Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,337 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 Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Lowest review score: 0 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Score distribution:
5,337 movie reviews
  1. The movie is also visually magnificent - modestly so. Plus, it's half the length of "Avatar."
  2. The hero remains such an exhibitionistically cocky, walled-off jerk that Flannel Pajamas' glib conversational ''candor'' yields no mystery. And that's a problem in two hours of talk.
  3. A chintzy melodrama gussied up as hair-trigger combat ''reality,'' but there's no denying the vividness with which the French cowriter-director Elie Chouraqui has visualized the chaos of Croatia.
  4. Working with an explanatory script by Dean Georgaris, Reynolds is much more confident in scenes of realistic battle, or even muddy marketplace dailiness, than he is with scenes of desire.
  5. What's new and nutty, though, is the physical comedy of Jackie Chan as Fogg's manservant.
  6. Sure, Martin and Keaton squander their talents on this sentimental piffle, but it's hard to begrudge these two stars a couple of commercial hits. And oh, those adorable babies at the conclusion! The audience I saw Father of the Bride Part II with loved this big, corny, old-fashioned movie; as crowd-pleasers go, it's a shrewd one.
  7. The film is more than a little in love with the corruption it finds under the floorboards -- and that, of course, is perfectly dandy. I wouldn't trust a film noir that wasn't enthralled by decadence.
  8. Stalingrad is a 3-D epic that's one-dimensional.
  9. The filmmaker's got good taste -- and luck -- in casting.
  10. Gerwig is adorable, but that's both good and bad, as the movie can't stop cuing us to see that Lola's winsomeness will rescue her.
  11. Every instance of gleeful bad taste is timed and positioned for maximum, liberating laugh value.
  12. There's nothing nice about 30 Minutes or Less. It's got no redeeming social value. It just ticks away, exploding all notions of where you think it's going to go. It blew me sideways.
  13. A denouement more textbook than thrilling stalls some of the movie's power. But the early chills are potent, intense.
  14. It may seem harmless, to some, that our movies have never entirely abandoned the land of Poitier-ville, but as Hart's War demonstrates, it's an insult that they haven't.
  15. I rather like the whole mystic- crystal-revelations aspect of K-PAX, and the idea that even a psychiatrist of Jeff Bridges' handsome, American substantiality is open to notions of cosmic improbability.
  16. A traditionally dressed, old-fashioned drama, starring Kevin Kline in the Robin Williams role -- is as much about the moral development of the adult as about his boys'. More so, maybe.
  17. Like its two predecessors, Scary Movie 3 is a hit-or-miss affair, but the gags that connect really connect.
  18. In the end, the most impressive performance may be Spike Lee's. He uses skill without gimmickry, flash without fuss, to tap the mesmerizing soul of this pulp.
  19. So jaunty, so limber, and so visually self-assured that art peeks through where crap has traditionally made its home.
  20. The movie is a footnote as well, a minor reference back to the days when people yearned for a cinema that was serious and erotic at the same time.
  21. Funny? Yes, but in its slapdash way, it sounds nuttier than it plays.
  22. Aniston works so hard to avoid sentimentality that it's disappointing when it creeps into the film. Director Daniel Barnz casts everything in a blue-yellow light that oversells the melancholy mood.
  23. What makes the film more than just a dusty Grisham retread is that the case (as compelling as it is) is merely the backdrop for a more emotionally engaging story about fathers and sons played, like a duet, by two virtuoso actors who give the film not only all they have but probably more than it requires.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    As pleasantly plastic as its retro-chic sets.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Let's face it: Chick power was never this yummy.
  24. Yet here, as before, part of the movie's perversely cheeky design is that it throws away its own cleverness.
  25. The fact that Ed's life has been channeled into entertainment never achieves much tension or comic zest. That's because Howard thinks in cookie-cutter ''situations'' to begin with.
  26. Admit it: It's not every horror film that can make you feel preached at and slimed at the same time.
  27. Woodley, through the delicate power of her acting, does something compelling: She shows you what a prickly, fearful, yet daring personality looks like when it's nestled deep within the kind of modest, bookish girl who shouldn't even like gym class.
  28. After a while, you truly start to see the formula gears churning, but given that, it helps to have an actress like Mary Steenburgen, who at 60 still possesses an amazing glow, as well as a snappier comic timing than ever.

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