By EW Staff
December 06, 2002 at 05:00 AM EST

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

Die Another Day

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

The Emperor’s Club

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

Friday After Next

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

The Quiet American

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

Talk to Her

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

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

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