Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,125 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: 65
Highest review score: 100 Up in the Air
Lowest review score: 0 Love Stinks
Score distribution:
5,125 movie reviews
  1. Facing a diagnosis of Alzheimer's, the older woman enrolls in a poetry class, desperate to find the words to describe beauty before language fails her. She does even better: She herself becomes a kind of poem about what it means to really see the world.
  2. Days after I saw The Artist, I was still thinking (and grinning) about it, because the movie's real romance is the one between us, the jaded 21st-century audience, and the mechanical innocence of old movies, which here becomes new again.
  3. By the end, Campion views all her characters with a compassion bordering on grace, a humanity-like her heroine's-as dark, quiet, and enveloping as the ocean.
  4. Watching Eternal Sunshine, you don't just watch a love story -- you fall in love with what love really is.
  5. Clint Eastwood's profound, magisterial, and gripping companion piece to his ambitious meditation on wartime image and reality, "Flags of Our Fathers."
  6. Until Once, I'm not sure that I'd ever seen a small-scale, nonstylized, kitchen-sink drama in which the songs take on the majesty and devotion of a musical dream.
  7. A buoyant, funny, and disarmingly humane comedy of beautiful losers in revolt.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of those rare gems that prove equally stunning on both aesthetic and cerebral levels.
  8. Sad, funny, sexy, and altogether marvelous.
  9. Capote honors its subject by doing just what Truman Capote did. It teases, fascinates, and haunts.
  10. If you see only one comic love story from Kazakhstan this year, choose this prize-winning honey.
  11. Hersonski quietly and insistently unravels reality from "reality"; her commitment to archival authenticity is its own tribute to those no longer able to testify.
  12. Blue's raw portrayal of infatuation and heartbreak is both devastating and sublime. It's unforgettable.
  13. 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Never quite connects with us emotionally, yet the more it shades off into the gonzo-poetic, the more fun it becomes.
  14. Munro's stark lily needed none of this gilding.
  15. Mafioso does more than cast its fascinating shadow over "The Godfather." It captures, in a stark yet haunting way, the indelible fact that no man is born a mobster.
  16. What it comes down to is superbly staged battle scenes and moral alliances forged in earnest yet purged of the wit and dynamic, bristly ego that define true on-screen personality.
  17. A delightful, perceptive, funny, detail-perfect fable.
  18. This is perhaps the only science-fiction film that can be called transcendental.
  19. Lest the audience miss a cue, Hooper and soundtrack composer Alexandre Desplat count on the ringing grandeur of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony - the famous second movement, no less - to amp the emotions.
  20. Up
    A lovely, thoughtful, and yes, uplifting adventure.
  21. 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.
  22. A marvelous contraption, a wheels-within-wheels thriller that's pure oxygenated movie play.
  23. It's a great, IQ-flattering entertainment both wonderful and wise.
  24. Yagira's performance is so extraordinary, it won him the best actor prize at the 2004 Cannes film festival.
  25. Leigh gives you such a strong sense of his characters as fluky individuals that even his most lackadaisical scenes are alive with possibility. What holds Life Is Sweet together is his perception — at once funny and wise — that people, when they change at all, do so in small, nearly imperceptible ways, and that that may be enough.
  26. It makes sense that L'Enfant has been hailed as a masterpiece, since a masterpiece is what it's trying, in every unvarnished frame, to be. If you wandered unknowingly into the film, however, you would see this: a stark, fascinating, and naggingly detached character study.
  27. A graceful, unsentimental, well-made movie.
  28. 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.

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