Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 5,851 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 Lincoln
Lowest review score: 0 Doogal
Score distribution:
5851 movie reviews
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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  3. Sad, funny, sexy, and altogether marvelous.
  4. Capote honors its subject by doing just what Truman Capote did. It teases, fascinates, and haunts.
  5. If you see only one comic love story from Kazakhstan this year, choose this prize-winning honey.
  6. If you can appreciate the sight of two totally dialed-in performers simmering until they boil over, that's enough. And P.S., that's pretty much the definition of jazz.
  7. Hersonski quietly and insistently unravels reality from "reality"; her commitment to archival authenticity is its own tribute to those no longer able to testify.
  8. A marvelous contraption, a wheels-within-wheels thriller that's pure oxygenated movie play.
  9. Blue's raw portrayal of infatuation and heartbreak is both devastating and sublime. It's unforgettable.
  10. For all its brio, the film is overcautious about pointing fingers.
  11. 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.
  12. Munro's stark lily needed none of this gilding.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. There’s something earthy and elemental in this tale that was missing in Blue, something quirky and (measured by Kieslowskian standards) energetic.
  16. A delightful, perceptive, funny, detail-perfect fable.
  17. 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.
  18. Hell or High Water isn’t a flashy movie, but it has an undeniably resonant sense of small-scale justice, not to mention an authentic sense of place that will remind you of other Texas-set masterpieces like John Sayles’ "Lone Star" and the Coen brothers’ "No Country for Old Men." See it, and then spread the word.
  19. Up
    A lovely, thoughtful, and yes, uplifting adventure.
  20. 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.
  21. It’s obvious that Kaufman has always seen the world differently from the rest of us. And even if it takes a little time to settle into Anomalisa’s disorienting, herky-jerky groove, Kaufman ends up bewitching us with his fresh take on the oldest and most hackneyed of cinematic themes: boy meets girl…and anxiety ensues.
  22. Copy celebrates a brilliant storyteller and her lacerating wit...but also recalls a woman who could be bossy, presumptuous, and sometimes mean. To the end, though, she was adored.
  23. It's a great, IQ-flattering entertainment both wonderful and wise.
  24. Birdman is a scalpel-sharp dissection of Hollywood, Broadway, and fame in the 21st century. But more than that, it's a testament to Keaton's enduring charisma and power as an actor. He soars.
  25. Yagira's performance is so extraordinary, it won him the best actor prize at the 2004 Cannes film festival.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. A graceful, unsentimental, well-made movie.

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