Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,511 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 Toy Story 2
Lowest review score: 0 Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Score distribution:
5511 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Simple, funny, gorgeous, sad, and sweet, perfect for playing over and over.
  1. Relaunches the series by doing something I wouldn't have thought possible: It turns Bond into a human being again -- a gruffly charming yet volatile chap who may be the swank king stud of the Western world, but who still has room for rage, fear, vulnerability, love.
  2. The message, if there must be one, of this marvelous, stubbornly personal movie is that there is a spark in every soul.
  3. Offers terrific interviews with the surviving Funk Brothers, who provide a tasty insider history of 4 a.m. recording sessions inside ''the snake pit'' (as the fabled Studio A was known) as well as a chilling description of their final kiss-off from Berry Gordy, the Motown mogul who treated them like indentured servants.
  4. There's also no romanticizing on the part of the director, who proceeds with calm, unshowy attentiveness (even in the midst of scenes of violence), creating a stunning portrait of an innately smart survivor for whom prison turns out to be a twisted opportunity for self-definition.
  5. Don't leave before the final frame -- if you're still breathing.
  6. The real feast is in the mix of characters, each so finely and unschmaltzily delineated in a script so confident and controlled that even the most passing of participants comes alive.
  7. Rosetta is a character of raw pride in a film of lingering power.
  8. Lean, elegant, and emotionally complex -- a marvel of backwoods classicism.
  9. Around town, Stephen Fry ("Peter's Friends"), as a fluty artiste, dogs Flora with his devotion and declares, "I'm engorgedly in love with you!" That's how I feel about this gem.
  10. Ghost Protocol brims with scenes that are exciting and amazing at the same time; they're brought off with such casual aplomb that they're funny, too.
  11. Snowpiercer sucks you into its strange, brave new world so completely, it leaves you with the all-too-rare sensation that you've just witnessed something you've never seen before...and need to see again.
  12. Mark Wahlberg, in a star-making performance, has the kind of electric ingenuousness that John Travolta did in "Saturday Night Fever."
  13. A remarkable doc about a life well lived.
  14. She's a teller of hilarious gutbucket truths as surely as Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor ever were. Yet while they were consumed by their demons, Rivers is just the opposite.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    You may not like the terms Tarantino sets, but you have to admit he succeeds on them.
  15. This warm, funny, sexy, smart movie erases the boundaries between specialized ''gay content'' and universal ''family content'' with such sneaky authority.
  16. Into Darkness is a sleek, thrilling epic that's also a triumphantly witty popcorn morality play. It's everything you could want in a Star Trek movie.
  17. A wee romantic charmer, a delectable Dixie screwball romp that never loses its spry sense of discovery.
  18. With its virtuoso tomfoolery, Fantastic Mr. Fox is like a homegrown Wallace and Gromit caper. To Wes Anderson: More, please!
  19. A voyeur's delight.
  20. Raimi has made the most crazy, fun, and terrifying horror movie in years.
  21. Tiny Furniture is proof, against steep odds, that there are no small stories, only small storytellers.
  22. Awesome documentary.
  23. Down to the Bone achieves what only the best independent films have: making life, at its most unvarnished, a journey.
  24. American Splendor presents Pekar as drawn on the page, Pekar as brilliantly interpreted by Paul Giamatti, and the actual Pekar, in the double role of narrator and interview subject -- sometimes all at once. The magic act is thrilling, and truly surprising.
  25. Nimble, engrossing, and journalistically eye-opening, a movie that pulls into focus 30 years of porn in America. It also pulls no punches.
  26. Stone takes his characters right over the top, rubbing our noses in our own lust for excess, and some viewers are bound to say that he's gone too far. Yet this may be one case where too far is just far enough-where a gifted filmmaker has transformed his own attraction to violence into an art of depraved catharsis.
  27. A deliciously amusing socio-culinary prank.
  28. Like Michael Apted in his "Seven Up!" documentary series, Linklater makes you feel as if you're watching a photograph as it develops in the darkroom.

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