For 125 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.2 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 Diana
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 125
  2. Negative: 2 out of 125
125 movie reviews
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    It’s raw, funny and incredibly moving.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Catching Fire looks and feels epic. Hands down it’s one of the most entertaining films of the year.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    A wonderful Maggie Smith plays all this dead straight, poker-faced for maximum laughs. It’s a peppery, unsentimental performance. She’s hysterically funny, till she’s not – flooring you as the regret and tragedy behind Miss Shepherd’s vagabond life is revealed.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    Rather than letting the CGI do all the graft, Hardy unleashes a beautifully handcrafted army of puppets and animatronic demonic creatures. Too many, too soon, really. It’s overkill and pretty quickly you’re suffering from fiend fatigue.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    There are some funny-sweet observations about pets and our projections on to them. And the animation is expressive.... But the manic pace, piling on the action sequences, is exhausting.
    • 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.

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