For 78 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 higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Cath Clarke's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Lowest review score: 20 Diana
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 78
  2. Negative: 2 out of 78
78 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.
    • 75 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    This is a whistle stop tour that leaves you wanting more.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    While it definitely takes its foot off the action, Mockingjay – Part 1 goes deeper and darker.
    • 63 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).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    What will take your breath away is how viciously Armstrong crushed and humiliated anyone who dared to make allegations against him, and that includes former teammates he’d doped with.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Dreamcatcher is harrowing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    The story is a bit predictable and rough around the edges. But it’s heart-on-the-sleeve sweet.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Catching Fire looks and feels epic. Hands down it’s one of the most entertaining films of the year.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Tracks might be a bit slow for some, but it’s one of those films that quietly creeps up on you.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Her
    Her is a keeper of a film, quietly dazzling.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    What makes it special is that it’s not another romance about finding a man. It’s about finding your people, about being a bit lost in your twenties and not knowing who you are or what you want to be. And it’s got bucketfuls of charm.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    You’ll walk out of this electrifying documentary about the Arab Spring with your blood boiling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Intelligent and moving.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    You’ll be left scratching your head wondering what a naked girl draped in a purple net curtain in a cemetery has got to do with frocks. Not many revelations here.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    The 3D effects are dazzling, but the script creaks and the characters are thin.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    The film is frantic and silly and our biggest gripe is that all the penguins look the same.

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