Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,145 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: 65
Highest review score: 100 Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
Lowest review score: 0 Molly
Score distribution:
5,145 movie reviews
  1. A failing-grade comedy about the wishful triumph of high school dorks over high school bullies.
  2. Simon Pegg has what it takes, but he's saddled himself with a script (co-written by Pegg and Michael Ian Black) that Adam Sandler wouldn't have pulled out of his bottom drawer.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Even a hilarious turn by Kristen Wiig as the owner of a doughnut company can't save this clichéd, meandering story from playing like "American Beauty" lite.
  3. Viewers' own evenings, meanwhile, will likely be ruined by unimaginative direction, inane dialogue, and Schaech's passing resemblance to Forrest Gump.
  4. This kingdom really should be forbidden.
  5. Regardless of your personal views, Expelled's heavy-handed bias (a visit to Darwin's home gets the same eerie music as a tour of Dachau) is exasperating.
  6. Everything is wrong pretty much from the start of this misbegotten adventure.
  7. None of the faux icons comes close to being a character. Instead, they are contrasted with a group of nuns who skydive without parachutes. Could this possibly be a metaphor for Korine's filmmaking? It certainly goes splat.
  8. It's like "Schindler's List" crossed with "The Sound of Music," and Roger Spottiswoode directs it in a stiff, lifeless, utterly dated style of international squareness.
  9. While candy-colored graphics should dazzle kids, Space Chimps has little draw for audiences spoiled by the Pixar-given knowledge that CGI can entertain -- and not just stupefy -- moviegoers of any age.
  10. It's not much fun to see these two reduced to "Mad TV" parodies of themselves.
  11. It's just a grindingly inert death-wish thriller.
  12. While George Lopez, Cheech Marin, and Paul Rodriguez are funny men, it's amazing how boring these Latin-shtick cutups can be when none of them gets a single good line.
  13. Randall Miller (Bottle Shock), appears to be trying to cross a bad Elmore Leonard thriller with a bad indie-festival family-angst comedy. He gives us the worst of both worlds.
  14. An unintentionally ludicrous drama of repentance.
  15. It's a dispirited, galumphing mess.
  16. It all makes you want to see a Bollywood movie, all right -- a good one.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    This predictable film wouldn't be effective anywhere outside a DARE program.
  17. Writer-director-stars Zach Cregger and Trevor Moore, of the Whitest Kids U'Know, here prove the crassest, most maladroit moviemakers you know.
  18. A painfully miscast Parker nervously flips her hair and waves her hands, sitcom-style, as a do-gooding dean of students.
  19. A stillborn rendering of Michael Chabon's first novel.
  20. Don't go expecting an escapist night at the movies; go expecting to be cudgeled into numb, drooling submission.
  21. If the movie doesn't even care about its characters, then how can we?
  22. Isn't it time Steve Zahn grew up? Ever since the '90s, this walking quirk of an actor has pushed his dazed solipsistic zaniness (he's like Michael J. Fox’s hillbilly cousin), but he's 41 now, and it no longer looks cute on him.
  23. As the brutish Kable, Gerard Butler must find out who's pulling his strings, but it's the audience whose chain gets yanked by this headache-inducing techno-violent mishmash.
  24. No authentic emotion of any kind happens in this damp, Seattle-based romance, a fizzle for both stars.
  25. The result is a sub-"Saw" knockoff that manages to be brutal yet monotonous, not to mention monstrously unpleasant.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The tedious flick offers little more than a few scares, and plenty of boobs. And we're not just talking about the cast.
  26. The thinnest, draggiest, and most tediously preachy of the Saw films.
  27. A ponderous dystopian bummer that might be described as "The Road Warrior" without car chases, or "The Road" without humanity.

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