For 111 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Carla Meyer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Days of Being Wild (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Love Object
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 111
  2. Negative: 14 out of 111
111 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Carla Meyer
    A heartbreaking, powerful drama.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Carla Meyer
    A masterful portrait of the seasons of a life.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Carla Meyer
    The concept is high, the humor lowbrow and the joy of experimentation evident in every frame of this wonderful picture.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Carla Meyer
    The nagging desire to help these people underscores the involvement of the audience in this superbly told story. You can almost taste the saltwater, and the fear.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Carla Meyer
    Bright Leaves' takes on a sizable foe -- in this case, big tobacco -- but with such grace and wit that his message never seems medicinal.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Carla Meyer
    Remarkably fresh and inventive.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Carla Meyer
    A superb film.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Carla Meyer
    Payne's little marvel.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Carla Meyer
    Superb.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Carla Meyer
    Compelling.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Carla Meyer
    The film, winsome and tragic at once and finely attuned to the rhythms of childhood, always seems quite close to real life.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Can be enjoyed if you don't mind a little manipulation.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Delightful blend of comedy, kung fu, soccer and special effects.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Intimate, quietly illuminating documentary.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Sometimes demure, sometimes funny and other times flat-out crazed, Wuornos was effusive and confrontational when Broomfield filmed her just before her 2002 execution in Florida.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Gorgeous animated film.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Real acting replaces re-enacting, and amazing cinematography pits the limits of human will against the unruliness of nature.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Good storytelling.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    A warmhearted and surprisingly ambitious sequel.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Delivers laughs most of the way through.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    The film pays off eventually with a lovely story of friendship between two lonely men.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Sly and insightful fable.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Celebrates the craft of acting both in its story and in fine performances.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Beautifully shot and compelling blend of thriller and coming-of-age drama.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Timeless.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Moving.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Funny, affectionate documentary.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Self-indulgent and admirable.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    The achievement of Saved!, a very funny teen comedy set in a Christian high school, lies in its careful avoidance of obvious traps.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Hyper-violent yet emotionally powerful.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    In I'll Sleep When I'm Dead,' master of stylish criminality Mike Hodges presents a nighttime London of sharp suits, distorted jazz notes and shiny luxury sedans cruising dirty streets.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Offers a thrilling, informative history of a sport-subculture.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    An intriguing brain-teaser.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Updates a classic premise -- the struggle for personal freedom -- by pairing it with ethical and moral quandaries.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Poignant and carefully observed, the Italian drama Facing Windows portrays two consuming, illicit romances: one in the present, the other kept alive in faulty memory. The long-ago relationship holds far more intrigue.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Offers enough glossy good cheer to appeal to everyone.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    A witty, energetic adaptation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Not as profound as it is pretty, Hero nevertheless gives us something to ponder beyond Zhang's feat in mounting such a magnificent production.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Enlivens the classic premise of innocent-in-the-city by moving its archetypal characters in unexpected directions.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    The film doesn't always work, but it captures the buzz of moviemaking, and that's infectious.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Succeeds anyway, by putting a poignant human face on the struggle for equal rights.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    A one-woman show.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Saw
    The slasher scenes, though relatively few, are amazingly evocative for such a low-budget movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Delightful.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Intoxicating and flawed.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Much credit for this delightfully morose children's film must go to director Brad Silberling's careful orchestration. Please note, in the vocabulary-building spirit of the Snicket books, that the word "orchestration'' here means "coaxing good performances out of child actors and keeping Jim Carrey in check.''
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    The visual and emotional hues are darker [than previous Pixar films], and the focus rests more on middle age than coming of age. The adventures of a family of superheroes are likely to thrill and amuse children, but the film's more grown-up themes might go over their heads.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    It's moving, romantic, dreamlike, flawlessly acted and so engaging as to make you forget about euthanasia before it jolts you back into recognition.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    A snapshot of the festival, one that radiates good cheer and offers moments of true, godly goodness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Visually accomplished and loads of fun.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Unique.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Sexy and intoxicating.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    The less in control Smith and his co- stars Eva Mendes and Kevin James appear, the better Hitch becomes, until it's rather delightful.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Absurdity and poignancy merge in the carefully observed Czech film Up and Down.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Negotiating the role of a forward-thinking woman constrained by family demands and era, Elliott elevates a picture that's lovely to look at but lacking in dramatic impact.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    It seems like a bizarre move for Disney, releasing a film that combines elements of "Blue's Clues" and "The Island of Dr. Moreau."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    [Duhmel] brings surprising nuance to an ostensibly shallow character, a guy who's not really bad, just caught up in his own celebrity.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    A street-dance film that's lively and silly and about as "street" as a Britney Spears video.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    A tense, expertly acted Russian film clouded by its intentional ambiguity.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Light on inner conflict and heavy on cliches.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Teen sex comedies always have more homoerotic moments than you can shake a ... whatever ... at, but Eurotrip seems overly concerned with penises and predatory men. This brand of humor, a time-honored crutch for comedy writers, is both lazy and unseemly.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Swayze's presence crosses the line from curious to bizarre and adds a heavy layer of cheese to Havana Nights.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Offers a lively but jumbled insider's view of a world of great talent and greater risk.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    The tense, stylish thriller turns into soft-core, slapdash psychodrama.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    The brave men who fought and perished at the Alamo believed fervently in their cause. For The Alamo to work, the audience must believe as well. That never really happens.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    It's a prevailing sense of humor that makes this an entertaining, if silly, film adaptation of the Marvel comic.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Cloying mix of screwball comedy and drama.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Has to be enjoyed in spurts. There's no cohesive story, just a series of opportunities for the title character (Jon Heder) to strut his gawky stuff.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    In White Chicks, the gross-out humor is minimal, no character comes off too badly and lessons are learned. Oh Wayanses, where are thy teeth?
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Sweaty, filthy, miserable and well acted.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Pretty and vague, the kind of film that might play on a loop at a county fair's Americana exhibit.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    A good-hearted 'tween comedy hampered by uneven direction and a misguided plot twist.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    It's not a terrible movie, just a disappointingly pleasant one.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Pretty standard stuff, mixing a few truly clever moments with facile drug humor and throwaway female characters.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Dax Shepard from MTV's "Punk'd," in his first major big-screen role, steals Without a Paddle. Not that it's too hard to do.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    It's merely adequate, with one riveting element but limited chills.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    The problems lie not with the actors but with a glib approach that exposes the flaws of the original story.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    The always fierce Bassett is a little too fierce here, reacting with unwarranted emotion to each romantic twist and turn.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    There's no hiding a hokey love story that undercuts the picture's compelling tennis scenes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    The movie is like one of those newfangled Vegas casinos, where what appears to be open sky is really painted ceiling. What's initially dazzling becomes stifling.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    First Daughter can be measured in degrees of Holmes' discomfort... There's never a moment when she doesn't appear as if she'd rather be in a different movie.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    The picture never comes out from under the weight of its dreariness, despite fine acting, foot chases and conspiracy theories galore.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    The film rarely matches Crudup's performance, appearing confused itself about whether it's farce or drama.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Goes disappointingly soft despite two dynamite lead performances.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Loses momentum midway into the boys' journey.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Fascinating context but awkwardly told.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Highly entertaining, in a schadenfreude sense, but incomplete.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Beautiful but hollow.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Confusing, mixing messages of self-empowerment with those of conformity.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Lacks even mild drama.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    It's engaging and transparent at once.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Features bursts of humor and electrifying energy offset by speechifying and a dud of a subplot.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    To earnest for its own good. Sincere and heartfelt, it's the kind of family film that might be at home on cable.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Unlike Arnold Schwarzenegger, however, Vin Diesel shows no discernible comedic skills.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Carla Meyer
    probably less painful than actual childbirth, but it's still a very long 86 minutes.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Carla Meyer
    This tale of tortured love between a Mormon missionary and a West Hollywood tomcat renders its gay and religious characters so stereotypical that neither lifestyle appears attractive.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Carla Meyer
    Lacks the clever twists and turns that made the original such fun. The sequel has exactly one twist, and it's not very clever.

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