Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,307 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Fever Pitch
Lowest review score: 0 Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Score distribution:
5,307 movie reviews
  1. As an actor, Raymond is whiny and annoying, but not nearly so much as the film.
  2. WDIGMT? serves up speeches about trust and fidelity and rolling with the punches and blah blah blah. But it does so with so little energy that the actors might as well be saying the words blah blah blah.
  3. Describing what's bad about this movie is like describing what's orange about an orange, but suffice it to say that the best performance is given by a crucified raccoon.
  4. Lowest-common-denominator humor.
  5. The movie is one soporific, depressed, deadeningly vague scene after another.
  6. As for the splendid Spaniard Javier Bardem, now knocking socks off in "No Country for Old Men," his lot is worst of all. He's miscast as the romantic Florentino.
  7. Features the dullest, least lifelike collection of pals this side of "Eyes Wide Shut."
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  8. The third helping of ''American Pie'' offers little more than crumbs. Half the franchise's core cast (including Mena Suvari, Chris Klein, and Tara Reid) chose to skip the big fat geek wedding.
  9. Horror standbys like mangled corpses and stone-faced children pop up regularly, but sibling directors Charles and Thomas Guard haven't quite nailed the genre's rhythms.
  10. Subplots go nowhere, and characters -- many played by well-known actors -- barely get screen time. Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayek, and Jane Krakowski are among those who are there and gone.
  11. The title, Machine Gun Preacher, makes it sound like a piece of grindhouse kitsch - and by the time it's over, you'll be thinking, ''If only!''
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Never mind that the film's portrayal of the mentally ill is on a par with "There's Something About Mary" -- the clumsy moral that we were all better off as hunters and gatherers couldn't be sillier.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    This predictable film wouldn't be effective anywhere outside a DARE program.
  12. The movie has no wit, no charm, no cleverness, no traction. Simply put, it is no fun.
  13. Sadly, rather than melding the best of two worlds, the film only takes the worst of their soap operas.
  14. The gimmick in The Abandoned is that people battle their zombie doubles, whom they can't kill, since they'd be killing themselves. But the movie sinks so deep into deathly atmosphere that there's no life to it.
  15. A half hour in and still, the plot, tone, and setting are incomprehensible.
  16. It barely boasts enough funny material to fill four minutes.
  17. Orphan isn't scary -- it's garish and plodding.
  18. This remake is merely vile (and dull).
  19. An immediately forgettable action pic directed with a blowtorch by Lee Tamahori.
  20. A movie so unhinged it practically dares you not to hate it.
  21. After enduring only a few minutes of this shrill debacle, you'll feel more trapped in the theater than Jimmy is by his bubble.
  22. Director Stephen Herek (Mr. Holland's Opus) and screenwriter Tom Schulman (Dead Poets Society) offer no clues, no challenges, nothing to provoke the smallest bubble of curiosity in an audience that waits 40 minutes only to realize Oh, I get it, this isn't going to be Eddie Murphy Funny!
  23. If you want to know how inept the movie is...well, it's so inept that you may wish you were watching an M. Night Shyamalan version of the very same premise.
  24. 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Astonishingly (and offensively), the witless ending comes down harder on the women than the cad.
  25. Has all the mood enhancing flavor of a tropical cocktail made with watered down rum and fake fruit juice.
  26. Stumbling adaptation of a Sam Shepard play about men, horses, chance, and lies.
  27. Becomes yet another lame sports farce.

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