Rolling Stone's Scores

For 2,426 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 Ida
Lowest review score: 0 Lethal Weapon 3
Score distribution:
2,426 movie reviews
  1. Director Fernando Meirelles and screenwriter Jeffrey Caine put a human face on John le Carre's novel of sex, lies and dirty politics in modern Africa. Prepare for a thrilling ride.
  2. It will hook you good and keep you riveted.
  3. Blue Is the Warmest Color sweeps you up on waves of humor, heartbreak and ravishing romance.
  4. The Hangover ain't art, but Phillips has shaped the hardcore hilarity into the summer party movie of all our twisted dreams.
  5. It's a modern horror story that gets you where you live.
  6. It's a wow of a thriller with a soul that isn't computer generated. Poitras may be guilty of taking Snowden at face value, but she succeeds brilliantly in evoking a shadow villain intent on world domination. Big Brother is back, baby, and he's gone digital.
  7. You watch The Wrestler (with a superb title song from Bruce Springsteen) in a state of pure exhilaration. A great actor in a great movie will do that to you.
  8. Blue Caprice is a cinematic punch to the gut, a mind-bending meditation on how to mold a killer, and one of the most potent and provocative true-crime movies ever made.
  9. Artfully exciting and compulsively watchable even at a butt-numbing 152 minutes, the film makes good on the promise New Zealand writer-director Andrew Dominik showed with "Chopper" in 2000.
  10. Lasseter is back behind the wheel, and you can feel his love for all things automotive in every frame. No humans blot this anthropomorphic romp. Cars do all the talking.
  11. Zemeckis springs so many pow 3-D surprises you'll think Beowulf is your own private fun house.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Ronin represents an exhilarating return to form for Frankenheimer.
  12. Down in the mud with the guys, Moore finds the heart of her character and a career beyond vanity and hype. She's never looked better.
  13. The ending -- a more devastating surprise than "The Village" could manage -- caps eighty sweat-job minutes of imaginative, jolting suspense.
  14. Amateur is Hartley heaven, a sharp-witted thriller that takes off into dark and uncharted territory.
  15. Miyazaki works marvels. Sit back and behold.
  16. 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.
  17. Von Donnersmarck has crafted the best kind of movie: one you can't get out of your head.
  18. 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.
  19. In this steadily gripping hothouse of a thriller, it's Cooper -- funny, fierce and bug-wild -- who gives us a look into the abyss.
  20. Lukas Moodysson, a young Swedish director, crafts a stunner of a film out of familiar turf.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. What If doesn't break new ground. But it has charm to spare, and Radcliffe and Kazan are irresistible. No ifs about it.
  25. 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.
  26. No list of the year's best performances should be made without her (Sally Hawkins).
  27. Moore's fireball of a movie could change your life. It had me laughing with tears in my eyes.
  28. 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.
  29. A fiercely funny human comedy with jokes that sting and leave marks.

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