For 91 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Cath Clarke's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Lowest review score: 20 Diana
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 91
  2. Negative: 2 out of 91
91 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    You forget how limited so many movies’ ideas of women are until Amy Schumer launches into an extended tampon joke: nothing is off-limits as she kapows through expectations of female characters.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    What keeps this out of Nicholas Sparks bumper-paperback territory are terrific performances and Reitman’s control of the drama.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    The pressure for minimalist Simons to succeed in the ultra-feminine world of Dior is intense.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    In Firth’s every grimace and flinch you feel the torment of Lomax’s private world, but emotionally ‘The Railway Man’ feels trimmed and tidied up.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    Moretz is unnervingly talented, but Carrie is not a role she was born to play. She hasn’t a victim’s bone in her body and fluffs the early scenes when the mean girls pick on her.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    It’s a thoughtful, well-acted and perceptive drama. However, for a film about a love triangle the sparks don’t exactly fly.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    The Water Diviner is solid and old-fashioned.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    Wade’s dialogue is totally convincing, all in-jokes and boarding school banter... The trouble with The Riot Club is that dramatically it never quite comes together.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    It's très chic and charming but a bit disappointing when you see where it's headed.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    What marks out director Mike Newell and writer David Nicholls’s version is its impeccable acting.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    The film can’t match the novel’s elegant, startlingly excellent Booker-Prize-winning writing, but a first-class cast (including Charlotte Rampling and Sinéad Cusack) make this an absorbing watch.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    The problem with the film is that Potts’s life story has been put through the Hollywood meatgrinder. Awkward details have been changed or erased – they’ve made Potts Welsh (he grew up in Bristol) and eliminated his siblings.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    In this heartfelt film, Fleifel shows us the human cost of the conflict.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    Missing – and missed – are Matthew McConaughey as snake-hipped strip club owner Dallas and director Soderbergh, who gave the original its lived-in feel.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    Like Restrepo, this troubling and thoughtful documentary asks tough questions.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    Brad Pitt pulls along this gutsy, old-fashioned World War II epic by the sheer brute force of his charisma.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    Sir Ian McKellen is a pleasure to watch as an elderly Sherlock Holmes, though the drama isn't as compelling as it might have been.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    Jolie has assembled an A-list team – Roger Deakins behind the camera, the Coen brothers in charge of the script - but while her film is perfectly competent, it hardly dazzles.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    The message to take home: put a pot of lavender on your windowsill. Save bees!
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    Love, Marilyn blows out of the water the impression of Monroe as the helpless dumb blonde.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    There are some gorgeous Disney touches, rabble-rousing songs on the pirate ship and the usual ‘best friends for ever’ message.

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