For 79 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 49% 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: 28 out of 79
  2. Negative: 2 out of 79
79 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Her
    Her is a keeper of a film, quietly dazzling.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Dreamcatcher is harrowing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    This painful, beautiful doc chronicles the fightback.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    It’s a touching film and a fascinating glimpse into one of those couples you can’t quite believe are still together.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Intelligent and moving.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    A beautifully acted but disappointingly stiff period drama.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Catching Fire looks and feels epic. Hands down it’s one of the most entertaining films of the year.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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).
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    The film’s Groundhog Day-meets-Independence Day plot is actually pretty genius.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    Heldenbergh and Baetens pull you in with committed performances ­– their raw pain and grief is totally believable. But all that honest, intense emotion is thrown away as the film outstays its welcome by 40 minutes or so, piling one tragedy on to another.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    The pressure for minimalist Simons to succeed in the ultra-feminine world of Dior is intense.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    The message to take home: put a pot of lavender on your windowsill. Save bees!
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    Into the Woods starts better than it finishes but it’s a great-looking film, with a nicely old-school, easy-on-the-CG feel.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    Like Restrepo, this troubling and thoughtful documentary asks tough questions.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    It’s all very sweet and harmless, though you can’t help wishing that Cinders got her happy ending for more than being kind to her digital mice and weathering a lot of crap with a never-ending smile on her face.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    The story is a bit predictable and rough around the edges. But it’s heart-on-the-sleeve sweet.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    Stick with it and writer/director Alice Rohrwacher’s first feature reveals another side: taking a small town as a microcosm of Berlusconi’s something-rotten-at-the-core Italy.

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