TV Guide Magazine's Scores

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For 7,073 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Treasure Island
Lowest review score: 0 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Score distribution:
7073 movie reviews
    • 29 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    It has a certain Midwestern charm that settles calmly in the stomach, making the viewer feel warm, comfortable, and quick to smile.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While it may not be "Citizen Canine," Rise of the Lycans tells its tale competently and without the derivative nature of its predecessors.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    A film that's brimming with fascinating ideas and elevated by some memorable performances.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    James plays it safe. And, short of unfunny, safe is the worst thing a comedian can be.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    All in all, that's not a bad premise for a lightweight chick flick, but director Gary Winick and an army of three screenwriters can't come up with a single fresh comedic idea.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Those looking for genuine drama should probably look elsewhere.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    What more could a horror fan ask for than a spook-fest that feels pure in its intentions while taking full advantage of every opportunity to scare us silly?
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    A Holocaust film that's light on sentimentality but high on human drama, Defiance tells one of those remarkable survival stories that's so incredible it must be true.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Indeed, all of the performers in the film truly shine, and all of them can probably thank Sam Mendes for creating an ideal environment.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Brimming with intriguing concepts and brilliant visual effects, making it a stimulating treat for both the eyes and the intellect.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's not that Bedtime Stories is bad, it's just entirely and thoroughly adequate.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As a modest little dramedy about the everyday adventures of starting a family, Marley & Me is pretty solid, but as a movie about the joy and heartbreak of owning a dog, it goes straight for the jugular.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The notorious action star keeps his bombastic persona remarkably reeled in, and the resulting film is earnest, somber, and extremely modest -- almost to a fault.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Yes Man isn't without a few simple charms, but it ends up being about as funny, profound, and memorable as the average bumper sticker.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    An insult to the intelligence of most moviegoers.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Pretty good as science fiction thrillers go, but sadly, there isn't much more to say about it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Satisfies the heart and engages the mind.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While it is true that nothing all that original happens during the funny parts of the movie either, the family's Puerto Rican heritage gives the movie's comedy a unique spin.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Whether the source material or Hare's tinkering is to blame for the fact that the story keeps the viewer at arm's length, the end result is still the same: A film that's technically superb, yet still falls short of true greatness.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Reichardt is such a canny filmmaker that one could almost believe that she intentionally leaves Wendy underwritten and a bit of a cipher, because Wendy is far more effective as a bold-faced symbol of the downtrodden than as a fully realized human character.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The craftsmanship, acting, and history lesson all make it among the most satisfying films of Ron Howard's career.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    We never get a real sense of what made these recordings so different or revolutionary. Part of the problem is that re-recorded versions of songs by the actors were used in the film, with vastly mixed results that never match the ferocity and excitement of the original tracks.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Rarely have moviegoers seen such a two-fisted wrecking ball of vengeance such as the one realized here by Ray Stevenson.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Though this third installment is not quite as nuts as the second film, it's nevertheless firmly set in the same ridiculous mold.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's well acted and it's entertaining -- and who can resist a movie where Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau are brothers, and Robert Duvall is their dad?
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Harvey Milk embodied the concept that "all politics is personal," and by presenting the famed Mayor of Castro Street's personal and public lives with such clarity and empathy, Van Sant has made something very rare in Hollywood -- a genuinely powerful political film that works equally well as a story of personal triumph.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This winning mix of exciting action, heart-tugging sentiment, and gentle character comedy makes Bolt yet another solid addition to Disney's history of family-friendly fare.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In terms of bringing the book to life, Twilight is a complete success, so much so that most of the film's flaws work within the context of the story.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Australia goes for the absolute limit in terms of scope. And let's not be coy -- size may not matter, but it still helps.

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