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

Carina Chocano's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The New World
Lowest review score: 0 Running Scared
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 362
362 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    With its R&B soundtrack and footage of civil unrest, Talk to Me might seem to cover familiar ground. But as an intimate portrait of the complex, fruitful and extremely volatile friendship between trailblazing African American men whose daring came to redefine an industry, it's fresh and revelatory.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    There's something to be said for cinema this perversely naturalistic.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    Rather than come across as fantastic or dreamlike, the stories have a vivid, hyperreal quality to them.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    Enthusiastically smutty and lyrical, the movie attempts to capture the way we unconsciously set the emotional moments of our lives to pop music, turning fits of passion, anger and righteous indignation into elaborate musical numbers in our heads.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    The strange, funny and sad story of a bipolar jazz musician and his long-suffering teenage daughter, reunited after his two-year stay in a mental institution.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    Swicord has a playful sense of humor and a good ear for dialogue, and the movie pleasantly accomplishes what it set out to accomplish.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    As sad as it is to realize that youth activism in this country is dead, it's sadder still to find yourself agreeing that they have a point. Just look at what happened to Kurtz.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    Language this lethal has all but disappeared from the movies, and it's an unmitigated pleasure to observe Caine and Law attack it with such ferocity. Sleuth is nasty fun.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    The sweetest thing about Fred Claus is that the message about filial love feels genuine. I wouldn't have expected that watching Giamatti tell Vaughn, "You're the best big brother anyone could ask for," would make me choke up, but it did.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    a movie about adolescence unlike any other; An intimate portrait of a singular personality in the making and a stark look at our culture of suspicion and conformity.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    Slick, adrenaline-fueled fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    An unexpectedly poignant ghost story.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    What Teixeira has set out to do, and accomplished brilliantly, is to find drama and pathos in the mundane details, thoughtless betrayals and casual cruelties. What lingers after watching Alice's House are not the moments of conflict but the inexorable rhythms of daily life.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    A dark comedy with a melancholy streak and punchy sense of humor.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    Suffers slightly from that not-so-fresh feeling.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    The tone of The Witnesses is one of randomness. This makes for an ambling narrative, but an atmospheric one that feels authentic despite its unlikely character pairings.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    Morgen's decision to avoid talking heads recounting events and find a way to dramatize them instead is consistent with his intention for the film. The director wants to bring recent history to life for people who weren't around to witness it, and in that he succeeds pretty admirably.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    For all its sad moments, Romulus, My Father is a love story between father and son kept aloft by unalloyed admiration.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    Bharat Nalluri directs with a light touch and a great eye for costumes and sets, which are gorgeous enough to make up for any contrivances in the plot. It's pure romantic fantasy, and you won't believe it for a minute. But it's fun to watch Miss Pettigrew and Miss Lafosse live for a couple of hours.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    Unlike so many computer-animated movies, "Horton" doesn't have that garish, sealed-in-plastic effect that can be so claustrophobic.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    Leatherheads proceeds agreeably, hitting occasional high notes when it isn't getting bogged down in forced slapstick hi-jinks.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    It's the kind of observational comedy, that'll be hard to find come summertime and should be enjoyed while there's still a chance.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    The movie's big revelation, though, is Brand's Aldous, whose idiot-Lothario exterior masks a frank, accidentally wise and Yoda-like interior, and whom we grow to like more and more despite getting to better know him and his faults. The same can be said about the movie.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    Though atmospheric and occasionally suspenseful, its gimmickry keeps it from being transcendent.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    There's something about Hunt's put-upon persona that grates, and it would be nice to see her for once in a role that doesn't call on her to be so angry, short-tempered and disappointed all the time...Still, all in all, Then She Found Me is a warm, entertaining and well-made little movie and an auspicious debut for Hunt the director.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    Robbins plays David with the self-assurance that there's no combination sexier than smart, funny and self-righteously angry.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    The action, heavily influenced by Hong Kong martial arts films, is beautifully choreographed.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    Stahl and Farmiga give layered, restrained performances that keep what might have been a schlock fest with an improbable twist ending from devolving into trashiness. Instead, Brooks and his actors manage to render an involving and thoughtful story from some pretty dubious material.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    Impossibly long and angular, with a brutally beautiful face, she represents something that's been rare in the popular culture in the past decade: an artist with a voice and a vision.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    Sprawling, awe-inspiring, heartbreaking, frustrating, hard-to-follow and achingly, achingly sad movie.

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