TV Guide's Scores

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For 5,168 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 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Volver
Lowest review score: 0 Strange Wilderness
Score distribution:
5,168 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Documentary filmmakers Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine found an ingenious way to tell their story in a film that is as unflinching as it is uplifting.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Amalric is extraordinary, creating a character literally without moving a muscle.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Wu is able to demonstrate both the timelessness and the universality of stories which, on the surface, sound extreme and unique.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A wickedly funny black comedy that follows the increasingly bizarre series of events that befall hapless word-processer Griffin Dunne after he ventures out of his apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and goes downtown in search of carnal pleasures.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    In the end, Bill emerges as someone truly unique and someone who we feel privileged to know.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Dunn's elegant, full-length debut presents a frightening and powerful argument against the kind of reckless, profit-driven land development that not only threatens natural resources, but life itself.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    It can hardly be called a children's film, but a masterpiece of feature-film animation for all ages.
  1. That Ledger stands out in such a powerhouse ensemble is a tribute to his radically unhinged interpretation of a familiar character: The lank hair tinged seaweed green, the darting tongue and faint lisp that call constant attention to the ghastly rictus of his mouth, the nightmarishly smudged make up… taken together, they make previous Jokers feel like, well, jokes.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    So it should come as no surprise that what Maddin eventually produced is a film about HIS Winnipeg, a psychological terrain that's no more -- nor less -- "real" than William Carlos William's Paterson or Marcel Proust's Combray.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The title, by the way, is age-old slang for a soldier's complete combat gear, which for the U.S. soldiers in Iraq -- both real and otherwise -- weighs over 50 pounds.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The craftsmanship, acting, and history lesson all make it among the most satisfying films of Ron Howard's career.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Harvey Milk embodied the concept that "all politics is personal," and by presenting the famed Mayor of Castro Street's personal and public lives with such clarity and empathy, Van Sant has made something very rare in Hollywood -- a genuinely powerful political film that works equally well as a story of personal triumph.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Satisfies the heart and engages the mind.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Indeed, all of the performers in the film truly shine, and all of them can probably thank Sam Mendes for creating an ideal environment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Thankfully, Coraline is appropriately dark, and like its inspiration, is only a children's movie by the thinnest of margins.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Clever camera setups, Altman's patented overlapping dialogue, wonderful sight gags and situations, and universally fine ensemble performances combine to make this one the most enjoyable war-themed films ever.
  2. A brilliant surrealistic joke about a group of friends whose attempts to dine are continually thwarted.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a subtle and humane entertainment with a refreshingly serious view of the world.
  3. Stunningly cinematic and audacious on every level, writer/director Tim Robbins's look at the collision of the Depression-era art world and politics may well be a masterpiece.
  4. In a film mercifully free of the usual warm and fuzzy movie sentimentality, director Maggie Greenwald and her fine cast shatter most hillbilly stereotypes.
  5. Refreshing, innovative and immensely funny.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The cast is universally strong. Hackman, Freeman and Harris don't do anything they haven't done before, but the roles suit their personae to a degree where they approach archetypal status.
  6. A radiant, heartbreaking film.

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