For 64 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 3% 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
Highest review score: 100 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Lowest review score: 20 That Awkward Moment
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 64
  2. Negative: 2 out of 64
64 movie reviews
    • 82 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    Bale is as good as it gets, Harrelson shows us why he is Hollywood’s favourite psycho and Willem Dafoe is terrific as a sleazy drug dealer. The rest of the film is without a bat squeak of authenticity.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    In this heartfelt film, Fleifel shows us the human cost of the conflict.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    The film’s Groundhog Day-meets-Independence Day plot is actually pretty genius.
    • 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
    Like Restrepo, this troubling and thoughtful documentary asks tough questions.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    The 3D effects are dazzling, but the script creaks and the characters are thin.
    • 61 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    Entertaining but never quite thrilling, this actually feels like the second film in a franchise, coasting along, but saving the best bits for the next episode.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    As a thriller, Before I Go To Sleep is perfectly effective, but while director Rowan Joffe keeps the twists coming, something about Kidman’s blank, frosty performance is unconvincing.
    • 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.
    • 61 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    The film is frantic and silly and our biggest gripe is that all the penguins look the same.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    It doesn’t even qualify for dumb fun.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    From the opening voiceover to the out-of-their-heads party scenes, it’s utterly generic.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    Like so many campaigning doc-makers he’s much more interested in throwing darts at the other guys – the anti-nuclear brigade (who have better slogans: ‘Hell, no, we won't glow’) – than giving us a balanced film.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    The novel A Long Way Down is not-quite-vintage Nick Hornby. And this is a disappointing film version, a bit hokey and fake.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    Sadly, this polite film, though touching in places, is so desperate not to offend, it’s the film equivalent of sensible shoes. Diehard fashionistas may disagree.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    There are a couple of decent jumps and a few giggles, but nothing armrest-clenchingly scary about The Quiet Ones.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    This Brit comedy has the watchability factor of a mediocre TV sitcom.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    This snore-bore doc follows the year-long world tour of Kevin Spacey’s Old Vic production of 'Richard III’ directed by Sam Mendes ('Skyfall'). Critics dusted off all their big words to praise the play. But we don’t get to see much of it.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    This sentimental Michael Caine drama is so dull that doctors could prescribe it to treat insomnia. What the hell, they could probably use it to medically induce a coma.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    Simon Pegg plays the world’s most unconvincing psychiatrist in this fluffy, irritating Brit comedy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    We don’t invest anything in either character, and with barely any tension, Serena grabs neither head nor heart.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    Diehard romcom fans will have their socks charmed off, but this is no ‘Notting Hill’.

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