Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,467 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 Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Lowest review score: 0 The Hottest State
Score distribution:
5,467 movie reviews
  1. An aggressively inept demon-seed chiller starring a bunch of grown-ups who should've known better.
  2. Ultraviolet, warns someone, ''Don't overthink it.'' Sage advice for anyone masochistic enough to watch this pile of poorly pixelated vampire poo.
    • 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.
  3. The movie, a shoddy mess, is a bargain-basement rip-off of ''Ronin."
  4. An appalling, jaw-dropping movie that will cause serious nightmares.
    • 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Wes Craven's first new movie in five years is a brainless, joyless, and yes, you might even say, soulless teen slasher.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    Cobbled-together teenybopper tripe.
  7. Each actor appears to have received the script to a different movie, while Allen adds his own directorial touch of sexual vulgarity.
  8. 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.
  9. The Punisher is a moronically inept and tedious piece of death-wish trash.
  10. The audience may have bought the act in "Napoleon Dynamite." But this time, the act bombs.
  11. While it's rarely scary, the film is often gory.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    Stuffed with stock characters -- the vain prince, the critter sidekicks -- who adamantly stay stock.
  12. 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.
  13. 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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  14. The result is a dead pile of information in search of a movie.
  15. The Zodiac has been made with the dunderheaded flatness of bad '70s TV.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. It will come as no surprise that the movie isn't scary. But here's the real damn: It isn't funny, either.
  22. 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.
    • 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.
  23. 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.
  24. There's something about Holly: She's the most ridiculous, irritating, two-dimensional rom-com heroine since...Katherine Heigl's last rom-com.
  25. With jokes this lame you won't have to worry as much about your children getting any bad ideas.

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