Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,826 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 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Alien (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Score distribution:
5826 movie reviews
  1. A creepy, humiliating ''comedy,'' playing to Bullock's worst instincts for demonstrating the lovability of women who don’t fit in.
  2. You don't walk into a movie like A Haunted House 2 expecting anything remotely scary or serious, but you don't expect to walk out feeling a terrible sense of dread, either.
  3. It's an utterly fake nostalgia piece -- stupid and pandering, a bad-boy teen flick that plays less like a loving look at the late '70s than a terrible movie from the late '70s.
  4. The only performer I enjoyed watching was Martin Short, who plays a bitch dandy music teacher with a smile so fake that the comedian seems to be acting with his gums.
  5. If you've been longing to see the worst family entertainment of 1966, A Dog of Flanders may be the movie for you.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    It's tempting to brand the film anti-Semitic, but it's so utterly pointless it lacks even that distinction.
  6. Hop
    It's "Alvin and the Chipmunks" with only one chipmunk, and (if possible) even less fun.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The plot twists fall about as weightily as the fake snow.
  7. The film squanders every opportunity (and international-coproduction cent) on by now imitative Nine Inch Nails-video-style visual Goth-goo, and, scarily, forgets to input a plot or script that makes any sense.
  8. What willful streak of perversity inspired Kevin Costner to take on this wacky tale of a letter carrier-turned-postapocalyptic hero?
  9. Whenever an actress takes on a gritty working-class role, the audience does a gut check of authenticity. Either the actress gets it, like Melissa Leo did in "Frozen River," or she doesn't, like Michelle Monaghan as the spoilin'-for-a-fight truck-driver heroine of the inert indie dud Trucker
  10. An immediately forgettable action pic directed with a blowtorch by Lee Tamahori.
  11. The audience gets the message (religious fanaticism: bad), but nothing we see is convincing on its own.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Movie is dopey. And with its emphasis on stupid violence, xylophone abs, and getting yourself on YouTube, it's yet another product that makes you feel bad about today's youth culture.
  12. The movie lacks even the misplaced fervor of obsession. It's lifeless kitsch.
  13. A sodden ''feminist'' vulgarization.
  14. It will have you groaning between yawns.
  15. It barely boasts enough funny material to fill four minutes.
  16. Processed comedy chop suey.
  17. No movie -- whether aimed at adults or kids or canines themselves -- has the right to be as tiresome and unoriginal as this action-comedy mutt.
  18. Unlike in ''Freaky Friday,'' no magic spells are involved. Nor is there any of ''Freaky'''s marvelous charm in this ungainly Manhattan fairy tale, directed by indulgent sentimentalist Boaz Yakin.
  19. A tuneless variation on the working girl-captivates-Mr. Big formula that has propelled fairy tales as old as Cinderella.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Even a hilarious turn by Kristen Wiig as the owner of a doughnut company can't save this clichéd, meandering story from playing like "American Beauty" lite.
  20. About as arousing as an icy shower.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Nearly laughless.
  21. A sodden drama of filial conflict that dares the audience to confuse the characters with the players. P.T. Barnum couldn't have come up with a better hook, but he would have rewarded his suckers with more ''On Golden Pond'' entertainment bang for their buck.
  22. Antal has assembled what may be the single most colorless group of mangy lowlifes I have ever seen.
  23. A bummer - slack rather than loose, tired rather than fun.
  24. Eventually, the senses jam and a mental lube job is in order.
  25. Would like to be a Halloween treat, but it's more like a nightmare of blandness.

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