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 Frost/Nixon
Lowest review score: 0 The Hottie & the Nottie
Score distribution:
5,168 movie reviews
  1. Eastwood's slow-building story of loss and deliverance is a fine, understated piece of storytelling that earns every emotional body blow it lands.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Simple but deeply touching documentary.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Swank's nuanced performance is remarkable and it's a powerful film.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A finely observed film but insufficiently developed as a satire of middle America. [Review of re-release]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    In a startling move, Oliveira devotes the first 15 minutes of the film to the final moments of Ionesco's play, and it's thrilling to watch.
  2. Meticulously observed and devastatingly well-acted.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Ten
    Inexpensively shot on digital video, it's an invaluable work of art.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A wonderfully brooding, suspenseful revisitation of the land of film noir, Chinatown is not only one of the greatest detective films, but one of the most perfectly constructed of all films.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Racing through the sub, squeezing through tiny openings, director Wolfgang Petersen's camera brilliantly evokes the claustrophobia and clamor of undersea battle.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The most infuriating revelation in Amy Berg's powerful documentary is the lengths to which current Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahoney and other church officials went to protect Father O'Grady and themselves, even though it meant knowingly delivering countless other children into a child molester's hands.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Westlake's screenplay has the right combination of vivid characters, mordant wit and avaricious savagery which distinguishes the best noir.
  3. The film ends with a return to the beach, and one of the most psychologically chilling and expertly photographed shots imaginable.
  4. Though meticulously researched, well acted and filled with striking moments, the movie ultimately feels oddly disconnected.
  5. This ode to the peculiar strength and flexibility of love, romantic and platonic, is simultaneously perverse, overwrought, deeply creepy and truly moving, a high-wire act that finds humor in the grotesque and hope in emotional malformation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    By inflating the life of a common shop girl into a musical spectacle, Demy succeeds in turning a tedious existence into a fantasy, yet he and cinematographer Jean Rabier and art director Bernard Evein do so without creating a false world. [review of original release]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    British director Shane Meadows' strongest film to date is also his most personal: A stylish fictionalization of his own wayward youth, spent among a group of working-class skinheads in Thatcher's England.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    A beautiful, slow-motion melodrama.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Dabbed with sentimental touches, the film nevertheless avoids facile victim psychologizing and pulls no punches.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A hilarious and deftly convincing satire.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The results are a harrowingly intimate connection with a torn, tormented father, and an uncommonly powerful film.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The film burdens itself with too many story lines and an overlong (though beautifully photographed) prologue, but things really get moving when Reeve takes the screen.
  6. A thrilling return to form.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Diner is an often hilarious, frequently touching film.
  7. Black comedy of the deepest, richest darkness laid over an aching meditation on the atrophy of dreams.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Leaves you wanting much more.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 63 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Not surprisingly, we're left with characters that feel only half sketched and fail to resonate on their own -- but onto which much can be read by Hou's most ardent fans -- in a poetic looking film that's ultimately as inflated and empty as the balloon itself.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Bardem's performance is simply shattering.

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