Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,111 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: 65
Highest review score: 100 Boogie Nights
Lowest review score: 0 Pinocchio
Score distribution:
5,111 movie reviews
  1. Just a lumbering, poorly photographed piece of derivative sci-fi drivel, full of grunting extras scampering around in animal pelts and more dank, trash-strewn sets than I ever care to see again.
  2. Is less an end in itself than an excuse, a jumping off point for showy, contrived, borderline exploitation sequences that fail to tie together because they're not really there to do anything but sell themselves as money shot thrills.
  3. Allen is no more convincing than the writer-director, Chris Ver Wiel, who strings together faux-QT, faux-Elmore Leonard clichés like so many necklace beads and pretends that's the same thing as making a movie.
  4. 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.
  5. Jason Lee seems to have been bitten by a vampire who sucked out all his prickly charisma. You see the promise of stardom dribbling through his fingers.
  6. How appealing is Muniz, taking a break from ''Malcolm in the Middle,'' a day job he should by no means let go of?
  7. A desert of shrill juvenile jokes and clanging chase sequences.
  8. Eventually, the senses jam and a mental lube job is in order.
  9. It's no insult to Melville to say that he wrote, in effect, the original ''Dilbert.'' This movie, unfortunately, makes ''Dilbert'' look like Melville.
  10. Another depressingly empty action thriller.
  11. If any of these characters were half as resonant as Wenders appears to think they are, the film might have seemed charming instead of merely stranded.
  12. It doesn't help that most of the jokes (like a rip-off of ''There's Something About Mary'''s dog-in-the-crotch bit) are themselves stolen.
  13. Doesn't contain a single scary or imaginative moment.
  14. It's doubtful that even a real actress could have triumphed over the rusty tinsel of Glitter, a hapless, retro-'80s ''Star Is Born.''
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The action involves lots of second-rate martial-arts choreography (made even less thrilling by the video's pan-and-scan job), while the psychological conflicts are filled with unconvincing angst.
  15. Just because A Walk to Remember is shrewd enough to activate girlish tear ducts doesn't mean it's good enough for our girls. They're willing to buy tickets; why not honor their wits as well as their wallets?
  16. Each man's shtick swells into a frenzy of overacting.
  17. A very low grade romantic drama indeed, a love story with all the life and death intensity of a heat rash.
  18. When Seagal's undercover FBI agent Sascha Petrosevitch waddles into the big house wearing a do-rag and a billowing blue jumpsuit, it's the funniest jailhouse-flick scene since Gene Wilder's white-boy strut in ''Stir Crazy.''
  19. A cheap cut-glass tiara of a booby prize goes to Drop Dead Gorgeous for messing up so utterly.
  20. If, as Fincher has said, this movie is supposed to be funny, then the joke's on us.
  21. Processed comedy chop suey.
  22. Preposterous-for-no-good-reason supernatural tale.
  23. The movie is so littered with clichés of genre, as well as clichés of artifice in Reeves' pained performance, that any semblance of social reality goes foul.
  24. De Niro seems to be reacting to nothing so much as the lame movie he's stuck in.
  25. Pushes and pushes and pushes the emotional throttle without respite.
  26. About as arousing as an icy shower.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Still, there's no mistaking the central message: Slow people have much to teach us. Or is it: Slow people -- aren't they funny? Either way, it's pretty vile stuff.
  27. It's a dismal mess...What's most grating about Hackers, however, is the guileless way the movie buys in to the computer-kid-as-elite-rebel mystique currently being peddled by magazines like Wired.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Describing what's bad about this movie is like describing what's orange about an orange, but suffice it to say that the best performance is given by a crucified raccoon.

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