Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,141 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 The Century of the Self
Lowest review score: 0 Best Laid Plans
Score distribution:
5,141 movie reviews
  1. With stars like Steve Buscemi and Sarah Silverman and big-fish producers such as Spike Lee and Stanley Tucci on board, you'd think this indie would offer some glimmer of wit or originality. Think again.
  2. It's a toss-up as to what's the worse sin in this graceless piece of tragedy porn.
  3. An aggressively inept demon-seed chiller starring a bunch of grown-ups who should've known better.
  4. There's something about Holly: She's the most ridiculous, irritating, two-dimensional rom-com heroine since...Katherine Heigl's last rom-com.
  5. Wes Craven's first new movie in five years is a brainless, joyless, and yes, you might even say, soulless teen slasher.
  6. Witless, insultingly derivative, muddy-looking, and edited in the hammering epileptic style that marks so many films produced, as this one is, by Michael Bay.
  7. Spectacularly poor judgment in everything from acting to costuming (Olsen's Harajuku-troll get-up is scarier than her curse) puts Beastly right on the cusp of the so-bad-it's-good Hall of Shame.
  8. Under the direction of Entourage's Mark Mylod, the movie not only makes cheap sex jokes but looks skanky, too. Lighting, camerawork, and editing are all a slapdash mess, one that further hinders the actors trying their best to get through this failed hookup of a comedy.
  9. In theory, A Thousand Words should draw on its star's abilities as a physical comedian, but Murphy, miming his order for a triple latte at Starbucks, comes off like Charlie Chaplin on crystal meth; he's strenuously unfunny to watch.
  10. Terminal colon cancer has never looked more fetching than in the critically ill romantic-disease comedy A Little Bit of Heaven.
  11. An appreciation that the pain is personal doesn't compensate for the picture's self-absorbed need to alienate.
  12. With more telegraphed scares than Samuel Morse on Halloween, it still might give you a restless night, but only because you fell asleep in the theater.
  13. 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.
  14. With jokes this lame you won't have to worry as much about your children getting any bad ideas.
  15. You will still be astonished by how flat-out awful it is.
  16. The jokes are flaccid, the acting is stiff, and the whole idea is such a boner, you have to wonder if the writer was missing another critical organ when he came up with it.
  17. Abysmally stupid drama.
  18. I didn't think Matthew Perry could find a romantic comedy more inert or inane than the 1997 fiasco ''Fools Rush In.''
  19. This may be the first talking-animal movie in which the critter hero seems to have been body-snatched by a commentator from C-SPAN.
  20. A half hour in and still, the plot, tone, and setting are incomprehensible.
  21. The trouble with Whipped isn't that its characters are dirty mouthed horndog jerks -- it's that they're phony dirty mouthed horndog jerks.
  22. There is not one honest moment, not ONE, in Hanging Up.
  23. Rancid, misogynist comedy.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 0 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Debased swill.
  24. As an actor, Raymond is whiny and annoying, but not nearly so much as the film.
  25. Just... bad. As in BAD bad.
  26. Even Snow Day's winter wonderland looks fake.
  27. Viewers will never be molly-fied by this tripe.
  28. An inept low-budget thriller.
  29. The film isn't just bad; it's a barely coherent, inert mess -- a heart-tugger for voidoids.

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