Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,722 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 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Waiting for Guffman
Lowest review score: 0 Manderlay
Score distribution:
5722 movie reviews
  1. In Amour, these two actors show us what love is, what it really looks like, and what it may, at its most secret moments, demand.
  2. It seems pompous and scattershot now -- a tweaking of privileged European smugness that unfolds with a playful daisy-chain logic but has the tone of a quaint, doddering lecture.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Funny and scary, Reversal is a tour de force for Schroeder, who examines the idle rich, the intricacies of the legal system, and the imperatives of morality concisely but with unmatched brio.
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  3. Soaring and romantic, wild and serene, feminist and gutsy, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is one of the best movies of the year.
  4. Tautly directed by Tom McCarthy (The Visitor), the film hums as a tense shoe-leather procedural and a heartbreaking morality play that handles personal stories respectfully without losing sight of the bigger, more damning picture.
  5. Spielberg restages the Holocaust with an existential vividness unprecedented in any nondocumentary film: He makes us feel as if we're living right inside the 20th century's darkest-and most defining-episode.
  6. Extraordinary new documentary that turns Robert Crumb's twisted life story into a disturbing, exhilarating work of biographical art.
  7. With Inside Llewyn Davis, they've made a film that is almost spooky in its perversity: a lovingly lived-in, detailed tribute to the folk scene that — hauntingly — has shut their hero out.
  8. These 173 minutes don't drag, they waltz.
  9. The most beautiful movie ever made about a man who could only move one eyelid -- almost dangerously beautiful.
  10. In a class by itself.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Another harsh character study, with poignant echoes of "Taxi Driver."
  11. Visually dazzling and morally devastating.
  12. For bleakness, the movie can't be beat -- nor for brilliance.
  13. The first animated feature produced entirely on computer is a magically witty and humane entertainment, a hellzapoppin fairy tale about a roomful of suburban toys who come to life when humans aren't around.
  14. Vibrantly, intricately alive on its own terms. This is what magic the movies can conjure with an inspired fellowship in charge, and unlimited pots of gold.
  15. As in the Coen brothers' great "A Serious Man," the Book of Job looms large here — which is likely how director Andrey Zvyagintsev secured support from his country's censorship-happy Ministry of Culture.
  16. Toy Story 3 is a salute to the magic of making believe.
  17. The result: This great work of art has the potential to change the world.
  18. Eric Rohmer’s sun-kissed love quadrangle remains as fresh and romantically profound as it was 18 years ago.
  19. Stunning, fully formed masterpiece.
  20. If ''Finding Nemo'' is an awesome Pixar superpower, The Triplets of Belleville is a charming, idiosyncratic, self-governing duchy with huge tourism potential on the other side of the animated-movie planet.
  21. The antidote to every square tough-guy caper you've ever seen, and the inspiration for many great ones. It is an existential imperative to seek out a showing and burn rubber to get there, preferably in an excellent car.
  22. Helen Mirren's allure lies not in finding what's regal in every woman she plays, but in finding what's womanly in every royal.
  23. By the end, the rug gets pulled out from under us, showing that even the reality we think we see may be an illusion.
  24. E.T. is ultimately a tale of love, and the film becomes a cathartic leap into pure feeling. [2002 re-release]
  25. (Denis's) visual style is hypnotic, rapturous, and she makes barren landscapes look gorgeous, hard men look vulnerable.
  26. Waltz With Bashir has transcended the definitions of ''cartoon'' or ''war documentary'' to be classified as its own brilliant invention.
  27. A crowd-pleaser, all right, but, for all its appeal, a naggingly sanctimonious one.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    George C. Scott's Oscar-winning portrait of the megalomaniacal warrior general is still the glue holding together this blunt study of war as the ultimate human (and dehumanizing) game.

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