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 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 The Blue Angel (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Superhero Movie
Score distribution:
5,168 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Amazingly, not all of the witty and wise barbs are Wilde's, and any confusion between the old and the new is probably the highest compliment one could possibly pay to screenwriter Howard Himelstein's tart screenplay.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Songwriter Jack Johnson's collection of laid-back, sunshine pop tunes unobtrusively support the sweet and surprisingly touching story line, rather than the other way around.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Acclaimed cinematographer Jan De Bont's directing debut is a mindless, implausible, and thoroughly gripping adventure movie.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Nevertheless, The Santa Clause is a charming, if mild, fantasy, distinguished by a gentle directorial touch that strikes a deft balance between dramatic and fantastic elements.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    WAYNE: "No way, Professor; we just needed a story so we could string a lot of gags together without it getting too boring."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    A bracing cover of Ian Tyson's "Four Strong Winds," performed by no fewer than seven acoustic guitars, rounds out the set, but be sure to stick around for the credits.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Eight magnificent sled dogs must fend for themselves amid Antarctica's frozen wastes in this top-notch survival adventure that will reduce the coldest heart to a puddle of warm slush.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Provocative, deeply unsettling mockumentary.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The film is a shattering experience fueled by Jentsch's electrifying performance.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    It's a fascinating film, simultaneously enthralling, infuriating and guaranteed to make viewers ask how such a perversion of the political process could be taking place in America.
  1. The film's title refers both to tiny, fish-shaped vials of liquid heroin and the small fry flitting around the edges of the urban drug scene.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Besides its exhilarating style, the well-acted film works as an effective translation of the classic Greek myth into a Brazilian romance. (Review of Original Release)
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    What's suspenseful - and so troubling - is seeing exactly how far the "progressives" of GCS are willing to go to put a decidedly unpopular candidate back into office, regardless of what it will mean for the future of the country and for Bolivian democracy itself.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Forget haunted houses and the mountains of the moon: There's no better environment to show off the wonder of the immersive IMAX 3-D experience than the deep blue sea.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The movie is a genteel, witty soap opera designed to make everyone feel the better for having not only seen it, but having had a bit of fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    While touching on subjects as serious and diverse as capital punishment, the devaluation of women in Iran and the true Islamic concept of forgiveness, this powerful melodrama from the Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi is anything but a message movie.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Harrowing, psychologically astute drama.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Beautifully shot in rich colors by Franz Lustig, it's possibly Wenders' most accessible film to date, and among his most emotionally satisfying.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    So laugh all you want at the proud haircutters of Beauty Without Borders - but don't underestimate what a basic cut and color can mean for a country's future.
  2. If your idea of fun involves zombies, monstrous physical transformations and alien slugs bent on world domination, look no further than James Gunn's gleeful homage to all things gross and horrible actually makes good on the "horror comedy" label by being both flat-out creepy and darkly funny.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    A gorgeous feature that's both passing strange and undeniably beautiful.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The casual listener is easily put off, but by the end of the film, even a newcomer can see the magic that made fans of Kurt Cobain and Sonic Youth and led the estimable Yo La Tengo, Pearl Jam and Wilco to cover Johnston's remarkable body of work.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Mohammad Rasoulof's heartfelt and darkly comic second feature proves beyond any doubt that Iranian film is still alive and well, despite waning Western interest in one of the world's richest contemporary cinemas.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    For a film that feels so breezy on the surface, it's a surprisingly complex character study.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    A fascinating film that also benefits greatly from the stunning scenery of the Tibetan plateau and from a quicksand scene that will leave you gasping.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Driven by Edward Norton's and Evan Rachel Wood's riveting performances, writer-director David Jacobson's tense drama samples bits of cinematic Americana from sources as diverse as "Shane," "Badlands" and "Taxi Driver."
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Aside from its frank consideration of preteen sexuality, the most daring thing about Cuesta's extraordinary film is its willingness to put honest, intelligent dialogue in the mouths of kids.
  3. It's the one movie so far this summer that demands to be seen on the big screen.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Baer asks all the right questions.

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