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 The Conversation
Lowest review score: 0 Tarzan the Ape Man
Score distribution:
7073 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    In Koepp's comedic variation on a similar theme, the dead are not just unhappy -- they're irritatingly needy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Much of it will probably go right over the heads of kids who aren't familiar with classic movies or the naughtiness of Eddie Izzard.
  1. It lacks the courage of its swinish convictions, and abruptly acquiesces to bland rom-com clichés three-quarters of the way to its appointed end.
  2. Tediously predictable thriller.
  3. Played for Maverick-like comedy, the film might have coasted on Harris and Mortensen's dialogue. But played straight it's both dull and preposterous.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    What the film lacks in artistry it makes up for in commitment.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    perfectly serviceable costume drama.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    A handsomely produced but unintentionally risible film that mistakes high grotesquerie for high gothic.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The film does, however, assemble an amazing array of recorded conversations and vintage newsreel, and offers up enough press conference footage to make one nostalgic for the days when an uncowed, penetrating press really did serve the public interest, and the president was a smart, inspirational and often very funny figure who could think on his feet and fearlessly take on all comers.
  4. The brothers' dark, all-star farce about sex, lies and surveillance is pretty damned funny.
  5. So consistently, outrageously wrongheaded in every way it's hard to know where to start.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The entire movie is one big build-up to a twist that, while not exactly cheating, plays is an awfully cheap trick.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The movie belongs to the fifth-billed Bishil, a truly gutsy young actress who captures the essence of young female desire in all its adolescent confusion.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Thanks to some first-rate acting from its stars, it ranks among Perry's best.
  6. A morose, slow-moving action picture.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    A gripping mystery and an ever-timely reminder of the terrible power of repression and silence.
  7. So awash in tired ethnic clichés that the story drowns.
  8. Has a certain silly, kid-friendly charm.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    A solid performance by the often underrated Judith Light lends considerable weight to this melodrama's controversial subject.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    At the heart of this picturesque fable is a truism so shopworn it can barely stand repeating: It's better to give than to receive.
  9. Lazy, superficially au courant and utterly forgettable.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    An ugly, unfunny frat comedy.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Rich with atmosphere but too similar to films ranging from "Children of Men" to "Doomsday" to carve out its own distinctive niche.
  10. The ideal viewer is a Miike fan...You know who you are.
  11. Has a certain weird charm, but it's too seamy for children and too simplistic played for adults.
  12. The film's greatest asset is its performances.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    It honestly delivers the goods without all the preachy moralizing about violent entertainment and cultural ruin.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Silly but endearing comedy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    It's all terribly trite, but Durst does make an effort to keep his film grounded in the reality of a lot of once thriving towns like the fictional Minden.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The movie's is really good, clean fun that's fine for slightly older kids and a lot of fun for adults.

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