Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,268 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 4.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 This Is Not a Film
Lowest review score: 0 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Score distribution:
5,268 movie reviews
  1. The cruddy, shot-in-a-warehouse settings are especially depressing, since the computer-generated special effects seem to be taking place in another movie entirely (a far livelier one). [9 Jan 1998, p. 47]
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  2. Lowest-common-denominator humor.
  3. The movie is so littered with clichés of genre, as well as clichés of artifice in Reeves' pained performance, that any semblance of social reality goes foul.
  4. Lake and Fraser never come close to believability as a romantic couple. There's more chemistry going on in a grain of salt.
  5. This is a deeply unpleasant movie masquerading as a heartfelt social commentary on life in these United States.
  6. Viewers' own evenings, meanwhile, will likely be ruined by unimaginative direction, inane dialogue, and Schaech's passing resemblance to Forrest Gump.
  7. A far-below-par thriller that desperately wishes it were a different movie - a longing it shares with the audience.
  8. Just when you're sure that Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo can't get any less funny, the movie douses the trailer's best gag, as that prosthetic leg turns out to be attached to Deuce's true love.
  9. It's one of those stultifying aftermath-of-
a-car-crash movies.
  10. Don't let the Carl Hiaasen pedigree fool you: Hoot is an Afterschool Special too crummy to give a hoot about.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Get Lucy Liu better roles!
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The action involves lots of second-rate martial-arts choreography (made even less thrilling by the video's pan-and-scan job), while the psychological conflicts are filled with unconvincing angst.
    • 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.
  11. It's doubtful that even a real actress could have triumphed over the rusty tinsel of Glitter, a hapless, retro-'80s ''Star Is Born.''
  12. I wish I could say that the film is half as intriguing as it sounds, but A Woman, a Gun... lacks the Coen brothers' precision, their diabolical game-board cleverness. It's a remake in shaggy outline only.
  13. 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.
  14. Starts out as a neo-Pygmalion comedy, but the film is slow, earnest, and rhythmless.
  15. The mangy joke in the defiantly homemade documentary 95 Miles to Go is that Ray Romano on a business trip is no different from any other schmo, minus the autograph signing.
  16. Leaves you with the dismaying sensation that Levinson, who should probably be off making his own version of ''The Player,'' has instead crafted a comedy of self-loathing, burying himself in a movie that deserves to be Vapoorized.
  17. Stops time, all right -- it stretches 94 minutes into something that begins to feel like infinity.
  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. It's a toss-up as to what's the worse sin in this graceless piece of tragedy porn.
  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.''
    • 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.
  21. When you watch this failed horror thriller -- which has been under studio doctors' care for some two years, undergoing futile title changes and reshoots -- there's no respite from the odor of flop sweat stinking up the screen.
  22. This is the rare horror film so bad that you almost wish it had turned into a good old connect-the-gory-dots slasher movie. The only mystery at work is how Lawrence's agent ever let her sign on to this.
  23. Terminal colon cancer has never looked more fetching than in the critically ill romantic-disease comedy A Little Bit of Heaven.
  24. A Scottish weepie of such bathos and balderdash that it deserves a drinking game in its rotten honor.
  25. The definition of aiming low is when the John Hughes film you're ripping off is ''Weird Science."
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  26. Maybe the worst thing that can happen is that every other movie at the multiplex will be sold out this weekend.

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