Ebert rates Spielberg's movies

Some soar, some crash. Since 1974, Ebert's critical appraisal of Spielberg's movies has ranged from four-star rave reviews to one-and-a-half-star pans.

Of the 21.25 Spielberg movies Roger Ebert has reviewed (the .25 being Spielberg's quarter of "Twilight Zone -- The Movie," which also featured segments by John Landis, Joe Dante and George Miller), his average rating has been 3.270588 stars. Count 'em:

"War of the Worlds" (2005) - 2 "The Terminal" (2004) - 3.5 "Catch Me If You Can" (2002) - 3 "Minority Report" (2002) - 4 "A.I. Artificial Intelligence" (2001) - 3 "Saving Private Ryan" (1998) -4 "Amistad" (1997) - 3 "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" (1997) - 2 "Schindler's List" (1993) - 4 "Jurassic Park" (1993) - 3 "Hook" (1991) - 2 "Always" (1989) - 2 "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989) - 3.5 "Empire of the Sun" (1987) - 2.5 "The Color Purple" (1985) - 4 "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (1984) - 4 "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982) - 4 "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981) - 4 "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977) - 4 "Jaws" (1975) - 4 "The Sugarland Express" (1974) 2.5

"Kick the Can" from "Twilight Zone -- The Movie" (1983) - 1.5

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert was the film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism.

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