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 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Betsy Sharkey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Blue Is the Warmest Color
Lowest review score: 0 Nothing Left to Fear
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 634
634 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    McKay, a British stage actor who was doing an off-Broadway production about the movie legend when casting started, and Danes, whose acting always seems so effortlessly good, are the best things about the film.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    Despite Teardrop Diamond's rough edges, the filmmaker, who has spent much of her career acting on stage and screen, succeeds in transporting us back to that other time; capturing the lyricism of the dialogue and the fetid South that Williams so brilliantly envisioned where nearly everything goes to rot.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    Perhaps not since "The Godfather: Part II" have we seen a sequel come along that more than matches the mastery of the film that came before it -- all the pathos, the brio, the epic sweep. . . . the cheese balls.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    The result is a more-clever-than-most window into modern urban yuppie mating rituals, tracking just how tough it is to keep a grip on love and the corporate ladder at the same time.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    What he (Jay Baruchel) brings to She's Out of My League, in addition to the geek and the gawk, is a dash of the debonair, which might seem impossible and yet he does.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    Though Ida's life would become a torturous hell spent locked away in an insane asylum, the legacy left by her letters has made for an intense and intriguing, if at times uneven, film with Italian director Marco Bellocchio wringing every drop of emotion out of his actors and his audience before it is over.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    A breakup worth going through.
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    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    Always the drama is tempered with an equal measure of off-center humor that keeps things crackling.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    Here, the 36-year-old filmmaker is playing around with drama and comedy. And if you're in the mood for a splash of dark drama, a bit of humor, very dry, on the rocks, with a twist, this will come close to satisfying.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    It's a strong directing debut for Barber, who uses the poignant power of Harry's experience to take a universal cut at decaying communities and the poverty of soul as well as pocket.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    Whatever else gets tossed into the mix, Shrek must be the heart and soul. In this, Myers is a master; he makes it seem easy being green.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    The result is irresistible and possibly infectious.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    Micmacs is ultimately shaped by Jeunet's unique creative vision -- a fun house of mirrors that is lovely to get lost in.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    Here the filmmakers are in fine fettle, which goes a long way to make much of the low-brow silliness and slapstick infectious.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    Flipped is the kind of small, special movie that wraps you up in so much warmth, humor and humanity that it will leave you wishing that stories like this weren't so rare.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    If there is one constant in Eat Pray Love, the imperfect yet beautifully rendered adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir on a year of heartbreak and healing starring Julia Roberts - it is this: There will be tears.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    Aniston and Bateman keep things both light and dark when they should, and Robinson's Sebastian steals everyone's heart.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    The result of Zhang's experimental theater will be a rich brew for some, weak tea for others - a divide that will largely depend on your taste for a blend that is lighter on the subtext and heavier on the slapstick.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    It's almost impossible not to be swept up by the exuberant fun of this singing, dancing, irony-laced ode to the repression, reeducation and resistance of Australia's indigenous tribal peoples circa 1969.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    The road is rocky when the story speeds up to take care of business, with the end a mad dash to tie up loose ends. Still, there is enough saving grace on these craggy shores to let the mists and the legends roll in and envelop you for a while.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    There's a confusion that you can sense as well, with the film pulled between its light and dark sides just as the owls struggle with forces of good and evil. That hesitation keeps "Guardians" from reaching the deep, emotionally rich center that confers greatness in the animation world.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    This kinder, gentler Allen is still clever, still amusing, and the film itself is a confection tempting enough to consider a taste. Yet there is that empty-calorie letdown after it's over. Maybe it's time to book another trip to Spain.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    As for the many loose ends the director leaves, you can either tie them or leave them loose, either way is fine since the experience as much as anything is what Antoniak was after.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    What the film does well is capture the confusion of the identity abyss of twentysomethings of a certain social class.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    The filmmaker is at his best unspooling the politics of independence, which he does with such confident fervor that you always understand the fight.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    Hawkins' performance as "Dagenham's" unassuming heroine, an amalgam of several key figures who stepped up back in the day, is first-rate and already generating some Oscar talk.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    More impressive than the multi-dimensions is Megamind's minimalist, modernist look. It creates a crispness that feels more contemporary than retro, which not only is very aesthetically pleasing but makes it easier to savor the film's many sight gags.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    What The Dilemma ultimately does best is create a platform for Vaughn to drag that iconic character of his into full-blown adulthood.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    The appealing new kid-on-the-teen-angst block, reverberates with much of the same dark combustible mix of action and romance that's been fueling the "Twilight" vampire mega-franchise for a while now.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    Anderson spends most of his energy creating a mood - making "Vanishing" more cerebral than white-knuckle, though a few more shrieks (mine) might have been nice.

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