Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,010 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 4.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Lowest review score: 0 Good Luck Chuck
Score distribution:
5,010 movie reviews
  1. The film completely misses what should have been its real target -- the filming of Game of Death, a martial-arts campfest worthy of Edward D. Wood Jr.
  2. You can expect a lot of shredding and gurgling. 30 Days of Night is relentless, but it's also relentlessly one-note.
  3. The backstories keep piling up, with nods to "The Shining," "The Ring," and a dozen other gothic supernatural chillers, yet the result doesn't remotely scare you.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Based on a videogame, Hitman could be the year's dumbest movie.
  4. This garbled American remake of Takashi Miike's already staticky 2004 exercise in J-horror is a wrong number.
  5. Kate Hudson is as blah and dazed as her costar is cloyingly enthused. If it's possible to have too even a tan, Hudson in Fool's Gold would be the poster child for it.
  6. Neither grand enough to be impressive nor antic enough to be charming, the movie settles for bland and frantic, climaxing in a showdown among decadent pyramid builders. How bad are these guys? They're sadists...and, wink wink, sissies.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Movie is dopey. And with its emphasis on stupid violence, xylophone abs, and getting yourself on YouTube, it's yet another product that makes you feel bad about today's youth culture.
  7. A failing-grade comedy about the wishful triumph of high school dorks over high school bullies.
  8. Simon Pegg has what it takes, but he's saddled himself with a script (co-written by Pegg and Michael Ian Black) that Adam Sandler wouldn't have pulled out of his bottom drawer.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Even a hilarious turn by Kristen Wiig as the owner of a doughnut company can't save this clich├ęd, meandering story from playing like "American Beauty" lite.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Viewers' own evenings, meanwhile, will likely be ruined by unimaginative direction, inane dialogue, and Schaech's passing resemblance to Forrest Gump.
  9. This kingdom really should be forbidden.
  10. Regardless of your personal views, Expelled's heavy-handed bias (a visit to Darwin's home gets the same eerie music as a tour of Dachau) is exasperating.
  11. Everything is wrong pretty much from the start of this misbegotten adventure.
  12. None of the faux icons comes close to being a character. Instead, they are contrasted with a group of nuns who skydive without parachutes. Could this possibly be a metaphor for Korine's filmmaking? It certainly goes splat.
  13. It's like "Schindler's List" crossed with "The Sound of Music," and Roger Spottiswoode directs it in a stiff, lifeless, utterly dated style of international squareness.
  14. While candy-colored graphics should dazzle kids, Space Chimps has little draw for audiences spoiled by the Pixar-given knowledge that CGI can entertain -- and not just stupefy -- moviegoers of any age.
  15. It's not much fun to see these two reduced to "Mad TV" parodies of themselves.
  16. It's just a grindingly inert death-wish thriller.
  17. While George Lopez, Cheech Marin, and Paul Rodriguez are funny men, it's amazing how boring these Latin-shtick cutups can be when none of them gets a single good line.
  18. Randall Miller (Bottle Shock), appears to be trying to cross a bad Elmore Leonard thriller with a bad indie-festival family-angst comedy. He gives us the worst of both worlds.
  19. An unintentionally ludicrous drama of repentance.
  20. It's a dispirited, galumphing mess.
  21. It all makes you want to see a Bollywood movie, all right -- a good one.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    This predictable film wouldn't be effective anywhere outside a DARE program.
  22. Writer-director-stars Zach Cregger and Trevor Moore, of the Whitest Kids U'Know, here prove the crassest, most maladroit moviemakers you know.
  23. A painfully miscast Parker nervously flips her hair and waves her hands, sitcom-style, as a do-gooding dean of students.
  24. A stillborn rendering of Michael Chabon's first novel.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Don't go expecting an escapist night at the movies; go expecting to be cudgeled into numb, drooling submission.

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