For 130 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Carla Meyer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Shaun of the Dead
Lowest review score: 0 Love Object
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 130
  2. Negative: 19 out of 130
130 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Carla Meyer
    First Purge further lessens the drama by offering a hero and villains too mercenary to care about.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Carla Meyer
    Unlike the sometimes cornpone depictions of backwoods life in “Winter’s Bone,” the folksier moments here seem organic.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    In 2009, Kholoud Al-Faqih became the first female judge in the Palestinian Shariah (or religious) court system. As Erika Cohn’s fascinating documentary The Judge shows, al-Faqih has fought for justice for Palestinian women ever since.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Carla Meyer
    The game’s repetition quickly gets tiresome.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Buscemi is characteristically likable here, when Del, mercenary in his treatment of human and beast, should not be so likable. Such is the curse of Buscemi, the delightful killer from “Fargo.”
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    There’s authenticity in the coach’s belted khaki shorts and in the anguish Hunt brings to a moment where the coach no longer can bear being at her star player’s wake. This moment is the film’s most moving until images of the real coach, and real Caroline Found, accompany the credits.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Foxtrot troubles and fascinates as it shifts from a portrait of grief to one of pathology, and captivates after it shifts again, into a visually driven, borderline absurd look at military life.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    That story proves paper thin, and requires believing Amanda is devoid of empathy yet devoted to Lily — concepts too at odds to be plausible together.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Carla Meyer
    With The 15:17 to Paris, director Clint Eastwood overwhelms the extraordinary with the mundane, turning the true story of three Americans who helped subdue a gunman aboard a European train into a tedious film.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    The only clear message to emerge here is that Kruger is a world-class talent.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Hawkins, Bonneville and voice actor Ben Whishaw — who makes Paddington sound like the Geico gecko minus the attitude — give the film a strong base of kindness.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Carla Meyer
    Wilson and Helms favor Bradshaw in likability. But they are not two hours’ worth of likable, in a film this flawed.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    The film’s best moments show the characters bonding as teens, “Breakfast Club”-style, within their new bodies.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    There’s real artistry to Ferdinand.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Here is more ambiguity, in a film that needs less of it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    The story’s eventual move into brutality is all the more devastating because of well-observed intimacy that preceded it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Jane is lopsided, thoroughly exploring her early career but encapsulating later decades too neatly.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Carla Meyer
    This brand of eccentricity does not suit Cusack. He lacks Cage’s manic gleam and irrepressible sense of play. Cusack comes off as glum and a bit lost, negating Miller’s effectiveness as bogeyman.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    You also cannot help but think about what Baumbach has that Allen lacks: Empathy for his characters. Not insight into them, but empathy for them.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Hyper-violent yet emotionally powerful.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Leoni is a very attractive woman, and she should be credited for giving a brave performance, but her character starts to produce involuntary shudders when she appears onscreen.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Lacks even mild drama.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Unlike Arnold Schwarzenegger, however, Vin Diesel shows no discernible comedic skills.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Enlivens the classic premise of innocent-in-the-city by moving its archetypal characters in unexpected directions.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Muniz, however, is hampered by Stripes' constant moping, which brings out the "Malcolm in the Middle'' star's whinier tendencies.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Tilda Swinton's rich, compelling performance is reason enough to see this uneven picture, which devolves from a riveting romantic triangle to a morality tale without a moral center.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Carla Meyer
    The freshest thing about Breakin' All the Rules is its dropped "g.''
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Cloying mix of screwball comedy and drama.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    A one-woman show.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Carla Meyer
    Superb.

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