Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 6,051 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 Only Yesterday (1991)
Lowest review score: 0 Left Behind
Score distribution:
6051 movie reviews
  1. The result: This great work of art has the potential to change the world.
  2. Eric Rohmer’s sun-kissed love quadrangle remains as fresh and romantically profound as it was 18 years ago.
  3. Stunning, fully formed masterpiece.
  4. The simplicity and poignancy of the choices — riding a bus, swinging on a swing — and the great variety of interviewees result in a film of nonsticky freshness, as well as unforced profundity.
  5. E.T. is ultimately a tale of love, and the film becomes a cathartic leap into pure feeling. [2002 re-release]
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. By the end, the rug gets pulled out from under us, showing that even the reality we think we see may be an illusion.
  10. (Denis's) visual style is hypnotic, rapturous, and she makes barren landscapes look gorgeous, hard men look vulnerable.
  11. Waltz With Bashir has transcended the definitions of ''cartoon'' or ''war documentary'' to be classified as its own brilliant invention.
  12. 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.
  13. The breath of cinematic life, though, the sensibility, the energy, belong to Joel and Ethan Coen, and this is their stirring success.
  14. The film, by seasoned cinematographer Dror Moreh, is a feat — of access and of passionate and appropriately unsettling political commentary.
  15. Ida
    With her brassy, determined aunt, Ida sets off to find answers and discovers life beyond the convent walls in this leisurely but satisfying journey.
  16. Only Yesterday may have been released in 1991 and take place in 1982 and 1966, but Taeko’s reflection on girlhood is truly timeless.
  17. 13th is a titanic statement by a major American voice. Viewing — right now — should be mandatory.
  18. By the time The Crying Game is over, you'll never look at beauty in quite the same way.
  19. One of the unshowiest and most true-blooded epics of Americana you're ever likely to see.
  20. Voluptuously engrossing.
  21. It's a mad cycle of arrogance and despair, and Bloody Sunday etches it onto your nervous system.
  22. Her
    Jonze's satiric, brave-new-world premise is undeniably clever, but it's also a bit icy emotionally.
  23. A movie of staggering virtuosity and raw lyric power, a masterpiece of terror, chaos, blood, and courage.
  24. Leaves you shaken and ecstatic at the same time, transported by the vision of a major film artist.
  25. You could trawl the seven seas and not net a funnier, more beautiful, and more original work of art and comedy than Finding Nemo.
  26. This is a great film, and a triumph of creativity and courage over repression.
  27. Topsy-Turvy reminds us that, in any age, creative expression is at once the most personal and most communal of enterprises.
  28. The most excitingly original movie of the year.
  29. The new film, which unfolds in real time over the course of 80 minutes, is a deeper, darker, altogether more memorable experience. It doesn't extend the characters so much as fulfill them.

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