Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,423 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 Love Is Strange
Lowest review score: 0 Paris 36
Score distribution:
5,423 movie reviews
  1. Samba finds a much stronger rhythm when it stops contriving and simply shines a light on the joy and pain (and musical interludes) of lives lived in the margins.
  2. A marvelously designed piece of cartoon kinetics.
  3. White Squall is lovely to look at, but frustrating to behold.
  4. It's the rare portrait of a happy marriage that is honest about the complex currents of desire, and the drama is beautifully played by Bale, who gawks with soulful sweetness, and Watson, who does her most piercing work since "Breaking the Waves."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Director Zack Snyder (300) has crafted the rare 3-D eyegasm that's worth the premium ticket price.
  5. A deliriously, defiantly unfocused headrush, Stick It is primarily an exercise in exercise.
  6. More a sampling of previous crowd-pleasers...than a fashion statement all its own.
  7. In their own precisely posed ways, the drenched players in The Heart of Me are as compelling as those in any less decorum-bound love triangle.
  8. When a brilliant fish wriggles by, even a less than ardent anime viewer will want to freeze the frame and gape.
  9. Not to be confused with a dramatization of Kate Chopin's great 1899 proto-feminist novel, this by-the-numbers British ghost story, set just after WWI, devotes a lot of energy to set decoration.
  10. Wilson has a scene near the end with Marley that's the most wrenchingly tender acting of his career.
  11. But now we're a lot more accustomed to seeing movie characters mold their destiny through special effects, and since Peirce films the climax in a rather depersonalized, shoot-the-works way, Carrie comes close to seeming like an especially alienated member of the X-Men team. She blows stuff up real good, in a way that would make the devil — or Bruce Willis — proud.
  12. Watching Bounce, you look at him (Affleck) and believe how much he's got at stake, and you look at Paltrow and know why.
  13. Charlie's Angels is finally Cameron Diaz's movie. Her Natalie has a heart as insecure as her body is smokin'.
  14. Lost Highway has scattered moments of Lynch's poetry, but the film's ultimate shock is that it isn't shocking at all.
  15. While the film has an undeniably sexy glow, it’s too earnest and sappy by half. Fortunately, Frank Langella and Glenn Close drop by as Brian’s disapproving parents.
  16. Skip it, and you'll be depriving yourself of one of the summer's most satisfyingly stupid pleasures.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    It's silly, at times laughable, sure, but Jaa has a reckless, bone-cracking grace that transcends the film's triviality.
  17. A genial story of friendship among three young African-American men that gets far on charm even when the cinema technique falters and stalls.
  18. Could have used more of the shimmering elegance of the Day-Hudson comedies. Those movies had a true sparkle. This one's a likable piece of costume jewelry.
  19. Emotional presence and a sophisticated understanding of commitment-phobia (as something other than a comedic punchline or an excuse for sex scenes) distinguishes this intense, contained drama, as does the unforced, sensual, and sensitive cinematography of Uta Briesewitz.
  20. Jaglom's scruffy style doesn't carry it through. He puts enough toxic insincerity on screen to singe, though.
  21. The dialogue has a perky synthetic sheen, and with the exception of Diaz, Meyers brings out the best in her actors.
  22. Del Toro lays on the operatic head-trip gore, but his heavy-handed embrace of the ''Blade'' mythology allows Wesley Snipes to give more of a performance than he did in the first film.
  23. It's made with deftly unsettling genre flair.
  24. Squeezes fresh laughs out of what is, in essence, a rather startlingly post-Freudian, nature-trumps-nurture view of child development.
  25. Frost is a likable bloke with a deft physical grace to match his rat-a-tat one-liners. But all the sequins and silk shirts in the world can’t disguise the film’s too-familiar formula.
  26. Best part: Colorful Croatian-Danish actor Zlatko Buri´ reprises his role as the jovially menacing foreign heavy out to collect his dough.
  27. In this slapdash production directed by Mel Smith ("The Tall Guy" but also, alas, "Radioland Murders"), written by Richard Curtis ("Four Weddings") and Robin Driscoll, there's just enough unrepentant self-centeredness missing to take the hilariously brutish edge off Bean's game for those who know him.
  28. An animated fairy tale made with simple, elegant conviction.

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