ReelViews' Scores

  • Movies
For 3,037 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 Courage Under Fire
Lowest review score: 0 Captivity
Score distribution:
3037 movie reviews
  1. In the final analysis, the movie doesn't offer much about the subject that hasn't been previously explored, but the soil is fertile and many ideas germinate.
  2. The critical question for the movies' producers is whether Harry will be as popular now that his legions of stalwarts know how it all ends. The smart money would be on answering that question with a resounding "yes!"
  3. There’s a lot here for kids to like and nearly as much to keep parents from fidgeting.
  4. There's something almost hypnotic about the way Hard Eight develops -- even in its slowest, most tedious moments, it keeps our attention.
  5. Rather than perpetuating racial stereotypes, Eve's Bayou defies them, creating several well-rounded characters and placing them in a deceptively complex story that builds to a forceful conclusion.
  6. Whedon has made the Bard accessible and that achievement places him alongside Branagh in the exclusive club of directors who can handle both superheroes and Shakespeare effectively.
  7. An accomplished film that uses dark humor to leaven its serious topics.
  8. Under the relentless glare of the Midnight Sun, the only darkness is in the hearts and actions of the characters.
  9. Sayles cannily blends drama, romance, mystery, and social observation into a satisfying, if slightly overlong, whole. In the hands of a lesser film maker, this material could easily have degenerated into routine melodrama, but Sayles keeps it on a consistently high level.
  10. A Nightmare on Elm Street is tailor made for those who like their gore leavened with thought-provoking ideas - something that is a rarity in this genre.
  11. The length and uneven pacing are stumbling blocks with which an audience must contend. Patient viewers will be rewarded; others may wish for something with less subtlety and more verve.
  12. Viewers will discover that the film has something to offer nearly everyone, whether they are a novice or a black belt in kung fu cinema.
  13. A flawed but entertaining (and perhaps informative) tale.
  14. As profound and intelligent as it is moving, and that makes this memorable motion picture one of 1996's best.
  15. Finding Dory is enjoyable in its own right, even if its powerful sense of déjà vu keeps it from approaching the pinnacle of the Disney/Pixar collaborations.
  16. Christian Bale continues to amaze with his ability and range.
  17. Happy Feet ends on an upbeat note with singing and dancing, but the weaknesses that precede it deflate the euphoria.
  18. Has as much depth as it has energy and action.
  19. Before Sunrise speaks as much to the mind as to the heart, and much of what it says is likely to strike a responsive chord -- a rare and special accomplishment for any motion picture.
  20. Perhaps the most impressive feat of this film is sustaining white-knuckle tension even though the chain of events is well-known.
  21. Clever and atmospheric, the film has enough twists to keep the average viewer guessing.
  22. Wong infuses his films with style and energy. His hand-held camera is restless, always moving and shifting. The action sequences are punctuated with unusual shots and stop-motion jumps. By filming Chungking Express in such rich, vibrant manner, the director uses visual images to underscore his themes.
  23. The highest compliment I can offer Ulee's Gold is that it plays more like real life than a movie.
  24. Magic on celluloid -- fresh, funny, romantic, and upbeat. You'll leave the theater with a smile on your face and perhaps a tear in your eye.
  25. As is usually the case with a well made sports movie, you don't have to appreciate the particular sport in order to enjoy the movie. 8 Mile has not been made solely with fans of hip-hop music in mind.
  26. As with most political thrillers, The Ghost Writer emphasizes plot development and atmosphere over action. It's an "adult" thriller as opposed to one designed for viewers suffering from ADD.
  27. Well-made and deserves recognition as one of the year’s best family offerings (thus far).
  28. Baumbach is 45 (roughly the same age as Josh) so he writes from personal experience. He knows what these characters are feeling which is the reason why the human elements resonate with authenticity - a quality that fades when While We're Young wanders off on the tangent about what constitutes a legitimate documentary.
  29. The Usual Suspects is an accomplished synthesis of noir elements and, as such, is an entertaining entry to the genre.
  30. A Bug's Life, like “Toy Story,” develops protagonists we can root for, and places them in the midst of a fast-moving, energetic adventure.

Top Trailers