By EW Staff
November 29, 2002 at 05:00 AM EST

Here’s how a sampling of critics and movie audiences from across the country grade 10 current releases.

Bowling for Columbine

A- JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News A- MIKE CLARK USA Today A- JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer B+ ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times B RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post A- LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail — MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle B- TODD McCARTHY Variety B+ CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer A- RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald B ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY B+ CRITICS’ AVERAGE

8 Mile

B+ [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] A- [MIKE CLARK USA Today] A- [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] B [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] B+ [RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post] A- [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] A- [MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle] B+ [TODD McCARTHY Variety] B- [CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer] B [RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald] A- [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] B+ [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Far From Heaven

A- [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] B [MIKE CLARK USA Today] A [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] A+ [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] A [RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post] A- [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] B [MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle] B+ [TODD McCARTHY Variety] B [CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer] A- [RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald] A [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] A- [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Frida

— [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] B- [MIKE CLARK USA Today] A- [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] B+ [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] C+ [RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post] B [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] B- [MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle] C+ [TODD McCARTHY Variety] A- [CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer] B [RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald] C+ [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] B [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Half Past Dead

— [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] D- [MIKE CLARK USA Today] — [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] F [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] — [RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post] D [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] D [MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle] — [TODD McCARTHY Variety] — [CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer] D [RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald] D [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] D- [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Harry Potter and the Chamber…

B [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] C+ [MIKE CLARK USA Today] B+ [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] A+ [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] B [RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post] B+ [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] C+ [MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle] B- [TODD McCARTHY Variety] B- [CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer] C+ [RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald] B+ [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] B [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

I Spy

— [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] D- [MIKE CLARK USA Today] C [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] C- [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] D+ [RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post] C [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] C [MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle] — [TODD McCARTHY Variety] D [CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer] D [RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald] C [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] C- [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Real Women Have Curves

B [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] — [MIKE CLARK USA Today] A- [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] B+ [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] B+ [RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post] — [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] B- [MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle] B- [TODD McCARTHY Variety] B- [CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer] B- [RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald] B+ [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] B [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

The Ring

B+ [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] D [MIKE CLARK USA Today] C- [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] C [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] D+ [RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post] B- [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] B [MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle] C+ [TODD McCARTHY Variety] C [CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer] C+ [RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald] B [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] C+ [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

The Santa Clause 2

— [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] — [MIKE CLARK USA Today] — [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] B- [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] C [RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post] C [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] C+ [MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle] — [TODD McCARTHY Variety] C- [CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer] C [RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald] B [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] C+ [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Critical Mass Movie Poll: Grade the movies yourself at http://www.ew.com (AOL Keyword: EW)

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