Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,111 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: 65
Highest review score: 100 Exit Through the Gift Shop
Lowest review score: 0 Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Score distribution:
5,111 movie reviews
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Nearly laughless.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Twice as many accidental laughs as scares.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Get Lucy Liu better roles!
  1. A few more films like Tears of the Black Tiger, and kitsch will be on its way to having a bad name.
  2. Hannibal Rising reduces this great creature of the pop imagination to a Eurotrash Boy Scout throwing a homicidal snit fit.
  3. Murphy speaks in a breathy lisp, as if his mouth had been partially buttoned shut, and he doesn't give himself the nerd's traditional redeeming feature of a geeky, slide-rule intellect. Norbit, all frozen gawk, is just a very dim bulb.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Lake and Fraser never come close to believability as a romantic couple. There's more chemistry going on in a grain of salt.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Atrocious sequel.
  4. A crappy thriller gussied up with a chrome-plated veneer.
  5. Chatwin comes off as prickly and annoyed -- they should have called this "Perturbia."
  6. An immediately forgettable action pic directed with a blowtorch by Lee Tamahori.
  7. Vampire in Brooklyn is a horror comedy that mixes lame blood-pellet effects with lame gags, and it clunks along on a series of interchangeably deserted streets that manage to look dank and overlit at the same time.
  8. Last Action Hero makes such a strenuous show of winking at the audience (and itself) that it seems to be celebrating nothing so much as its own awfulness. In a sense, the movie's incipient commercial failure completes it aesthetically.
  9. The most irritating thing about Hoffa is that even after you've sat through Danny DeVito's turgid, meaninglessly sprawling account of the Teamster boss' rise and fall, you still won't have any idea who Jimmy Hoffa was.
  10. It's like a film-school thesis gone disastrously wrong.
  11. Inert dud of a hitmen-are-people-too comedy.
  12. Director Sean Ellis has a lovely eye, but he's set the film in his blind spot. Not only can't he distinguish between art and porn, savoring and wallowing, universal truths and exhausted clich├ęs -- he doesn't even seem interested in these distinctions.
  13. In a season of digital bombast, it can be a relief to walk into a stodgy life-of-the-great-man costume drama. Goya's Ghosts, before it turns into a messy, horse-drawn load, achieves a civilized stuffiness that gives off its own mild pleasure.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Filling in for Eddie Murphy in a septically humored kiddie sequel to "Daddy Day Care," Gooding gives a mug-job performance that consists mainly of reacting (again and again) to nasty smells.
  14. The audience gets the message (religious fanaticism: bad), but nothing we see is convincing on its own.
  15. The morality of revenge is barely at issue in a movie that pushes the plausibility of revenge right over a cliff.
  16. The film completely misses what should have been its real target -- the filming of Game of Death, a martial-arts campfest worthy of Edward D. Wood Jr.
  17. You can expect a lot of shredding and gurgling. 30 Days of Night is relentless, but it's also relentlessly one-note.
  18. The backstories keep piling up, with nods to "The Shining," "The Ring," and a dozen other gothic supernatural chillers, yet the result doesn't remotely scare you.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Based on a videogame, Hitman could be the year's dumbest movie.
  19. This garbled American remake of Takashi Miike's already staticky 2004 exercise in J-horror is a wrong number.
  20. Kate Hudson is as blah and dazed as her costar is cloyingly enthused. If it's possible to have too even a tan, Hudson in Fool's Gold would be the poster child for it.
  21. Neither grand enough to be impressive nor antic enough to be charming, the movie settles for bland and frantic, climaxing in a showdown among decadent pyramid builders. How bad are these guys? They're sadists...and, wink wink, sissies.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Movie is dopey. And with its emphasis on stupid violence, xylophone abs, and getting yourself on YouTube, it's yet another product that makes you feel bad about today's youth culture.
  22. A failing-grade comedy about the wishful triumph of high school dorks over high school bullies.

Top Trailers