Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,827 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 The Grey Zone
Lowest review score: 0 Patch Adams
Score distribution:
5827 movie reviews
  1. Bacon instinctively pushes Loverboy toward surreal domestic satire. It's fascinating to watch Sedgwick try to make Emily into a luminous wack job.
  2. Gillen can't make good on his gaze's search and destroy capabilities.
  3. The Island begins with a whimper of interest as a cool-hued, cautionary exploration of the ethics of cloning, and ends, in a hail of product placement, with a dumb bang.
  4. The same money-minded dreamers who found a way to ''Return to Neverland'' have hacked a path back to Baloo heaven.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The movie struggles to find its comedic footing by trying to bring out the family man in Dan Trunkman and underutilizing Franco, whose character clearly has much more to his disadvantage than a lack of prior business experience. Bottom line: Unfinished Business doesn’t deserve that handshake after all.
  5. Lawrence Kasdan's comedy strikes a note of rib-nudging blah coyness that feels very 1987.
  6. Second Best might have made a good stage monologue, but as a film it's overstated and barely baked.
  7. It would be hard to imagine a filmmaking style as serious yet lazy as the earnest vérité bobbing and weaving employed by La Petite Jérusalem.
  8. Knock Knock is a pretty flimsy erotic thriller, but thanks to Reeves’ oaken obliviousness it’s also got a few moments of deliciously trashy fun.
  9. Amiably silly.
  10. A slippery entertainment that's all feints and few punches thrown at a fight card of indistinguishable terrorists, Muslim and otherwise.
  11. The cast, though, includes a great bunch of Brit faves who have all done better work elsewhere.
  12. Her (Harron) torpid adaptation of Rachel Klein's novel about female sexual desire, jealousy, death wishes, and vampires at a girls' boarding school defeats Harron's talent for exploring darkness on the edge of kinkiness.
  13. Is it possible for an actor to go through the motions even as he's going over the top? In Being Flynn, Robert De Niro does phoned-in scenery chewing.
  14. It's not enough for the film to show us a child's corpse wrapped in cardboard; we've got to step back to see Kiarostami himself shooting the sad sight, so that it becomes a Godardian ironic statement.
  15. What falls in Chicken Little are hopes.
  16. In the end, the jokes simply aren’t funny enough to lift these flight-challenged fowl off the ground.
  17. The upshot is that those who appear to be guilty may not be -- a muddled message for our time.
  18. Never lets Grant develop his pidgin-Italian nice-guy-gone-sociopath routine.
  19. The movie is so busy turning the Sioux characters into photogenic saints that it never quite allows them the complications of human beings.
  20. Ellen Barkin provides unexpected diversion in a madwoman cameo as the PD's brassiest brass. But otherwise the clichés keep coming.
  21. The enterprise might also be called ''Picket Fences on Ice."
  22. The trouble with Guillaume Canet's French gloss on "The Big Chill" is that it has no underlying chill.
  23. The trouble is, it's all too exhibitionistic to ring true. The impotent folly of Antichrist is that von Trier has made it his mission to shock the bourgeoisie in an era when they can no longer be shocked.
  24. There's a lot of yelling, cracking wise, and cooing in this creepy rom-com.
  25. The film is Moore's story, and she acts the hell out of one sexy scene, but most of Chloe is plodding and drab.
  26. One of Dafoe's deadbeat friends observes, ''The world's been ending ever since it started, man,'' and you may think the same thing about this movie.
  27. Weirdly moving.
  28. On Stranger Tides isn't nearly strange enough. Its one real act of piracy is stealing away your excitement.
  29. Wearing a brush cut that never fits the role, Carrey doesn't do a lot here besides flash those vampire-nerd teeth, and I grew weary of seeing them.

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