Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 6,047 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 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Le Havre
Lowest review score: 0 She Hate Me
Score distribution:
6047 movie reviews
  1. Peculiarly coy feminine-empowerment fable.
  2. The one bit of good news is that the first Gambler is currently streaming on Netflix. Do yourself a favor and watch that one instead.
  3. The only real magic in The Lake House is that Kate and Alex have never heard of e-mail.
  4. Reeves is a stiff dancer and he delivers his lines in a full leather jacket monotone.
  5. The surreal thing is, Zac Efron can't do despair.
  6. An inert screwball cartoon, a celebration of monogamy as fashion statement.
  7. 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.
  8. When the children in Carpenter’s Village flash their glowing eyes, hypnotizing the hapless grown-ups into committing a series of increasingly lurid suicides, the kids don’t seem much more bizarre — or frightening — than your average 10-year-old Nintendo freak.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The movie butts up against the director's newfound pretensions -- pseudo-philosophical voice-over, psychobabble, faux-art-film plotting -- and turns incomprehensible.
  9. Strands Cedric the Entertainer behind the wheel and forces him to motor a collection of laugh-and-learn wacky situations by sheer force of his outsize charm.
  10. The film doesn’t seem particularly interested in grappling with any of those issues beyond the most superficial level.
  11. The lame-o aspects of the whole campy setup are still lame-o.
  12. The Limits of Control, even with its flow of star cameos (Tilda Swinton, Gael García Bernal, a frenetic Bill Murray), is a listless long pause that rarely refreshes.
  13. Epps has a nicely beaten charm to him -- among the leads, he alone looks like he knows what a trip to the moon costs.
  14. Earnestly ersatz down to every spangle, dance move, plot turn, and line of hokum dialogue, Burlesque is a showbiz pic for these American Idol times - a time when we agree to pretend that mediocre mimicry of better artists is good enough to keep us entertained. We agree to pretend that quality is in the eye and ear of the undemanding beholder.
  15. This underworld fairy tale is so soggy and sentimental it's like a new genre: Hallmark noir.
  16. Writer-director Steven Zaillian's version stultifies, especially when compared with Robert Rossen's fiery 1949 Oscar winner. How could such dullness defeat the retelling, when Willie Stark is one of the most vivid characters in 20th-century American popular culture?
  17. The movie is rotten the way that only a denatured made-for-export slice of Gallic nostalgia can be.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    As if to make up for the predictable main plot, The Perfect Match is bogged down with a slew of uninteresting B-stories.
  18. There are brutal scenes with razor blades and other impromptu devices of erotic torment, but what makes the movie a trial to sit through isn't just the heroine's pain-freak tastes.
  19. I just don't know any chick who will make sense of this flick -- it's that blitheringly out of touch with present psychosexual (never mind feminist) time and space.
  20. Get Hard is not only a bad movie but a profoundly wasted opportunity.
  21. You should hear instead about Sam Elliott and Mary Steenburgen, who whip up cowboy fun as married U.S. marshals assigned to protect the pair in Wyoming.
  22. The result is a stilted culture clash and a lot of monochromatically conflicted facial expressions from Perry before he's thawed by the love of an ethnic woman.
  23. Dramatically, though, the film is torpid.
  24. The result, alas, is totally bolloxed, as a Brit might say, by execution.
  25. Unfortunately, it’s just a witchy mess.
  26. Yet despite its promising pedigree, Dangerous Minds has a slick, syrupy fraudulence -- it's like an Afterschool Special made for MTV.
  27. Ultimately, however, Kiss is too ridiculous to engage us as a thriller yet too cringingly self-conscious to amuse us as camp.
  28. The story's a snooze, so the filmmakers punch it up with smash cuts and thunderclaps that turn the most laughably banal items -- birds, mail, an alarm clock -- into cheap jack-in-the-box shocks.

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