Betsy Sharkey

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For 634 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Betsy Sharkey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Rango
Lowest review score: 0 Nothing Left to Fear
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 634
634 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    What helps offset the predictable in this very predictable movie is a series of show-stopping numbers, so props to the folks who oversaw music and choreography. But the true saving grace is a few of the central players.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    To fully appreciate the extreme lowness of Your Highness, it's best to accept that this sometimes witless and sometimes winning comedy has absolutely no socially redeeming value.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    The Sparks-styled romance has almost become its own movie genre - predictable, pure of heart, sentimental and never straying from the boy-meets-girl basics, or the surface, for that matter - and in that The Lucky One delivers.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    If anything, the manic energy and aggressive sarcasm of Wain's "Role Models" (2008), which also starred Rudd, has become much more refined in Wanderlust, (well, as refined as something this raw can be).
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    Should you find yourself in the mood for Big Musical Numbers by the score rather than a film, there's a lot to like about Burlesque.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    In every move, Depp makes you believe this was a passion project for the actor, one he dedicates to Thompson.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    While the action is brisk, the film never feels in a hurry. Walken and Pacino amble through their paces. Arkin ups the adrenaline any time he's around, and he is not around quite enough.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    The new thriller from South Korean director Park Chan-Wook is a bizarrely perverse, beautifully rendered mystery that you may or may not care to solve.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    There is enough ridiculous fun in the Tracy Morgan- Bruce Willis pairing as two of Brooklyn's "finest" to get many of you past the squirm-inducing stuff.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    The bookish group at the heart of this talky film is having such a grand time trading tart exchanges their mood proves infectious. The sparring helps offset some of the contrivances that make Liberal Arts less buttoned up than it should be - so an A for effort and a C for execution.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    Ironically this big, lumbering movie could have used more, not less. More Godzilla without question, and more emotional content for its very good cast too.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    The animation style mirrors the original, which is simple in an appealing way. It is particularly effective in the action sequences, which make the most of animation's ability to create a playful reality. But the multi-layered historical references designed to be adroitly wry are a trickier gambit.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    The problem with The Runaways is that they went with the wrong girl.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    It's just that there isn't enough story - the book shouldn't be required reading for the film to make sense.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    A kung fu kick of a film that hits more than it misses.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    Wonderfully animated and well-voiced, Rio 2 is nevertheless too much. Too much plot, too many issues, too many characters. But not too much music.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    Peirce has done a remaking rather than a reimagining.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    There are moving moments as Cornish channels the slow self-enlightenment necessary for Ashley's character arc. And the actress is particularly good in the scenes with the promising young Hernandez.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    A joyous, raucous, righteous film but also a frustrating and disappointing one.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    The film is clever in using a child to tease out the misunderstandings that arise between those on opposite sides, even when the river of emotions that should course through The Little Traitor sometimes runs dry.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    Some of the phallic jokes work, others are really lame. Fortunately there are many other funny bits that have nothing to do with body parts that keep the laughs coming.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    With so many sight gags and nearly every living comic in the world making an appearance at some point, the entire operation, like Ron's ego, feels a bit bloated.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    A few shades brighter than its predecessor, and the action bits certainly closer to the full-throttle "Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels" mode director Guy Ritchie didn't quite capture the first time.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    The banter between Brian and Arielle is easy and often amusing. But despite all the tangled sheets and entwined bodies during assignations at the St. Regis hotel, the relationship never moves beyond the look of puppy love.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    The-impossible-to-upstage stars are the penguins, a combination of real Gentoos specially trained for the film and some computer-generated counterparts. The special effects gurus blend the two seamlessly, making it easy to believe there was no digital wizardry involved, which is perhaps the niftiest trick of all.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    You can see the years of effort, the polish and precision that went into creating The Boxtrolls... But somehow it still doesn't add up to enough.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    For all of its punishing pathos, the movie does not have the clean lines and elegance of another cut at crime in this city, "L.A. Confidential" (based on an Ellroy novel). As the day of reckoning approaches, the film spins out of control, careening between convoluted subplots, with the emotional pitch of the piece swinging too wildly.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    What saves the film is that it is also packed to the gills with the classic slapstick sweetness that makes SpongeBob — in or out of water, on big screen or small — hard not to laugh at and love at least a little. Giggle, giggle.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    I don't know that we actually need Agent OSS 117, but the world is a slightly better place with him around. And the film itself is a harmless trifle -- make that truffle, chocolate of course.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Betsy Sharkey
    What is missing is something new - clarity, insight, outrage. Instead, its understatement is ultimately its undoing.

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