Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,142 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 Winter's Bone
Lowest review score: 0 Old Dogs
Score distribution:
5,142 movie reviews
  1. 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.
  2. Nothing in John Carter really works, since everything in the movie has been done so many times before, and so much better.
  3. This inauthentic teen tale, with its cosmetically softened edges, serves neither the young people nor the Mendes fans for whom it might be intended.
  4. 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.
  5. The title Addicted to Fame hints that Giancola knows enough to count himself among the hooked. But the crappiness of this documentary about a crappy parody of a crappy B movie suggests that he hasn't kicked the habit.
  6. Somehow, it actually looks cheaper than "Paranormal Activity." It's less funny, too.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. You don't walk into a movie like A Haunted House 2 expecting anything remotely scary or serious, but you don't expect to walk out feeling a terrible sense of dread, either.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    A lumpy and laughless farce from writer-director Steven Brill (Drillbit Taylor, Little Nicky), a man who never told a joke he couldn't ruin.
  10. While it's rarely scary, the film is often gory.
  11. Maybe the worst thing that can happen is that every other movie at the multiplex will be sold out this weekend.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    By appearing in The Suburbans, a stunningly laugh-free comedy, (Jennifer Love Hewitt)'s already gotten her career-worst movie out of the way.
  12. Less a movie than a 93-minute Mountain Dew commercial.
  13. It will come as no surprise that the movie isn't scary. But here's the real damn: It isn't funny, either.
  14. The movie, a shoddy mess, is a bargain-basement rip-off of ''Ronin."
  15. The definition of aiming low is when the John Hughes film you're ripping off is ''Weird Science."
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  16. Stops time, all right -- it stretches 94 minutes into something that begins to feel like infinity.
  17. Darkness Falls is like something salvaged from Stephen King's wastebasket.
  18. An awful, stillborn comedy assembled out of rusty spare parts from secret agent movies and run-of-the-mill ''Saturday Night Live'' skits.
  19. A crude, silly supernatural thriller.
  20. The hilarious diminuendo of that title is such that the movie might as well have been called ''Wes Craven Presents: Not a Hell of a Lot.''
    • 26 Metascore
    • 16 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    It's nearly unwatchable, a farrago of confusing direction, stupid plot coincidences, and banal dialogue.
  21. Schaeffer's howler of a romantic comedy, which presents itself as a valentine to Clayburgh even as it keeps dreaming up fresh ways to humiliate her.
  22. It has that vintage Polish pace, their signature arch pomposity and rhythmless weirdness, only this time the brothers had to go and make a cosmic allegory of American dreams.
  23. The third helping of ''American Pie'' offers little more than crumbs. Half the franchise's core cast (including Mena Suvari, Chris Klein, and Tara Reid) chose to skip the big fat geek wedding.
  24. Serves up the sort of shrill ''satire'' of middle-class Jewish vulgarity in which the mere mention of words like ''brisket'' and ''klezmer'' is automatically presumed to be hilarious.
  25. To a character, every man in this faux-homey burg has been castrated! They're all impotent buffoons!
  26. The Punisher is a moronically inept and tedious piece of death-wish trash.
  27. Becomes yet another lame sports farce.

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