Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,222 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 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 (500) Days of Summer
Lowest review score: 0 Transylmania
Score distribution:
5,222 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It all comes down to one scene: John Cusack, standing at dusk, boom box aloft, blaring Peter Gabriel's ''In Your Eyes'' outside Ione Skye's window. This, friends, is what rapturous, heartrending, soul-spinning love is all about.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    You may not like the terms Tarantino sets, but you have to admit he succeeds on them.
  1. The movie draws us into the illusion that we're simply eavesdropping on the lives of three inner-city black and Hispanic girls.
  2. It's a lovely, original, Australian take on a climactic moment usually thought of as all American.
  3. Topsy-Turvy reminds us that, in any age, creative expression is at once the most personal and most communal of enterprises.
  4. All in all, Blood Simple looks better than ever.
  5. Disciplined script -- bitingly funny.
  6. While never slow, the film feels quiet and spacious, like a prayer.
  7. Rosetta is a character of raw pride in a film of lingering power.
  8. For sheer dramatic wallop outpowers virtually every fiction feature I've seen this year.
  9. Arenas' life zigzags before us in a manner as heady and unpredictable as it must have felt to the man who lived it.
  10. Someone has finally done it -- made a sexually explicit feature that is also a genuine and harrowing work of erotic drama.
  11. These 173 minutes don't drag, they waltz.
  12. Voluptuously engrossing.
  13. With the pitiless, devastating Fat Girl, Catherine Breillat puts men and women, boys and girls on notice: When fantasy, hypocrisy, and manipulation mix in a wet, sandy place, you dive into sex at your own risk.
  14. This stunning movie -- one of the very best of the year -- makes a much read American classic feel new and freshly devastating.
  15. A great, searching, incendiary chronicle of the Sex Pistols, the razor-hearted visionaries of punk anarchy.
  16. Remains the only rock & roll film that exerts the saturnine intensity of a thriller.
  17. A small cubist masterpiece about crime and punishment set in that most split-level of environments, Los Angeles.
  18. The lightness with which Buñuel was able to insert the little jokes and knife stabs of surrealism he loved so much is, in fact, divine.
  19. Without ever dipping into indignity among wet, half-naked men, Shower sparkles with joy.
  20. A delicate yet haunting movie, a meditation on friendship, on the roots of bohemianism, on the sad comedy of madness.
  21. Fred Leuchter is just one deluded figure, but by the end of this great and chilling sick-joke documentary he stands as a living icon of the banality of evil.
  22. Rohmer treasures the undervalued glories of discourse and the intimacy of conversation over the obviousness of action or sexual display.
  23. Ulee's Gold is a story of redemption, and Nunez doesn't make redemption look any easier than it is.
  24. Lean, elegant, and emotionally complex -- a marvel of backwoods classicism.
  25. Circles the heart of noisy, modern Tehran with an informal, documentary-like freedom that is thrilling in its naturalism.
  26. Go
    The one truly thrilling movie I've seen so far this year.
  27. Achieves its exquisite tension--deepening beautifully from a "Death in Venice" setup to an imaginative meditation, on art and life, of uncommon sensitivity.
  28. Affliction -- a beautiful bummer, a magnificent feel-bad movie -- is American filmmaking of a most rewarding order.

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