Betsy Sharkey
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For 633 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 4.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Betsy Sharkey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Cutie and the Boxer
Lowest review score: 0 Nothing Left to Fear
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 633
633 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    The secret, which "Part of Me" captures quite nicely, was to just let her be.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    He (Burton) has used that tonality deftly here, it keeps Frankenweenie visually stunning and the sensibility light. It's too bad the tale, like Sparky's wagging appendage, keeps falling off.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    The result is a film that unsettles as often as it seduces, though it does very well with both.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    There is such unflinching passion in the piece that The Paperboy deserves to be seen even though it can feel almost as flawed as its characters.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    Even with slightly heavier issues, like its predecessor, Despicable Me 2 is light on its feet, visually inventive and very fast with the repartee. It requires actors who can pull off the many peppery lines at warp speed and in that the film is lucky with its voice cast.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    It is an absolute wonder to watch and creates a warrior princess for the ages. But what this revisionist fairy tale does not give us is a passionate love - its kisses are as chaste as the snow is white.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    In a roundabout way, St. Vincent delivers, though less as a film than a platform for an object lesson by St. Bill in effortless acting.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    Directed by "Kick-Ass" action specialist Matthew Vaughn with slightly more vigor than necessary and a shade less restraint than needed, it's a bit too too to be "brilliant," as the Brits say. But it's not half bad either.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    The past is where all the intrigue of the movie lies, and that is where the film is at its most compelling, with the present sometimes wilting in the desert heat.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    It is clear in every frame that the filmmakers and actors really appreciate that loyalty. It doesn't make for a particularly ambitious film, but it is a satisfying one as it moves easy, breezy over familiar terrain.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    The séances are great fun, and the cast is charmingly eclectic. But as to whether "Moonlight" is magical — it is, but ever, ever so slightly.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    Spurlock creates a good time along with some surprisingly salient observations as he tries to keep his balance on this very slippery slope.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    An intriguing and intelligent first effort from indie filmmaker Robbie Pickering, digs deep into the heart of Texas for its soulful tale of small town saints and sinners and a road trip to redemption.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    The film is breezy from start to finish.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    There is a great deal of playfulness between the couple that will touch the romantic in most.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    It's been a long time since Ryan has had a romantic comedy that gave her room to move and though the scale is smaller here, the humor blacker and Ryan well beyond the first blush phase, you'll be glad that Serious Moonlight came along.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    It's lush and vibrant when Williams is onscreen, mostly fussy British discontent when she's not.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    Somehow all that testosterone-infused blow-'-em-up craziness turns out to be kind of a kick.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    Director Stephen Daldry has taken great care in looking at it through the eyes of a precocious New York City boy in a film filled with both sentiment and substance.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    If you allow yourself to drift with it, rather than get frustrated by all the non sequiturs, Nobody Walks becomes a more enjoyable film.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    Though Bier isn't as comfortable with the lighter side of life, the film is a lovely little lark with a good head on its shoulders.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    The filmmakers are a bit like their boys of summer, plowing into new terrain in promising ways but rough around the edges.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    Really more of an effusive autobiography of the 84-year-old singer-actor than a traditional documentary, so be prepared for something close to sainthood in its tone.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    If you're in the mood for some feathery fluff of the happy-sappy-and-not-wholly-unpleasant sort and need a break from snark, there is The Big Year.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    Good trippy fun.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    A wildly whirling martial arts spectacle with an endless array of exotic knives, a penchant for Zen philosophizing and an unquenchable thirst for blood. It may just be one of the best bad movies ever.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Betsy Sharkey
    The documentary is fascinating as a museum piece with Berge serving as docent.

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