Rolling Stone's Scores

For 2,428 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 Ida
Lowest review score: 0 Lethal Weapon 3
Score distribution:
2,428 movie reviews
  1. The year's most beguilling and touching surprise. Bravo.
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  2. The first commandment of Dogma: Thou shalt not stop laughing.
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  3. A movie that advances the career of a demonstrably gifted filmmaker, a fearlessly funny movie whose laughs draw blood, a bracingly provocative movie that won't apologize for its bad temper.
  4. A bright burst of action and comedy with a cast that makes for rousing good company.
  5. Tadpole may be small, but it's something special -- a cheeky comedy knockout.
  6. The acting is top-notch, and LaPaglia, who makes the cop's torment palpable, gives the performance of his career.
  7. A dynamite bundle from British writer-director Guy Ritchie. Even when the accents are as indecipherable as the plot, Ritchie keeps the action percolating and the humor on high.
  8. Nunez finds a striking lyricism in simple lives that inspires an uncommonly fine cast and ranks him as a world-class filmmaker.
  9. Offers something magical in the haunting and hypnotic performance of Sarah Polley...(the film) cuts deep.
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  10. A tornado of laughs based on the black experience as lived by these four insightful jokers, instead of as filtered through the Hollywood formula.
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  11. "Waves" is a spellbinder.
  12. This hilarious and humane film nails its subject -- not just the unshaved armpits and the lack of underwear -- and marks Moodysson as a talent to watch.
  13. Unique and unforgettable.
  14. Detractors will see the usual parade of repressed feelings in a Masterpiece Theatre setting. Those who look closer will find one of the best films of the year.
  15. Waggish fun like this is too good to miss.
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  16. Lane is a force of nature. Her slow-burning, fiercely erotic performance charges the movie.
  17. Setting it against the backdrop of a wanton city under siege, Schroeder crafts a film of whiplash urgency.
  18. It's a haunting, hypnotic film that exerts an escalating grip on the heart and the conscience.
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  19. An uneven movie that nonetheless bristles with stinging wit and exerts a perverse fascination.
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  20. Mitchell gives this post-punk, neo-glam rock extravaganza everything in his loaded arsenal of talents. He gets the sound right, the look right, the fun right and - this is crucial - the pain right.
  21. Let the unsettling secrets of this outrageously funny and steadily engrossing meditation on the life of two high school misfits after graduation catch you by surprise. It's that good.
  22. It's unmissable, flaws and all, because riveting suspense spiced with diabolical laughs and garnished with a sprig of kinky romance add up to the tastiest dish around.
  23. Begins like an episode of "I Love Lucy" and ends with the impact of "Easy Rider."
  24. Before this trippy, mesmerizing movie swerves out of control, it delivers an exhilarating and challenging ride.
  25. Get your titles straight -- this is the good one, and a roaring good time.
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  26. Unforgiven is the most provocative western of Eastwood's career, and with Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman and Richard Harris along for the ride, it's also the most potently acted.
  27. Irresistibly deranged.
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  28. A uniquely hypnotic and haunting love story sparked by Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue at their career best.
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  29. The crazy-ass imagination at work in Being John Malkovich hits you like a blast of pure oxygen...this movie of constant astonishments will make you laugh hard and long.
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  30. A maliciously funny and keenly observant movie -- director-writer Patrick Stettner makes a potent feature debut -- that serves its humor dark and without artificial sweeteners.

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