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 11.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Shawn Levy's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 The King's Speech
Lowest review score: 0 Welcome to Mooseport
Score distribution:
1,301 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Far From Heaven would have been one of the great American films of the '50s; it is certainly the finest American melodrama of our time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    A near-perfect movie.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Audacious, gorgeous and unique.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Almost more valuable as a piece of foreign policy than as the highly accomplished work of cinema it is.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    One of the best films ever made in this country, filled with our proudest national virtues, cognizant of our deeply rooted human weaknesses and frighteningly able to evoke emotions.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    There are levels of complexity and nuance and intellectual rigor in The Hours -- it's clearly a film into which you could gain continued insight after several viewings.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Demanding, harrowing and very, very real. You won't shake its impact easily.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    A gorgeous, engrossing, utterly alien and fresh movie that has the human truth and impact of classic Greek myth and the overwhelming beauty and mastery of the greatest epic films.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    The animation is even more mind-blowing, if that's possible. The characters and objects seem even more palpable and real than last time. There's a thickness to bodies of the human characters and an amazing attention to detail throughout.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    It's so spry and lively and warm that you want to dance to it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    The film, built around McKellen's magnificent performance, is a sleek and deceptively artful work, a bio-pic that manages to encompass the whole of a man's rich life by concentrating solely on the final months of it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Brimming with bittersweet wit and emotion and built with deceptively fluent craft.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    It's a teeming, steaming, bubbling stew, a tremendous good time, a rich entertainment and a heck of a lesson in music, human etiquette and the politics of making it (or not) in show biz.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    It is a pure, streamlined delight, the advent of a talent with no exact equal in modern film.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    It's quite possible that Titanic is one of the greatest romantic epics ever filmed.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    A spell-binding, engaging and often breathtaking work in which exquisite sets, costumes, photography and music combine with top-notch acting and out-of-this-world fighting scenes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Fight Club -- cue the blurb machine -- is a knockout.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    It's a bento box of shifts, feints, hints and small, sharp insights, built around a surprisingly deep core of feeling. And it confirms Coppola as an artist to watch and relish.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Not only does this film make you think, it makes you want to think. Few films -- few works of art of any stripe -- can claim that.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Miyazaki is a genius, and this film is a masterpiece; go see it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Eastwood has crafted one of the most powerful American dramas in years.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    An exhilarating slap in the face, bracing and sexy, smart and visceral, stylish and raw -- the advent of a fabulously exciting new moviemaking talent.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    Bad Education, in this light, is Almodovar's "8-1/2" or "Day for Night," a lens through which all of his movies appear as a seamless whole. It's not the story of his actual life but, more excitingly, the deft, witty, bittersweet story of the life of his art.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    The result is a rare and precious work. The Motorcycle Diaries is an epic road movie with everything you'd want from such a film: laughs, kicks, adventures, pathos, poetry, natural beauty, strange encounters and friendship tested and strengthened.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    It's hard to recall the last time a big-ticket summer movie delivered so fully on its promise.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    In absorbing drama and staggering emotions, it renders an issue too often seen as black or white in heartbreaking gray.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    If Leo's situation seems like a typical opening gambit by the director of "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" and "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!", little else in this tight, quiet, razor-sharp film will feel familiar. [12 Apr 1996]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    It is affecting, accomplished, witty, poignant and memorable.... Unstrung Heroes is one of the year's best films. [22 Sep 1995]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    As a fable, The City of Lost Children may not have a resonantly significant moral, but as a film, it is without a doubt the most incredible thing that the cinema has brought us this year. [22 Dec 1995]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Shawn Levy
    It's a celebration of American female screen acting, it's a study of early feminism that feels relevant today, it's a carefully mounted exercise in period filmmaking and it's a beloved novel come to life for the fourth time. [23 Dec 1994]