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 Little Children
Lowest review score: 0 Staying Alive
Score distribution:
5,171 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    All that matters is if it's funny -- and it is.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Neil Armfield's film hits hard because it sensitively shows how life on drugs can never be about anything else, and how the real horror of addiction is not what users do to themselves, but what they do to each other out of loneliness and despair.
  1. The film's prestige is a doozy, both dazzling and preposterous, but if you're watching closely -- as Cutter advises in the film's first few minutes -- it's flawlessly set up.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    A remote, Israeli desert town is the setting for this droll, endearing comedy about an accidental cultural exchange that very quietly says some very important things about contemporary Arab-Israeli relations.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Schroeder's film is a fascinating character study in contradictions and in the end Verges remains loathsome, oddly charismatic and willfully enigmatic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Rude, rough, tasteless, but often hilarious.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The picture as a whole benefits not merely from the excellent performances, but from its warm emotional core and its infectious love of people, topped off by a mature (though not jaded) sobriety about human limitations that thoroughly validates everything preceding it.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The film is a shattering experience fueled by Jentsch's electrifying performance.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Francis Ford Coppola's lavish version of Bram Stoker's classic novel is a visual cornucopia, overstuffed with images of both beauty and grotesque horror.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Whether you conclude that this project is a brilliant hoax that exposes how the rapid transition from communism to a free market economy has created an ad addicted, consumer-mad culture in the Czech Republic, or simply a cruel joke, one thing is undeniable. It's a fascinating account.
  2. Miike's goofy, gallant, action-packed fantasy deserves to become a classic family film.
  3. McCarthy's flawless casting may be the film's greatest strength: Veteran character actor Jenkins and his costars vanish into their characters -- their performances are so subtle and unforced that they don't feel like performances at all.
  4. It's a lavish entertainment that revels in lurid colors and yet more lurid emotions.
  5. The result is hypnotic.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    On the surface, True Lies is an affectionate homage to James Bond movies, ratcheted up to meet the action/adventure expectations of today's audiences.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    It may sound as if first-time director White is having his fun at the expense of introverted, asocial people who prefer the company of cats and dogs and gravitate toward animal-rights activism because the very idea of dealing with human problems requires an empathy they can't muster. But empathy is exactly what makes the film work.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Groning's approach gives the viewer a rare chance to really listen to what water sounds like when it drips from a tin bowl, or the watch what patterns raindrops make when they fall on a shallow puddle -- purely sensual, cinematic experiences. In such moments we sense the point of view of a patient, sensitive filmmaker.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Testosterone-driven entertainment with a moral, sleekly directed by James Foley.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Lawrence delves deep into the moral dilemma at the heart of Carver's deceptively simple tale. By deliberately making the young woman in the river aboriginal, the film also opens up yet another dimension in the reaction to the men's inaction: Would they have acted any differently had the murder victim been white?
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A first-rate production full of nonstop action and inventive special effects but what truly makes Robocop spellbinding is a superior script.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    British actor Timothy Spall gives a shattering performance as Albert Pierrepoint.
  6. 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Spike Lee's newest is really a surprisingly vivid dramatic study of an aspiring actress in moonlighting hell.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    It all comes down to Nolot's marvelous performance: His Pierre is sulky, morose, self-centered and curiously likeable, and Nolot leaves you wanting to know a bit more about just where this odd figure might be headed.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    A gripping mystery and an ever-timely reminder of the terrible power of repression and silence.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Techine's unwillingness to soften his characters reflects a rare honesty about human nature that's rarely seen in movies, particularly movies about fatal illnesses, and his film is an engaging and particularly French character study.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Unlike so many other recent youth-oriented independent efforts, it takes on difficult, even impossible, issues with genuinely astonishing results.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Through the hard-won experiences of these families, Karslake shows that Scripture and homosexuality are not mutually exclusive, and with the help of a number of academics and theologians, shows how the Bible has been misread, particularly during the 20th century.

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