TV Guide Magazine's Scores

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For 7,074 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 Love Affair
Lowest review score: 0 Superhero Movie
Score distribution:
7074 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Director John Crowley and screenwriter Mark O'Rowe's follow-up to their feature film debut "Intermission" may follow an all-too schematic flashback structure, but the film is too brilliantly acted for that to really matter much.
  1. That Ledger stands out in such a powerhouse ensemble is a tribute to his radically unhinged interpretation of a familiar character: The lank hair tinged seaweed green, the darting tongue and faint lisp that call constant attention to the ghastly rictus of his mouth, the nightmarishly smudged make up… taken together, they make previous Jokers feel like, well, jokes.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The direction is slack -- it's Lloyd's first feature film and it shows -- the choreography clumsy and every ten minutes there's yet another gratuitous showstopper shouting in your face and insisting you have a good time.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Kids might find the sight of monkeys -- sorry, apes -- wrestling in outer-space funny, but unless they're unusually sophisticated, much will probably just confuse them.
  2. Features some strikingly intimate footage of Noonan's extended family, but lets Noonan himself drives the show and his colorful tales of villainy that cry out for more context than MacIntyre provides.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    It all comes down to Nolot's marvelous performance: His Pierre is sulky, morose, self-centered and curiously likeable, and Nolot leaves you wanting to know a bit more about just where this odd figure might be headed.
  3. Thinly conceived and thoroughly shallow.
  4. Kilmer and Dorff, who was also an executive producer, immerse themselves in difficult roles.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Never an easy one to impress, Reed is clearly in awe of Antony's ethereal voice, and it must now stand as the definitive version of a 40 year old song.
  5. Driver and Renner deliver haunting performances in this story of crime and punishment.
  6. The execution is masterful and even as you see the building blocks of the climax being put into place, it's a delight to watch them fit JUST SO.
  7. The same super-heated visual imagination that made Guillermo del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth" such a darkly thrilling delight is very much in evidence in his sequel to "Hellboy." It's a shame that it's at the service of such a blandly conventional story.
  8. This dumbed-down spin on Jules Verne's classic adventure tale was devised as a kid-friendly roller-coaster ride, and it delivers the goods. Whether anyone over the age of eight wants the goods is another matter altogether.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Aside from some unnecessarily crude stereotypes, Eddie Murphy's least-painful comedy in years has a certain peculiar charm.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Stylish, well acted drama.
  9. It's familiar stuff if you've sampled the vast body of work devoted to LA-dammerung.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The title, by the way, is age-old slang for a soldier's complete combat gear, which for the U.S. soldiers in Iraq -- both real and otherwise -- weighs over 50 pounds.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    This handsomely mounted documentary takes the same, indulgent tone that at lot of Thompson's friends and associates seem to have had.
  10. A risky, not entirely successful comedy about mental disability, based on the novel by Sherwood Kiraly.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    There isn't enough by way of a story here to keep director Rosser Goodman and writer-star Brent Gorksi earnest but lethargic drama about a romantically stalled Angelino from petering out as well, but some decent performances from the likeable cast may be enough to hold your interest.
  11. Groundlings alumnus Prendergast's dark comedy, drawn from on his own family experiences, is firmly rooted in messy, selfish, often-unappealing human behavior rather than self-referential irony and juvenile goofiness.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    A deeply personal coming-of-age story steeped in heady nostalgia and all the creative myopia that too often comes with it.
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The result is an inconsistent, incoherent anti-superhero action-adventure comedy.
  12. Canet and Lefevre pruned subplots and fixed the novel's ending -- it's now merely preposterous rather than patently absurd – but it's the cast that makes the genre clichés feel vivid and even fresh.
  13. This dark comedy of addiction, delusion and humor as a weapon marks the feature directing debut of veteran writer Peter Tolan.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    It can hardly be called a children's film, but a masterpiece of feature-film animation for all ages.
  14. Slick, stylish and super-violent, but also oddly dull.
  15. Sentimental, formulaic, predictable and shamelessly manipulative, Marcos Carnevale’s tale of late-life love is also genuinely heartbreaking and heartening.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Under the beautifully appointed costumes and to-die-for interiors is Breillat's preoccupation with female sexuality and desire, all centered on a blistering performance from a perfectly cast Asia Argento.
  16. Mukherjee's charm keeps the child-like Geeta from being thoroughly annoying, and the musical numbers are pleasant, if not particularly memorable.

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