything nonessential from their story and imparted exactly the impact they wished.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It's a raw and honest film, and it keeps its feet firmly on the ground, even as The Ram flies through the air to deliver -- or receive -- another beating in the squared circle of life.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    The film ends on an absolutely sick-making note, with live-action footage of the massacre and its aftermath.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    A hilarious, touching, profound and inspiring film about art and dreams and self-belief and the goggle-eyed hope that you can will a miracle into reality through sheer effort and desire.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    This is a delicious premise, and Blomkamp, who first played with it in a 2005 short called "Alive in Joburg," has magnified and improved it with ferocious energy, wit and style.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Its got a deliciously audacious and cheeky tenor.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Precious can’t be endorsed as entertainment: the circumstances and incidents and emotions in the film are far too dark and painful. But there is exhilaration in its daring, in its craft and in the powerhouse work of its principal actresses.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It’s a story that begins in an ancient riddle and ends, perfectly, in the rumble of an oncoming storm. It’s about life, A Serious Man is, and it’s as close, I think, as any American narrative movie of recent vintage has come to touching on the uncanniness of it.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    As someone new to the material, I found Jackson’s film soulful, respectful, masterful, horrifying, rending and emotionally true. It may not be the Lovely Bones that you have in mind, but it’s a fine and powerful one.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    To follow up his superb "The Host," director Joon-ho Bong has crafted a remarkable film about love, faith, determination, guilt, and honor, a full-blooded, constantly inventive movie that enthralls, entertains, horrifies and never lets go its grip.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It’s a fascinating story about ambition and vanity and pride, and in Sheen’s performance and the atmosphere capture by Hooper it contains truly fine and rare things.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Delirious. Hilarious. Absolutely one-of-a-kind.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Long and sometimes grueling, but it never feels indulgent or excessive. In order to be subtle about the horrifying transformation he records, Audiard needs to let it unfold slowly, so that only when we reach the end can we see Malik as a new man who has come unimaginably -- and terribly -- far.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Babies will capture your eye -- and, probably, your fancy.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Amir Bar-Lev shows in the absorbing, eye-opening and sometimes enraging film The Tillman Story, if there was one thing that you could count on Pat Tillman to do it was speak his mind: loudly, intelligently, and often in salty, pointed language.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Whether your tastes are delicate or coarse, whether you prefer the ballet or horror movies, there is plenty in the film for you.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It's a film possessed of its own force, wit and style, and it builds to a rousing climax that absolutely pays off in crowd-pleasing fashion. It knows what it is, doesn't try to be what it's not, and hits you with drop-dead force. In short, it's terrific.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Simple enough for children, deep enough for adults, clever enough for cynics.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    This is hair-raising, clever and winning entertainment. Even if his protagonists aren't entirely what they seem to be or think they are, Mr. Jones is, it's increasingly clear, the real thing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    The combination of immediacy and intimacy in Armadillo is exceedingly rare.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    An extraordinary thing, and one that I shall likely esteem for a long time. Philosophically, though, it's still mired in the primordial ooze in a way that will, I suspect, forever make me hold it at arm's length.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    The result is as much a revelation of the artist's craft as it is of the man's heart and mind.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It gives you all that you could ask for when you buy a ticket to a thrill ride.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It's one of those works that presents the deeds of both humans and animals and leaves you wondering which is the more civilized.

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