TV Guide Magazine's Scores

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For 5,238 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 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Three Times
Lowest review score: 0 Two of a Kind
Score distribution:
5238 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    First-time feature director Sanaa Hamri's virtually perfect romantic comedy is a marvelous mix of brains and heart that confronts serious questions about race and dating with sensitivity, humor and enormous sex appeal.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bright cunningly translates the story of Little Red Riding Hood into the trashy vernacular of tabloid TV and reality-based cop shows.
  1. Refreshing, innovative and immensely funny.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But it is Angela Lansbury's incestuous, power-mad mother who makes your blood run cold. This was the peak of the first part of her career, which depended upon these hardbitten kind of characters. Forget Hitchcock--here's the monster mother of all time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A draining experience from beginning to end, relentless in its portrayal of inhumanity.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The results are quite frightening and far superior to the lengthy gloom and doom that fill many earlier Bergman films. A magical movie, Fanny and Alexander is likely to be the achievement for which Bergman will be most remembered. (Review of Original Release)
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Thom Andersen's idiosyncratic, three-hour masterpiece is both a dazzling work of film criticism and a fascinating piece of urban anthropology.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a gorgeous, fascinating account of the interplay between the personal and the social, directed with the kind of insight that only an aristocrat turned Marxist like Visconti could afford. (Review of Original Release)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hopkins plays the cannibalistic doctor with a quiet, controlled erudition, lacing his performance with moments of black humor. His Lecter is a sort of satanic Sherlock Holmes whose spasms of violence are all the more terrifying because they erupt from beneath such an intelligent and refined mask.
  2. In a film mercifully free of the usual warm and fuzzy movie sentimentality, director Maggie Greenwald and her fine cast shatter most hillbilly stereotypes.
  3. A comic masterpiece.
  4. For all the casual terribleness it records, it is entertainment; the characters are real and fleshed-out, and we care about what happens to them.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PLATOON is a shattering experience. Writer-director Stone, a Vietnam veteran, used his first-hand knowledge to create one of the most realistic war films ever made, one whose success lies in the mass of detail Stone brings to the screen, bombarding the senses with vivid sights and sounds that have the feel of actual experience.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This tough, brilliant crime film features Hackman as the indefatigable Popeye Doyle, who passionately hates drug pushers.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brutally memorable, The Deer Hunter is an emotionally draining production that draws a vivid portrait of its characters and their milieu--and succeeds in showing the devastating effect of the war on their lives, as well as their brave attempts at renewal. Unfortunately, the film falters when it comes to the larger questions of America's involvement in Vietnam.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quietly devastating... Extremely unsettling, at times amusing, cold yet personal, Dead Ringers gradually and deliberately comes to horrify the viewer, rather than shocking outright.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Landmark gangster film that made a huge commercial and cultural splash.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A beautiful, confounding picture that had half the audience cheering and the other half snoring. Kubrick clearly means to say something about the dehumanizing effects of technology, but exactly what is hard to say.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Patton is a war movie of unusual depth and a landmark in screen biographies.
  5. Sharply observed, bittersweet and suffused with the kind of detail that only someone who lived through the era could summon up, Crowe's script is funny, heartfelt and very cool.
  6. A brilliant surrealistic joke about a group of friends whose attempts to dine are continually thwarted.
  7. 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a subtle and humane entertainment with a refreshingly serious view of the world.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Star Wars brought back for a new generation many of the most attractive elements of studio-era moviemaking, and it did so in breathless anthology form. For some young filmgoers this film acted as a doorway to the glory of the movies.
  8. Enthralling or infuriating.
  9. A radiant, heartbreaking film.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Predictable but magnificent and satisfying.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    It's very funny, and the little woodland critters that make up the cast are a kiddie-pleasing bunch.

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