For 1,301 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 11.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Shawn Levy's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 An Education
Lowest review score: 0 Welcome to Mooseport
Score distribution:
1,301 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Gripping, outraging documentary.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's a crowd-pleasing, artful and convincing movie that just misses being great but nevertheless gratifies.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Refreshing and disorienting movie.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Even as the film sometimes veers into unproductive sidebars, there's a masterful tension to it, Alcazar is wonderful, and the final shot is a stunner.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's an experimental film about a sensational event, placing tragedy in the context of the dulling normality of human life and resisting easy interpretation, just as did the inexplicable death of Kurt Cobain.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Wonderful performances and the director's continual inventiveness make Junebug a particularly promising first feature.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Tasteful, thoughtful fare that entertains without ever speaking down to the audience.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Three impeccably cast actors are fully engaged in something like a psychological thriller that has much of the crushing weight and lingering pain of grown-up life on this Earth.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    An unusual and absorbing, if somewhat preachy film.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Stirring and haunting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    So rich, moving and surprising that a familiar story starts to feel new again. The details, the personalities and the final twist grab you until you're left truly shaken and inspired.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It's refreshing that something once considered terribly new and modern can still feel contemporary three decades later.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Sometimes a movie can defy rational logic, yet still make sense emotionally in a way that pulls you through. Bee Season is one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    A gripping movie about espionage, loyalty and betrayal.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    It does a splendid job not only of introducing newcomers to a vital artist they might have missed, but of reminding rabid fans of Earle's stripe why they were infected to begin with.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Kong is brilliant in many, many places. But it overwhelms its own best qualities with its sheer, punishing size. It is, literally, too much of a good thing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Malick is a unique director of extraordinary gifts, of that there can be no doubt. If he ever chooses to shoot a script as fine as his technique, he will surely produce a masterpiece of the medium.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    An up-close, engaging and ultimately moving look at Telfair's family, his final high-school season and his decision to forsake college for the NBA.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Working with someone else's material and a story outside the mainstream of his (Lee) work, he delivers laughs, puzzles, tension and the immense gift of fine actors at their delicious, familiar best.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    You wouldn't want to be Daniel Johnston, or even know him too well. But see this film and you won't forget him.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    If Look Both Ways has a familiar form, this sort of emphasis on humanity, with which the film refreshingly pulses, is rare.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    There's so much to impress and delight you that the time flies by.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    If there's a calmer, more self-collected star out there, then he or she has hidden the fact pretty well.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Effortless fun: It plays like a giddy horror movie with its laughs wrapped in couture gowns.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    They were fast, they were sexy, they were clean, they were the future -- and they're already gone.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    Funky, scrappy, dishy, screwy story of that star-studded, gilded squad.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    The film is a pleasure that doesn't rank with Allen's best but satisfies far more than most American comedies.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    A stylish and unnerving thriller that sucks you into surreal scenes of horror with the chilly confidence of a nightmare.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Shawn Levy
    A sweet and wise little film.