Rolling Stone's Scores

For 2,997 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 2.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 King Kong
Lowest review score: 0 Jack and Jill
Score distribution:
2997 movie reviews
  1. The result, glitches and all, is a great American movie.
  2. A movie of prodigious power and feeling that is also high-spirited, hilarious and scorchingly erotic.
  3. This documentary succeeds triumphantly on so many levels that its full impact doesn't hit you until you have time to register its aftershocks.
  4. Room deserves to be seen unspoiled. All you need to know is that the performances of Larson and Tremblay will blow you away.
  5. Just try to take your eyes off Dern. In his finest two hours onscreen, he gives a performance worth cheering. There's not an ounce of bullshit in it. Same goes for the movie.
  6. Brimming with humor and heartbreak, Slumdog Millionaire meets at the border of art and commerce and lets one flow into the other as if that were the natural order of things.
  7. To Die For, sparked by a volcanically sexy and richly comic performance by Kidman that deserves to make her an Oscar favorite, is prime social satire and outrageous fun.
  8. Lynch takes us on a journey of shattering understatement -- a remarkable accomplishment.
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  9. The knockout punch comes from Eastwood. His stripped-down performance -- as powerful as anything he's ever done -- has a rugged, haunting beauty. The same goes for the movie.
  10. Kent will have you climbing the walls simply by plumbing the violence of the mind. Brace yourself.
  11. 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.
  12. The actors are to die for. Bening and Moore nail every nuance of a relationship going adrift. And Ruffalo is dynamite as a man keeping himself at a distance. Kids makes its own special magic. It's irresistible
  13. A shockingly intimate and deeply affecting film about the roots of sexual role playing.
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  14. An uncommonly good movie - a thriller that transcends thrills to become a heartfelt and heart-stopping personal drama.
  15. Nanjiani and his wife/co-screenwriter Emily V. Gordon carved this romantic comedy out of her personal hospital experience and their own culture-clash relationship. Their hilarious and heartfelt script has a rare authenticity that pulls you in and keeps you glued to the screen.
  16. Just so we're straight, Ben Affleck doesn't merely direct Argo, he directs the hell out of it, nailing the quickening pace, the wayward humor, the nerve-frying suspense.
  17. It's a role of fierce demands, and Rampling meets them all. In a summer of crass, Rampling is a true class act.
  18. The actors are outstanding, illuminating four different views of loneliness. But it's Camara's tour-de-force performance that anchors the film, that shocks and unnerves us.
  19. Written, directed, acted, shot, edited and scored with a bracing vibrancy that restores your faith in film as an art form, The Master is nirvana for movie lovers. Anderson mixes sounds and images into a dark, dazzling music that is all his own.
    • 86 Metascore
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    What makes The Player the best and boldest American comedy in years is Altman's wizardry at leavening anger with cathartic wit. He sticks it to every target, himself and us included, with a wicked zest that hurts only when you laugh -- and The Player keeps you laughing constantly.
  20. Miyazaki works marvels. Sit back and behold.
  21. Now this is what I call a summer movie. Baby Driver has it all: thrills, laughs, sex, nonstop action, a killer soundtrack, a star-making performance from Ansel Elgort and a director – Edgar Wright – who can knock the wind out of you.
  22. A triumph of acting, writing and directing that defies glib description...the kind of artful defiance that Hollywood is usually too timid to deliver: a jolting comedy that makes you laugh till it hurts.
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  23. There's no way you won't be captivated by Wallis, chosen ahead of 3,500 candidates to play the tiny folk hero who narrates the story. Her performance in this deceptively small film is a towering achievement.
  24. In uniting to honor Arenas, Bardem and Schnabel create something extraordinary.
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  25. The movie is thunderously exciting, but what makes it resonate is the wrenching story we read on Damon's face. We've waited all summer for a wild ride to grab us with more than jolts. Now it's here. Hang on.
  26. Nichols throws curveballs, but his film is unique and unforgettable.
  27. A dazzling, darkly funny, quietly devastating human drama from the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  28. There may be bigger, costlier, weighter films this year. There's none lovelier.
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  29. Nothing can detract from the film as a portrait of hell so shattering it's impossible to shake.

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