Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,335 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 Boogie Nights
Lowest review score: 0 Vulgar
Score distribution:
5,335 movie reviews
  1. It has a chillingly matter-of-fact cynicism that is very au courant.
  2. Adam Scott has a controlled, almost overly impeccable charisma. Handsome, with small precise facial features, he has a witty, hiply downcast delivery that, on screen, can make him seem like a unit unto himself.
  3. The dialogue veers into digressions about ADHD, the cruddiness of mainstream dog food, and much else. That these asides prove more fun than the central action is what gives Hit & Run its flavor: tasty at times, even if the film evaporates as you watch it.
  4. If nothing else, Shaft is spicy fast food.
  5. The cast is a pitch-perfect assemblage of pretty young things, but James Van Der Beek, as a slit-eyed dorm stud, proves that he can be an actor of cruel force.
  6. The premise would make for a great Funny or Die video, but stretched out to feature length, it runs out of ideas pretty quickly. Still, Plaza is terrific. She commits so fully to her rabid, Romero-esque alter ego, she chews the movie up.
  7. The movie settles into a mode of nice, sweet, safe, and -- sorry, I have to say it -- slightly dull family fun.
  8. Passionate and saucy comedy.
  9. It says a lot for Joel Schumacher's Flawless that you can see the picture's high-concept heart a mile away and still be won over by it.
  10. It understands, in a way that speaks forcefully enough about the mechanisms of poverty to transcend the rather simplistic filmmaking.
  11. The premise of the short-story-size comic thriller Don McKay is as thin and crumbly as a corn chip.
  12. The mad genius of this cheerily bonkers feature is the integration of a documentary-style safari into an outlandish fiction involving a fancy-pants CIA pursuit of a downed spy satellite, and a shotgun-wielding outback widow.
  13. Face becomes a study of the immigrant embrace of freedom in America - a bridge built over time and generations.
  14. Will Miss Perfect fall for the Leader of the Pack? It helps that he's played by Thomas McDonell, who's not only a dead ringer for the young Johnny Depp but also has a comparable charisma.
  15. Last Night is on to something fascinating. It meditates on the meaning of adultery: the purposes it serves, beyond sex.
  16. The Guilt Trip is not about Rogen, bubbeleh. Streisand is her own once-in-a-lifetime trip, looking gawjuss with that divine voice and those killer fingernails, and the sight of the lady scarfing down four pounds of beef at a Texas steak joint is one a Streisand lover can now cross off her bucket list.
  17. The troubles are broad, the plot twists giant, and the performances cheery in this carol to ethnic pride in Chicago's traditionally Latino Humboldt Park.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For a while, angry young Stevo (Lillard) turns his quest for total anarchy into a grungy, giddy, randomly violent rave. Then reality creeps up and, well, it bites.
  18. I've seen far worse thrillers than A Perfect Murder, but the movie is ultimately more competent than pleasurable.
  19. The Stoning of Soraya M.'s drawn-out torture sequence is harrowing and lurid.
  20. Perhaps the best thing about the film is that it doesn't let those other players in the political process off the hook: the voters.
  21. Redgrave shimmers like one of Tuscany's magnificent cypress trees as an Englishwoman searching for Lorenzo (Nero).
  22. If Lottery Ticket had as much conviction as laughs, it could have hit the jackpot.
  23. Devious and inspired enough to juice you past any weak spots. Thou shalt be amused.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    In a sequel that features the original's Channing Tatum only in cameo, a Baltimore teen (Briana Evigan, very winning) enrolls at an arts academy, leaving her street-dancing pals behind. So far, ho hum. But when she decides to form a new crew with her classmates, Step Up 2 the Streets improves considerably -- and it doesn't skimp on cool pretzel moves.
  24. From what we can tell, Brown was a dancer, all right, in life as well as on the field -- a dancer with a powerful forearm, one that Lee covers in protective padding.
  25. It's a buoyant, old-wave disaster pic for a generation of well-conditioned thrill seekers charmed by the revelation that Richard Dreyfuss really is the Red Buttons of our day.
  26. At times, Now You See Me suggests Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige" made with a throwaway wink.
  27. Ritter, who's like the young Ethan Hawke on a bender of violence, is an actor to watch.
  28. A classy romantic cocktail distinguished by its tart yet breezy bite.

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