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
Highest review score: 100 The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
Lowest review score: 0 Zombie! vs. Mardi Gras
Score distribution:
5,171 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Warmly funny and very moving.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    All behave in ways that may at first seem incomprehensible, but through Moncrieff's expert storytelling, each woman is finally rendered merely human.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Diner is an often hilarious, frequently touching film.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Director Malick endows this simple, timeless story with the enormous scope and resonance of myth through a clear vision unclouded by sentimentality and by a deft juxtaposition of image, music, and character.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    In the end, Bill emerges as someone truly unique and someone who we feel privileged to know.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Tragically, the title of James Longley's beautifully shot 90-minute documentary refers to not only the state in which he found the Iraq during the two years he spent there shooting over 300 hours of footage, but the structure the violent factionalism that divides Iraqi Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds imposes on his film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Delicatessen is an ingeniously funny film with a surprisingly sweet romance at its center.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    In the end, it's best to make peace with the film's essential and deliberate inscrutability -- something Lynch fans have learned to do since Twin Peaks -- and to simply marvel at Dern's astonishing performance, which few actresses are likely to top anytime soon.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sergio Leone's masterpiece. In Once Upon a Time in the West, Leone pulls together all the themes, characterizations, visuals, humor, and musical experiments of the three "Dollars" films and comes up with a true epic western. It is a stunning, operatic film of breadth, detail, and stature that deserves to be considered among the greatest westerns ever made. (Review of Original Release)
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Caton-Jones' refusal to pull back on showing exactly what happened to the 800,000 Rwandans who were murdered that spring means that strong stomachs and even stronger nerves are required, but the film demands to be seen by anyone attempting to grasp how -- and just how quickly -- genocide can occur.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Godfather is a generational saga; it's also an action film; but above all, it catches the imagination of audiences because it suggests that the career of a gangster is not so very different from the career of a businessman or a politician.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    No other motion picture about Hollywood comes near Billy Wilder's searing, uncompromising and utterly fascinating portrait of the film community.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A slow-paced but hypnotically absorbing movie, it's buoyed by Jarmusch's trademark off-key humor and embellished throughout by an electrifying instrumental score, courtesy of Neil Young.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
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    You get the feeling that, had Pixar been in business 25 years ago, Steven Spielberg might have made this movie for them as a follow-up to "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
  1. A thrilling return to form.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    What makes husband-and-wife directing team Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' hilarious debut such a great family film isn't that it's suitable for the whole family (it's not), but that it speaks a simple truth about what it means to be part of one.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    One of the most harrowing, viscerally upsetting films ever made.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Released simultaneously in the U.S. with Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's Oscar-nominated fictional thriller "The Lives of Others," this chilling 82-minute documentary about three souls destroyed by the Stasi, the notorious secret police of East Germany, puts a cold, factual gloss on what might otherwise be taken for fiction.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Straightforward, energetic, updated Bard. 28-year-old star-director-adapter Kenneth Branagh's spellbinding version of Shakespeare's Henry isn't superior to Olivier's 1944 version - it's different, and complementary to it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Few of China's Sixth Generation filmmakers have turned to their country's explosive economic growth and its attendant upheavals with so sharp an eye and so heavy a heart as Jia Zhang-ke.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The final confrontation is a slow-motion, De Palma-esque massacre in a hotel lobby that begins and ends in the amount of time it takes for a high-flying can of Red Bull to hit the floor. Breathtaking.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A beautiful, at times poetic exercise in excess from Brian De Palma.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Never an easy one to impress, Reed is clearly in awe of Antony's ethereal voice, and it must now stand as the definitive version of a 40 year old song.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mike Nichols, in his first venture into movies since "The Fortune," elicited superlative performances from the actors, particularly Streep and stage veteran Sudi Bond.
  2. Crammed with outrageous turns of fortune and quicksilver shifts in tone, Almodovar's film is held together by performances so subtle and complex it's hard to single out only one as exceptional. But Cruz is astonishing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The real emotional impact of the film lies in the candid interviews with Crowhurst's wife, Clare, and his son, Simon, both of whom are clearly still haunted by Crowhurst and his fateful voyage.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like "Juno" or "Little Miss Sunshine," Away We Go is a small film, the kind of gem that's easy to crush with hype or overpraise. But, the fact is that few movies deal with feelings this profound with as much restraint as Mendes and his crew display here.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Zieger's thoroughly researched film is a vital reminder that beginning in the mid-'60s, a few conscience-stricken military individuals -- including dermatologist Dr. Howard Levy, sickened by cynical attempts to win Vietnamese "hearts and minds" through medical treatment, and Navy nurse Susan Schnall, who wore her uniform to a civilian antiwar demonstration -- actively and openly voiced peace sentiments.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Hoffman is uncharacteristically charming in a demanding role; the supporting cast is uniformly excellent, particularly Chief Dan George as a befuddled patriarch who takes the supernatural as a matter of course.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Beautifully acted, structurally sophisticated heart-tugger.

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