ReelViews' Scores

  • Movies
For 3,072 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 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Blue Velvet
Lowest review score: 0 Knock Off
Score distribution:
3072 movie reviews
  1. At an economical 94 minutes, Rabbit-Proof Fence trims all the fat and tells its heartfelt and stirring story. This is one of 2002's most memorable imports.
  2. Eye in the Sky reminded me of "United 93" - not necessarily in terms of the subject matter but because of the apolitical, clear-headed manner in which it approaches an act.
  3. Knocked Up could be one of the summer of 2007's sleeper hits. It certainly deserves the distinction.
  4. Pump Up the Volume, in addition to presenting an engaging story, has tapped into a universal truth about rebels with causes.
  5. Takes the traditional romantic comedy and tweaks it by way of "The War of the Roses." Rarely has strife between the sexes been so ruthless, so civilized, and so funny.
  6. The cumulative experience leaves an aftertaste that, although not bitter, is too strong to be easily washed away. That's the mark of a worthwhile motion picture.
  7. Rango is the poster child for those who are anti-3-D, and a great reminder that genuine creativity doesn't need a gimmicky crutch to appeal to audiences.
  8. There's nothing new or unique about the story, but it is presented in a manner that reinforces its immediacy and impact.
  9. Easily the best non-Disney animated movie in recent memory, and it is good enough to rival such titles as “The Lion King” and “Aladdin.”
  10. Isn't just fine family entertainment, it's superior family entertainment.
  11. This is a superior motion picture -- an example of the pleasant surprise that can result when a skilled director departs from his usual style. By daring to be honest and unsparing, The Son's Room is meaningful.
  12. Yet, even on those occasions when the screenplay falters, the actors are there to take up the slack.
  13. Thirty minutes into Waiting for Guffman, my stomach hurt from laughing.
  14. The best of the trio of human performers is Naomi Watts. She also has the most difficult job - not only is the role physical, but it requires her to play off something that isn't there.
  15. Gone Baby Gone is powerful stuff - a movie that derives its plot twists from moral conundrums rather than from narrative sleight of hand.
  16. In the end, this is more a character study of Jenny than a tale of tortured love, and a reminder that any education worth having comes with its share of trauma.
  17. Maborosi is a worthwhile movie experience not because it ventures into virgin territory, but because its presentation is so precise and unique.
  18. A movie that takes the hallmarks of a great career and elevates them to new heights. In terms of tone, visual beauty, and storytelling, The Wind Rises represents Miyazaki at the apex of his abilities.
  19. Howard and Morgan have transformed this story into something more than an embellished re-telling of recent history. They have shaped a tragedy that is almost Shakespearean in force.
  20. Randy Newman's songs are catchy and are effective within the movie's context, but I can't see any of them having "legs" beyond the screen the way tunes from the earlier animated musicals did.
  21. It's a compelling tale that offers the opportunity for reflection and discussion about issues that have never really gone away and continue to lurk in the cultural background.
  22. This is one of the year's most unabashed and powerful love stories, using flawless performances, intelligent dialogue, crisp camera work, and loaded glances to attain a level of eroticism and emotional connection that many similar films miss.
  23. It is a mystery and a courtroom drama. Above all, however, it is a tale of love and sacrifice.
  24. It’s mostly an off-kilter road trip that accomplishes what the Coens do best - seamlessly merging drama, violence, and quirky humor into a whole.
  25. The result is a sharp, insightful, charming motion picture.
  26. A smart movie that does not simplify or candy-coat the rigors of the teenage years.
  27. Whitmore's Brooks is a brilliantly-realized character, and the scenes with him attempting to cope with life outside of Shawshank represents one of the film's most moving -- and effective -- sequences.
  28. This is the kind of charming motion picture that can be viewed repeatedly without ever wearing out its welcome. With several triumphant musical numbers, an original villain, a smart and witty script, a cute romance, and a new, upbeat ending, this Little Shop of Horrors offers countless delights during its 94-minute running time.
  29. A compelling, thought-provoking, and unsettling drama.
  30. One of the best thrillers I have seen this year: tight, taut, and unpredictable.

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