Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,012 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 4.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Iraq in Fragments
Lowest review score: 0 I Know Who Killed Me
Score distribution:
5,012 movie reviews
  1. As bumbling and mindless, as naively misconceived, as that clapping-through-tears moniker.
  2. In every way dreadful.
  3. A black comedy in the form of vicarious serial punishment.
  4. Far be it from me to dismiss a man's effort (Uwe Boll) in a sentence, but the film on your teeth after a three-day drunk possesses more cinematic value.
  5. Parts of the film play like the world's slowest and most insensitive reality show (Who Wants to Be an Octogenarian?).
  6. A huge pile of horsefeathers is being peddled as fairy dust in Bigger Than the Sky.
  7. The movie has no wit, no charm, no cleverness, no traction. Simply put, it is no fun.
  8. What sin did Heather Locklear commit to deserve her role in The Perfect Man?
  9. On the level of a no-budget student film in which the shots barely match up into sequences. It's about as much fun as watching blood dry.
  10. Stupefyingly tedious and annoying.
  11. The real problem is the movie itself. The plot, with its interlocking contrivances, is like a machine that keeps trapping the actors in its gears. Since they aren't allowed to relate to each other on a simple human level, the spangly back-and-forth chemistry on which a romantic comedy depends is nowhere in sight.
  12. So perfect in its awfulness, it makes one seriously consider a theory of unintelligent design.
  13. The Libertine is such a torturous mess that it winds up doing something I hadn't thought possible: It renders Johnny Depp charmless.
  14. Carrey suggests an escaped mental patient impersonating a game-show host-and, what's worse, his hyperbolically obnoxious shtick is the whole damned show.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
  15. Manderlay is turgid and hollow.
  16. A fractious fiasco: whiplash camera movement set to raging blasts of death metal, a story so incoherent it made me wish I was watching, instead, the collected outtakes from Van Helsing.
  17. An animated movie designed with very young children in mind. And very young children should be very angry about that. Where is it written that 4-year-olds don't deserve a good story, decent characters, and a modicum of coherence?
  18. As the killer, who plucks out his victims' eyeballs, Kane, the seven-foot bald WWE wrestler who's like a modern Tor Johnson, is so inept he's more cuddly than terrifying.
  19. It doesn't take long to figure out that Shadowboxer 's Helen Mirren, as a cancer-ridden hitwoman, and Cuba Gooding Jr., as her doting stepson, are the most unconvincing team of hired assassins in movie history.
  20. Dour, absurdist, gruesomely awful.
  21. Fragmentation can be an artful method; it can also be the last refuge for someone who scarcely knows how to make a film. In the no-budget fantasia Wild Tigers I Have Known, the fragments are like a borrowed collage of gay coming-of-age tropes.
  22. Combines hugs and ''pain'' and dialogue so fakey-cute it makes your ears hurt.
  23. Cowgirls, a flaky-surreal adaptation of Tom Robbins' 1976 feminist hipster road novel, finds the director of "Drugstore Cowboy" and "My Own Private Idaho" lost in the ozone of his own private whimsies.
  24. Being Human doesn't seem to be about anything: Its five astonishingly limp parables might have been spun by a depressed Aesop who forgot to take his Prozac.
  25. A grisly piece of torture porn.
  26. Whatever you're imagining -- self-serving self-awareness; unedited hipster mopes; yammering dear-diary script -- The Hottest State, Ethan Hawke's bathetic tale of a good-looking young actor's first heartbreak, is far worse.
  27. A joke of a title in search of a movie with a single good joke.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    Can we finally just admit that Dane Cook isn't funny? In a comedy so lame its plot could've been swiped from a Bazooka Joe wrapper.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    Probably the worst movie that's sludged across my professional eyeballs -- worse than "Daddy Day Camp," "Baby Geniuses 2," and "BloodRayne."

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