Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,466 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 The Return
Lowest review score: 0 Bigger Than the Sky
Score distribution:
5,466 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Atrocious sequel.
  1. Chatwin comes off as prickly and annoyed -- they should have called this "Perturbia."
  2. This garbled American remake of Takashi Miike's already staticky 2004 exercise in J-horror is a wrong number.
  3. 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.
  4. Another racial cartoon buddy movie that eagerly flogs its best laugh -- indeed, its only laugh -- in the trailer.
  5. 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]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  6. Lowest-common-denominator humor.
  7. 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.
  8. Lake and Fraser never come close to believability as a romantic couple. There's more chemistry going on in a grain of salt.
  9. This is a deeply unpleasant movie masquerading as a heartfelt social commentary on life in these United States.
  10. Viewers' own evenings, meanwhile, will likely be ruined by unimaginative direction, inane dialogue, and Schaech's passing resemblance to Forrest Gump.
  11. A far-below-par thriller that desperately wishes it were a different movie - a longing it shares with the audience.
  12. 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.
  13. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 does all it was created to do: exist.
  14. It's one of those stultifying aftermath-of-
a-car-crash movies.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. It's doubtful that even a real actress could have triumphed over the rusty tinsel of Glitter, a hapless, retro-'80s ''Star Is Born.''
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Starts out as a neo-Pygmalion comedy, but the film is slow, earnest, and rhythmless.
  21. The thin story has been stretched like Silly Putty to feature-film length and the result is utterly see-through in its sledgehammer moralizing.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Stops time, all right -- it stretches 94 minutes into something that begins to feel like infinity.
  25. An awful, stillborn comedy assembled out of rusty spare parts from secret agent movies and run-of-the-mill ''Saturday Night Live'' skits.
  26. It's a toss-up as to what's the worse sin in this graceless piece of tragedy porn.
  27. 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.''

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