TV Guide's Scores

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For 5,170 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 Pride & Prejudice
Lowest review score: 0 Strange Wilderness
Score distribution:
5,170 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    By no means a landmark, but it is a remarkably pleasant surprise -- so few movies aimed for the whole family show an understanding of why it's actually healthy to pretend.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Twenty years ago, Li's film might have served as a warning; today, it rues a dehumanizing economic system run rampant that leaves one sad slave wife to muse, "It's easy to die. It's living that's hard."
    • 47 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Inspired lunacy, Pee-wee's big adventure is one of the most inventive films in recent memory. This clever and wholly original work incorporates a wide variety of cinematic tools with a fresh and unique sense of style.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    With a third-act twist that outdoes that initial revelation, the film turns out to be a thoughtful exploration of paternity and responsibility. Much of the film's success lies in Bier's sensitive direction, but credit is also due to the fine cast, particularly Mikkelsen.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The overriding themes of the film are never broadly stated but are subtly revealed, and the horror and reality of war are quietly played out on both the human and panoramic levels with disturbing effect.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Davaa's second fable of animals and the people who love them mixes aspects of ethnographic filmmaking with heart-grabbing story lines that wouldn't be too far out of place in a 1950s live-action Disney feature.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    It's carefully researched, and it's crucial to fully understanding the Iraqi/American enterprise.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Focusing strictly on stripped-down performances of great music and the charming chemistry between the two leads, it's a perfectly realized yet unassuming movie that deserves to find a big audience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Bogumil Godfrejow's raw cinematography and Huller's poignant, close-to-the-bone performance transform what might have been a morbid curiosity into an entirely enthralling, quietly terrifying experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    This gripping documentary sheds light on the frightening totality of Hitler's vision for a Germanic Europe, and the extent to which he and his Nazi thugs were no better than common thieves.
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Director Tony Scott's stylistic flourishes haven't been put to such creepily seductive use since The Hunger.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    A funny and touching adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri's novel about two generations of Bengali-Americans attempting to reconcile the world of their collective past with that of their individual futures.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Gibson is truly frightening as the cop about to go into orbit, and Glover is a standout as the down-to-earth lawman with very much to lose.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A perfect fairytale, adhering to The Princess Bride's standards of fighting, fencing, torture, and true love, without the ham-fisted moral element of so many of its fairy-tale predecessors.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    This small, sweet drama from Chinese director Wang Quang An is picturesque, romantic and unexpectedly droll tale of life in one the world's most remote regions.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Academy Award-winning live-action-short director Andrea Arnold makes a startlingly assured debut with this low-key psychological chiller.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Acclaimed cinematographer Jan De Bont's directing debut is a mindless, implausible, and thoroughly gripping adventure movie.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Mock's film leaves us with a sense of gratitude and relief that so thoughtful an artist as Kushner continues to work among us, capturing and reacting to the world as he buzzes through it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Ferrara's gritty and powerful style makes Ms. 45 a standout.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Easily one of the most brutally realistic horror movies since the original "Texas Chain Saw Massacre" (1974).
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Director Laurent Cantet's fourth feature abandons the contentious French workplaces of "Human Resources" and "Time Out" for sunnier climes, but this Haitian idyll is an equally excoriating look at labor and exploitation.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Three Belgian clowns wrote and directed this sly, winsome tale of one woman's quest for her destiny in the polar seas after an absurd but life-altering accident reveals the emptiness of her mundane, middle-class life.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The fact that Pastor Fischer would probably consider the film an accurate portrayal of her mission may be the most terrifying thing of all.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The real surprise here is Lewis, who seems to have finally hit on a role that balances her usual flakiness with smarts and an offbeat poignancy, and she delivers the strongest work of her adult career.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    This melancholy mediation on aging and desire hangs on an exquisite performance from Penelope Cruz.
  1. British documentarian Peter Bate frames a mix of archival materials and re-creations with a "trial" at which Leopold listens to testimony against him from within a wood-and-glass booth, like Nazi Adolf Eichmann at Nuremberg.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Unforgettably, Bastard out of Carolina makes a bold statement about a little girl's grace under inordinate pressure.
  2. Tim Burton's grand guignol fantasy transforms Stephen Sondheim's 1979 musical-theater piece into a cheerfully gothic morality tale.

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