Barbara Shulgasser
Select another critic »
For 168 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Barbara Shulgasser's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Citizen Ruth
Lowest review score: 0 Love Stinks
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 168
  2. Negative: 40 out of 168
168 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Barbara Shulgasser
    This is one not to be missed.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Barbara Shulgasser
    Dern is nothing short of brilliant here.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Barbara Shulgasser
    The scenes with Stalin and his frightened underlings, his giddy yes-men tip-toeing around him, are written and directed by Duncan with a grace, agility and comic deftness one rarely is treated to at the movies these days.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Barbara Shulgasser
    The film's premise is totally implausible yet great performances, directing and script allow us to transcend the concept of believability and enjoy nevertheless.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Barbara Shulgasser
    Handsome, well-acted, well-written and beautifully directed movie.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 88 Barbara Shulgasser
    Ryan has an edge that is extremely becoming…This is her best work yet.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Barbara Shulgasser
    Amazing comic performances...give this comedy its lovely manic pace, kept just within the realm of sanity.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Barbara Shulgasser
    An old-fashioned movie. It is simplistic, full of stock characters and easy solutions to difficult problems, and I absolutely loved it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Barbara Shulgasser
    Shelton has a talent for using the specific to illustrate the universal. Avowed baseball haters loved "Bull Durham." And if watching golf sounds like an excellent insomnia cure, you will probably still enjoy Tin Cup.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Barbara Shulgasser
    This is a good-hearted movie that unfortunately is wildly implausible and makes no sense.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 75 Barbara Shulgasser
    Especially fine are Spade and Louiso, the latter possessing a quality of injured integrity that is priceless here.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Barbara Shulgasser
    A smart, funny and endearing movie. It has enough cynicism to satisfy the part of DiCillo that would mock a blue-eyed superstar, yet enough genuine sentiment to make it possible for us to swallow the cynicism.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Barbara Shulgasser
    Think of this as "Die Hard" in a suit, with an election coming up.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Barbara Shulgasser
    This movie has everything.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Barbara Shulgasser
    Because the movie is otherwise so well made and so full of sweet emotion and "good" values, I was happy to ignore the shortcomings.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Barbara Shulgasser
    It was the adult in me that wept when the movie ended. Take the kid and have a good time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Barbara Shulgasser
    While I was watching "Lone Star," I realized that what makes Sayles a good and socially responsible person - his ability to look at one thing a hundred different ways - is exactly what makes him a muddy filmmaker.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Barbara Shulgasser
    The good guys metamorphose into bad guys and back into good guys with dazzling efficiency in Brian Helgeland's disturbing, comic script.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Barbara Shulgasser
    The ordinariness of the material gives way to the winning personalities of the stars.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Barbara Shulgasser
    Coppola again shines his intelligence on this bestseller material, rather than just shoving it through the Hollywood mill unsifted.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Barbara Shulgasser
    Private Parts is a sparkling, nonstop entertainment written by Len Blum and Michael Kalesniko and directed by Betty Thomas, but sometimes it gives the impression that Stern is nothing short of Nobel Peace Prize material.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Barbara Shulgasser
    The acting and writing is a cut above the ordinary.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Barbara Shulgasser
    The script, by director Richard Kwietnioski and adapted from the Gilbert Adair novel, is poignant and well constructed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Barbara Shulgasser
    Delpy and Hawke begin to grow on you and Linklater and his actors achieve a point midway through the film when the characters are so attractive and smart and emotionally daring that you'll be happy to spend the night with them.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Barbara Shulgasser
    What's best about this script is the premise: a lawyer who doesn't lie.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Barbara Shulgasser
    The disappointing ending aside, there is much to enjoy in The Game, a creation with a sheen so highly burnished that sometimes you feel you must look away.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Barbara Shulgasser
    Eastwood is perfect as the bad guy (a thief) you root for.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Barbara Shulgasser
    Sometimes the movie lacks a quietness, an omission most egregiously felt at the end.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Barbara Shulgasser
    Softley and Amini say they consciously viewed Kate as a film noir kind of heroine, a beauty leading a good man astray. And that, added to the setting of the second half of the movie in canal-riven Venice, gives the story the kind of moral haziness that verges on Thomas Mann territory.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Barbara Shulgasser
    Bay has two great assets in Connery and Cage. The special effects give The Rock a James Bondian feel so Connery's wry, world-weary devil-may-careishness looks right at home here.