Rolling Stone's Scores

For 2,830 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 2.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Lowest review score: 0 Quick Change
Score distribution:
2830 movie reviews
  1. The film is alive with delicacy and feeling...It's a beauty.
  2. Elegantly witty and haunting . . . McKellen gives the performance of his career . . . and Brendan Fraser excels.
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  3. 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.
  4. Delivers frisky fun for bruised romantics regardless of age, sex or nationality.
  5. Watching De Niro take Paul through his first panic attack ("I'm crying like a woman") is an unalloyed joy.
  6. A riveting and surprisingly romantic ride.
  7. Steadily engrossing and devilishly funny, and, o brother, does it look sharp.
  8. 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.
  9. A movie heart-breaker of oddball wit and startling grace.
  10. A personal best for producer Jerry Bruckheimer, a triumph for Scott and a war film of prodigious power. You will be shaken.
  11. It's a role of fierce demands, and Rampling meets them all. In a summer of crass, Rampling is a true class act.
  12. It may sound silly, but Lord and Park conjure up a world of visual miracles.
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  13. The challenge is exhilarating. You can discover a lot about yourself by getting lost in Mulholland Drive. It grips you like a dream that won't let go.
  14. As heartfelt as it is hilarious.
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  15. You won't forget this film -- it's devastating.
  16. The year's most beguilling and touching surprise. Bravo.
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  17. The first commandment of Dogma: Thou shalt not stop laughing.
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  18. 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.
  19. A bright burst of action and comedy with a cast that makes for rousing good company.
  20. Tadpole may be small, but it's something special -- a cheeky comedy knockout.
  21. The acting is top-notch, and LaPaglia, who makes the cop's torment palpable, gives the performance of his career.
  22. 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.
  23. Nunez finds a striking lyricism in simple lives that inspires an uncommonly fine cast and ranks him as a world-class filmmaker.
  24. Offers something magical in the haunting and hypnotic performance of Sarah Polley...(the film) cuts deep.
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  25. 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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  26. "Waves" is a spellbinder.
  27. 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.
  28. Unique and unforgettable.
  29. 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.
  30. Waggish fun like this is too good to miss.
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