Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,871 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 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Vera Drake
Lowest review score: 0 Hounddog
Score distribution:
5871 movie reviews
  1. The tale itself is so spectacularly perverse, and the film stays so authentically close to the personalities involved, that you don't feel dirty -- you feel cleansed.
  2. Gray has an artful, understated way of conveying what's going ?on inside, often simply by focusing his camera on Kazan.
  3. There's a tidiness and affection to this British homage to John Hughes movies.
  4. A big, unabashedly ambitious picture, heavy with the weight of history. But its best moments turn out to be the smaller human ones.
  5. A stirring action movie -- in the international manner of ''The Fast Runner'' or ''No Man's Land."
  6. Had ''Boogie Nights'' been the tale of a California dreamer with a really long skateboard, the movie's delirious first half would have been ''Dogtown and Z-Boys,'' and its downbeat conclusion would be Stoked.
  7. Teasing drama whose relentless good-deed/bad-deed reversals are just interesting enough to make a sinner like me pray for an even more interesting, less symmetrical, less obviously cross-shaped creation.
  8. The movie is sometimes profound in its simple, optimistic message of friendship -- and sometimes it's plain simple.
  9. Clever, laid-back.
  10. Ong-Bak (taken from the name of the sacred statue) is delivered raw, with an on-the-fly compositional approach from director Prachya Pinkaew that includes dim lighting and jumbled editing.
  11. The added value that writer-director Douglas McGrath has in mind is gossip -- and a goggly interest in gossip becomes the glittering gimmick of Infamous.
  12. Might have been richer, tougher, more honestly liberal if it had revealed a few more shades of gray among the men.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Equity sometimes buckles under the weight of its self-imposed, gendered duty. In attempting to say so much about women vs. women in a cutthroat industry, it paints itself almost too seriously.
  13. A muscular, honorable, unflinching translation of Collins' vision. It's brutal where it needs to be, particularly when children fight and bleed.
  14. Roth, there's no denying, creates considerable suspense out of our desire to confront the forbidden.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Typically icky and unusually witty.
  15. By the end, you may marvel at the film's worldly-wise wink of maturity. You may also think, Is that all?
  16. An experience you won't easily shake.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's all somehow both familiar and dazzling, just as Ricci's kidnapped tap student, forced to pose as the protagonist's wife for his horrifically indifferent parents, is somehow both nondescript and heartbreaking.
  17. When they're good, the Yes Men are astonishing, anarchic sights to behold.
  18. May be the first movie to fully capture the way that drugs dislocate us from ourselves.
  19. Film music by Nino Rota provides a Fellini overlay.
  20. Skarsgard's utter finesse in the role provides a satisfying warmth.
  21. Casino Jack is really a look at how the culture of Washington was rebuilt to sell itself to the highest bidder.
  22. In his debut feature, the director is wise enough to move his hand-held camera wherever Steen wants to go.
  23. The filmmaker of August Evening creates a succession of quiet, elliptical scenes that accrue into an affecting big picture of family ties and immigrant experience.
  24. Don’t miss this astonishingly bleak, inventive, funny, sumptuously designed film.
  25. Braveheart features some of the most enthralling combat sequences in years, and the excessive ferocity of the violence is part of the thrill.
  26. This measured bio-production might be viewed as a lesser companion piece to "Vera Drake" -- although in the case of Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman, all the period-piece tastefulness makes for a story more instructive than emotionally tangible.
  27. Nothing more (or less) than an enchanting light comedy of romantic confusion... It's a movie that understands love because it understands pain.

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