Rolling Stone's Scores

For 2,337 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Chicago
Lowest review score: 0 Transformers: Age Of Extinction
Score distribution:
2,337 movie reviews
  1. Fighter shapes up as one of the great documentaries of this year, or any other.
  2. Starting with the outrageous and building from there, he ignites a slight love-on-the-run novel, creating a bonfire of a movie that confirms his reputation as the most exciting and innovative filmmaker of his generation.
  3. Like the music, the film is outspoken, roaringly funny, defiantly sexual and relentlessly in your face. I couldn't have liked it more.
  4. Taut, tense and enthralling, as smart and surprising as it protagonist.
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  5. The last days of guilt-free glitz had consequences for more than two white chicks and their boyfriends, and Stillman shows how with delicious malice and unexpected compassion.
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  6. Director Richard Eyre has struck gold. Twice. Dench and Winslet are a riveting matchup.
  7. Scorches the screen with a badass bravado all its own. Smart, sexy, funny and dangerous this high-wire act is a movie and a half.
  8. Savor their technique and the sizzling performances of Frances McDormand as an adulterous wife, Dan Hedaya as her vengeful husband and M. Emmet Walsh as a private detective from hell.
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  9. Logue hits every note of humor and heart in his breakthrough role. Don't miss him. He's that good.
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  10. A landmark musical tribute.
  11. In uniting to honor Arenas, Bardem and Schnabel create something extraordinary.
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  12. Paradis sizzles in a star-making role that gleams like one of Gabor's blades. She's a spellbinder.
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  13. An absolute stunner of a movie.
  14. The House of Mirth is not one of those teacup and doily movies; it's harsh and disturbing. Davies does superlatively right by Wharton. There's blood on the walls.
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  15. It's a mesmerizing spectacle.
  16. It's a wild, whacked-out wonder. Coenheads rejoice.
  17. A movie of prodigious power and feeling that is also high-spirited, hilarious and scorchingly erotic.
  18. What makes it such a mesmerizing, wickedly witty entertainment is the revealing portrait it paints of an era in which everyone is presumed guilty where greed is concerned... It's an often chilly movie, but the chill cuts to the bone.
  19. There may be bigger, costlier, weighter films this year. There's none lovelier.
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  20. Part of the miracle of Robert Altman's triumphantly fierce, funny, moving and innovative Short Cuts is that you can't get this movie out of your head. You keep playing it back to savor its formula-smashing audacity, its peerless performances and its cleareyed view of blasted lives.
  21. Stupendously exciting and emotionally engulfing... With probing intelligence and passionate feeling, Cameron has raised the adventure film very close to the level of art.
  22. Recoing gives a performance that won't soon be forgotten. Neither will Time Out. It's a great movie.
  23. A ravishing, romantic lark brimming over with style, intelligence and flashing wit.
  24. This volcanically funny and seriously scary look at America's obsession with guns is meant to shake us up good. And it does.
  25. It's the Pixar animators who keep grown-ups as riveted as the kids with visual marvels that dazzle and delight.
  26. Has the juice to get its hooks into you, knock you off balance and keep you that way for two hours. It's a triumph for director Sam Mendes. The passion and precision of his Road work is staggering.
  27. Chicago, based on Bob Fosse's Broadway smash, kills.
  28. This stuff is golden. Directors Brett Morgan and Nanette Burstein make sure the movie goes down like potato chips. It's great fun and compulsively watchable. And don't leave before Dustin Hoffman makes a hilarious appearance as the credits roll.
  29. Sensational, sicko fun -- you won't believe your eyes -- and just the thing to shake up the creeping conservatism that is draining the vulgar life out of pop culture.
  30. This is the untamed Apocalypse that Coppola envisioned in 1979 before money and mental pressures made him fear he had created something too long, too weird and too morally demanding for the masses.

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