Jason Dietz, Metacritic Features Editor
– July 10, 2019
Is Martin Scorsese the greatest living director? He’s certainly one of the very few who has a perfect record of green Metascores, receiving positive reviews for every single film he has directed—even though that film count has now surpassed 30. The average Metascore for films he has directed is above 78, another impressive mark.
In the gallery above, we rank every full-length feature that Scorsese has directed in his career by Metascore, ordered from worst (i.e., least terrific) to best. His just-released 2019 documentary Rolling Thunder Revue is included, but you’ll have to wait until the end of the year to see where his next narrative feature, The Irishman, slots in.
Note: Short films are excluded, as are the 1970 documentary rarity Street Scenes (considered by many to be a short, though it’s nearly feature length) and 1995’s longform doc A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (which aired as a portion of an even longer miniseries).