Rolling Stone's Scores

For 2,312 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 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Calle 54
Lowest review score: 0 Brooklyn's Finest
Score distribution:
2,312 movie reviews
  1. Smart, witty and alert to the buried resentments that poke through the shiny surface of affluence, Holofcener's film recognizes that money is the new sex.
  2. Down in the Valley is a wild thing that sticks with you long after it's over. You know, a real movie.
  3. What Cars teaches is how to blend brash comedy with technical astonishments so that each enhances the other. I can't imagine who wouldn't want to test-drive this one. Like the promos say, "It's got that new-movie smell."
  4. Take a swig of this moonshine. There's magic in it.
  5. If you're looking for a crime story that sizzles with action, sex and the visceral jolt of life on the edge, Miami Vice is the one.
  6. Kirby Dick's indispensable guerrilla attack on the film-ratings system gives Hollywood a swift, smart and hilarious kick in its institutional, hypocritical ass.
  7. One of the best and liveliest movies of the year - funny and touching in ways you can't predict.
  8. This unnervingly funny and quietly devastating film -- director Todd Field's first since his smash 2001 debut with "In the Bedroom" -- pulls you in like a magnetic-force field.
  9. With lyrical intelligence and scrappy wit, Coppola creates a luscious world to get lost in. It's a pleasure.
  10. A film of awesome power and blistering provocation.
  11. Nolan directs the film exactly like a great trick, so you want to see it again the second it's over. I'd call that wicked clever.
  12. Through haunting home movies, Mina's diaries and interviews with Mike, a raw, riveting portrait emerges of what a child sees in his parents' relationship and what lies beneath.
  13. For three years, the camera focuses on the Chicks as wives, mothers, entertainers and political flash points. Their fight to stay uncompromised is inspiring.
  14. Craig gives us James Bond in the fascinating act of inventing himself. This you do not want to miss.
  15. Catherine O'Hara is comic perfection as Marilyn Hack.
  16. Von Donnersmarck has crafted the best kind of movie: one you can't get out of your head.
  17. Gibson has made a film of blunt provocation and bruising beauty.
  18. This baby dazzles like nothing else anywhere.
  19. This is Soderbergh's show, and a haunting and hypnotic show it is.
  20. Bouchareb's film helped shame the French government into raising pensions for more than 80,000 of these veterans. Here's that rare movie that really did change things. I'll be damned.
  21. My advice, in the face of such hallucinatory brilliance, is that you hang on.
  22. CuarĂ³n has a gift only the greatest filmmakers share: He makes you believe.
  23. In this steadily gripping hothouse of a thriller, it's Cooper -- funny, fierce and bug-wild -- who gives us a look into the abyss.
  24. Unique and unmissable.
  25. Is it that scary? Yes. Will it reduce you to quivering jelly? Oh, my, yes! Does it bust the bonds of the Godzilla formula to fuse fright with feeling? Better believe it, dudes.
  26. The Lookout is Frank's show. He's crafted a haunting and hypnotic film that transcends pulp by creating characters that get under your skin.
  27. Just for starters, no movie about the Dutch Resistance during World War II has any right to be this wildly entertaining, not to mention this provocative and potently erotic.
  28. By stooping low without selling out, this babes-and-bullets tour de force gets you high on movies again.
  29. Gere gives 'em the old razzle-dazzle with his roguish charm and sharp comic timing. The surprise is the unexpected feeling he brings to this challenging role.
  30. He lacks Scorsese's raw inventiveness, but there's no denying De Niro's skill in keeping this pungent street epic brimming over with action and laughs without sacrificing intimacy. He is a supreme director of actors.

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