IGN's Scores

For 651 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 The Godfather: Part II
Lowest review score: 19 Leatherface
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 651
651 movie reviews
    • 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.
  1. Bloodshot is unapologetically a popcorn movie of the switch-off-your-brain-and-kick-back variety. Diesel and company soldier through a wonky plot to deliver glowers, superhero poses, and loads of action. Director Wilson brings the heat with solid visual effects and a relentless pace. But keen-eyed viewers will notice the telltale signs of "fix it in post" fiddling.
  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.
  3. Mark Wahlberg and Winston Duke's fun chemistry helps elevate the predictable murder-mystery Spenser Confidential.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An accessible, efficiently made but not necessarily invigorating look at finance, reality, and racial injustice in the U.S.
  4. The Way Back is a somber sports drama more interested in exploring the plight of its hero than in just the big games.
  5. Though Benh Zeitlin clearly has a knack for directing children and an eye for shooting beautiful locales, Wendy ultimately falls flat. The pacing is uneven, the overt messaging spirals from hamfisted to uncomprehensible, and as good as the children at its core are, the film never offers up a story or film that is deserving of them.
    • 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.
  6. Leigh Whannell's bleak and brutal reimagining of the classic Invisible Man is chillingly effective.
  7. 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.
  8. Bad CGI takes away everything real about the relationship between man and dog in this inherently flawed, technically focused adaptation of Jack London’s age-old classic. Not even Harrison Ford, charming as he may be, can rescue this cynically made film from emotional bankruptcy.
  9. Blumhouse’s theatrical adaptation of the TV classic Fantasy Island never quite works as a horror film, a comedy, or a melodrama despite its attempts at being all three. It works marginally better as a mystery but by that point, you’re not as invested in the story’s outcome or its generic protagonists to muster much of a reaction.
    • 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.
  10. If The Lodge had focused as much on its three leads as it did on building a creepy atmosphere to put them in, it may have been as terrorizing an experience as it aspired to be.
    • 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.
  11. 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.
  12. The Turning damns itself with good ideas turned bad and a flat-out ugly execution. Its talented cast can’t save it from cheap scares, poorly edited set-pieces, and a bad twist that leaves a worse taste in your mouth.
  13. The movie doesn’t end up going anywhere and serves as little more than an excuse to get the movie’s stars into dapper suits and flat caps.
    • 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.
  14. Bad Boys for Life doesn't reinvent the wheel but if you like the franchise you'll likely love this outrageous sequel.
  15. The talents of Robert Downey Jr. and the all-star voice cast are wasted in the disastrous mess that is Dolittle.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Powerful performances and solid direction elevate the conventional but impassioned fact-based drama Just Mercy.
  16. Underwater is a slick yet flawed sci-fi thriller that never quite breaches greatness.
  17. There’s nothing fresh, exciting, or particularly unique about Nicolas Pesce’s take on The Grudge. His passion for character-focused drama fails to spark in a barrage of scenes that feel like tedious outtakes from Lifetime movies.
  18. 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.
  19. Cats’ special effects render director Tom Hooper’s star-studded adaptation of the Broadway classic a lifeless disaster, though a few of its more charismatic cast members, namely Judi Dench and Idris Elba, manage to get a few licks in to add an alluring, ironic camp value.
  20. 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.
  21. Underground is cartoonishly raucous explosion porn from mayhem maestro Michael Bay that feels like a film that was made over a decade ago and was just somehow recently unearthed by Netflix. It's a testament to star Ryan Reynolds and his seemingly effortless charisma because without him the movie would have been a snow-blind mess.

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