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 Bad Education
Lowest review score: 0 Rollerball
Score distribution:
1,302 movie reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Something of an unforgettable experience.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Flawed though it may be, it's frequently an unaffected pleasure, in no small part because of Depp but also because of a raffish air that's a welcome respite from the heavy going of "The Matrix Reloaded," "The Hulk" and other behemoths.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Until it goes off the rails in its final 10 or 15 minutes, Wendigo, Larry Fessenden's spooky new thriller, is a refreshingly smart and newfangled variation on several themes derived from far less sophisticated and knowing horror films.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Somewhat marred by Bruno Coulais' treacly New Age score -- as well as by Perrin's somewhat daft and repetitive narration. But the key word is "somewhat." In the main, Winged Migration is an unforgettable piece of moviemaking.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Quick and charming and irresistible.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    A work of gentle, continual hilarity that feels far more ordinary than other Coen works and yet has every bit of the originality and exactness that makes the brothers' best films so wonderful.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's a fresh-hearted film that only frustrates when you sense how close it is to being exceptional.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's a film for those people -- and they are legion -- who recoil in horror from the very notion of Christmas cheer. If you're in that crowd, and you know who you are, you'll love it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    The highlights of The Cooler -- the portrait of Bernie-as-schlub, the ecstatic union of two losers, the depiction of shadowy old Vegas confronted with its sanitized corporate future -- are superb. You can easily live with the rest to get to them.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Hogan whips up a high-energy family entertainment that fairly erases memory of the other filmed versions of Barrie's tale.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's a film that triumphs in small ways and satisfyingly demonstrates how our human nature is based on both the eccentricity of our hearts and the quirky workings of our heads.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    One of those gratifyingly nostalgic works of art that accept the present day but remind us, as well, that the past wasn't necessarily worse.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's the sort of history you could nibble on for hours.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    If you feel, like me, kinship with this essential building block of music, you owe it to yourself -- and to the Ramones -- to see this film.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Brilliantly colored and passionately acted, Moolaade teems with incidents, personalities and drama and is never less than vivid.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Ray
    A frequently transporting depiction of the early and middle life of Ray Charles, the film soars on remarkable performances, a convincing sense of time and place, and, of course, the glorious music for which Charles was rightly billed as The Genius.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    If film is an art, it's because it's possible for somebody to make films like this.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Such a powerful sincerity and goodness flows through Paper Clips.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    The second action melodrama released in the United States this year by director Zhang Yimou, and if I prefer the previous one, "Hero," it's partly a matter of degrees.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    An assured and gripping political drama filled with remarkable performances and razor-sharp writing and editing.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    For a picture about a stalker, Chuck and Buck is rather sweet, funny and winning.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Amazing as Penn is, Morton is his equal, creating a complete personality out of gestures, glances and unadorned bits of actorly business.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Credit the great Bruno Ganz with creating a vivid Hitler: furious, unsteady, crushed and frankly cracking up.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Creates a thoroughly curious combination of tension and eroticism.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Gets its hooks into you in ways that are hard to explain or to ignore.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Invigorating, blistering and chilling.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    You nevertheless can't help but be swept up in the kids' enthusiasms and aspirations and gobs of energy.

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