Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,890 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 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Bukowski: Born into This
Lowest review score: 0 My Date with Drew
Score distribution:
5890 movie reviews
  1. It proves that Morgen isn’t interested in hagiography. He wants to show us the real Kurt Cobain, warts and all.
  2. Plotwise, Women is a wisp; as a mood piece, though, it’s almost irresistibly rich.
  3. Paranoid Park has the slightly glum insularity of minimalist fiction, but it's the first of Van Sant's blitzed-generation films in which a young man wakes up instead of shutting down.
  4. The result, in Pina, is...wow.
  5. Don't be fooled: In this unpeaceable kingdom, the den mama is also ready to eat her young.
  6. Hugo both ticks and flies by, a marvel meant to be pulled from the cabinet and enjoyed again and again.
  7. A great many filmmakers — too many — use handheld cameras to evoke a sensation of raw, this is really happening immediacy. But director Paul Greengrass is unique. At a glance, his live-wire, ragged-camera method may seem overly familiar, but the way he employs it, that method is as expressive as the style of a superb novelist.
  8. It's hard to think of the last time a Pixar film made you go ''Wow!'' That's part of why The LEGO Movie is such outrageous and intoxicating fun.
  9. Both actors still manage to show something we rarely see on screen: the heartache and happiness that come with love late in life.
  10. Fiennes' very skin participates in the project -- his fingernails are nicotine-stained the color of tea bags. The performance works; it's a ballet, a concerto of big, big Acting.
  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. A funny and madly arresting new documentary.
  13. Raimi has made the most crazy, fun, and terrifying horror movie in years.
  14. A muscular sequel to To's riveting 2005 gangster picture "Election."
  15. Up in the Air is light and dark, hilarious and tragic, romantic and real. It's everything that Hollywood has forgotten how to do; we're blessed that Jason Reitman has remembered
  16. The 3-D visuals envelop you, majestically, and that effect fuses with the band's surround-sound rapture to create a full-scale sensory high. U2 3D makes you feel stoned on movies.
  17. A witty, stylish, beautifully made charmer of a family picture.
  18. Unusual, unhurried tour de force--a seamless match of strong artistic vision and physical performance. [19 Dec 1997, p. 52]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  19. There's no denying that when it comes to communicating a certain delirious romanticism of character shaped by thousands of hours spent sitting in the dark, the artist who made this showpiece is a master.
  20. Stunning and compassionate period drama.
  21. The picture moves with stealth, enjoying its own thriller-ness as hints are laid and mislaid. There's a sense that Hitchcock is hovering in the background and cheering for Auteuil, who musters all his French superstardom to play a man having his mask of blandness torn off.
  22. It's impossible to watch Tony Kaye's theatrically supercharged, equal-opportunity button-pusher without experiencing a welter of emotions -- which is just what the filmmaker planned.
  23. Thanks to Gabe Polsky's enthralling new documentary, we finally get to see these athletes for who they really were—it humanizes a group of men who were cast by history in the role of villains.
  24. I will salute the deftness and intelligence with which Goldfinger observes the reactions of the living to the revelations of the dead.
  25. Rapt and beautiful and absorbing.
  26. The rare movie that turns cruelty into art.
  27. The result is flashy, but the meaning is a bit of a bob and weave.
  28. Essential, unique viewing.
  29. It’s not hard to see why Mustang has been dubbed the “Turkish Virgin Suicides.” Like Sofia Coppola’s dreamy, unsettling 1999 debut, it’s another first film by a young female director that focuses in feverish close-up on the adolescent awakening of five restless, radiant sisters — and the ruin that follows when their family tries to contain it.
  30. In the best scene, which comes late in the film, James holds his dying mother and shares a vision of their future that they both know she’ll never get to see.

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