For 712 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bilge Ebiri's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Da 5 Bloods
Lowest review score: 0 The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 68 out of 712
712 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Bilge Ebiri
    I watch The Old Guard and try to imagine a new world, one where other comic-book movies are this well made and breathtaking.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    The Truth possesses the observational power and intimacy we would expect from a Kore-eda work, and we recognize the quiet cadences of the director’s storytelling, but the film also has an uncharacteristic air of desperation and insistency. Everything — every scene, every line of dialogue — feels like it’s working toward a point.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    Eurovision gives us an inspired and hilarious match between subject and stars, all driven by melodrama: The glorious, over-the-top theatricality of the song contest makes an ideal stage for Ferrell’s brand of high-highs and low-lows.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Bilge Ebiri
    It might have worked as a drama, but as horror, it’s a disaster.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Bilge Ebiri
    It is one of the greatest films Spike Lee has ever made.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 10 Bilge Ebiri
    Even if it had been released at a less tense and tender time, this thing would go down like an oversized flaming lead balloon.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    Actress and director build a symphony out of Grandma Wong’s grimaces and her glares. There are emotions in there, but she’s not about to let us get to them, and to her, that easily. And so, we are transfixed.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Bilge Ebiri
    The Trip films have a remarkable (and welcome) tonal consistency, and there’s plenty here of those lively, escapist elements that have made these movies so charming and irresistible (and such a comfort at this particularly bizarre moment in time).
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Bilge Ebiri
    It builds a deeply moving emotional journey out of the simplest, most mundane elements. By the end, almost nothing has happened, and yet you’re a wreck.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Bilge Ebiri
    In most good rom-coms you fall in love with the characters; in The Half of It you fall in love with their sheer longing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    Sea Fever teases out elemental anxieties that have been given fresh life by unfortunate reality, but the movie is worth seeing because, when all’s said and done, it gives us characters and circumstances we can care about.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Bilge Ebiri
    Trolls World Tour is ruthlessly simple, rushed, and obvious.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Bilge Ebiri
    Well-researched and highly detailed in how it lays bare the empty promises of the gig economy and the ruthless techno-feudalism of e-commerce, Sorry We Missed You is a movie that will infuriate you. But what makes it one of Loach’s best isn’t just its rage (which is plentiful) but its compassion (which is overwhelming).
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Bilge Ebiri
    Farmageddon made me laugh quite a few times, and kids will probably love it. But it can’t quite measure up to the glories of the first Shaun the Sheep film.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Bilge Ebiri
    This film feels like a pile of prefab story ideas occasionally enlivened by brief flashes of earnestness and invention.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Bilge Ebiri
    Carrey is the film’s most prized weapon, letting us wallow in the ridiculousness of this whole enterprise without ever holding himself above it. Quite the contrary, he overcommits in the best possible way.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Bilge Ebiri
    Portrait of a Lady on Fire builds and builds and builds, as we keep waiting for an explosion, a big emotional climax. And, not unlike with another great recent import, Pedro Almodóvar’s "Pain and Glory," it arrives with the very last shot — which I won’t reveal other than to say it’s one of the finest pieces of acting and one of the most moving images I’ve seen in eons.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Bilge Ebiri
    July takes these weird, desperate characters and gives their lives a couple of cosmic twists that serve both to clarify her vision and to expand it. This might be her best film yet.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Bilge Ebiri
    It can’t quite match the power of Östlund’s film, or its bemused, clinical (dare I say Scandinavian?) sensibility, but it has an awkward, American charm all its own.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 0 Bilge Ebiri
    Dolittle is a calamity for the ages.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Bilge Ebiri
    This is, indeed, a somewhat kinder, gentler Bad Boys: less proudly offensive, less extravagant, but still basically the same collection of stylish clichés made palatable by a duo of likable stars with good chemistry.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Bilge Ebiri
    It’s a gloriously hand-animated existential fable that manages to be both genuinely sweet and thoroughly twisted.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Bilge Ebiri
    The primary pleasure of Underwater is the spectacle of everything going wrong, all at once.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Bilge Ebiri
    Jordan has a great face for doubt and inner conflict. There’s a quizzical, nervous quality to him — which is also why when he does action movies, he’s so wonderfully unpredictable — and you can sense his devotion to justice clashing with his genuine fear.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Bilge Ebiri
    We shouldn’t be so smug as to assume that we would always know the right thing to do, or even be brave enough to do it, Malick seems to say. A true act of resistance should crack our universe open.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Bilge Ebiri
    Jumanji: The Next Level, represents the version we might have dreaded, the tired and only modestly funny one that just coasts on its proved, no-longer-novel premise.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Bilge Ebiri
    It’s awkward and weird, and yet all that awkwardness and weirdness give it personality and charm and a freewheeling, nonsensical quality that feels refreshing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Bilge Ebiri
    That’s part of the beauty of this film: It games out very real, very human impulses to their surreal breaking points, only to uncover even greater truths.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Bilge Ebiri
    Rarely have I seen a horror-comedy as joyless as Little Monsters. Which feels like a weird (and sad) thing to say, because rarely have I seen a horror-comedy that is also so insistent in its humor, so determined to try and entertain me, as Little Monsters. It’s fast, loud, and impossibly shrill — except when it quiets down, which is when it briefly, belatedly comes to life.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Bilge Ebiri
    Pain and Glory is at once the gentlest and most emotionally naked movie Pedro Almodóvar has ever made.

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