ReelViews' Scores

  • Movies
For 2,836 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Untouchables
Lowest review score: 0 Feast
Score distribution:
2,836 movie reviews
  1. Light entertainment, this is not. Unforgettable and challenging cinema, it is.
  2. Not only is it a thrill-a-minute ride, but it has one of the best film villains in recent memory, a hero everyone can relate to, dialogue that crackles with wit, and a lot of very impressive pyrotechnics.
  3. An intellectually and emotionally exhausting and engrossing experience. It is drama of the highest caliber.
  4. Crumb is a rare and powerful documentary that completely absorbs the viewer and leaves an impression so blindingly clear that the afterimage cannot be blinked away even when the theater is far behind.
  5. Avatar is entertainment of the highest order. It's the best movie of 2009.
  6. Disturbing. It is impossible to sit through Maria Full of Grace and not be affected by the circumstances of the characters. For that, the credit must go to Marston and his actors.
  7. There is not a false note in Cry, the Beloved Country. Every scene is an example of near-perfect composition and execution.
  8. This is truly a great film -- easily one of 1997's best.
  9. The Western may be one of the few truly American art forms, and High Noon shows exactly how much potential it can embrace.
  10. Perhaps the most impressive feat of this film is sustaining white-knuckle tension even though the chain of events is well-known.
  11. A masterpiece... The genius of Dr. Strangelove is that it's possible to laugh -- and laugh hard -- while still recognizing the intelligence and insight behind the humor.
  12. Provocative, entertaining, and impeccably crafted.
  13. The original film was gritty and entertaining ("Infernal Affairs"); the new version is a masterpiece - the best effort Scorsese has brought to the screen since "Goodfellas."
  14. Contact is that rare big-budget motion picture that places ideas, characters, and plot above everything else.
  15. You don't just watch Titanic, you experience it.
  16. The picture is a series of mini-climaxes, all building to the devastating, definitive conclusion... It was carefully and painstakingly crafted. Every major character - and more than a few minor ones - is molded into a distinct, complex individual.
  17. Gravity isn't just a movie; it's almost transformative, and the visceral element is enhanced by the 3-D.
  18. United 93 is powerful not only in the way it provides hope through the actions of a few unlikely heroes, but in its ability to take us back through time to a day many of us would prefer not to remember, but will never forget.
  19. Interstellar is simultaneously a big-budget science fiction endeavor and a very simple tale of love and sacrifice. It is by turns edgy, breathtaking, hopeful, and heartbreaking.
  20. Bold and stirring with impeccable production values, The Last of the Mohicans is a memorable motion picture adventure, and one of the best films of the year.
  21. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo can stand on its own as Fincher's valentine to goth girl power, detective stories, and the grotesqueness of the human heart.
  22. It's a rare and powerful thing to confront something honest and real on the big screen. It stays with you in a way that nothing else can. Before Midnight is fiction but it might as well be a documentary.
  23. Tautly paced and expertly directed, this roller coaster ride of a motion picture offers a little bit of everything, all wrapped up in a tidy science fiction/action package.
  24. Labeling this as a "movie" is almost an injustice. This is an experience of epic scope and grandeur, amazing emotional power, and relentless momentum.
  25. With patience, care, and strict attention to detail, Scorsese has staked out an impregnable position in the history of motion pictures.
  26. Has all the right ingredients: a smart script, a likable hero, a dash of romance, more than a touch of comedy, and a lot of fast-paced action.
  27. It's ironic that a film with this title should be among the most vital, alive, and challenging cinema experiences of the year.
  28. With Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino has made his best movie since "Pulp Fiction." He has also made what could arguably be considered the most audacious World War II movie of all-time.
  29. Dead Again does not come across as a Hitchcock knock-off, but as a motion picture that incorporates familiar themes and approaches while maintaining its own integrity and identity. Not once during the entire production is there an obviously stolen scene or camera angle replication.
  30. A nearly flawless example of movie composition, with close examination revealing how carefully it was put together. For those who take a less studious and more visceral approach to movie viewing, it's also worth noting that Chinatown is a superior thriller - one that will keep viewers involved and "in the moment" until the final, mournful scene has come to a conclusion.

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