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 Godfather: Part III
Lowest review score: 0 Doogal
Score distribution:
5851 movie reviews
  1. The film has barely started, and already we can tell what we're in for -- two hours of metaphysical drift.
  2. The result apes "The Bourne Identity" so slavishly yet so boringly it winds up with no identity at all.
  3. The pond is so shallow in this wan romance that there's no room for anything to float.
  4. Technically, Madonna's singing is beautiful -- elegant, silky, refined. Yet there's no fire, no twinkle of ambitious joy, to her performance. Her face is fixed, almost tranquilized -- a porcelain mask.
  5. A Smith production is always noisy, shambling, and liberally smutty on the outside while conservatively gooey on the inside.
  6. The result is a naughty throwaway in all senses of the word.
  7. So much flatter than it was on the comic-book page.
  8. The three main narratives cut back and forth between New York, Paris, and Rome, which is the best thing the movie has going for it: picturesque locations. Unfortunately, by the time we're done taking in the sights and Haggis finally coughs up his third-act puzzle-box twist, it comes off as a big metaphysical So What.
  9. Rourke, whose face has become an inexpressive waxwork in recent years, doesn’t do much with what’s already a pretty undercooked role.
  10. When the situation is played totally straight, as it is for eighty percent of the running time, the message is boring: We'd all commit murder, theft and anarchy if only we could. With a narrative as depressively simplistic as that, we do find ourselves identifying with the characters in the movie—counting the minutes until the Purge is over.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Older and younger movie star snipe and glare at each other with little subtlety, and little chemistry either. The two characters appear to be skirmishing only because they're supposed to by convention.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The film, which sparked enough controversy that French theaters refused to pick it up, spends too much time bogged down in its more decadent scenes to spark any new insights.
  11. A poky dawdle of a Southern-style indie that would pass without notice but for John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson.
  12. Garry Marshall takes over the movie (no mystery: his son, Scott, directed it), and Keeping Up With the Steins turns into a recipe to forget: chopped liver with ''heart.''
  13. Sound titillating? It's not.
  14. The movie never finds a way to blend the emotional and the rat-a-tat-tat into one seamless package the way that Besson did in his one and only good movie, The Professional (1994).
  15. Sci-fi horror aficionados, however, might want to look elsewhere for their scares, as they're unlikely to find any here. Fright-wise, The Cave is a dry hole.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    A little more script work, at the very least, should have gone into the manufacture of the black comedy Bedazzled.
  16. Joy
    If only Russell trusted Mangano’s true story. Instead, he’s turned her life into a over-staged mess of awkward exposition, contrived dialogue, and characters so willfully unreal they feel acrylic.
  17. Wan, generically pretty adaptation of Alessandro Baricco's 1996 novel.
  18. The nightmare is that the live guys in this Dreamcatcher lose the battle the minute the mechanical worm turns.
  19. A gaggle of hip actors squander their gifts in this unfunny, out-of-control comedy.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The production values have become so horror-movie shoddy that Saw V has more in common with kitsch like "Friday the 13th Part V" than the original "Saw."
  20. A cloddish, harmlessly drecky comedy from the Sandler factory of crude mush.
  21. Don Coscarelli, writer-director of the logy, fatuous Bubba Ho-Tep, is trying to will a cult movie into existence -- which, of course, never works.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    An inert family golf movie.
  22. I would have loved to see more from the filmmakers, daring to fail while staking out some new terror incognita instead of just going through the motions of an experiment for which we already have the results.
  23. In Land of the Dead there are virtually no good parts. The movie is listless and uninspired.
  24. Politics is almost an afterthought in this balky, attenuated film.
  25. Nothing about this sputtering midlife-crisis family comedy is natural except the timeless notion that even the most latte-tamed baby boomer has the power to reclaim his inner Iron John. Ray Liotta provides the one true blast of comedic energy as the leader of a real, more pugnacious head-butting gang who tangles with the four amigos.

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