Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,828 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 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Grindhouse
Lowest review score: 0 Pinocchio
Score distribution:
5828 movie reviews
  1. The big climax isn't climactic, just hysterical and incoherent. Murphy, with her bug-eyed, love-me mugging, is simply too slight and gawky to play the Everygirl.
  2. This ''satire'' of triple-X raunch and ''Jerry Springer'' sleaze starts off at a pitch of preening dementia and just grows more hysterical from there.
  3. God-awful?Gooding screams out lines like ''I'm about to get in yo' ass like last year's underwear!''
  4. An action-choked dud in which even the closing outtakes barely deserve to be left on the cutting-room floor?
  5. 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.
  6. Don't go expecting an escapist night at the movies; go expecting to be cudgeled into numb, drooling submission.
  7. The movie, which strains to be hip in a faux-1985 beat-the-system way, takes such a light view of cheating that it has the ironic effect of rendering the heist that follows utterly innocuous.
  8. A few more films like Tears of the Black Tiger, and kitsch will be on its way to having a bad name.
  9. It's both exhausting and laughable in its eagerness to shock. That's the bad news. The worse news is that Volume II comes out next month.
  10. Director Stephen Herek (Mr. Holland's Opus) and screenwriter Tom Schulman (Dead Poets Society) offer no clues, no challenges, nothing to provoke the smallest bubble of curiosity in an audience that waits 40 minutes only to realize Oh, I get it, this isn't going to be Eddie Murphy Funny!
  11. The Wedding Ringer is such a crudely edited, slapdash affair it often forgets about the characters it has introduced — especially the women.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, it's impossible to tell from this confused mess (costarring Jakes as himself) what that message is.
  12. It's a tragedy, really: According to the hapless team who made the movie, Our Paige is a relatively interesting young liberal who knows her own mind before the accident and a rather tedious, girlish conservative who fusses about keeping her hair smooth afterwards.
  13. The steady drip-drip-drip of nothings like this are killing us all.
  14. Because the script, riddled with verbal ugliness by David Elliot and Paul Lovett, sends the movie to a series of arbitrary nowheres, the final showdown for the Mercer boys and their enemies is just as meaningless and sense-deadening.
  15. Might best be described as bereavement porn.
  16. Here’s a film that turns Michael Fassbender into a puppet, and oh, those strings hold him down.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Musketeer's fight scenes are underlit, overmiked, and appallingly edited, with none of the spacious grace that even routine Asian action flicks get right. Worse, the narrative scenes make less sense.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Astonishingly (and offensively), the witless ending comes down harder on the women than the cad.
  17. A glumly serious British mock rock doc: You could forgive the paucity of jokes if Brothers of the Head had anything to say, or if the '70s-vérité surface were remotely convincing.
  18. When Seagal's undercover FBI agent Sascha Petrosevitch waddles into the big house wearing a do-rag and a billowing blue jumpsuit, it's the funniest jailhouse-flick scene since Gene Wilder's white-boy strut in ''Stir Crazy.''
  19. 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.
  20. Has Brian De Palma finally lost his mind? Ever since "Carrie" (1976), his one true masterpiece, this director has evolved into a cinematic serial killer of common sense.
  21. As distressed as a comedy can be without qualifying as a snow emergency.
  22. Another depressingly empty action thriller.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Afterlife is slow-moving but relentless, and judging from a post-credits teaser that promises yet another sequel, it has an unquenchable appetite for your brain cells.
  23. It's a dispirited, galumphing mess.
  24. 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.
  25. Someone (Myers?) came up with the bright idea of turning the Cat in the Hat into the worst Vegas nightclub spritzer of 1958. He's become a furry version of Rip Taylor: a walking, talking vaudeville idiot box.
  26. If the movie doesn't even care about its characters, then how can we?

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