Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,362 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: 66
Highest review score: 100 Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Lowest review score: 0 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Score distribution:
5,362 movie reviews
  1. The last thing Marber's quartet of modern miserables needs is to be admired; they are the very worst of average people, but on screen they have become the very best of the baddest.
  2. Reilly, in his 70s, takes us through his hilariously awful childhood: Eugene O'Neill as toxic high camp.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    This is one of those follies that go beyond pesky, bourgeois notions of ''good'' and ''bad.''
  3. What this Manchurian Candidate for a new generation makes up for in timing, it lacks in discipline and edge.
  4. Scene for scene, the duo are in good form. Yet this is one case where more turns out to be less.
  5. The film's argument against overly literal Bible readings may not preach to anyone but the converted, and when For the Bible Tells Me So strays from scripture, its ardent plea for sexual freedom within modern Christian life grows a bit too late-night PBS generic.
  6. A sharp-looking Mob drama with a gooey moral center.
  7. A highly conventional 2-D infomercial.
  8. Epic Movie is just timely enough to conclude with a wink and a nod to Borat. I only wish that it had been bold enough to go Borat on HIM.
  9. The movie, after a while, drifts into an all too literal parable of the limits of never leaving the house.
  10. The movie's got bounce. Spanked along by a soundtrack that has a surprising punky bite for something aimed at 13-year-olds.
  11. Director Michael Cuesta (Homeland) includes just enough real news footage among the heavily scripted scenes to make you crave a documentary on Webb instead.
  12. The way Firth embodies the character, with a robot stare and a flat affect that expresses each thought as a kind of minimalist hologram of emotion, he's playing a cipher who pretends to be a different cipher. How indie-ironic!
  13. That durable, sexy powerhouse Beverly D'Angelo steals every scene she's in.
  14. The biggest problem with the new Hunger Games movie is right there in the title: Part 1. Mockingjay, the final installment in Suzanne Collins' best-selling YA trilogy, wasn't conceived in two parts.
  15. The biggest problem is that the film, written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, never makes a convincing case for why Valli the man or the singer matters beyond the music in the way that "Ray" and "Walk the Line" did for Ray Charles and Johnny Cash.
  16. Danny Boyle's glittering, deadpan, nihilistic little thriller.
  17. The only really frightening thing about the 2015 version of Poltergeist is how haunted it is by the original.
  18. The unintended effect of all the melodramatic complications in Transamerica is, oddly, to distract attention from an understanding of exactly what that courage really costs.
  19. A small, heartfelt film.
  20. It's an energetic, watchable mess.
  21. The story is too patterned and too contrived.
  22. A traffic map of calls and responses, lessons and homework, wishes and fulfillment. All roads lead to acting-award nominations, but none lead to truth.
  23. This sunny ode to brotherhood, made on a tiny budget, goes a fair distance on good vibes.
  24. Clever and smooth, yet, like Angèle herself (or Nathalie Baye), the film is almost too placid for its own good.
  25. Antielitist, anti-hypocrisy, pro-feel-good entertainment.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Everyone's Hero re-creates Depression-era America with surprisingly agreeable anachronistic panache, but a sassy ball and bat don't cut it as compelling cartoon characters, and the not-so-human humans never quite do either (Babe Ruth looks like Shrek).
  26. A thriller that holds less interest - and less water - the more it reveals about what's actually going on.
  27. Moreau's few ripe scenes are choice, and she spices up the joint with her gravelly voice of je ne regrette rien.
  28. Bouncy animation and catchy songs keep the film from tasting too much like spinach.

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