Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,360 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Lowest review score: 0 D.E.B.S.
Score distribution:
5,360 movie reviews
  1. It's ''The Matrix'' meets ''TRON'' meets ''Jimmy Neutron,'' with all the cheery (if not cheesy) evanescence of a Jolly Rancher commercial. I mean that as a compliment.
  2. It's not every comedy that can make you laugh with ridicule and cringe in empathetic horror at the same time.
  3. The power dynamic may charm the French, but it's likely to push the cringe buttons of local moviegoers in Obama's post-"The Green Mile America." Apart from the wince-inducing moments, The Intouchables is often a pleasant buddy picture.
  4. It's not art, but it's mighty fun.
  5. Every actor registers...In a film of minor ambition, they're all worthy company.
  6. There aren’t enough laughs here to goose it past formulaic. It’s harmless and mild and likable, but it’s also a toothless comedy that should have had some bite.
  7. So much is satisfying in KC that its shortcomings are all the more discordant.
  8. Overly fussy and self-conscious in its noir details. But in The Missing Person, Buschel makes striking use of the Mike Hammer/Philip Marlowe tradition.
  9. The air smells sweet and there's a thrumming beat in Bossa Nova.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Carefully crafted, lushly romantic.
  10. Starts out as mind-bending futuristic satire and then turns relentless -- it becomes a violent, postpunk version of an Indiana Jones cliff-hanger.
  11. The rare commercial comedy that leaves you entranced by what can happen only in the movies.
  12. With those piercing eyes, Owen makes a lovely, soulful Joe, of course. But it's not the nice papa we want to understand here, it's the unapologetically naughty one.
  13. The script is wispy, but the performances (including Patrick Chesnais as Caroline’s prideful, devastated husband) shine.
  14. Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe) makes a believable cocky lad who signs on for the con; an oddly bewigged Ben Kingsley is fussier and too actorly as his handler.
  15. Smart People, unlike "Sideways" or "The Savages," has a plot that's a little too rote.
  16. Bateman deserves props for sustaining Bad Words as a little balancing act between sulfurously funny hatred and humanity.
  17. Part of Me works hard to prove it's more than a glorified infomercial, and one reason it is more is that Perry has a startling story to tell.
  18. Close's passion for the character she plays - 
a role, she has explained in interviews, that has absorbed her since she first played Nobbs on stage 30 years ago - contains its own intrigue.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Like the meal itself, the movie's both filling and familiar.
  19. There's great music, an excellent dog, and that indescribable Kaurismäki tension between misery and a cosmic joke.
  20. No amount of gorgeous jungle footage can make up for the fact that this Disney-produced documentary feels about as natural as an episode of "The Hills," though with (slightly) more feral characters.
  21. It's all more lightweight-likable than exciting.
  22. Miss Potter, right to the end, is the definition of a "nice" movie, and that makes it a genuine oddball in a universe of increasingly distressed and uncivilized pop culture.
  23. The new Evil Dead's delirious gross-out scenes spoke to me, and they go further than any mainstream picture I can think of.
  24. Dishes up some very corny jokes, but the images have a brighter-than-life vivacity.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    A perfectly enjoyable star vehicle that does exactly what it sets out to do. [7 May 1999, p.66]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  25. Turns out to be a supple, intriguing, and beautifully staged movie. It features Dillon, in his most forceful performance since ''Drugstore Cowboy.''
  26. Hannibal lacks the rounded emotional elegance of ''The Silence of the Lambs'' (that was a great film; this one is merely good).
  27. This hankie-yanker is an emotional cheat.

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