TV Guide Magazine's Scores

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For 5,387 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Pulse
Lowest review score: 0 Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
Score distribution:
5387 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Wu is able to demonstrate both the timelessness and the universality of stories which, on the surface, sound extreme and unique.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The film has enough adventure and excitement to satisfy, and the faintly bittersweet note of the ending is made deliciously palatable by its artistic rightness.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The film is flushed with bright light and cartoon hues, nicely accenting the fast-paced stew of incidents.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Throughout this raw, often brilliant drama, the Dardennes refuse to judge these deeply flawed characters. They instead maintain a moral objectivity that ultimately leaves room for the possibility of redemption, no matter how dire the sins committed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Superb drama from New York-based filmmakers Ryan Flek and Anna Boden.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the most powerful boxing films ever made.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A rich cinematic experience, this uplifting British production will leave you in awe of the extraordinary Christy Brown.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A searing example of writer-director Billy Wilder at his most brilliantly misanthropic. An uncompromising portrait of human nature at its worst, the film was so far ahead of its time in its depiction of a media circus and the public's appetite for tragedy that it was a commercial disaster when first released, but now stands as one of the great American films of the 1950s.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Kubrick's liberal, anti-authoritarian reading of Anthony Burgess's very Catholic allegorical novel is morally confused but tremendously powerful... No serious moviegoer can afford to ignore it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the great New York films, swathing the city in a layers of dewy love and glossy chic. [Review of re-release]
  1. Manages to inject more than a little humor into this tension-filled genre classic.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Much imitated, still unsurpassed. By critical consensus one of the best movies ever made, The Seven Samurai covers so much emotional, historical, and cinematic ground that that it demands to be viewed over and over again.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Clever camera setups, Altman's patented overlapping dialogue, wonderful sight gags and situations, and universally fine ensemble performances combine to make this one the most enjoyable war-themed films ever.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    After reminding us that the AIDS crisis in the West is far from over in "The Event," Fitzgerald widened his scope with this much-needed perspective on the global dimensions the disease has achieved. Despite the importance and seriousness of the subject, there's plenty of Fitzgerald's brand of sly humor on hand, particularly in the scenes involving the Quebecoise porn industry.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The result is a beguiling and often poignant pageant of outsider musicians, but the broken heart of this extraordinary film comes directly from Zobel's own personal experience.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This great film, made with uncompromising honesty and devastating reality, is, according to Jean-Luc Godard, "the world in an hour and a half."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As a remake, The Fly transcends the original, taking it in new directions and exploring its underutilized potential.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Lee has perfectly captured the details, textures, sights and sounds of a China caught between East and West, occupied by an ancient enemy and quaking on the eve of an earth-shaking revolution.
  2. Cornish's raw, nuanced performance and Shortland's sympathetic but unsentimental portrayal of Heidi's fumbling steps toward maturity are underscored by Sydney-based band Decoder Ring's catchy, angst-ridden score.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    This is a powerful, important and, in the end, profoundly poignant movie dedicated to the lives of men and women who fight wars and shoulder the burden of becoming "heroes" to help the rest of us make sense of what remains incomprehensible.
  3. Del Toro's film ranks with the best examinations of children's inner lives, but be warned: Its haunting insights are best left to adults.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    A small comic masterpiece that dares to deal with that of which many Sicilians dare not speak: the Mafia.
  4. The Graduate is a flawlessly acted and produced film. [Review of re-release]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The rare expert film bio. Coal Miner's Daughter features an Oscar-winning performance by Sissy Spacek as country music queen Loretta Lynn. Masterfully directed by Michael Apted, the film traces the famed country singer's life from her beginnings in a tumbledown shack in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, through her huge success, marital discord, and battle with prescription drugs.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    More an icon than a work of art, CASABLANCA is still thoroughly entertaining romantic melodrama, flawlessly directed, subtly played, lovingly evoking our collective daydreams about lost chances and lost loves and love versus honor; everything about CASABLANCA is just right--it seems to have been filmed under a lucky star.
  5. By turns awe-inspiring and deeply human.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Steven Spielberg proves decisively that a special effects-dependent film need not be cold, mechanistic, or simpleminded.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Thankfully, Coraline is appropriately dark, and like its inspiration, is only a children's movie by the thinnest of margins.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Cinematographer Willis superbly captures the turn-of-the-century period, applying a seriographic tint to flashback scenes for a softer, richer look than the sharp image of the ongoing contemporary story.

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