TV Guide's Scores

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For 5,161 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 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Chinatown
Lowest review score: 0 Staying Alive
Score distribution:
5,161 movie reviews
  1. The film satisfies on both visceral and emotional levels.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Director Steven Spielberg has achieved something close to the impossible--a morally serious, aesthetically stunning historical epic that is nonetheless readily accessible to a mass audience.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    After nearly three hours Fellini's relentlessly enigmatic, non-committal approach leaves you wishing for something more than poignant imagery and moody, self-obsessed characters. (Review of Original Release)
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An undeniably brilliant, nightmarish portrait of one man's personal hell. (Review of original release)
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Director Malick endows this simple, timeless story with the enormous scope and resonance of myth through a clear vision unclouded by sentimentality and by a deft juxtaposition of image, music, and character.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A remarkably revealing documentary.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Builds so gradually you probably won't realize it's a near-masterpiece until it's over, but there are hints along the way.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Amalric is extraordinary, creating a character literally without moving a muscle.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the most powerful boxing films ever made.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the greatest films of all time and one of the handful of masterpieces to emerge from the Italian neo-realist period, Umberto D is as cerebral as it is emotional, as bleak as it is warm.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jean-Luc Godard visited the world of young folk to create his most humane film. (Review of Original Release)
  2. Ambitious, deeply flawed and studded with sequences that achieve pure, majestic greatness.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A masterpiece. It is a credit to Cocteau's genius (and to that of his collaborators) that he has taken the unreal world of a fairy tale and made it as real as the world around us.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Clever, fast-moving and unobtrusively self-conscious.
  3. Above all, Jackson evokes an almost palpable sense of the will to power trapped within the ring. Without this evocation of the ring's insidious ability to sniff out the potential for corruption and capitalize on it, the entire enterprise would be precious drivel.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The film could easily be reduced to a parable of post-Communist Eastern Europe, but the allegory digs deeper into the very order of things, exemplified by 17th-century musicologist Andreas Werckmeister's arbitrary imposition of a "tempered" tonal system over naturally occurring tunings.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    A marvelously entertaining, deeply moving treatment of a highly controversial practice: female genital mutilation.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Not only is it a reintroduction to a fascinating culture that has survived 4,000 years in a remote and most inhospitable climate, but it's also the first film ever directed by an Inuit filmmaker and featuring an all-Inuit cast.
    • 91 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.
  4. The manic energy of the lively and outrageous opening sequence sets a tone and pace the film can't maintain.
  5. Mirren, who's played her share of queens in the past, is hypnotic.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Repulsion has often been compared to "Psycho," but Polanski's film, rather than presenting a portrait of a psychotic killer from outside, pulls the audience into the crazed individual's mind. (Review of Original Release)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a subtle and humane entertainment with a refreshingly serious view of the world.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Denis dispenses with most of Melville's hefty Christian symbolism in favor of the story's other great theme -- repressed homoerotic desire.
  6. A radiant, heartbreaking film.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Patton is a war movie of unusual depth and a landmark in screen biographies.
  7. It's a hugely entertaining slice of sunbaked Gothic.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ford's performance is an underrated but remarkable achievement; he succeeds in fully embodying a comic-book style hero without ever descending into camp.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thematic issues aside, The Crying Game pulls off a tremendously difficult technical feat; its screenplay contains not one, but two, wrenching twists, each of which could easily derail the narrative in the hands of a lesser storyteller.

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