Philadelphia Inquirer's Scores

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For 3,696 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 The King's Speech
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
3696 movie reviews
  1. Is it dumb to say, "Wow?"...I don't care. Wow.
  2. The Conformist has a decadent visual beauty about it that's breathtaking. But as striking as Bertolucci's classic looks, there's even more powerful stuff in the storytelling.
  3. This is the breakthrough work of one of world cinema's most visionary artists.
  4. The most moving aspect of this indelible documentary is that it chronicles its subjects' growth from instinctively going for the goal to deciding which goals are worth shooting for.
  5. An awesome cinema spectacle.
  6. The new print does justice to Philippe Agostini's splendidly atmospheric cinematography.
  7. It speaks to the courage and resilience of one man, the savagery of many, and the potential, for both good and for ill, in us all.
  8. Remy, the little rat who stars in the big, beautiful, funny Ratatouille, isn't gross at all. In fact, he's adorable.
  9. It's inspired fun.
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  10. A wildly suspenseful zero-g tale of survival 350 miles beyond the ozone layer, Alfonso CuarĂ³n's space saga is emotionally jolting - and physically jolting, too.
  11. Mara and Blanchett are each extraordinary, working in the most organic and soul-stirring ways.
  12. Most of all, it is the improbably entertaining story of how new media are altering the very nature of courtship and friendship.
  13. A monumental achievement that documents a coordinated and complicated response to a monumental tragedy.
  14. It's small. It's real. And it's deeply moving.
  15. This is a movie that mines deep beneath the surface of human feeling. It will make you think - about love, about life, about two people who aren't real, except that they've become so for so many of us in this improbably successful indie franchise.
  16. 45 Years is a study in economy, in the beautiful symmetry of word and image and music.
  17. Wondrously strange and just plain wonderful.
  18. If we approach with sympathy and curiosity, we will be rewarded with same. And our souls, not to mention our bicycles, will soar to the heavens.
  19. It is the most influential movie you've never seen, deeply affecting many artists and experimental directors who saw it on the museum circuit in 1977 and 1978.
  20. Mr. Turner is no barrel of laughs. It's a barrel of life - an extraordinary one.
  21. Fused with paranoia and almost unbearable suspense, The Hurt Locker is powerful stuff.
  22. With rich, detailed, cinematic animation and terrific sound effects, WALLE pulls this unlikely love story off.
  23. It's a masterpiece.
  24. Exhilarating, edgy and wryly comic.
  25. The Return of the King is too long...The various story lines...come together in stilted, episodic ways. The narrative is less-than-seamless.
  26. Inside Out is the first psychological thriller that's fun for the whole family. Really psychological. And really fun.
  27. Amour arrives with plaudits and praise. But this is not hype, it is all deserved. This is a masterpiece.
  28. A classic of subversive surrealism.
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  29. It is with gravity and levity and incomparable grace that Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon -- by light years the best movie of 2000.
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  30. Inspiring stuff, the stuff of Hollywood all the way back to Frank Capra and before: a story of scrappy underdogs, determined to get to the truth, and toppling the mighty in the process.

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