For 362 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Carina Chocano's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Devil's Miner
Lowest review score: 0 Running Scared
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 362
362 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Johnson has taken a well-worn, much-revised genre, adapted to what's become a clichéd setting and transcended both in the process.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Dreamy and creepy, tender and terrifying, Somersault is a frank and visceral film that at the same time exudes an unexpected innocence.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    What's rare to see, and what ultimately makes Nacho Libre so enjoyable, is the story of an underdog who's allowed to remain a humble clown all the way to becoming a hero.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    An impassioned piece of activist filmmaking that's as persuasive and entertaining as it is disturbing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    The plot, naturally, is silly and not exactly bound by logic. But it's Judge's gimlet-eyed knack for nightmarish extrapolation that makes Idiocracy a cathartic delight.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    It's rare for young actors to exude as much charisma and charm as Gainsbourg and García Bernal.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Captures the energy and exuberance of a young nation in the throes of optimism and works it into a foreboding frenzy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    49 Up is more than a deeply satisfying movie; it's a reminder of the wonder contained in ordinary lives.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Black Gold moves at an inexorable pace, painstakingly building a case until suddenly it looms very large and casts an even longer shadow.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Impressive as is Wilson's output and oeuvre, it's the fully-engaged, aesthetically driven life that fascinates. And Otto-Bernstein's movie is a portrait of an artist at his most essential, in every sense.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Volver is just as funny as "What Have I Done," but it's also more sanguine and complex. Its humor is brighter and loopier, more a function of the characters' indomitable spirit than of their terminal despair.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    If Linklater regards the fake culture that has replaced real places with horror, he has nothing but respect and affection for his characters, and the movie is rescued from nihilism by his humanistic view.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Quinn discovers an unexpectedly funny, trenchant fish-out-of-water-eye-view of American life.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Beautiful, spacey, trans-oceanic odyssey.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    What it offers isn't really a nostalgic look at a "more innocent time" so much as a saucy wink at a casually vicious time that is constantly being sold to us as innocent.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    In some ways, it reminded me of the final "Seinfeld" episode. As much as I laughed throughout, I kept wondering what was with all the emotional lessons.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Blame It on Fidel is the thoroughly engaging, clear-eyed and charming story of a little girl grappling with the domestic fallout of tumultuous political times.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    2 Days in Paris is pure Julie Delpy, figuratively and otherwise. Since first becoming known to American audiences in the early '90s, she's revealed herself to be an artist of sundry and unexpected talents, with a distinctive voice and point of view.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Expertly realized and gunmetal slick, Eastern Promises whirs along with perfect efficiency, but doesn't stir much in the way of visceral horror despite its penchant for treating the human body like a chicken carcass on a block. (Squeamishness, yes.)
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    The India of the movie is more an idea than a reality...Exotic, spiritual and, according to Peter Whitman (Adrien Brody), "spicy"-smelling, it's a magical mystery place where wayward foreigners can go to get their souls back on track.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    The film is a rigorously thorough biography and an impassioned accolade. Temple spends as much time on Strummer's life before and after the Clash as he does charting the band's powerful musical and political influence.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    A challenging film, one that I suspect can only benefit from multiple viewings. The success of its approaches varies, but its intent is unfailingly interesting.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Campy, shameless and sophisticated, Lichtenstein's debut is gutsy and original, and it makes "Juno" look positively tame by comparison.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    It's not entirely surprising that Burton's Sweeney Todd feels heavier on style than on substance -- so much that the style almost subverts the story. Still, it's a gorgeous artifact and pretty enjoyable in all.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    A cynic is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing, or so the saying goes, but the unadulterated joy Irène takes in throwing open the closet door to show Jean how this gold digging is done is positively infectious.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    An unassuming but quietly heartbreaking drama.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Ejiofor brings a calm magnetism and a beatific serenity to his roles that have the effect of knocking you flat -- there's something about this guy that's messianic.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Can't rightly be called a romantic comedy in the dismal, contemporary sense, though it is at times romantic and is consistently very funny. It's also emotionally realistic, even brutal.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Good Dick carries its messed-up, highly improbable premise so lightly and gracefully that it ultimately comes off as a sweet, plausible and curiously grounded love story -- and touchingly old-fashioned.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Breillat's first foray into comedy is playful, whip-smart and far breezier in both tone and look than the stylized gender polemics she's known for.