Newsweek's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 1,401 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lowest review score: 0 Down to You
Score distribution:
1401 movie reviews
  1. Robbins eschews leftist diatribes for a bold cartoon version of history. It's as crowded and energetic as a big parade...and just about as subtle.
    • Newsweek
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It does justice to its source material -- and that may be the problem.
  2. The movie tries too hard. Too bad. This coulda been a contender.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A film of ideas; meaty ideas about Catholicism, faith, and the true nature of jealousy, love and hate, that are rarely contemplated in today's cinema.
    • Newsweek
  3. It's not as cool as it sounds.
    • Newsweek
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There still is enough tightly staged action and sly humor to earn this latest installment a memorable place in Bond canon.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As preposterous as the movie gets, it's clearly reveling in its own hokiness.
    • Newsweek
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Offers easy wisdom and light-hearted fun.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    May be formulaic...but many good recipes are.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There's an ample sense of foreboding in Last Night -- but sadly, very little else.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Charming cinematic bauble.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Careening wildly between fairy tale and drama it doesn't know when to call it quits.
    • Newsweek
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In the end, it's just another novice-teacher-takes-on-inner-city-kids-and-nobody's-life-will-ever-be-the-same film
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Relax and enjoy the brain candy.
  4. The most incendiary movie to come out of Hollywood in a long time. It's a mess, but one worth fighting about.
    • Newsweek
  5. An adult love story that's trying for stiff-upper-lip poignancy.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Through the laughter, though, there is real empathy for the characters. It's a light-hearted movie.
    • Newsweek
  6. For those who believe that movies are a proper place to explore the riddle of sex, no holds barred, this movie is de rigueur.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In the end, the film lacks the skill of its actors and ends up feeling disjointed and confused about its own message.
  7. There are some very funny moments, and Coughlan is a delight as Leigh Anne's best friend.
  8. It's not just that the movie is formulaic; it's disingenuous. It relies on Roberts's smile to erase all misgivings. But all the stardust in the world can't disguise the fact that this is more package than picture.
  9. The more the computer-generated images take over, the sillier The Haunting gets. By the end, the computers have chased all the scares away.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A surprisingly earnest and cautionary movie, careful to attract female viewers and not freak parents out too badly.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A mish-mash of special effects, tasteless comedy and pointless action.
  10. Just because Sandler's Sonny makes little sense as an actual human being doesn't mean he won't make you laugh.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The General's Daughter purports to be a serious examination of the seedy underbelly of military life, but one has the uneasy sensation that it simply wants to show as much of it on screen as possible.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Beautifully appointed, fairly bursting with splendid sets and divine costumes, but it ultimately fails to capture the essence of Wilde's airy wit.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If it all seems a bit dizzying, it is, but there's plenty to enjoy.
  11. All the state-of-the-art technology in the world is no help to an actor saddled with Lucas's tinny dialogue.
  12. Uneven but spunkily energetic movie.

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