Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,200 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 A Mighty Wind
Lowest review score: 0 She Hate Me
Score distribution:
5,200 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    When Johnson is wearing the head of the slayed Nemean lion in battle, walloping enemies with his tree-trunk sized club, and heaving charging horses to the ground with remarkable ease, he's in his Rock comfort zone. But as a tortured hero hampered by self-doubt, Johnson labors.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The Rob Reiner of the past might have tackled a challenging topic, even in a romantic comedy. But that director, who hasn't made a good movie since the mid-1990s, is gone. So it goes.
  1. In Mad Men mastermind Matthew Weiner's big-screen directorial debut, the aggressively unfunny Are You Here, all of the dark humor and delicate character shadings we're used to seeing on his TV series are conspicuously absent. He's swapped nuance for blunt-edged numskullery.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    It falls apart with a slapdash final act that doesn't work as drama or action and only serves to undermine Jonah's heroics.
  2. If I Stay never bothers to go after authenticity when there's a cliché hovering nearby. That may not be enough of a drawback to prevent teenage audiences from lapping up the movie with a spoon, but they certainly deserve better.
  3. Within the pungent field of other wide-release scare jobs and films derived from cardboard-based time-killers for kids, Ouija stacks up relatively well, thanks to its look and a confident performance by Cooke.
  4. The ultimate sad realization is not that Dumb & Dumber To doesn't match the original's good-time quotient, but that it might not even be as good as—yikes — "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    It feels more like a poem. Or, at times, a symphony. But it's much less effective as an actual movie.
  5. Every porridgy inmate in this instantly forgettable romp warbles in the prison's amateur musical, and one of them demonstrates a rather extreme devotion to the tomatoes he grows in the on-site greenhouse.
  6. The fusion of cheekiness and deliberately overscaled fantasy never jells.
  7. Garish, squeal-pitched preteen comedy.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Director Walter Hill won't take credit for Supernova... Can you blame him?
  8. This sequel adds more insults and injuries that could traumatize little ones. Most frightening of all, the ending leaves the door open for ''103 Dalmatians,'' which would certainly constitute Cruella and unusual punishment.
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 16 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    If you put the scripts for ''West Side Story,'' ''Mean Streets,'' and ''The Warriors'' in a blender, you might wind up with something like Deuces Wild, a preposterously melodramatic paean to gang-member teens in Brooklyn circa 1958.
  9. A film not even a star as foxed and foxy as Johnny Depp himself could save.
  10. Has all the mood enhancing flavor of a tropical cocktail made with watered down rum and fake fruit juice.
  11. This toothless thriller...feels like a strained reworking of ''The Fugitive.''
    • 46 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    As campy as a flick by Banderas' evident artistic mentor, Pedro Almódovar.
  12. The characters who cross paths here in the hard shadows of late-'90s New York City are meant to convey loneliness, bitterness, neediness, loss, and bad karma. Mostly, they convey bad Sundance.
  13. This cinematic stiff should have stayed buried.
  14. How lame have high-concept, no-brain comedies gotten?
  15. Nobody's got a clue. Enquiring minds don't even want to know.
  16. A recitation of woes doesn't constitute a plot, and panoramic shots of migrating wildlife don't convey enough African flavor.
  17. McCarthy's rawhide has become movie Naugahyde, a substance unknown in literature or in nature.
  18. The Avengers is too enervated to qualify as even a full-scale disaster.
  19. Few comedies have worked this hard to make everyone on screen look this dumb.
  20. The movie doesn't so much extend Schwartzman's antic outsider persona from ''Rushmore'' as uglify it, reducing him to the ultimate Uncool Anti-WASP.
  21. The endless, numbing sameness of it all.
  22. It just makes you want to flip on the tube to see the real (fake) thing.

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