Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,200 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 3.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Days of Glory
Lowest review score: 0 Say It Isn't So
Score distribution:
5,200 movie reviews
  1. Spielberg restages the Holocaust with an existential vividness unprecedented in any nondocumentary film: He makes us feel as if we're living right inside the 20th century's darkest-and most defining-episode.
  2. Extraordinary new documentary that turns Robert Crumb's twisted life story into a disturbing, exhilarating work of biographical art.
  3. With Inside Llewyn Davis, they've made a film that is almost spooky in its perversity: a lovingly lived-in, detailed tribute to the folk scene that — hauntingly — has shut their hero out.
  4. These 173 minutes don't drag, they waltz.
  5. The most beautiful movie ever made about a man who could only move one eyelid -- almost dangerously beautiful.
  6. In a class by itself.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Another harsh character study, with poignant echoes of "Taxi Driver."
  7. For bleakness, the movie can't be beat -- nor for brilliance.
  8. The first animated feature produced entirely on computer is a magically witty and humane entertainment, a hellzapoppin fairy tale about a roomful of suburban toys who come to life when humans aren't around.
  9. Vibrantly, intricately alive on its own terms. This is what magic the movies can conjure with an inspired fellowship in charge, and unlimited pots of gold.
  10. Toy Story 3 is a salute to the magic of making believe.
  11. The result: This great work of art has the potential to change the world.
  12. Eric Rohmer’s sun-kissed love quadrangle remains as fresh and romantically profound as it was 18 years ago.
  13. Stunning, fully formed masterpiece.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. By the end, the rug gets pulled out from under us, showing that even the reality we think we see may be an illusion.
  18. (Denis's) visual style is hypnotic, rapturous, and she makes barren landscapes look gorgeous, hard men look vulnerable.
  19. Waltz With Bashir has transcended the definitions of ''cartoon'' or ''war documentary'' to be classified as its own brilliant invention.
  20. 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.
  21. The breath of cinematic life, though, the sensibility, the energy, belong to Joel and Ethan Coen, and this is their stirring success.
  22. The film, by seasoned cinematographer Dror Moreh, is a feat — of access and of passionate and appropriately unsettling political commentary.
  23. By the time The Crying Game is over, you'll never look at beauty in quite the same way.
  24. A movie of staggering virtuosity and raw lyric power, a masterpiece of terror, chaos, blood, and courage.
  25. There's also no romanticizing on the part of the director, who proceeds with calm, unshowy attentiveness (even in the midst of scenes of violence), creating a stunning portrait of an innately smart survivor for whom prison turns out to be a twisted opportunity for self-definition.
  26. One of the unshowiest and most true-blooded epics of Americana you're ever likely to see.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The knowledge that Rembrandt recycled his own paintings doesn't minimize the scene in Frederick Wiseman's documentary where we see an X-ray of one of the Dutch master's portraits — and go, ''Wow!''
  27. Voluptuously engrossing.

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