Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,851 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 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 The Color of Paradise
Lowest review score: 0 I Woke Up Early the Day I Died
Score distribution:
5851 movie reviews
  1. The whole thing feels like a half-day of community service, which Lawrence walks through good-naturedly.
  2. Neither powerful nor interesting. It is a run-of-the-mill movie ''product'' developed as part of a 50 Cent marketing plan.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    It's a little short on coherence and long on comic-book sensationalism -- dig the hokey, climactic Battle of the Minds between the hero and a cadaverous Mr. Big -- but there's no denying the nightmarish pull of the film's aesthetic.
  3. Hudson's sunny, ringlet-tossing appeal fits snugly into the film's happy-homemaker ideology: She makes caring for three kids she barely knows look downright glamorous.
  4. Unfortunately, no one involved seems to have bent over backwards to make the movie either original or even all that scary.
  5. At best, this version succeeds as a Sunday school supplement. But the blandness is enough to make you long for Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ."
  6. Frequently silly, yet eminently more watchable than such leaden Schwarzenegger efforts as ''Eraser.''
  7. What Halloween II does have, though, is Zombie’s claustrophobic visual style; he half-drowns his actors in shadow, then tracks them through windows and around corners like a focused predator. If only we cared about the prey.
  8. A revolutionary life has rarely felt less edgy, or the biography of an iconoclast more bourgeois.
  9. There's always something to look at (an octopus holding his eyeballs aloft, the petulant Jane assaulted by pixie dust), but the story is weak tea.
  10. Agresti fattens us up with the kind of kid's-eye-view tragi-comic adventures that regularly supply empty calories in artificially sweetened foreign-language imports.
  11. What it isn't is a believable relationship. Yet that may scarcely matter to LaBute, a gifted and corrosive wordsmith who appears intent, by now, on shoving all romantic couplings into the meat grinder of his misanthropic design.
  12. A synthetic yet shrill sadomasochistic cartoon.
  13. The frustration of this good-hearted, off-key warble of an indie, written by Rose with Robert Cary, who directed, is that the filmmaking pales when compared with the classic elements of 1950s and early '60s romantic musicals to which it pays homage.
  14. Instead of a full-bodied comic portrait of the coming-out-party set, Metropolitan offers a thin, cartoon version. Then it uses that cartoonishness to make everyone on-screen seem irresistibly cute.
  15. An old-fashioned romance-and-sickness picture, a publicity-grabbing sex picture, an Apatow-lite horny-boys picture, and a liberal satire on pharmaceutical-industry excesses committed in pursuit of pill sales - all in one.
  16. The result isn't liberated from the stage; it's trapped, with waxworks literalness, onscreen.
  17. This is one of those films in which the Act of Driving becomes a 10-minute statement of high emptiness; Dumont even manages to make sex in the desert boring.
  18. As it moves from the drizzly to the overly stormy, Rain freights a young girl's self-destructive eagerness to lose her virginity with so much danger and even horror that it's as if the events were trying to make up for the film's previous lack of drama.
  19. It seems to exist merely to spoil your appetite.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Forgoes the destructo silliness of the original in favor of one too many bland self help subplots.
  20. More potent than anything in Snakes on a Plane is the fantasy offscreen: that if enough people talk up their desire to see this film and, at the same time, take an overt delight in what an unabashed piece of junk it is, they will fuse with the hype, with the movie's mystique. They will not just watch Snakes on a Plane; they will own it.
  21. The movie zips around without any true forward momentum. The stars carry you along, though.
  22. Funny, director and co-writer Dani Levy suggests with no little coldness, how the scent of money can do what religion, ideology, and ethical principles cannot.
  23. A movie so stuffed with eccentricity, it rips at least a couple of seams.
  24. With its smooth skinned cast and demonized adults, doesn't feel very authentic.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Perhaps the biggest problem with The Forest is that it’s ultimately not very scary.
  25. The Human Stain is, contradictorily, drained of color by the spotlight turned on its charismatic leads. Between the labors of simplifying the story for the screen and accommodating the stardust of world-class actors, an essentially, uniquely American tragic hero and heroine are bleached of real American tragedy.
  26. Pucci proves to be one of the most charismatic male ingenues since Johnny Depp.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Uninspired, sure, but sporadically, spasmodically funny.

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