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 Inception
Lowest review score: 0 3000 Miles to Graceland
Score distribution:
1307 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    The real star is Katz, who has stretched into a longer and more plot-driven form without diluting any of his talents or compromising his personal vision. And the other star is Portland, which is so beautifully and truthfully rendered.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Because make no mistake: The Dark Knight is many things, some of them deliriously fun, some of them deeply impressive, and some of them puzzling and frustrating. But most of all it is dark.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Rubber is engaging, brisk and smart enough that the audience wins, too. It's grand, mindless fun that makes a thoughtful point.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    The tension between the comely and comforting manner of the film and its undecided and beguiling content is, arguably, Haneke’s signature touch.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    A sweet and wise little film.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    As slapstick, as satire, as sheer gut-busting comedy, Borat is top notch.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    There's so much to impress and delight you that the time flies by.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    As it unwinds, What Lies becomes both masterful and preposterous.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    A grueling film in both technique and subject matter.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    An entertaining and fascinating film.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Football, they say, is a game of inches, and so can be moviemaking, and Leatherheads is a completely charming film that comes a few inches from being a great one.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    They have been true to a classic source, using Adams' language and finding just the right actors, sets and costumes to flesh out his vision. Only the most persnickety cultist won't appreciate the effort.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Offers a lot of laughs, a heartwarming core.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's a film with a silly story, and it's been dubbed laughably into English. Yet it's a transporting bit of fluff, full of zest, miraculous physicality and cheeky humor.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    That it's based on a true spying case seems almost incidental. The heart of the picture is the human drama.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    They were fast, they were sexy, they were clean, they were the future -- and they're already gone.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Like a picture postcard vision of his life and work: absolutely accurate as far as it goes but not too keen on looking too close for fear of uncovering anything untoward.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Tasteful, thoughtful fare that entertains without ever speaking down to the audience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's smashing fun, nonetheless, made with razor wit and continual invention and far, far fresher than not only Hollywood buddy-cop movies but also Hollywood's own spoofs of them.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    The combination of ideas and wit, lively characterizations, believable human dilemmas and a climax that both melts and braces you makes for a fine blend. A movie about ideas may sound like a drag, but this one packages them in well-earned emotions.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    There's a terrific balance between human comedy and just-this-side-of-science-fiction in Robot & Frank.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Is it a great movie? Maybe not. But it is a great step forward in moviemaking. Shrug it off if that makes you feel better, but starting today you live in a post-Avatar movie world.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Such a treat for the eyes, ears and funny bone that you feel cheated that it clocks in at less than an hour-and-a-quarter.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    The slowness and stillness in the film are, actually, a slow boil, and in Lie's taciturnity there is pain and even horror.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's a crowd-pleasing, artful and convincing movie that just misses being great but nevertheless gratifies.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    The most striking thing about it is what it's not...a richly atmospheric film that races surefootedly through complexities of data and emotion like a spy movie and not at all like a sentimental sob story.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Boyle, one of the premier stylists in the world fills "Slumdog" with ebullient energy and ceaseless invention.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    At the end, you're refreshed, like Pauline after she swallows an entire soft drink in one gulp, and it feels terrific.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's a sharp and vivid film, filled with moments of tremendous ingenuity and characterized by a persistent avoidance of the expected tropes. It's far scarier than the big-budget remakes of "Godzilla" and "King Kong," more engaging than "I Am Legend," more human than a sackful of slasher films.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Quick and charming and irresistible.

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