Rolling Stone's Scores

For 2,783 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 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Insomnia
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
2783 movie reviews
  1. It's a powerful and provocative achievement from a first-time filmmaker of enormous promise.
  2. A funny and touching film that is gorgeously acted by a British cast to rival Gosford Park's.
  3. A world-class charmer that could even seduce the Academy when it hands out the first official animation Oscar next year.
  4. Bell explodes onscreen in a performance that cuts to the heart without sham tearjerking. Look for Billy to blast off.
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  5. Whether or not Casino meets your expectations, it delivers the rush you only get from an audacious gamble.
  6. One of the best movies of the year and by far the most entertaining.
  7. That Linklater pulls off the innovative feat with hypnotic assurance is nothing short of amazing.
  8. Maguire and Dunst keep Spider-Man on a high with their sweet-sexy yearning, spinning a web of dazzle and delicacy that might just restore the good name of movie escapism.
  9. Lynch takes us on a journey of shattering understatement -- a remarkable accomplishment.
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  10. Under the astute direction of Danny DeVito, who does a sly turn as Oliver's attorney, this acid-dipped epic of revenge is killingly funny and dramatically daring.
  11. 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.
  12. 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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  13. Only some bumpy, arid passages in the script keep The Others out of the master class occupied by the likes of "The Sixth Sense" and, my favorite, 1961's "The Innocents."
  14. A kickass documentary.
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    • 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.
  15. McTeer and Brown make magic ina film that is wonderfully funny, touching and vital.
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  16. It's the no-bull performances that hold back the flood of banalities. Robbins and Freeman connect with the bruised souls of Andy and Red to create something undeniably powerful and moving.
  17. 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.
  18. A mesmerizing film spinning from hilarity to heartbreak.
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  19. 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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  20. Kingsley creates an unforgettable monster. Acting rarely gets this hypnotically explosive.
  21. Mamet -- crafts tangy, well-seasoned dialogue that a good cast can feast on. And this cast is prime.
  22. For all its fancy pedigree, the spellbinding Dancer in the Dark aims right for the heart and aces its target.
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  23. Forget Oscar, Ocean's Eleven is the coolest damned thing around.
  24. A marvel of delicacy and humor.
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  25. Wilson is flat-out hilarious, playing this cowboy like a surfer dude zapped back in time.
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  26. The film is alive with delicacy and feeling...It's a beauty.
  27. Elegantly witty and haunting . . . McKellen gives the performance of his career . . . and Brendan Fraser excels.
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  28. Ali
    Ali is a bruiser, unwieldy in length and ambition. But Mann and Smith deliver this powerhouse with the urgency of a champ's left hook.
  29. Delivers frisky fun for bruised romantics regardless of age, sex or nationality.

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