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 Silkwood
Lowest review score: 0 Staying Alive
Score distribution:
5,168 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Animal lovers and museum-goers alike are sure to enjoy this curiously delightful hour-long documentary.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    You'll feel lucky for such a comprehensive introduction to Turkish music.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    It's also very cleverly edited - one scene will often branching off from another in much the same way a crossword puzzle works - and features a bang-up ending that will actually leave you cheering over a word game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The accolades are typically gushing - Bono likens Cohen to Byron and Shelley.
  1. Casually paced and filled with telling detail, Yamada's delicate drama with swordplay (there's not much, but what there is packs an emotional wallop) transcends its specific setting in its depiction of Katagiri's internal struggle.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Questions the efficacy and, above all, the humanity of what even steadfast Bush supporters like Tony Blair have condemned.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Poking fun at its American mythos, but never descending into camp comedy, this sequel makes for a wonderful time.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Kang's marvelously assured feature debut is a subtle adaptation of Ed Lin's acclaimed novel "Waylaid."
  2. Miike's goofy, gallant, action-packed fantasy deserves to become a classic family film.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Director Laurent Cantet's fourth feature abandons the contentious French workplaces of "Human Resources" and "Time Out" for sunnier climes, but this Haitian idyll is an equally excoriating look at labor and exploitation.
  3. The film rests entirely on Poupaud's shoulders, and he rises to the demands of a complex, deeply unsympathetic role.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Patrice Chereau's portrait of a marriage en crise is an excoriating look at the deep unhappiness that can fester within the most respectable-seeming of households.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The overriding themes of the film are never broadly stated but are subtly revealed, and the horror and reality of war are quietly played out on both the human and panoramic levels with disturbing effect.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Features more than enough thrilling wirework, slow and agonizing deaths, and blood-spattered faces to please even the most discriminating fans of the genre.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Poitras boldly dispenses with the traditional documentary voice-over, but her film is filled with telling moments that are far more eloquent than any scripted narration.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Svankmajer has crafted his finest live-action feature to date.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The film's opening dedication to Pasolini acknowledges Arslan's debt to Neorealism, but the gritty, documentary style is offset by a charming bit of chalkboard animation that helps lighten the mood considerably.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Film works best as a soberly witty commentary on the workplace and makes an interesting companion piece to "Mondays in the Sun."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    It's carefully researched, and it's crucial to fully understanding the Iraqi/American enterprise.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Maggie Gyllenhaal cements her reputation as a gifted, if somewhat aloof, actress in Laurie Collyer's sad character piece.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The real surprise here is Lewis, who seems to have finally hit on a role that balances her usual flakiness with smarts and an offbeat poignancy, and she delivers the strongest work of her adult career.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The fact that Pastor Fischer would probably consider the film an accurate portrayal of her mission may be the most terrifying thing of all.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Without relying on dialogue, and once again making good but sparing use of Yo La Tengo's toasty guitar soundtrack, Reichardt proves herself a filmmaker with a masterful sense of the expressive purity of the passing moment.
  4. Bernal continues to demonstrate an impressive range; the character requires the normally laid-back actor to be a wild ball of energy, and he's more than up to the challenge. His performance is hilarious, heartfelt and more than a little creepy, which could also be said about the movie itself.
  5. The result is hypnotic.
  6. Mirren, who's played her share of queens in the past, is hypnotic.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Don't be put off: Hernandez's exquisite romance works on an emotional, as well as intellectual, level.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Mock's film leaves us with a sense of gratitude and relief that so thoughtful an artist as Kushner continues to work among us, capturing and reacting to the world as he buzzes through it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    If you've never given much thought to the lives affected each time you choose one brand of coffee over another, allow this handsomely mounted documentary from British filmmakers Marc and Nick Francis to serve as a bracing, double-shot of reality.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    A nonstop cavalcade of Roth-style animation starring Rat Fink, vintage footage, artfully animated black-and-white film, and fanciful "interviews" with beautifully preserved cars of the era.

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