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 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Clean
Lowest review score: 0 Zombie! vs. Mardi Gras
Score distribution:
5,161 movie reviews
  1. Steven Soderbergh's direction conjures an understated '70s vibe, striking an apparently effortless balance between grit and glamour.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The film is flushed with bright light and cartoon hues, nicely accenting the fast-paced stew of incidents.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A powerful, yet subtle, picture from Australian director Peter Weir, who has demonstrated quite a flair for mystical themes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Evokes feelings of fascination and heartbreak, as well as a sense of disbelief.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    This tightly structured, often exciting film is among the boldest in a series of increasingly explicit movies.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    A moving look at the choices parents make on their children's behalf, and the reasons behind those choices.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's nary a drop of blood on screen in this rollicking funhouse of a movie but there is enough sheer cinematic ingenuity on display to coax screams out of the most jaded gorehound.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Bertuccelli's heartfelt film affords a unique peek into the hearts and minds of a generation who, after having been awakened from the lie they'd been living all their lives, must now face the aftermath of an entire nation's failure.
  2. The atmosphere is Southern Gothic pure enough to do Carson McCullers proud -- grotesque, sentimental and dankly nasty -- and Thornton manages not to undermine his own writing.
  3. By turns awe-inspiring and deeply human.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    So it should come as no surprise that what Maddin eventually produced is a film about HIS Winnipeg, a psychological terrain that's no more -- nor less -- "real" than William Carlos William's Paterson or Marcel Proust's Combray.
  4. Feels astonishingly fresh, filled with subtle performances and devastatingly understated images - Sautet's final shot of Davos alone in a Paris crowd is a killer.
  5. The screenplay, which differs significantly from the novel, is uneven, but the distorted mirror it holds up to the present is disturbingly clear.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Wildly entertaining and quite poignant.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Warm and utterly beguiling fable.
  6. This is one of the most infectiously joyous celebrations of musicmaking ever committed to film. See it and be ennobled.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    May be the best film to date about the humanitarian and environmental impact of China's enormous Three Gorges Dam project.
  7. Thought-provoking but proceeding at a crawl, the film suffers from performances that are virtually all pitched to the same note of existential ennui -- thank goodness, then, for Rush, who's arrives like a wake-up blast of compressed air.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A film whose "TV movie" feel is at once incredibly appropriate and a notable drawback, Broadcast News is nevertheless worthy adult entertainment.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Harvey Milk embodied the concept that "all politics is personal," and by presenting the famed Mayor of Castro Street's personal and public lives with such clarity and empathy, Van Sant has made something very rare in Hollywood -- a genuinely powerful political film that works equally well as a story of personal triumph.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though it offers a host of fine performances in a smoothly crafted, adult drama of unfulfilled love, it lacks the cumulative dramatic impact of the team's best work.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Ends on a cruel, cynical note that would surely make Billy Wilder snort with approval.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Gowariker's stunningly choreographed, four-hour spectacle (reportedly one of the most expensive films in the industry's history) is a fascinating mix of Hollywood genres and tropes.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Haynes took an enormous risk here, but thanks to his thoughtful script and an utterly sincere performance from Moore, what could have easily become a cold, calculated exercise in postmodern pastiche winds up a powerful and deeply moving example of melodramatic moviemaking.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    There's also very little dialogue, but what there is is often very funny, and Ceylan is a master of the dead-pan visual gags that reveal volumes about his character.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An amazingly effective picture that becomes doubly impressive when one considers its small budget.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Far more than mere fish tale, Sauper's dark, devastating documentary profiles a socio-ecological nightmare with unimaginable consequences, and it's one of the best films about the ugly reality of the global marketplace.
  8. If he were a more subtle director, it would be a great film; as it is, it's an extremely good one, anchored by the subtly devastating performances of Penn, Robbins and Bacon. The supporting cast is equally good, and blue collar Boston's mean streets take on a beaten-down life of their own.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    It's full of humor, pathos and a deep humanism that comes as a warm blast in this age of lifeless, cinematic junk.
  9. In light of the aesthetic of ugliness that informs von Trier's Dogme films, it's easy to forget how subtly beautiful his work once was.

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