Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 6,084 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 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 King of the Hill
Lowest review score: 0 Sleepwalking
Score distribution:
6084 movie reviews
  1. Austenland is kind of a one-joke movie, and the film's rhythm is a bit flaccid, but the joke, at least, has a twinge of wit.
  2. The Great Wall looks like it could be a really amazing video game. Alas, it’s a movie, and kind of a brick.
  3. The first thing to say about The Bucket List is that Rob Reiner is the rare director who can take all the wonder out of one of the seven wonders of the world.
  4. Doesn't just wink at De Niro's history, it leans on it, hard.
  5. Trite lessons are learned. Plotlines play out in familiar arcs. A few blips of sex and drug use aim to make the movie feel more grown-up. Instead, they make it off-limits to the only age group likely to find any charm in its smug Britcom cutesiness.
  6. The surprisingly puny haul comes from the jolly, usually sparkling comedy workshop of David Dobkin, who directed "Wedding Crashers," and Dan Fogelman, who wrote "Cars" -- two great movies that both make better stocking stuffers.
  7. A ''fun trash'' movie that's more trash than fun.
  8. The most frightening sight, though, is that of Theron and Bacon, good actors trapped in the muck of making a living.
  9. Bay doesn't stage scenes, exactly -- he stages moments.
  10. By the end, I was starting to ponder questions like, If a vampire mates with a lycan-vamp hybrid, which parent will have to convert?
  11. Is any of this, you know, fun? Just barely. But I'm sure I would have loved it at 6.
  12. Dark of the Moon is hardly a fleet production, but here Bay makes his best, most flexible use yet of all the flamboyant bigness at his command: Computer-drawn characters and human actors seem to occupy the same narrative for once.
  13. The movie doesn’t grab you emotionally, but director Atom Egoyan (Exotica) teases apart the case’s details with grim fascination.
  14. Broody fun.
  15. Battle of the Smithsonian has plenty of life. But it's Adams who gives it zing.
  16. A pointless but ultimately harmless family adventure that doesn't mentally assault the 12-and-over set. (Extra points for being 100 percent fart-joke-free).
  17. With so much flesh crunching and bloodletting, it could have been scary as all Walking Dead get-out. Instead, the movie plays safe by cutting every theme down the middle - a swing that's effective when splitting wood or vampire skulls, but dull when applied to filmmaking.
  18. Orphan isn't scary -- it's garish and plodding.
  19. This remake is merely vile (and dull).
  20. An immediately forgettable action pic directed with a blowtorch by Lee Tamahori.
  21. The movie does get some fun gory mileage out of its cracked-Pleasantville premise; but mostly it feels like broad farce madly in search of a cohesive center, and a soul.
  22. The latest reshuffling of "Chainsaw" tropes.
  23. It does possess a certain backward-glancing innocent appeal.
  24. The Boy, from director William Brent Bell, aims to set itself squarely in the fictional canon of "Chucky" and its brethren, but it ends up trying to do so much that it forgets to scare us.
  25. Mariah Carey is perfectly fine playing a waitress who dreams of becoming, yes, a singer -- even if the superstar's presence in such a small venture seems jarring.
  26. As silly and sometimes nonsensical as it is, the movie is surprisingly sweet and well-intentioned.
  27. What follows is another slapstick dose of hard-R ridiculosity with a soft-nougat center, but it also passes the Bechdel test maybe better than any other film this year, and its older generation of stars are too smart not to go to town on their stock roles.
  28. A movie so unhinged it practically dares you not to hate it.
  29. Between cycles of gunfights and glowering, Yun-Fat displays some of the dignity and suave good looks that account for his star status (without much chance to show his wit).
  30. The pond is so shallow in this wan romance that there's no room for anything to float.

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