Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,319 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 Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Lowest review score: 0 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Score distribution:
5,319 movie reviews
  1. A distasteful zeitgeist cocktail tracking the booze-fueled sexcapades of eight repellent L.A. singles.
  2. A very low grade romantic drama indeed, a love story with all the life and death intensity of a heat rash.
  3. Though it doesn't work as entertainment, this numbingly chipper rom-com (directed by Dermot Mulroney) might be of historical value someday as an A-to-Z guide to the genre's most overworked clichés.
  4. 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 clichés -- he doesn't even seem interested in these distinctions.
  5. You realize you're watching a snuff film, where the victim isn't just teen innocence but teen romance.
  6. Jason Lee seems to have been bitten by a vampire who sucked out all his prickly charisma. You see the promise of stardom dribbling through his fingers.
  7. It's just a grindingly inert death-wish thriller.
  8. So badly told that it ends up dissecting a corruption that exudes from nowhere but itself.
  9. 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.
  10. The mood is ruined by the bitchy 1990s stereotyping of the husband hunters.
  11. Stumbling adaptation of a Sam Shepard play about men, horses, chance, and lies.
  12. It's like a film-school thesis gone disastrously wrong.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Does a very thorough job of reducing every recognizable member of the cast to probable career lows.
  13. Torturously whimsical gumshoe caper.
  14. Aside from an unintentional homage to "Zoolander" that is so tone-deaf it'll make you guffaw, Annie goes out of its way to make viewing it a hard-knock life...for us.
  15. While it won't win any Oscars, Matthew Cooke's new documentary How To Make Money Selling Drugs may take the prize for being the shallowest and most glib film of the year.
  16. In the face of such junk, the idea that Fox would proudly put himself on a punishing regime of severe diet and exercise to get prisoner-skinny-yet-crazy-muscled for the job of make-believe is vanity at best, obscenity at worst.
  17. If, as Fincher has said, this movie is supposed to be funny, then the joke's on us.
  18. It all makes you want to see a Bollywood movie, all right -- a good one.
  19. Screenwriter Kevin Williamson (the Scream trilogy), having bottomed out in the horror genre, now dips below bottom (there isn't a line that has his knowing sweet-and-sour zing).
  20. When a Stranger Calls is ba-a-a-a-c-k, in frightless form, updated for the age of anytime minutes and caller ID.
  21. Sour, sadistic, and stale from sitting on the shelf since the pre-''XXX'' era -- an era I'm starting to miss.
  22. Silver City may be the mustiest political-conspiracy tale ever filmed; it's like "Chinatown" rewritten by Ralph Nader.
  23. It’s a comedy that’s so witless and unfunny and shoddily made it makes "The Hangover 2" look like "The Godfather 2."
  24. Tedious.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Atrocious sequel.
  25. Chatwin comes off as prickly and annoyed -- they should have called this "Perturbia."
  26. This garbled American remake of Takashi Miike's already staticky 2004 exercise in J-horror is a wrong number.
  27. Except for the relentless, jittery way that the film has been photographed, there's nothing of interest going on in it. It's all fractious guerrilla-newsreel "style" masquerading a void.
  28. Another racial cartoon buddy movie that eagerly flogs its best laugh -- indeed, its only laugh -- in the trailer.

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