Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,010 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 4.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Boxing Gym
Lowest review score: 0 Old Dogs
Score distribution:
5,010 movie reviews
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Terminal colon cancer has never looked more fetching than in the critically ill romantic-disease comedy A Little Bit of Heaven.
  6. An appreciation that the pain is personal doesn't compensate for the picture's self-absorbed need to alienate.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. With jokes this lame you won't have to worry as much about your children getting any bad ideas.
  10. You will still be astonished by how flat-out awful it is.
  11. Abysmally stupid drama.
  12. I didn't think Matthew Perry could find a romantic comedy more inert or inane than the 1997 fiasco ''Fools Rush In.''
  13. 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.
  14. A half hour in and still, the plot, tone, and setting are incomprehensible.
  15. The trouble with Whipped isn't that its characters are dirty mouthed horndog jerks -- it's that they're phony dirty mouthed horndog jerks.
  16. There is not one honest moment, not ONE, in Hanging Up.
  17. Rancid, misogynist comedy.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 0 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Debased swill.
  18. As an actor, Raymond is whiny and annoying, but not nearly so much as the film.
  19. Just... bad. As in BAD bad.
  20. Even Snow Day's winter wonderland looks fake.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    Viewers will never be molly-fied by this tripe.
  21. An inept low-budget thriller.
  22. The film isn't just bad; it's a barely coherent, inert mess -- a heart-tugger for voidoids.
  23. Why would filmmakers with this much talent work this hard to thumb their noses at everything they put on screen?
  24. The comedy is nonexistent.
  25. This may be the only would-be blockbuster that's a sprawling, dissociated mess on purpose. It's a perverse landmark: the first postmodern Hollywood disaster.
  26. Poisonously smug, one-joke indie comedy.
  27. A movie so unhinged it practically dares you not to hate it.
  28. In one rotten production -- all involved have managed to create the most unlikable, man hating, woman hating, unfunny idiots since ''Whipped'' ended up on worst movie lists last year.

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