Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,850 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 Zero Dark Thirty
Lowest review score: 0 I Woke Up Early the Day I Died
Score distribution:
5850 movie reviews
  1. It's a soothing stoner tableau, a fine dropout fantasy.
  2. A Dirty Shame isn't dirty fun. It's the perv "Footloose."
  3. Evenness of political keel, combined with a generic filmmaking style, is an artistic weapon way too puny for a successful assault on so tough, bruising, and crucial a subject.
  4. The editing in Battlefield America is super-speedy: Each shot lasts about three seconds, and then it's off.
  5. The punchlines are as tired as Hogan looks.
  6. Welcome to the brave new world of slut-chic cosmetic feminism.
  7. You know what happens in Taken 2, don't you? The same thing that happened four years ago in Taken, but different. (But the same.)
  8. For a movie about the importance of objectivity, Truth feels like a biased and sanctimonious op-ed column.
  9. It is also glib, shallow, and monotonous, a movie that spends so much time sanctifying its hero that, despite his "innocence," he ends up seeming about as vulnerable as Superman.
  10. The visuals are a kick; the groan-inducing dialogue isn't.
  11. This is another found-footage movie that, with a little art direction and some actual cinematography, could easily have been a decent little terrorizer. Instead, it comes mostly unglued thanks to its hacky gimmick.
  12. It's left to Caine to wink and nod at his own contribution to real caper classics of the 1960s and '70s, produced with more emphasis on fun and less on instructive fact-finding.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    That creaking noise you hear in Ghost Ship is the rattling of countless plot skeletons that have sunk before.
  13. Anderson's film is something to be experienced, like a psychedelic drug trip where the journey trumps the destination. Unfortunately, his journey just didn't do it for me.
  14. Too often, The Fourth Kind makes the paranormal look disappointingly normal.
  15. When the film version isn't assaulting you with gizmos, it's an awkward, depersonalized piece of hackwork.
  16. Even a filmmaker as dazzling as Steven Spielberg has to create characters who lure us into their point of view, and the trouble with Tintin is that we're always on the outside, looking in. What all that motion can't capture is our hearts.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Marshall cribs whole sections from other movies (Aliens and The Road Warrior, most blatantly) so baldly that you have to wonder how he'd like it if someone ripped off "The Descent" this egregiously.
  17. The Chamber goes so far toward humanizing bigotry it ends up sentimentalizing it.
  18. Cry_Wolf is underscored with idiot adolescent excitement (and gets extra absurdist points for casting Jon Bon Jovi as an educator).
  19. The comedic slaps are too limp to leave a mark. Director George Ratliff applied a much clearer eye to "Hell House," his chilling 2001 documentary about a real church.
  20. While Hudson's and costar Mary J. Blige's soulful, stirring musical numbers are absolute dynamite, the rest of the film's story is larded with enough soap opera twists and heavy-handed schmaltz that you'll feel like you're being bludgeoned with a hymnal.
  21. Lee Marvin, it must be said, is terrific as the platoon commander, and Fuller deserves props for the film's one sustained sequence: the D-Day attack, in which the platoon gets pinned on the beach for a hellish eternity.
  22. The magnolias in Callie Khouri's fried green movie look limp.
  23. Guy Ritchie's second feature, is a faux tough caper modeled lock, stock, kit, and caboodle on his earlier film ''Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.''
  24. An earnest, lumpy macramé of a personal nonfiction project.
  25. In the way of workaday flicks built around long-in-the-tooth badasses, Die Hard 5 leaves room for McClane to make a few jokes about his thinning hair and to rue that he wasn't a better father when his kids were growing up. Oh, boo-hoo.
  26. Falls short of its source.
  27. This strenuously dark biographical Western plays more like a choppy, self-important miniseries.
  28. Watch for the ''Mrs. Doubtfire'' syndrome: In Santa drag and padded for laughs, Scott demonstrates how to be a more sensitive, more funsy parent than boring old Mom.

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