Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,171 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 Nurse Betty
Lowest review score: 0 Light It Up
Score distribution:
5,171 movie reviews
  1. The Punisher is a moronically inept and tedious piece of death-wish trash.
  2. Becomes yet another lame sports farce.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    In Resident Evil: Apocalypse, the undead are back to stumbling in the dark, sometimes even in blurry slo-mo, making the many packs of them about as terrifying as the mobs waiting for Matt and Katie outside the "Today" studio.
  3. The cast itself is weirdly overqualified.
  4. Nothing in Imaginary Heroes rings true, least of all a plot that lightly combines domestic abuse, adulterous pregnancy, teen bisexuality, job abandonment, and a possible case of Mysterious Movie Disease. These are not ordinary people. Or real ones.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    Even Christians hip to TBN preachers' peculiar eschatology may be baffled by the incoherent wrap-up, which provides the stingiest Second Coming since the third ''Omen ''movie.
  5. A Scottish weepie of such bathos and balderdash that it deserves a drinking game in its rotten honor.
  6. The movie wants so badly to be mentioned in the same breath as "Heathers" or "Election" that it's not even funny. Really, I mean it, this charred-black comedy is not even funny.
  7. The result is a dead pile of information in search of a movie.
  8. Fragmented and monotonous, without a semblance of the gymnastic cleverness that at least made the first Mortal Kombat film into watchable trash, Mortal Kombat Annihilation is as debased as movies come.
  9. Selma Blair, the one vibrant actress in a cast of colorless screamers (including Tom Welling from Smallville and Maggie Grace from Lost), takes Adrienne Barbeau's old role.
  10. All I know is that something has gone terribly, drum-beatingly wrong in Congo (Paramount, PG-13), and you can sense Jungle Trouble brewing from the git-go.
  11. Firewall is a witless entertainment, and a derivative one, too; it's everything listless about Hollywood in February, everything discardable about the genre in general.
  12. Ultraviolet, warns someone, ''Don't overthink it.'' Sage advice for anyone masochistic enough to watch this pile of poorly pixelated vampire poo.
  13. The Zodiac has been made with the dunderheaded flatness of bad '70s TV.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    Videogames are no longer brainless, so why are videogame movies so slow to evolve?
    • 17 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    It's not "Clueless," just clueless.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    Cobbled-together teenybopper tripe.
  14. 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.
  15. Shainberg reduces this most disturbing of all photographers to a portraitist of Halloween.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    A painful comedy that reduces the "Garden State" star to pratfalls while many comic A-teamers around him (including Paul Rudd and Amy Adams) play idiots.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    Stuffed with stock characters -- the vain prince, the critter sidekicks -- who adamantly stay stock.
  16. The gimmick in The Abandoned is that people battle their zombie doubles, whom they can't kill, since they'd be killing themselves. But the movie sinks so deep into deathly atmosphere that there's no life to it.
  17. Here's a sobering thought: If every war gets the comedy it deserves, could Delta Farce, a strenuously unfunny "Three Amigos" knockoff, be our M*A*S*H?
  18. Confined to just a few sets, the movie is like the pilot for a sitcom you never want to see. Yet Ephron seems to think she's making a feel-good holiday classic: She floods the soundtrack with old pop versions of Christmas standards, trying to render stale comedy appetizing by drenching it in syrup. [23 Dec 1994, p.50]
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  19. Angel-A shows how director Luc Besson can be French in a way that even the French might despise...Quel ick. And très tedious.
  20. An appalling, jaw-dropping movie that will cause serious nightmares.
  21. Too grim for kids and too dumb for grown-ups.
  22. Horror standbys like mangled corpses and stone-faced children pop up regularly, but sibling directors Charles and Thomas Guard haven't quite nailed the genre's rhythms.
  23. Don't be fooled by the low grade: This sequel-in-spirit to Jean-Claude Van Damme's 1994 dud doesn't even succeed in being memorably bad.

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