TV Guide's Scores

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For 5,171 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Lowest review score: 0 Terror Firmer
Score distribution:
5,171 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    One of the most perceptive movies about the gentrification of Los Angeles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Powerful, haunting, and at times very moving, The Last Temptation of Christ presents its account of the events and conflicts of Christ's life with a depth of dramatized feeling and motivation that renders them freshly compelling.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The film is bold stroke that hopes to push Romanian society forward by staring into the dismal failures of its recent past.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    In the end, Haar's powerful and terribly sad film speaks volumes, not just about life in contemporary Israel, but in the U.S. as well.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Of the long list of couples who have loved neither wisely nor particularly well, few have such power to disturb as Burton Pugach and the love of his life, Linda Riss.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    German filmmaker Malte Ludin's gripping documentary about the father he barely knew is both an extraordinary exercise in family history and an example of what Germans call Vergangenheitsbewaeltigung: "facing the past," particularly the years of Hitler's Third Reich.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This touching and beautifully photographed, if slightly overlong, tale of a boy and his horse follows the escapades of young Alec Ramsey (Reno), who is traveling across the ocean with his father.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Bahrani's willingness to expose the shameful reality of third-world conditions in the Land of Plenty while telling a crackling good story marks him as a filmmaker as important as he is accessible.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    A marvelous, deceptively simple accomplishment shot on grainy 16mm film and featuring a cast of mostly nonprofessional actors delivering loosely written dialogue.
  1. But the real marvel is that beneath the ghoulish in-jokes and horror-geek allusions, there's a core of the same bittersweet truth that makes the best fairy tales resonate from one generation to the next.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Once again, Field has crafted and grown-up movie that grabs you by the throat, drags you in and doesn't let you go until the very bitter end.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Basilio narrates his tale with such wit and wisdom that one comes away from the film wondering how much youthful potential is slowly being choked to death deep within the bowels of the earth.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Repulsion has often been compared to "Psycho," but Polanski's film, rather than presenting a portrait of a psychotic killer from outside, pulls the audience into the crazed individual's mind. (Review of Original Release)
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A remarkably revealing documentary.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Satisfies the heart and engages the mind.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Captures the sleazy allure of Manhattan like no other film.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sure-footed thriller, beautifully photographed, with Ford's best performance thus far.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not a frame is wasted in this taut, superbly directed, masterfully acted film, the first so-called "adult Western." (Review of Original Release)
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    A tense and tightly plotted fictional thriller is based on real tactics used by the Stasi -- East Germany's secret police force -- to spy on and interrogate their own citizens.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    On the list of WWII stories criminally ignored by six decades of combat movies in the past 60 years, the heroics of French colonial soldiers ranks pretty high. But Rachid Bouchareb's powerful drama -- which won the 2006 Cannes Film Festival's best-actors award for its superb ensemble cast and was nominated for a best foreign-language-film Oscar, went a long way toward rectifying the situation, both on screen and in real life.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The film is a model of barely controlled hysteria in which the absurdity of hypermasculine Cold War posturing becomes devastatingly funny--and at the same time nightmarishly frightening in its accuracy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Chilling Fosse vision of Weimar Berlin, stylishly directed and choreographed, featuring a show-stopping musical performance by Minnelli, Grey's unforgettable emcee and thoughtful acting from Michael York.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Of all the feature films and documentaries to emerge since 9/11, few have been as bold, perceptive or as downright chilling as this thriller.
  2. Stands separate from the rest, in a pantheon, a true cinematic masterwork of sight, sound, intelligence, and most importantly--passion.
  3. Kramer vs. Kramer is, essentially, a television movie that was raised into the feature category by the excellence of the execution.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Zoo
    Bold and unforgettable meditation on a truly bizarre incident that pokes at the very heart of one of our culture's biggest taboos.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Against all odds, you'll leave this remarkable film caring quite a bit for the old coot -- surely a sign of a very good documentary.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    At the heart of this picturesque fable is a truism so shopworn it can barely stand repeating: It's better to give than to receive.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The one and only; an unqualified masterpiece and milestone.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    There are moments of such breathtaking grace and artistry that you'd be forgiven for thinking you're watching the most beautiful movie ever made.

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