Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,268 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 4.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Zero Dark Thirty
Lowest review score: 0 Penelope
Score distribution:
5,268 movie reviews
  1. The movie draws us into the illusion that we're simply eavesdropping on the lives of three inner-city black and Hispanic girls.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of those rare gems that prove equally stunning on both aesthetic and cerebral levels.
    • Entertainment Weekly
  2. Unfolds with a simplicity that's as breathtaking as its inevitability is harrowing.
  3. Kevin Costner, as Bobby's carpenter brother-in-law, does the finest character acting of his career.
  4. Flight opens with one of the most harrowing in-flight-disaster depictions of all time.
  5. Russian Dolls captures how being a sexual cad has become an essential phase in the life of the modern male.
  6. So superb, so graceful, so strong -- another beauty in this year of good documentaries -- that I do believe it will influence career choices, sending inspired viewers to study pedagogy, or cinematography.
  7. Yet another outstanding little movie in the exciting Romanian New Wave.
  8. Nothing more (or less) than an enchanting light comedy of romantic confusion... It's a movie that understands love because it understands pain.
  9. It's a great, IQ-flattering entertainment both wonderful and wise.
  10. The third starring the totally captivating cool cucumber Daniel Craig as Agent 007 - is both an elegy and a mission statement. It's also a great, long-lasting jolt of pleasure.
  11. Pay attention to the enhanced detail audible in a new six-track sound mix, which may be the most important cleaning job of all; silence and Jerry Goldsmith's score have never twined so hauntingly.
  12. Disciplined script -- bitingly funny.
  13. Go
    The one truly thrilling movie I've seen so far this year.
  14. The ensemble cast shared the best-actor award at the 2006 Cannes film festival -- and rightly so.
  15. The richest and most satisfying romantic movie of the year. It's really about two great loves at once -- the love of life and of art -- and the way that Shakespeare, like no writer before him, transformed the one into the other.
  16. Before Midnight confounds expectations in powerful and even haunting ways. It's not just darker than the previous two films. It's bigger, deeper, and more searching. It follows the characters through a tale of embattled love that extends far beyond them.
  17. Gets weirder and meaner and darker and sadder as it progresses, which is amazing since it simultaneously remains funny and horrifying right up to the end.
  18. In this brilliantly sustained climax, Coppola unveils a vision of corruption that embraces the entire world, but he's also reveling in sheer theatrical magic in a way that only a master can.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's all somehow both familiar and dazzling, just as Ricci's kidnapped tap student, forced to pose as the protagonist's wife for his horrifically indifferent parents, is somehow both nondescript and heartbreaking.
  19. Leaves you shaken and ecstatic at the same time, transported by the vision of a major film artist.
  20. Another beautifully chiseled piece of filmmaking - sharp, funny, generous, and moving.
  21. 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.
  22. It's a hilarious, and unexpectedly moving, documentary about the greatest metal band you've probably never heard of.
  23. The beauty of Swingers lies in the irony of its title: Despite their lounge-lizard posing, these guys will never really live up to their Rat Pack dreams.
    • Entertainment Weekly
  24. The movie is enchanting.
  25. Another must-see marvel of horror, comedy, and impeccable filmmaking by the Korean director Bong Joon-ho.
  26. This is essential viewing for understanding our world.
  27. A movie that re-creates its object of satire with such pitch-perfect flair that it all but erases the line between derision and love.
  28. The filmmaking is as strong as the subject matter, with an elegant structure.

Top Trailers