For 104 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Cath Clarke's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Lowest review score: 20 That Awkward Moment
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 104
  2. Negative: 2 out of 104
104 movie reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Cath Clarke
    It's dazzling and rambling, intimate and sprawling, and it's carried along by an infectious, off-the-cuff jazz score. As soon as it ends, you'll be dying to fly with it again.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Pitch Perfect 2 is totally goofy but very sweet.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    This isn’t much more than a series of ridiculously dotty sketches, and might have worked better as a sitcom, but it’s surprisingly hilarious.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Even now at 50, Jarvis is a man who remains head-on crushable while dry humping an amp like your geography teacher on the Bacardi Breezers.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Joy
    Lawrence is gritty, real and totally genuine. And, after ‘Brooklyn’ and ‘Carol’, here’s another film that passes the Bechdel Test for proper female characters with flying colours.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    This is a whistle stop tour that leaves you wanting more.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    It’s a film with the texture and truth of life, and at its heart is a beautiful performance by Cliff Curtis, who never in a million years will be nominated for an Oscar, but deserves one.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    The whole thing goes down with a few bucketloads of sugar. What keeps it from becoming sticky schmaltz is Thompson, who plays Travers with wit and warmth, adding a spoonful of spoilt child to help the battleaxe go down.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    If it wasn’t so violent, the simplicity of the metaphor – how the abused and outcast will rise up – would work for young audiences. And you won’t beat it for dog acting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    For a film posing the metaphysical biggies, there is tenderness and laughs. Its bonkers approach to storytelling and life may drive some nuts. The rest of us will soar with the birds.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Even just watching this impressive documentary, you feel a little unhinged by the scale of suffering.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    This Macbeth is ferociously well acted. Fassbender’s prowling energy electrifies the film.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    While it definitely takes its foot off the action, Mockingjay – Part 1 goes deeper and darker.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Nine years in the making, this impressive doc pieces together the story of the biggest global protest in history.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    This woman has plenty of blunt wisdom to share.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Some people will hate Trash for being not grittily real enough, but Daldry’s point – a hope-against-hope optimistic one – is that the energy of young people can change Brazil.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    As arthouse coming-of-age films go, this is brilliant – smart and sensitive with a screw-you feminist streak. And it’s beautifully acted by two first-time actresses playing Eka and Natia, who have been friends forever.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    This painful, beautiful doc chronicles the fightback.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    [A] wickedly funny black comedy, all fatalism and gallows humour, with both a beating heart and an inquiring mind lingering beneath its tough-guy bluster.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Far from Men is a character study — a two-hander expertly acted by Mortensen and Kateb (best known for the terrific French cop show Spiral).
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    It works and then some, making for a noirish and complex emotional thriller. And Hoss is incredible, playing Nelly with the shuffling gait and haunted expression of a dead woman walking.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    ‘Bodies’ gets under your skin and stays there. And the gospel handclapping soundtrack feels like it’s drawing you into a dream.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    This tense New York drama from the co-directors of Bee Season and The Deep End is sensitive and almost unwatchably perceptive about dysfunctional families – and it’s acted with knife-sharp precision.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Don’t watch this doc for a lesson in the crisis. Maidan is hard work, with no voiceover or interviews and just the odd scrap of information written on screen to guide you through.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Writer Abi Morgan ('Shame', 'The Iron Lady') and director Sarah Gavron's ('Brick Lane') tough, raw, bleak-looking film makes the suffragettes' dilemma feel immediate and real.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    What a ballsy film and honest too.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Every emotion is bang-on; every scene unfolds grippingly and naturally; and by the end, these characters feel like people you know.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Nicole Holofcener has a reputation for making Woody Allen-ish chick-flicks. Which sounds like a snidey compliment. Enough Said is her best yet.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    What makes The New Girlfriend special is that is has something to say about sexuality (feminine, masculine, gay, straight, and everything in between – it’s complicated).

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