Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,417 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 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Topsy-Turvy
Lowest review score: 0 88 Minutes
Score distribution:
5,417 movie reviews
  1. It's a fluid cinematic essay, rooted in painstakingly assembled evidence, that heightens and cleanses your perceptions.
  2. A comedy of the ridiculous in which the ridiculous turns unexpectedly sublime.
  3. In the end, cancer may have cruelly taken Roger Ebert's voice, but it couldn't silence his greatest gift: his ability to speak to his audience directly, honestly, and with empathy. Thumbs up.
  4. The enthralling spirit of Dave Chappelle's Block Party, its mood of exuberant democracy, extends to every rap and soul performance in the film.
  5. Loving, Playful, and spectacularly well made, Super 8 is easily the best summer movie of the year - of many years.
  6. Working from a superb script by Paul Attanasio, Redford has caught the way a show like Twenty-One offered a carny-barker version of the American Dream.
  7. ''Documentary'' is too impersonal a word and ''visual poem'' is too mushy a phrase to describe Of Time and the City, a short, beautiful, characteristically sublime memory piece by the great British auteur Terence Davies.
  8. Sensational and accomplished.
  9. A madcap gem.
  10. Munich, Steven Spielberg's spectacularly gripping and unsettling new movie, is a grave and haunted film, yet its power lies in its willingness to be a work of brutal excitement.
  11. There's piercing sadness, and fury, too, in this Everyman's isolation, and Cantet is singularly skilled at evoking the universal condition of such tragic ordinariness.
  12. Footnote is itself a perfect little piece of Talmud, full of text, commentary, and colorful argument.
  13. Fincher has made The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo into an electrifying movie by turning the audience into addicts of the forbidden, looking for the sick and twisted things we can't see.
  14. A spooky, heartbreaking documentary.
  15. It's also one of the great movies of the year - an ambitious, challenging, and creatively hot-blooded but cool toned project that picks seriously at knotty ideas about American personality, success, rootlessness, master-disciple dynamics, and father-son mutually assured destruction.
  16. Almodóvar's masterwork, is a spectacular synthesis of everything that has always interested him -- proud women, lovely boys, beautiful drag queens, grand movie stars, gorgeous frocks, wild wallpaper .
  17. Stunning, unsettling, beautifully written drama.
  18. If you see only one comic love story from Kazakhstan this year, choose this prize-winning honey.
  19. Yes, Locke is a bit of a storytelling stunt: For the entirety of the movie, Ivan is the only character on screen. But even with nothing to cut away to and no flashbacks to offer context, the film manages to stay as tight as a vise.
  20. This stunning movie -- one of the very best of the year -- makes a much read American classic feel new and freshly devastating.
  21. The very opposite of a storybook romance, and also the very model of a great comedy for our values-driven time.
  22. Fast, convulsive, and densely exciting new British gangster thriller.
  23. The film catches us by surprise in its moving portrayal of the love between Larry and Althea, played by Courtney Love in a performance that glides from kinky abandon to stark tragedy.
  24. You could trawl the seven seas and not net a funnier, more beautiful, and more original work of art and comedy than Finding Nemo.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Steven Spielberg overcame the lumpy plotting of Peter Benchley's novel to create an efficient, graceful fright machine in Jaws.
  25. A bold, searching, wrenching experience. It may be the most complexly impassioned message movie Hollywood has ever made.
    • Entertainment Weekly
  26. David Gordon Green's captivating winter-chill tragedy, is a tale that encompasses murder, divorce, adultery, alcohol abuse, mental breakdown, and the disappearance of a small child. In other words, it's downbeat enough to make the recent Oscar-nominated films look like party games.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    But it's Polanski who pries the genre open until it goes metaphysical.
  27. A true-life adventure that turns into a one-man disaster movie - and the darker it gets, the more enthralling it becomes.
  28. Bestows generous blessings on all that's good in Englishness, in moviedom, and, of course, in cheese.

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