Rolling Stone's Scores

For 2,769 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 About Schmidt
Lowest review score: 0 Crazy on the Outside
Score distribution:
2769 movie reviews
  1. One thing's for sure about this raw provocation from the Coens: Like the music, the pain runs deep and true. You'll laugh till it hurts.
  2. In this haunting portrait of America as no country for old men or young, Hillcoat -- through the artistry of Mortensen and Smit-McPhee -- carries the fire of our shared humanity and lets it burn bright and true.
  3. No
    No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.
  4. The film doesn't take sides, but it does fairly, subtly and movingly represent them. Captain Fantastic takes a piece out of you.
  5. Only Yesterday comes from a quieter, less demonstrative place. As he did in his most recent and reportedly final film, "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya," Takahata has built Only Yesterday to go gently and to last. Mission accomplished.
  6. The result, with its flashing perspectives and stealthy wit, is unique and unforgettable.
  7. My advice, in the face of such hallucinatory brilliance, is that you hang on.
  8. Beat the drums for a Simmons Oscar, and add a cymbal crash for Whiplash. It's electrifying.
  9. A knockout of a comedy that keeps you laughing constantly. It's also killer smart, lacing combustible action with explosive gags.
  10. Mike Nichols' haunting, hypnotic Closer vibrates with eroticism, bruising laughs and dynamite performances from four attractive actors doing decidedly unattractive things.
  11. Besides being a feast for the eyes and ears, Les Misérables overflows with humor, heartbreak, rousing action and ravishing romance. Damn the imperfections, it's perfectly marvelous.
  12. It's one for the time capsule.
  13. Take a swig of this moonshine. There's magic in it.
  14. Getting creeped out has never seemed this totally cool.
  15. Von Trier draws us inexorably into the web of these characters. He loses us in a dream of his own devising. That's filmmaking. Now if he'd only learn to shut up at press conferences.
  16. Fierce, funny and moving, The Class graduates with honors. It's unmissable.
  17. An indelibly funny and touching comedy with a real sting in its tail. The laughs leave scars.
  18. A dazzling, darkly funny, quietly devastating human drama from the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  19. In ninety-three tight, terrifically exciting minutes, Clooney makes integrity look mighty sexy.
  20. All praise to acting dynamo Robert Downey Jr., who brings so much creative juice to the party that Iron Man achieves instant liftoff.
  21. Step up, cynics, and see the summer 2014 blockbuster that gets damn near everything right.
  22. Nothing and everything happen in the movie. Director James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now), working from a fluid script by playwright Donald Margulies, does justice to the book without compromising his film.
  23. Fruitvale Station is a gut punch of a movie. By standing in solidarity with Oscar, it becomes an unstoppable cinematic force.
  24. This is more than a movie, it's a privilege.
  25. With lyrical intelligence and scrappy wit, Coppola creates a luscious world to get lost in. It's a pleasure.
  26. Silver Linings Playbook is eager to sting instead of soothe. It's one of the year's best movies because Russell makes you laugh till it hurts.
  27. Get ready to be knocked for a loop.
  28. Indignation is one of the few adaptations of Roth's work to make it to the screen with its claws intact — Schamus reveals his gifts as a filmmaker who respect the words and the space between them in equal measure.
  29. Carell shows a whole new side to his talents.
  30. Colossal entertainment -- the eye-popping, mind-bending, kick-out-the-jams thrill ride of summer and probably the year.

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