Rolling Stone's Scores

For 2,767 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 Punch-Drunk Love
Lowest review score: 0 The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)
Score distribution:
2767 movie reviews
  1. Miyazaki works marvels. Sit back and behold.
  2. A slambam sci-fi thriller with a brain, a heart and an artful sense of purpose. You're in for a wild whoosh of a ride.
  3. Von Donnersmarck has crafted the best kind of movie: one you can't get out of your head.
  4. A movie handled with this kind of care is a rare gift. Refusing to hide from pain or bow to it, 50/50 makes its own rules. It'll get to you.
  5. In this steadily gripping hothouse of a thriller, it's Cooper -- funny, fierce and bug-wild -- who gives us a look into the abyss.
  6. Lukas Moodysson, a young Swedish director, crafts a stunner of a film out of familiar turf.
  7. McConaughey makes sure we feel his tenacity and triumphs in the treatment of AIDS. His explosive, unerring portrayal defines what makes an actor great, blazing commitment to a character and the range to make every nuance felt.
  8. What's fresh about Midnight in Paris is the way he (Allen) identifies with Gil's idealization of the past, of the Paris that represented art and life at their fullest.
  9. The specter of war haunts Cold Mountain, but you remember it for the heat of its romantic yearning and the mysteries that wrap themselves around you until you're lost in another world.
  10. It'll slap on a smile on your face that won't quit.
  11. What If doesn't break new ground. But it has charm to spare, and Radcliffe and Kazan are irresistible. No ifs about it.
  12. Yes, it's in French with English subtitles. Don't worry. Nothing gets lost in translation as this coming-of-age tale brims over with humor, heartbreak and ravishing romance.
  13. Eastwood's modest approach to these momentous events shames the usual Hollywood showboating. In a rare achievement, he's made a film that truly is good for the soul.
  14. It feels lived it, honest and painfully funny.
  15. No list of the year's best performances should be made without her (Sally Hawkins).
  16. Moore's fireball of a movie could change your life. It had me laughing with tears in my eyes.
  17. You don't have to be in vogue to enjoy this stylish ride through Bergdorf's. It's a surprise package to die for. Miele and his virtuoso cinematographer, Justin Bare, show how fashion can be aspiration, a model for dreaming the impossible.
  18. A fiercely funny human comedy with jokes that sting and leave marks.
  19. Sound plays as crucial a role as visuals in replicating an authentic culture to drive the storytelling.
  20. Director-writer Martin Hynes shapes his first movie into something emotionally truthful, painfully funny and vibrantly alive. It's a near-perfect road movie, since you don't want the ride to end.
  21. An artistic triumph.
  22. Little Men, with its two boys racing at life with the brick wall of maturity still at a distance, is funny, touching and vital. It's truly an exhilarating gift.
  23. Top Five is Rock's best movie by a mile. It's authentically hilarious.
  24. I've seen A Mighty Wind only twice so far. Maybe it is less fresh than "Guffman," more strained than "Best in Show." Who cares? It's still a gift from comedy heaven.
  25. Farmiga expertly guides a large and gifted ensemble cast and proves as fearless a director as she is an actress. She lights up Higher Ground and makes it funny, touching and vital.
  26. When it flies, it soars.
  27. Nothing can detract from the film as a portrait of hell so shattering it's impossible to shake.
  28. Dark secrets are unlocked, words draw more blood than punches, and Desplechin turns one family into a universe that resembles life as a startling work of art.
  29. By stooping low without selling out, this babes-and-bullets tour de force gets you high on movies again.
  30. A hell of a hilarious time at the movies if you're up for laughs that stick in your throat.

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