Monday, Aug. 23, 2004

See what all the critics are saying about that movie you want to see, that album you want to buy or that video game you want to play. The "Metascores" show the critical consensus at a glance; they are a weighted average of all the critics' grades. When you click on a particular title (the searchable database covers the last five years), you'll still get the master index of current releases along the right-hand side, in alphabetical order, with color-coded scores attached. Yellow star, good. Red box, dud.