Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,248 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: 66
Highest review score: 100 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lowest review score: 0 88 Minutes
Score distribution:
5,248 movie reviews
  1. Benigni's Pinocchio is meant to be adorable, but he comes off as less an enchanted puppet than as a harmlessly deranged middle-aged man prancing about in the kind of froufrou cream-colored pantsuit that Dinah Shore retired to her back closet in 1977.
  2. This ill-fitting movie was mail-ordered from an out-of-date catalog of teen-com stereotypes.
  3. After enduring only a few minutes of this shrill debacle, you'll feel more trapped in the theater than Jimmy is by his bubble.
  4. To dismiss this movie for being ''offensive'' would be to offer it high praise.
  5. To properly convey the jaw-dropping shoddiness of this videogame-based ''horror'' ''movie,'' one must approach what scientists call Absolute Stupid, a state previously thought to exist only under highly controlled laboratory conditions or at the highest levels of government.
  6. Ryan radiates neither desire nor terror. She's freeze-dried in a world of lifelessly abstract feminine fear, and so is the movie.
  7. Aims for dark farce but ends up playing more like Weekend at Bernie's Part VIII. [25 Apr 1997, p. 50]
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  8. Oooh, this is toxic.
  9. The film treats its audience like fidgety junior-high schoolers, piling on the sub-Koyaanisqatsi cityscapes and cheesy episodes with Marlee Matlin as a lonely photographer, plus bouncy cartoons of human cells who look as if they'd be happier chasing stains in bathroom-cleanser commercials.
  10. Yes, it's all a harmless lark. Which is why the only thing that could redeem this sour patch of candy-coated crud would be a final shot of Earth exploding.
  11. She Hate Me manages to be at once racist, homophobic, utterly fake, and unbearably tedious. This time, it's Spike Lee who's doing the bamboozling.
  12. There are no survivors here.
  13. Top-heavy with whimsy, so muddled it makes Mission: Impossible look like a model of narrative cohesion, The Saint is the apo-theosis of the new incoherence, with the cliches of espionage and action thrillers jammed together like bumper cars.
  14. As bumbling and mindless, as naively misconceived, as that clapping-through-tears moniker.
  15. In every way dreadful.
  16. A black comedy in the form of vicarious serial punishment.
  17. 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.
  18. Parts of the film play like the world's slowest and most insensitive reality show (Who Wants to Be an Octogenarian?).
  19. A huge pile of horsefeathers is being peddled as fairy dust in Bigger Than the Sky.
  20. The movie has no wit, no charm, no cleverness, no traction. Simply put, it is no fun.
  21. What sin did Heather Locklear commit to deserve her role in The Perfect Man?
  22. 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.
  23. Stupefyingly tedious and annoying.
  24. 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.
  25. So perfect in its awfulness, it makes one seriously consider a theory of unintelligent design.
  26. The Libertine is such a torturous mess that it winds up doing something I hadn't thought possible: It renders Johnny Depp charmless.
  27. 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
    Ghastly-bad.
  28. Manderlay is turgid and hollow.
  29. 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.

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