Rolling Stone's Scores

For 2,344 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 The Abyss
Lowest review score: 0 The Devil Inside
Score distribution:
2,344 movie reviews
  1. A funny and touching film that is gorgeously acted by a British cast to rival Gosford Park's.
  2. A bright burst of action and comedy with a cast that makes for rousing good company.
  3. Whether or not Casino meets your expectations, it delivers the rush you only get from an audacious gamble.
  4. "Waves" is a spellbinder.
  5. Incisively witty, provocative and acted to perfection, this sublime entertainment is a career peak for producer Ismail Merchant, director James Ivory and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.
  6. 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.
  7. Begins like an episode of "I Love Lucy" and ends with the impact of "Easy Rider."
  8. Thanks to the clever, caring touch of director Ismail Merchant, working from a script by Caryl Phillips, this steadily engrossing film captures the book's bracing humor and humanity.
  9. Irresistibly deranged.
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  10. A personal best for producer Jerry Bruckheimer, a triumph for Scott and a war film of prodigious power. You will be shaken.
  11. Anderson offers no phony uplift for the Tenenbaums or for audiences. But he does know how to take a sad song and make it better. In these troubled times, that's a gift.
  12. 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.
  13. Fierce, funny and finally devastating, Tanovic's superb film offers a timely look at the roots of civil war and acts of terrorism on both sides that can be exploited by political and media hypocrites alike.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Redford blows the dust off a 35-year-old scandal about rigged TV quiz shows and makes it snap with up-to-the-minute relevance.
  14. Gorgeous filmmaking that brims over with funhouse thrills and ravishing romance.
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  15. That Linklater pulls off the innovative feat with hypnotic assurance is nothing short of amazing.
  16. 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.
  17. Waggish fun like this is too good to miss.
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  18. It may sound silly, but Lord and Park conjure up a world of visual miracles.
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  19. Steadily engrossing and devilishly funny, and, o brother, does it look sharp.
  20. Lane is a force of nature. Her slow-burning, fiercely erotic performance charges the movie.
  21. You won't forget this film -- it's devastating.
  22. Like Vardalos and Corbett, who play their roles with vibrant charm, the film, directed by Joel Zwick, is heartfelt and hilarious in ways you can't fake. It's a keeper.
  23. An uneven movie that nonetheless bristles with stinging wit and exerts a perverse fascination.
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  24. When it comes to rousing action, whip-smart laughs and moral uplift that doesn't pump sunshine up your ass, Three Kings rules.
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  25. Lynch takes us on a journey of shattering understatement -- a remarkable accomplishment.
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  26. An uncommonly good movie - a thriller that transcends thrills to become a heartfelt and heart-stopping personal drama.
  27. Pedro Almodovar's transfixing tragicomedy -- the best foreign movie of the year -- is also the best showcase for actresses in ages.
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  28. 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.
  29. Kingsley creates an unforgettable monster. Acting rarely gets this hypnotically explosive.

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