Carina Chocano

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

Carina Chocano's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Little Miss Sunshine
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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    As original as it is lovely.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    An impassioned piece of activist filmmaking that's as persuasive and entertaining as it is disturbing.
    • 66 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
    The beauty of this film is in its lapidary details, which sparkle with feeling and surprise.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    28 Weeks Later lacks the streamlined thrust of its predecessor but makes for compelling, adrenaline-fueled viewing just the same.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    What with everyone so focused on the raunchiness, it comes as a complete surprise to find that Superbad is in fact a love story.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Yu's film may be challenging to synopsize, but it's thoroughly engrossing and wildly surprising.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Deceptively superficial at the outset, the movie deepens into something poignant and unexpected.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    A familiar story set in an unfamiliar context, it's a paean to the universality of human experience, a testament to the endurance of individuality during great political and fanatical upheaval, and a reminder that even the most complex situations, identities and stories are heartbreakingly simple.

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