Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,465 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 3.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Lowest review score: 0 Bigger Than the Sky
Score distribution:
5,465 movie reviews
  1. No dramatic feature has ever come quite this close to the matter-of-fact ugliness of the Nazi crimes.
  2. Colorful and exciting, yet unless you're a young moviegoer, nothing in it takes you by complete surprise. (It's less a nail-biter than a chin-stroker.)
  3. The picture itself is only mechanically breezy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Has Dennis Quaid really never played a college football coach before? With his handsome, craggy face and likable intensity, he was born for the job, and he's the main attraction in The Express.
  4. The story, at heart, is earnest and humorless teen romantic glop, but its feelings aren't fake, and the movie is compulsively watchable; it has a passionflower intensity.
  5. A nifty horror movie that doesn't claim to be anything other than a zippy exercise in creature-feature entertainment.
  6. The whole cast is museum quality, and the ''music'' performances are pitch-perfect in their dissonance.
  7. Jim Carrey's performance is an impersonation on the level of genius.
  8. The disciplined performances play against schmaltz, and the casting is inspired.
  9. A marvel of vérité nightmare atmosphere.
  10. This is an action-comedy sequel so indefatigably preposterous and farklemt -- as they say in certain Upper West Side saloons -- that it actually improves on the original.
  11. Bouncy animation and catchy songs keep the film from tasting too much like spinach.
  12. The movie bubbles with intellectual curiosity and narrative ambition.
  13. MIB3 is one giant leap for mankind because Josh Brolin shows up to play the younger Agent K. And he just nails the feat, triumphantly creating a riff on/homage to the Tommy Lee Jones-ness of K that goes much deeper (and funnier) than a simple imitation of drawl and speech patterns.
  14. The movie is a gently overstuffed cinematic piñata, crammed with tall tales -- with giants and circuses and fairy-tale woods, plus a huge squirmy catfish, all served up with a literal matter-of-fact fancy that is very pleasing.
  15. Hardy, speaking in low, flat, almost musically macho tones, has the bruiser charisma of a caveman Kevin Costner. It's not the money he's clinging to - it's the freedom.
  16. It's usually a good idea to avoid anything billed as ''a fable,'' but The Legend of 1900 offers almost enough merits to warrant an exception
  17. At times, the movie smacks of a standard-issue Hollywood chick flick, especially in the obligatory scene where the women bond by singing and dancing in a kitchen (to Doris Day's ''Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps'').
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The mission is an impressive coup for NASA - these scientists are smart! - but it doesn't quite slam-dunk as a fully satisfying IMAX experience.
  18. The film—skillfully helmed by Brent Hodge and Derik Murray and featuring talking-head testimonials from family members, friends, and costars such as Mike Myers and Bob Odenkirk—heralds "Tommy Boy" as definitive and notes how winning a romantic lead Farley is in "Coneheads".
  19. First Snow is essentially a short story with a metaphysical twist, but Pearce puts his fears more up front than any actor I can think of.
  20. Speaking of young men, newcomer Taron Egerton, playing Harry’s protégé, delivers a star-making performance flush with the kind of charm and unexpected gravitas that no amount of flashy filmmaking can fake.
  21. I'm holding the filmmaker responsible for getting us all back again - to feelings of excitement and delight. Vital as they are, Gollum and Bilbo can only do so much to keep us enchanted. Is Jackson able to sustain the magic in two more installments? I peer into Tolkien's Misty Mountains and embrace the journey.
  22. I love the princess squad.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Lewis, in particular, is a charmer; it's a loss that she never became an A-lister. And Jackson is, as always, earnestness itself. The movie would be a quality guilty-gloopy pleasure if it weren't so deadly overlong.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The story, which follows two kids who try to save their burg from blackouts, isn't well-executed, losing itself to unclear mythology and sci-fi gibberish.
  23. Undisputed is a shrewd and splendidly volatile B movie structured around a highly original gambit of suspense.
  24. This is all grimy, guy on guy fun, right down to the fevered, bad English dialogue.
  25. A lively, disposable hybrid of the sincere and the synthetic.
  26. May
    Though ultimately too waterlogged with student-film self-seriousness to revel fully in its low-rent joie de cleaver -- nevertheless taps into a furious atavistic energy that reflects well on the filmmaker and his fully committed cast.

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