Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,467 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 The Hottest State
Score distribution:
5,467 movie reviews
  1. 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.
  2. I've seen far worse thrillers than A Perfect Murder, but the movie is ultimately more competent than pleasurable.
  3. The Stoning of Soraya M.'s drawn-out torture sequence is harrowing and lurid.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The child actors are all charming and refreshingly un-child-actory, and Martin Sheen is good as gruff, hard-drinking priest.
  4. 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.
  5. Redgrave shimmers like one of Tuscany's magnificent cypress trees as an Englishwoman searching for Lorenzo (Nero).
  6. If Lottery Ticket had as much conviction as laughs, it could have hit the jackpot.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. At times, Now You See Me suggests Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige" made with a throwaway wink.
  11. Ritter, who's like the young Ethan Hawke on a bender of violence, is an actor to watch.
  12. A classy romantic cocktail distinguished by its tart yet breezy bite.
  13. This is what a videogame movie looks like now.
  14. While there are some scares along the way, Stewart foolishly gives away the whole kit and caboodle plot-wise with an opening quotation from Arthur C. Clarke.
  15. You may roll your eyes a bit at the glib, transparent, indie-grunge romanticism.
  16. The new Alfie is so irresistible that he hardly requires contempt. Without it, the movie is little more than a feature-length roll in the hay.
  17. I don't know that Where the Money Is would work at all were it not for what we, the audience, bring into the theater.
  18. Allen's latest, Cassandra's Dream, is one of his debonair ''small'' entertainments, the closest that he has come to doing a tidy, no-frills, down-and-dirty genre thriller.
  19. Seth Green is uproarious as an Amish farmer who speaks in sentences so passive-aggressive, they're like tiny slaps.
  20. This latest market-savvy bit of circuit preaching is less cartoonish than Perry's previous big-tent revival meetings.
  21. The movie pretends to warn against such shallowness -- but flaunts its arousal at how exciting such a controllable world is for those with access to the software.
  22. The movie IS a provocation, but not a glib or ideologically myopic one.
  23. The leisure-time viewer will say, ''Hey, this is sort of like "Casablanca," so why play it again?''
  24. God forgive me, but I enjoyed the nerve-racking silliness of this newest, loudest exercise in destruction.
  25. The Reckoning, with a script by Mark Mills, demands close attention; it's a play of words and ideas crowding for consideration.
  26. West is a talented director and knows how to build suspense. But here’s a case where the truth wasn’t only stranger than his fiction, it was scarier, too.
  27. The sequel, more successfully (if less innocently), injects you into a luminous technological wonderland and asks you to be happy with the ride.

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