Rolling Stone's Scores

For 2,808 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: 65
Highest review score: 100 Smoke Signals
Lowest review score: 0 Winter's Tale
Score distribution:
2808 movie reviews
  1. Let the unsettling secrets of this outrageously funny and steadily engrossing meditation on the life of two high school misfits after graduation catch you by surprise. It's that good.
  2. Cuaron's hot-blooded, haunting and wildly erotic film revels in the pleasures of the flesh without losing touch with thought and feeling.
  3. Capote is a movie that doesn't pull its punches. It's a knockout.
  4. Beat the drums for a Simmons Oscar, and add a cymbal crash for Whiplash. It's electrifying.
  5. Huppert's brilliance is indisputable, her performance alternately playful and deeply moving.
  6. His (Anderson) abiding love for a vanished past, real and imagined, is at the core of The Grand Budapest Hotel. The thrill comes in watching as this rare talent gives his movie wings.
  7. Blue Is the Warmest Color sweeps you up on waves of humor, heartbreak and ravishing romance.
  8. 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.
  9. Recoing gives a performance that won't soon be forgotten. Neither will Time Out. It's a great movie.
  10. Begins like an episode of "I Love Lucy" and ends with the impact of "Easy Rider."
  11. All the acting is first-rate -- Dukakis gives major dimensions to a supporting role. And Christie, a Sixties screen goddess in "Darling" and "Doctor Zhivago," shows that her spirit and grace are eternal. She's a beauty. So is the movie.
  12. Spectacular in every sense of the word, even if you don' t know an Orc from a Uruk-Hai.
  13. It may sound silly, but Lord and Park conjure up a world of visual miracles.
    • Rolling Stone
  14. Two men alone create an epic landscape of feeling in one of the very best movies of the year.
  15. Chris Pine proves he can act. Ben Foster, well, he always could. And Jeff Bridges shows them both how it's done. Those are just three riveting reasons to pony up for Hell or High Water.
  16. Up
    Up is a breathtaking ride into the realm of pure imagination.
    • 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.
  17. Filtered through Kaufman's searching mind and soulful brilliance, the result is a masterpiece.
  18. I'm jazzed by every tasty, daring, devastating, howlingly funny, how'd-they-do-that minute in Birdman. Like all movies that soar above the toxic clouds of Hollywood formula and defy death at the box office, Alejandro G. Iñárritu's cinematic whirlwind will bring out the haters. They can all go piss off. Birdman is a volcano of creative ideas in full eruption. Buy a ticket and brace yourself.
  19. Renier and Francois give deeply affecting performances that help soften the film's harsh blows. But only in the compassionate eye of the Dardennes do these three children achieve a state of grace.
  20. So fasten your seat belts for Gomorrah, just snubbed in the wussy Oscar race for Best Foreign Film (so you know it's dynamite).
  21. Brooklyn is easily the year's best and most beguiling love story. The surprise is that it also goes deeper, sadder and truer.
  22. What we have here is an exhilarating blast of a movie, full of heart but still punk rock. So don’t get all pissy because it’s in Swedish (with English subtitles) and you never heard of anyone in it and coming-of-age movies about girls make you puke.
  23. You will laugh yourself silly.
  24. Powley is sensational, expertly blending hilarity and heartbreak. Her scenes with Wiig, sublime in her hard-won gravity, are unique and unforgettable. Just like the movie.
  25. Redford, who can play intelligence, wit and nuance to a camera like nobody's business, holds us in his grip. It's a master class in acting.
  26. Marston builds incredible tension. But it's the human drama etched on Moreno's young, weary face that gives Maria its potent punch.
  27. This unique and devastating look at the Holocaust is drawn from the autobiographical novel of 2002 Nobel Prize winner Imre Kertesz.
  28. It will knock you for a loop like no other movie this year.
  29. As Joe blurs the line between reality and the supernatural, his haunting and hypnotic film exerts a hold you don't want to break. It's a beauty.

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