Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,010 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 4.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Lowest review score: 0 Good Luck Chuck
Score distribution:
5,010 movie reviews
  1. Hersonski quietly and insistently unravels reality from "reality"; her commitment to archival authenticity is its own tribute to those no longer able to testify.
  2. Blue's raw portrayal of infatuation and heartbreak is both devastating and sublime. It's unforgettable.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A delightful, perceptive, funny, detail-perfect fable.
  6. This is perhaps the only science-fiction film that can be called transcendental.
  7. 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.
  8. A marvelous contraption, a wheels-within-wheels thriller that's pure oxygenated movie play.
  9. Up
    A lovely, thoughtful, and yes, uplifting adventure.
  10. Sad, funny, sexy, and altogether marvelous.
  11. 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.
  12. It's a great, IQ-flattering entertainment both wonderful and wise.
  13. Yagira's performance is so extraordinary, it won him the best actor prize at the 2004 Cannes film festival.
  14. 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.
  15. A graceful, unsentimental, well-made movie.
  16. 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.
  17. Naples-born Servillo is a national star, famed as a theater, opera, and film director as well as an actor. And he's got the face of a mensch (or a Madoff) -- which makes his embodiment of criminal banality all the more identifiable, as well as horrifying.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It boasts a more consistent tone, better special effects (such as villains throwing buses around like paper planes), and even an affecting love story.
  18. Bestows generous blessings on all that's good in Englishness, in moviedom, and, of course, in cheese.
  19. This is Robert Redford doing what too many stars should do and don't: taking a chance. And reinventing his art. It's an extraordinary thing to see.
  20. Unfolds with a simplicity that's as breathtaking as its inevitability is harrowing.
  21. In the juxtaposition of cataclysmic matter-of-fact misery and cinematic poetry, the filmmaker finds a calmly stunning way to convey the experience of living with death as something intimate, and, unnervingly, almost natural.
  22. Errol Morris may have been put on earth to make The Fog of War, a stunning portrait of Robert S. McNamara that closes a year of outstanding nonfiction movies on a high note.
  23. Spirit, animal, and human worlds coexist in dreamy harmony in this remarkable drama.
  24. Brokeback Mountain is that rare thing, a big Hollywood weeper with a beautiful ache at its center. It's a modern-age Western that turns into a quietly revolutionary love story.
  25. No one charts the wilds of childhood more precisely than the Dardennes.
  26. The thrilling conclusion to a phenomenal cinematic story 10 years in the telling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is proof that authentic movie excitement is its own form of magic.
  27. Painfully beautiful autobiographical kaleidoscope.
  28. The filmmaking is as strong as the subject matter, with an elegant structure.
  29. Shine beams with warmth, sensitivity, and fine taste.

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