Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,319 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: 66
Highest review score: 100 Far From Heaven
Lowest review score: 0 Crime and Punishment in Suburbia
Score distribution:
5,319 movie reviews
  1. Subplots go nowhere, and characters -- many played by well-known actors -- barely get screen time. Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayek, and Jane Krakowski are among those who are there and gone.
  2. This toothless thriller...feels like a strained reworking of ''The Fugitive.''
  3. There isn't a shred of subtlety in their clowning - or in any part of the movie, which clumsily shoots for operatic highs and lows. But with so many borrowed bits and pieces, the only feeling it successfully evokes is déjà vu.
  4. When martial arts star Michelle Yeoh shows up as a pious, butt-kicking nun, you have to wonder if Kassovitz isn't accidentally cribbing from Mel Brooks, too.
  5. Old Holden would call the whole movie phony, and I agree, if you want to know the truth.
  6. Bland to dismal.
  7. Features the dullest, least lifelike collection of pals this side of "Eyes Wide Shut."
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  8. A brutally monotonous thriller.
  9. Not one female character escapes mockery or patronizing.
  10. A jaw-dropping misfire. The dialogue is laughably pretentious, the plotting is virtually nonexistent, and the performances are so broad and cartoony that you keep wondering if it's all some sort of prank.
  11. Cooper, who looks appealingly wolfish in his expensively tailored suits, plays the whole thing with a dutiful, earnest expression lacquered on his face, his eyes misting on cue at the exact same moments yours will be rolling into the back of your head.
  12. Ultimately, Age of Extinction is an endless barrage of nonsense and noise.
  13. It's like the worst movie Jean-Claude Van Damme never made.
  14. Some horror movies want to scare you witless, but Silent Hill: Revelation 3D just wants to beat you senseless.
  15. Asia Argento is not what I would call a good actress, but she's a prime specimen of train-wreck sexuality: a debauched Eurotrash starlet who oozes punk cred more than she does talent. It's not too hard to see why she wanted to write, direct, and star in The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    As campy as a flick by Banderas' evident artistic mentor, Pedro Almódovar.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Bogusly wholesome six-gun dud.
  16. A demented, orgiastically gory vampire/sex parable.
  17. No worse than any disease-of-the-week TV movie, and no more moralistic than any Lifetime drama. But it's no better, either, and it ought to be.
  18. This sequel adds more insults and injuries that could traumatize little ones. Most frightening of all, the ending leaves the door open for ''103 Dalmatians,'' which would certainly constitute Cruella and unusual punishment.
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  19. It was originally called ''Animal Husbandry,'' and while the producers were throwing away that title, they might have done well to chuck the movie along with it.
  20. Really, all this movie is about is the joy of checks, calls, folds, rivers, and the acquired thrill of knowing what those words mean.
  21. Robin Williams (yes, I'm afraid so) plays a kind of Manhattan-based Fagin with a touch of Midnight Cowboy to his wardrobe. And ants will play havoc in any cynic's pants as this loopy, goopy fairy tale about a kid looking for his parents oozes to its predictable finish.
  22. Most of the movie's action-horror set pieces play like lame Gwar music video outtakes, and Cage's signature mix of irony and off-the-rails mugging only works when you can see the actor's face. In Ghost Rider form, his character is just a skeletal automaton with neither a tongue nor a cheek to put it in.
  23. Van Helsing, a fusion of eye candy and brain sputter, is a long, kinetic, yet dreary mess.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    What you have is less a sequel to a not-so-bad remake than yet another remake, this one of that not-so-great 1988 John Candy comedy "The Great Outdoors."
  24. The Farrelly brothers could burp out a movie funnier than The Hottie & the Nottie, a farce of corrupt stereotypes that's never more grotesque than when it pretends to be more than skin-deep.
  25. The results in Employee of the Month are toothless.
  26. FYI, there's zero chemistry between P.S. I Love You's two commodified headliners. P.S.: The plus in the harsh grade goes solely to the divine Lisa Kudrow, delivering desperately needed laughs as the twitchy widow's husband-hunting best friend.
  27. Apollo 18 fails to stay with you because, like the cratered satellite on which it's set, it has no atmosphere.

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