For 125 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Emanuel Levy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Cold Comfort Farm
Lowest review score: 20 Beautiful
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 125
  2. Negative: 15 out of 125
125 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    Mildly scary but not particularly engaging on any other level.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    A faithful adaptation that captures the haunting spirit and religious nature of the 1951 novel.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Emanuel Levy
    One has no problem praising the bravura acting of the entire ensemble.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    Though carefully rendered from a historical perspective, this powerful account of female friendship and bonding under the most cruel conditions lacks the narrative focus and dramatic shapeliness to generate emotional excitement.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    Humor prevails throughout, but it doesn't deflate the disturbing elements of the tale, which miraculously manages to stay droll, heartfelt and poignant to the end.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Emanuel Levy
    But Foster is unable to give the episodic, fragmented film a coherent feel; her prosaic, sometimes irritating picture proceeds scene by scene, with the requisite climaxes and anticlimaxes along the bumpy road.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    Under Siege is an immensely slick, if also old-fashioned and formulaic, entertainment. Steven Seagal fans and action buffs should eat up this taut suspenser, which is set entirely on board a battleship.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    Achieves a poetic, quasi-religious tone.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Emanuel Levy
    Begins extremely well as a saga of greed and conspicuous consumption, but gradually loses its bite.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    A simplistic, highly contrived romantic comedy about the mysterious workings of fate.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    Provides a platform for Sean Connery to deliver a definitive, career-summation performance.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    3 Ninjas Kick Back clearly was made with an eye on the international movie market. Set mostly in Japan and adding a female ninja to the three boys, this high-spirited adventure succeeds in conveying the positive and fun elements of both Japanese and American cultures.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    A remarkably inventive and audacious film that almost overcomes its flaws.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    A thriller that tries aggressively, but not entirely successfully, to deliver the goods of three genres -- suspense, supernatural and horror.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Emanuel Levy
    Ultimately Kundun emerges as a movie that's hypnotic without being truly compelling, sensuously stunning but not illuminating.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Emanuel Levy
    The strongest dimensions of this self-conscious but centerless film are four sexy actresses parading in colorful costumes and Amy Vincent's radiant lensing, which makes the picture seem hipper than it is.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Emanuel Levy
    Lacking the moral indignation, outrage and militant politics that marked Lee's earlier work, this vibrantly colorful film is a tad too soft at the center, and arguably the director's most mainstream movie.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    Sachs commits a major error by deciding to center on Lincoln’s character, for John is a far more interesting, complex and disturbing personality.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    Anchored by a strong cast, including Samuel L. Jackson (also credited as a producer), Lynn Whitfield and Diahann Carroll, this talented debut by a black female writer-director is a well-made, if also old-fashioned, multi-generational drama.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    A deliberately paced literary film that takes too long to build narrative momentum and explore its central dramatic conflicts.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Emanuel Levy
    This small-scale, chamber piece, which boasts good acting from Moore, Skarsgard and Fichtner, has a strong built-in appeal for women but may experience harder times in going beyond the specialized arthouse circuits due to the narrowly-scoped, undernourished script.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Emanuel Levy
    Nasty, profane and wickedly entertaining for the most part.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Emanuel Levy
    A sensitive, intimate, enormously touching drama.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Emanuel Levy
    Unfortunately, Wolman's flat direction accentuates the predictable course of his soft narrative.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Emanuel Levy
    Not a bad picture, just utterly banal.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    54
    Director Mark Christopher gives the picture a brisk pace and a colorful, party-like mood that makes the experience painless and sporadically even enjoyable.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    With half a dozen roles to her credit, Portman is a natural performer who brings rough edges to any role she plays -- the movie is inconceivable without her.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 20 Emanuel Levy
    There's no particular reason to see this disappointingly trivial picture on the bigscreen.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Emanuel Levy
    A solid central performance by Winona Ryder and a captivating wild turn by Angelina Jolie in the yarn's flashiest role.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Emanuel Levy
    Despite good acting from the entire cast, yarn is a bit dull and predictable, straining too hard to convey its spiritual message.

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