The Guardian's Scores

For 1,307 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Django Unchained
Lowest review score: 20 John Carter
Score distribution:
1307 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Never has grotesque wealth looked so unenviable, or its removal been so entertaining, as in this garishly watchable riches-to-rags documentary.
  1. '71
    It's a film that holds you in a vice-like grip throughout; only wavering towards the end with a faintly preposterous climactic shootout.
  2. This is an effortlessly excellent film, about a horribly hard subject.
  3. Webb's film is bold and bright and possesses charm in abundance. It swings into the future and carries the audience with it.
  4. Eye in the Sky aims to thrill and covertly manages to inform simultaneously.
  5. There’s real energy.
  6. JC Chandor’s period crime drama is rigorous, resourceful and as smart as a whip...But its canny tactical struggle remains a joy to behold.
  7. Rachel Weisz performs with enormous intelligence and restraint.
  8. It’s a fluid and nippy telling of a tale that still seems strangely urgent.
  9. A terrifically enjoyable piece of old-fashioned storytelling and a beautiful-looking film: spectacular, exciting, funny and fun.
  10. Émilie Dequenne is the young actor who made a powerful debut in the Dardenne brothers' prize-winning film "Rosetta" in 1999, and what a superb performance she gives now in this inexpressibly painful drama.
  11. There are scenes of complete brilliance, Walken is better than he's been in years, cute plot loops and grace notes.
  12. Pacino's Manglehorn is a subtle master class in neutral shading, with none of the garish flashes that sometimes bedevil his work.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a resourceful, distinctive film that builds to a satisfying crescendo.
  13. The movie is a distillation of the assassin’s life of watchfulness, survival and fear. At other times, it has a dreamlike quality: a floating hallucination. The Assassin baffles, but more often it quietly captivates and astonishes.
  14. What could have been mere summertime chum is actually one of the more cleverly constructed B-movies in quite some time.
  15. Anderson has all manner of fun with the tale's whirling, blurring trajectory. His film is like a jubilant spin painting in which the characters have been scattered and splattered to the furthest reaches of the frame.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be just more of the same from Fricke, but with his unique process, another incredible-looking lap around the world is more than welcome.
  16. It’s silly and poignant and funny.
  17. Yes, the story has the makings of a Lifetime movie; what grounds it are the terrific performances and Heder’s rich direction and screenplay.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A stubborn charmer whose life was a magnet for tragedy, Hall is the emotional centre not only of the Muscle Shoals sound but of this film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Telling the story through the eyes of the harried, bereaved but indomitable mother gives this calm, funny, only occasionally schmaltzy family film a maturity Twilight never reached.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is as well-balanced and observed a documentary as there is, even if no sane human being could side with Cobb and his people.
  18. [A] terrifically stylish work.
  19. It is so laden with highly charged set pieces, so dappled with haunting ideas and bold flights of fancy that it finally achieves a kind of slow-burn transcendence.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hollywood has been waiting for this movie. Get ready for the year of the Tiger.
  20. Given the nudity on show, some are already quick to criticise Park’s direction as gratuitous and to claim that his male gaze is affecting the depiction of lesbian romance. But the impotency of the male characters helps to counter this while the sex scenes themselves, as lovingly shot as they might be, feel vital to the narrative.
  21. It’s impossible not to enjoy this big-hearted and sweet-natured British family movie.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If only modern American politics were remotely as entertaining.
  22. Deadpool is neurotic and needy – and very entertaining. An innocent pleasure.

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