ReelViews' Scores

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For 3,194 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Bonnie and Clyde
Lowest review score: 0 Feast
Score distribution:
3194 movie reviews
  1. You don't have to be Catholic, or Irish, or even American, to "get it." Burns' language, despite originating on Long Island, is universal in appeal and meaning.
  2. One of the reasons that Quiz Show is so extraordinary is because it spins a story as compelling on the personal level as on the national one.
  3. Not since "The Crying Game" has Jordan crafted as compelling a motion picture.
  4. Using gallows humor, likable protagonists, and a variety of nonstandard filmmaking techniques (like having characters address the audience directly), McKay maintains a high level of energy for more than two hours and dares us to become bored.
  5. This is most definitely NOT a date movie. But if you appreciate films that are more substance than style, that take challenges and don't follow formulas, and that feature Oscar-caliber performances, Closer is not to be missed.
  6. For those who enjoy the offbeat, The City of Lost Children is worth taking the time and effort to find.
  7. Caused a major stir with Sundance, and for good reason -- it was perhaps the most offbeat, energetic, and eye-opening motion picture to screen there.
  8. Tells a good, intelligent story that keeps us interested and involved.
  9. Cinderella is a wonderfully realized family feature that retains the strengths of its source material while at the same time updating it for today's audiences.
  10. This is a vital, original, and emotionally potent chapter to one of the longest-running movie series out there. It will easily be one of the summer of 2017’s best films and, at the end of the year, it will likely find a space on many respectable Top 10 lists.
  11. Coogler provides enough rousing moments to get the adrenaline pumping - there are times when the urge to jump up and cheer is almost too strong to resist. But there's more to Creed and it is elevated by the quiet, subtle elements.
  12. One of Unforgiven's assets is the way it overturns conventions, taking the man who is typically the hero and making him the villain, while transforming the traditional bad guy into a sympathetic protagonist.
  13. It's an uncompromising movie that illustrates one of the most convincing personality transformations that I have seen in a recent motion picture.
  14. Deep Water is a documentary, but it's also one part adventure film, one part Greek tragedy, and one part meditation on the role of the "hero" in modern society.
  15. The best film of The Hobbit's three, this final installment is closer in quality to "The Lord of the Rings" than to its immediate predecessors.
  16. In the end, however, the genius behind all the innovations of Bletchley was destroyed by the pettiness of a society that didn't understand him. The Imitation Game doesn't hide this dark aspect and it makes the production sobering and engrossing.
  17. Consistently hits the right notes, earning both the tears and smiles that result.
  18. Not a typical Disney family film -- thank god. Charming and thought-provoking, this is the kind of movie with the sweetness necessary to appeal to younger (although not too young) viewers and the philosophical richness to draw in veteran movie-goers.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Knocked Up could be one of the summer of 2007's sleeper hits. It certainly deserves the distinction.
  22. Pump Up the Volume, in addition to presenting an engaging story, has tapped into a universal truth about rebels with causes.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. There's nothing new or unique about the story, but it is presented in a manner that reinforces its immediacy and impact.
  27. 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.”
  28. Isn't just fine family entertainment, it's superior family entertainment.
  29. 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.
  30. Yet, even on those occasions when the screenplay falters, the actors are there to take up the slack.

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