IGN's Scores

For 654 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 77% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Lowest review score: 19 Leatherface
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 654
654 movie reviews
  1. Coffee & Kareem keeps it simple, short, and to the (ultra) violent point as a raunchy cop comedy with clever jokes, zany action, and fun chemistry between leads Ed Helms and young Terrence Little Gardenhigh. It's a small cast but everyone in it is pretty funny, and the director easily knows how to craft a compelling mismatched partner scenario.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Top to bottom, Frozen is a delight. The writing is witty, the voicing is excellent, the story is nuanced and the songs are some of the best since Beauty and the Beast. It's a throwback to a wondrous time in Disney animation, and just a ton of fun.
  2. Director Zobel and writers Lindelof and Cuse, peering through the lens of social media hijinks and polarized politics, paint a ridiculous picture of how we’re all eating ourselves alive. That they do so in such a fun and absurdly bloody way makes The Hunt worth a retweet at the very least.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An accessible, efficiently made but not necessarily invigorating look at finance, reality, and racial injustice in the U.S.
  3. The Way Back is a somber sports drama more interested in exploring the plight of its hero than in just the big games.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From excellent team-ups between Deku and Bakugo to strategic standoffs featuring some of the more minor characters like Ashido and Tokoyami, the entirety of Class 1-A gets to shine in this new movie.
  4. Leigh Whannell's bleak and brutal reimagining of the classic Invisible Man is chillingly effective.
  5. All told, it's a terrifically entertaining tale filled with humor, heart, and allusions that are sure to delight fantasy fans.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ride Your Wave is the sweetest and most conventional story Yuasa has ever directed. Even with its formulaic story occupied by characters who would have benefited with more development and personality, there’s still plenty to enjoy in this light-hearted romance.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonic’s first foray into live-action is a fast-paced joyride that’ll ring in entertainment for both fans and children.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Birds of Prey is a madcap joyride that puts Harley in the driver's seat, but sometimes leaves her cohorts in the dust.
  6. Color Out of Space is a delightful surprise. The film’s success is best viewed through the lens of Nicolas Cage’s increasingly deranged performance, which always entertains as it heightens, but never at the expense of servicing the story and elucidating just how dangerous the Color is.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fun, action-packed and dramatically deep, How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a prime example of "How to Make a Sequel."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Weathering With You still marks Makoto Shinkai as one of Japan’s finest directors when it comes to artistic vision and capturing the essence of turbulent, romantic youth. But it’s also safe to say that Shinkai’s formula, while tried and true to success, may also seem like an all too familiar territory for folks looking for something a little different.
  7. Bad Boys for Life doesn't reinvent the wheel but if you like the franchise you'll likely love this outrageous sequel.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Powerful performances and solid direction elevate the conventional but impassioned fact-based drama Just Mercy.
  8. There may be a sort of cutesy premise, and the message about fixing problems without violence might seem a bit innocent these days, but Spies in Disguise is absolutely charming.
  9. For as much love, passion, and nostalgia is evident in this movie, it’s also a film very palpably made from a place driven by fear of disappointing the audience, and that anxiety fuels a lot of the story’s curious creative choices and unwieldy execution.
  10. Sergio Pablos' Klaus is a beautifully animated mix of old and new - offing up a unique and quirky take on Santa's humble beginnings. It's a fun, fresh story about friendship and the power of kindness that coats snowbound cliches with a shiny sheen.
  11. A Hidden Life is both inspiring and heartbreaking, and the result is Terrence Malick’s best film in nearly a decade.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Blended brilliantly, this remake of Black Christmas makes for holiday horror that's a tantalizing and terrifying treat.
  12. Jumanji: The Next Level is a blast. Instead of relying solely on its proven premise, we get to know more about the kids and the adults playing the game. There are still moments of silliness, but there is also a whole lot of heart here.
  13. I Lost My Body stands as one of the year's best and most profound pieces of animation.
  14. The Safdie brothers continue their winning streak of making harshly real films about everyday New Yorkers with fatal flaws. But this time, they’ve also given Adam Sandler a platform to show just how good he is with the right collaborators. The results are as stylish as they are affecting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This movie exhibits a craft that belies Morita's inexperience as a director. He hasn't made a poetic film in the manner of his Ghibli mentors, but it's actually more polished in some ways than much of their work, especially in terms of movement.
  15. 1917 is an expertly crafted and emotionally exhausting thrill-ride behind enemy lines. Gloriously shot, deftly paced, and striking in its gruesome recreation of the time and place, Sam Mendes’ 1917 wisely never loses sight of the smaller, intimate elements in a fast-paced story with immense scale and action.
  16. The central plot is a devious one that pulls the rug out from under the audience on multiple occasions; no mean feat in a genre where every variation and outcome would seem to have been tried and tested. But what really sets Knives Out apart from the competition is its humor.
  17. Gerwig mostly plays it safe with this adaptation but a stellar cast and her impressive directorial eye mean that it's a total joy to watch.
  18. Frozen 2 has amazing animation and great new songs but also a muddied message and some continuity issues.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Marked by a pair of powerful lead performances, Queen & Slim is a stunning feature directing debut by Melina Matsoukas.

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