Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,125 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 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Big Night
Lowest review score: 0 Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Score distribution:
5,125 movie reviews
  1. It's raunchy, outspoken -- and also a smart and agile dissection of art, fame, and the chutzpah of big-budget productions.
  2. The gorgeous music includes Ralph Vaughan Williams' wafting tone poem ''The Lark Ascending'' -- apt in describing an artist who might well be part bird.
  3. Essential, unique viewing.
  4. Beautiful, wise, and poker-faced comedy of discombobulation.
  5. If they handed out an Academy Award for Most Gripping Graphs and Charts, this film would take it.
  6. A triumph -- Demme's finest work since "The Silence of the Lambs," and a movie that tingles with life.
  7. The movie is enchanting.
  8. The Wrestler is like "Rocky" made by the Scorsese of "Mean Streets." It's the rare movie fairy tale that's also a bravura work of art.
  9. In a class by itself.
  10. The title embraces the richness of Kechiche's beautiful film, which captures the rhythms of displacement and hardship, the bond of family meals, and even the daily routines of the magnificent women who are part of Slimane's life.
  11. Waltz With Bashir has transcended the definitions of ''cartoon'' or ''war documentary'' to be classified as its own brilliant invention.
  12. ''Documentary'' is too impersonal a word and ''visual poem'' is too mushy a phrase to describe Of Time and the City, a short, beautiful, characteristically sublime memory piece by the great British auteur Terence Davies.
  13. This thrilling stop-motion animated adventure is a high point in Selick's career of creating handcrafted wonderlands of beauty blended with deep, disconcerting creepiness.
  14. By far the best Judd Apatow comedy that Judd Apatow had nothing at all to do with.
  15. Up
    A lovely, thoughtful, and yes, uplifting adventure.
  16. Naples-born Servillo is a national star, famed as a theater, opera, and film director as well as an actor. And he's got the face of a mensch (or a Madoff) -- which makes his embodiment of criminal banality all the more identifiable, as well as horrifying.
  17. If you see only one comic love story from Kazakhstan this year, choose this prize-winning honey.
  18. It's a hilarious, and unexpectedly moving, documentary about the greatest metal band you've probably never heard of.
  19. A movie as layered and enthralling as its subject.
  20. Brims with life and loveliness even as it meditates on the loss of childhood.
  21. Madly original, cheekily political, altogether exciting District 9.
  22. It's a feat of star acting, and it helps make (500) Days not just bitter or sweet but everything in between.
  23. The Girlfriend Experience is one of Steven Soderbergh's bite-size, semi-improvised, shot-on-DV doodles (like Bubble or Full Frontal), and it's the best one he's made.
  24. The result is an intense, action-driven war pic, a muscular, efficient standout that simultaneously conveys the feeling of combat from within as well as what it looks like on the ground.
  25. This is one of the year's best. To paraphrase the Wild Thing named KW, I could eat it up, I love it so.
  26. Raimi has made the most crazy, fun, and terrifying horror movie in years.
  27. Think of this witty, economically gory little tour de force as "28 Days Later" written by linguist Noam Chomsky.
  28. Food, Inc. is hard to shake, because days after you've seen it, you may find yourself eating something -- a cookie, a piece of poultry, cereal out of the box, a perfectly round waxen tomato -- and you'll realize that you have virtually no idea what it actually is.
  29. In The Beaches of Agnès, you get addicted to watching Agnès Varda watch the world.
  30. Don't tell Walt Disney, but Hayao Miyazaki really holds the keys to the magic kingdom.

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