IGN's Scores

For 175 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 71% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Dawn of the Dead
Lowest review score: 19 Leatherface
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 175
175 movie reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a sense of beauty and dread that's cleverly injected into George Lucas' American Graffiti, a tone poem and ode to the music, cars and culture of the early '60s. On one level, the film is a staggeringly thoughtful slice of Americana – one night in the eyes of several young teens looking for love, adventure and fun. But on another level, there's a genuine sense of apprehension. The world is quickly catching up to our heroes, and soon they'll be flung head-first into Vietnam, the hippie movement, and a social revolution
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Dunkirk is a monumental, unconventional, and frequently stunning war movie.
  1. Saoirse Ronan gives a standout, brilliant performance and so does Laurie Metcalf as her long-suffering, big-hearted mother. It’s a remarkable solo directorial debut from Greta Gerwig.
  2. Call Me By Your Name is a romanticized coming of age film, for better and worse. It’s a lovely place to visit but not particularly absorbing as a narrative, even though Armie Hammer gives an impressive performance.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The times they are a-changin’ but the Coens keep bringing the hits back home. A masterpiece.
  3. Gorgeous and unpredictable, and maybe a little indulgent, Phantom Thread is another fascinating drama from Paul Thomas Anderson, with captivating lead performances by Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The film was designed to be an homage to the John Wayne classic Rio Bravo directed by Carpenter's idol Howard Hawks.The parallels between the film and the westerns that Carpenter holds dear are clear from the get go, none more so striking then the sight of the gang warlords mingling their blood in a bowl in for a symbolic blood oath that echoes similar scenes that found Indians becoming blood brothers in westerns long since forgotten.
  4. Paddington 2 goes all in on the charm and wit established in the first film and comes up with yet another winner.
  5. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is Martin McDonagh’s most emotional and profound film to date.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Romero’s zombies are terrifying in black and white, but one could even argue who was the true monster in the movie: the undead or the living?
  6. Guillermo del Toro’s engrossing fairy tale The Shape of Water offers so much to be enamored of in terms of performance, execution and design that it’s disappointing when its story veers into formula.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon have told their own story in a funny, highly engaging way that doesn’t feel precious or sanitized, but instead is relatable and engrossing from start to finish. And you’ll laugh a hell of a lot.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even though the story isn't as impactful as its stylized packaging, Wright creates a delightful new film that is sure to satisfy his legions of fans.
  7. Mudbound is a daring approach to a classical narrative, a film that tries to look from multiple perspectives at an intimate human drama that has far-reaching ramifications. Its imperfections are debatable, and fairly minor. It is the work of a bold storyteller working at the top of her game.
  8. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the quintessential Star Wars movie. It embraces everything in the franchise that came before while taking big risks to push the story into new and unexpected places.
  9. Steven Spielberg tells an intimate story through extravagant storytelling, giving audiences an intensely relevant historical drama, and giving Meryl Streep one of her most nuanced roles in years.
  10. War for the Planet of the Apes is an excellent closing act to this rebooted trilogy, but also one that does enough world-building that the series can potentially continue from here – and it’s a rare case where, after three movies, we’re left wanting more.
  11. It organically expands and grows what came before. It’s a deep, rich, smart film that’s visually awesome and full of great sci-fi concepts, and one that was well worth the 35-year wait.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Coco wonderfully explores familial themes, identity, and learning what it means to grow up in a world that isn’t perfect.
  12. Noah Baumbach succeeds in The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) in fine fashion, delicately balancing serious issues with lighthearted moments – it is a movie that is equally adept at making the audience cry as it is with making them laugh.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Much of the film's success is thanks to the delightfully enigmatic cast, and a sharp script that allows for the perfect balance of story and irreverent silliness. There's not a weak link in this cast.
  13. It Comes at Night is emotional, haunting dystopian horror that will leave you shaken.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The film's brilliant pacing and expertly woven narrative deliver an empowering story that will stick with you long after the credits roll.
  14. With his latest directorial effort, Soderbergh has made a film that not only constantly pokes fun at its own characters and their lives, but finds a way to imbue each of them with a soul and heart along the way.
  15. I, Tonya is a fairly conventional biopic of the scandalized sports star, but one buoyed by Margot Robbie's performance.
  16. It may not be Coppola’s most thought-provoking or emotional outing to date, but it’s a chilling and stunningly well-made one nonetheless.
  17. Kathryn Bigelow's new docudrama Detroit emphasizes immediacy and brutality over historical context.
  18. Gerald’s Game is a set of tightly wound gears that cranks out dread. Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood are as superb as they have ever been.
  19. The Disaster Artist is a hilarious and heart-wrenching ode to outsider art, with a baffling story that would be impossible to believe if it weren’t apparently true. James Franco directs the film with sensitivity and painstaking detail, and gives a fantastic performance as one of the worst filmmakers - and one of the most unusual human beings - ever.
  20. Wonder Woman is leaps and bounds above the other three entries in the DCEU. With a dramatic setting, a few entertaining action scenes, and a strong supporting cast all working together to tell an inspirational Hero’s Journey, it more than offsets some occasionally uneven acting on Gadot’s part and some shaky technical aspects.

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