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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Inherit The Wind acutely captures the farcical Monkey Trial and offers the awesome talents of two double-Oscar winners, Tracy and March, in their only film together.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    One of the most perceptive movies about the gentrification of Los Angeles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Powerful, haunting, and at times very moving, The Last Temptation of Christ presents its account of the events and conflicts of Christ's life with a depth of dramatized feeling and motivation that renders them freshly compelling.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    The film is bold stroke that hopes to push Romanian society forward by staring into the dismal failures of its recent past.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Hurt gives a tour de force performance, masterfully conveying emotions while unable to use his face or even much of his voice.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    In the end, Haar's powerful and terribly sad film speaks volumes, not just about life in contemporary Israel, but in the U.S. as well.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Of the long list of couples who have loved neither wisely nor particularly well, few have such power to disturb as Burton Pugach and the love of his life, Linda Riss.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Deceptively simple, Pieces is one of the most complex pictures of the 1970s.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    German filmmaker Malte Ludin's gripping documentary about the father he barely knew is both an extraordinary exercise in family history and an example of what Germans call Vergangenheitsbewaeltigung: "facing the past," particularly the years of Hitler's Third Reich.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This touching and beautifully photographed, if slightly overlong, tale of a boy and his horse follows the escapades of young Alec Ramsey (Reno), who is traveling across the ocean with his father.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Strangers on a Train ranks at the top of Hitchcock's most accomplished works, a masterpiece that is so carefully constructed and its characters so well developed that the viewer is quickly intimate and comfortable with the story long before Bruno turns killer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Bahrani's willingness to expose the shameful reality of third-world conditions in the Land of Plenty while telling a crackling good story marks him as a filmmaker as important as he is accessible.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    A marvelous, deceptively simple accomplishment shot on grainy 16mm film and featuring a cast of mostly nonprofessional actors delivering loosely written dialogue.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A draining experience from beginning to end, relentless in its portrayal of inhumanity.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is animation as it had never before been experienced. Disney wisely realized the film could only work if it was full of believable characters, and each personality is distinct, from the purity of Snow White to the absolute evil of the queen. This film classic also features some unforgettable songs, including "Whistle While You Work," "Heigh Ho" and "Some Day My Prince Will Come.
  1. But the real marvel is that beneath the ghoulish in-jokes and horror-geek allusions, there's a core of the same bittersweet truth that makes the best fairy tales resonate from one generation to the next.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This honest, non-sugar-coated approach to the hard truths of life, however, is what gives Bambi its lasting emotional power, and makes it stand apart, not only from Disney's cartoons, but from virtually all others as well.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Truly frightening because so much of it is so plausible, ROSEMARY'S BABY is one of the finest examples of modern horror, a milestone in the evolution of the genre. Although the subject matter is ultimately supernatural, the treatment is very realistic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fox is superb as the coldly impassionate killer, and Lonsdale is properly plodding yet magnificently analytical as the detective tracking him down. A taut, suspenseful, and fascinating political thriller.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Hitchcock's first British film in almost two decades marked a smashing return to his earlier form .
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Amadeus is a must for any music lover, any film lover, or anyone who reveres excellence.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even without the music, this well-written story would be a splendid entertainment. But it's the music, that wonderful score written by Rodgers and Hammerstein, that makes this movie as beloved as it is.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Very likely the greatest musical MGM or anyone else ever produced, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN has everything--great songs, great dances, a wonderful, nostalgic story, and a dependable cast, although we're beginning to find Kelly and O'Connor a trifle overanimated in scenes they needn't be (butthen whenever we see the talented yet obsequious Mr. Kelly play modest, we get a strange olfactory sensation--that of ham baking)
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Once again, Field has crafted and grown-up movie that grabs you by the throat, drags you in and doesn't let you go until the very bitter end.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ken Fox
    Basilio narrates his tale with such wit and wisdom that one comes away from the film wondering how much youthful potential is slowly being choked to death deep within the bowels of the earth.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best version of James M. Cain's torrid, hard-hitting romance comes to startling life under Garnett's shrewd direction.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Possibly Ingmar Bergman's finest film and a landmark in film history.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A Star is Born captures wonderfully the hustle of Hollywood.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Repulsion has often been compared to "Psycho," but Polanski's film, rather than presenting a portrait of a psychotic killer from outside, pulls the audience into the crazed individual's mind. (Review of Original Release)
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A remarkably revealing documentary.

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