TV Guide Magazine's Scores

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For 7,070 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 Lolita
Lowest review score: 0 Zombie! vs. Mardi Gras
Score distribution:
7070 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This rare direct follow-up hopefully will put to rest the leftover emotional baggage of the character and leave Bond open to a bit more familiar interpretation in the future.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A great movie is something more than the sum total of all its parts, and here, the elements all come together to form a feature that speaks a universal form of optimism that isn't likely to get lost in translation, no matter where it screens, or who is watching.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It does consistently remain both totally nuts and totally hilarious.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Herman fails to journey beyond the surface-level realities of his central perspective, which makes his film feel half-developed and poorly conceived, and drives it into sensationalism.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The movie suffers from a serious case of unoriginality.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    It's a joy to watch soul legend Isaac Hayes in one of his final roles.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Horror of the glossiest, safest kind. It's a boring bubblegum shocker that loses its flavor faster than Fruit Stripes.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Zack & Miri stand out as Kevin Smith's most thoroughly representative film -- both for better and for worse.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Pride and Glory would be a pretty cool movie if it were made in 1982.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a well-produced yearbook that will one day bring back sweet memories for the cast and fans, but probably won't be of interest to anyone who wasn't part of the scene.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    It's cheap, sloppy, and too jumbled up to know what it should be.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Perhaps with a few more drafts, the filmmakers could have found a means of maintaining the quiet momentum displayed early on, but as it stands, Changeling is little more than a frustrating missed opportunity that's dressed to the nines, but a day late for the party.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    For a movie of its type, Max Payne is a little short on excitement and heavy on pathos.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The final result is a bittersweet product closer to honey than treacle.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    All that matters is if it's funny -- and it is.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The crisply photographed and edited Body of Lies reveals some ambition, for while it certainly works as pure entertainment, this tale of a good man trying to extract himself from an impossible situation offers some commentary on America's feelings about being in Iraq.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Claustrophobic, jittery at times, and electric in pace, Quarantine is a stripped-down bloody thrill ride that -- while certainly not catering to everyone's tastes -- should satisfy gore-hounds looking to step up their theatrical horror cuisine beyond the usual creepy little kid rehashes.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Davis led an unquestionably inspirational life, but The Express, however heartfelt, is uninspired.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A fun and moving family film with a subtly dark feel rarely seen in kids' movies since the '80s, City of Ember succeeds despite its shortcomings, not only because of its fun and inspiring story, but because most of its flaws are things kids won't notice anyway.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The picture as a whole benefits not merely from the excellent performances, but from its warm emotional core and its infectious love of people, topped off by a mature (though not jaded) sobriety about human limitations that thoroughly validates everything preceding it.
  1. Noisy, derivative and thoroughly preposterous even by the standards of 21st-century action movies.
  2. A shameless puddle of romantic slop.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    This is first Lee's first attempt at a war epic, but it feels like it's his very first film: What should have been an eloquent answer to the likes of John Wayne and Clint Eastwood -- with whom Lee justly took to task over the total absence of any black soldiers in "The Flags Of Our Fathers" -- is instead a patchy war-time drama.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Fine performances from Sam Rockwell and Brad William Henke deserve some passing attention.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    An entertaining road movie with a topical point: The three passengers on this cross-country trip are U.S. soldiers who've just returned from Iraq.
  3. Rios is the glue that holds Johannesson's neither-fish-nor-fowl film together.
  4. There's something disheartening about seeing real-life stories and their inevitable complexities put through the Hollywood sausage machine and transformed into bland parables about a privileged, wayward young bucks redeemed by wise, infinitely patient mentors and the self-abnegating spirit of team sports.
  5. Engrossing documentary about the life and times of publisher Barney Rosset, who spent much of his career advancing the cause of free expression, is a flawless match of style and subject.
  6. It's earnest, well-intentioned and scrupulously even-handed, in the style of made-for-TV problem movies.
  7. Clearly a labor of love and a call to action, but it's undermined by the sheer volume of topics it tackles in addition to the main subject.

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