Diego Semerene

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For 165 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Diego Semerene's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Stranger by the Lake
Lowest review score: 0 King Cobra
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 165
  2. Negative: 62 out of 165
165 movie reviews
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Diego Semerene
    The film's moral lesson is too contradictory to be taken seriously.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Diego Semerene
    It would have been nice if the film had surrendered to its lunacy more blatantly, more carelessly.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Diego Semerene
    The film only feels interesting when it focuses on looking at what the characters aren't doing and listening to what they aren't saying.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Diego Semerene
    Instead of looking for depth or verisimilar romance, director Michael Mayer turns his characters into mere cogs in a pseudo-suspenseful thriller.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Diego Semerene
    Juliette Binoche's face, as we know, can tell a million stories in a simple and brief rearrangement of her facial muscles.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Diego Semerene
    In Joe Swanberg's disaffected little film, the drama is never explicit, or even fully conscious.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Diego Semerene
    Shana Betz's too-insistent refusal to commit to the melodramatic or to the suspenseful only makes the film seem like empty dramatization.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Diego Semerene
    The film never explores the depths and nuances that could actually place Jobriath in conversation with figures who came after him, however reductively.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Diego Semerene
    The film's educational impetus is to announce to the world that even picture-perfect Norwegians continue to pay a heavy price for the horrors of WWII.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Diego Semerene
    It botches itself out of its own epic ambitions, an aesthetic slickness that seems to contradict, if not betray, its subject matter, and a maddeningly subdued critical spirit.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Diego Semerene
    The filmmakers aren't really interested in the space between what these women say and what they mean.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Diego Semerene
    It's an entertaining and unapologetic tale of female risk-taking, filled with clever camerawork, but the characters remain shallow.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Diego Semerene
    From the overtly vibrant colors to the caricaturesque dimensions of the performances, the film's aesthetic promises a great allegorical message that never arrives.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    Hood to Coast mostly suffers from an incessant soundtrack that stuffs the film with a peppiness that blocks the tragedy of its characters from view, as well as their overcoming it.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    For a film so proud of its trail-blazing status ("the first 3D erotic movie"), 3d Sex and Zen is certainly driven by the same good old symptoms.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    In the documentary, the game is a make-believe war of pent-up frustrations linking race, nation, and manhood, one which teenage boys named Mohamed can actually win.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    Private Romeo feels more like a side project from the producers of Glee than some kind of novel queering of Shakespeare's text.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    Oh, the hilarious awkwardness of placing privileged white kids in a place where they don't belong.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    Though there's something refreshing, and disturbingly familiar, about Kevin Sheppard's spontaneity, he's certainly not the most interesting thing about the film.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    A shallow film that leaves us knowing exactly what we're seeing, and able to predict what the characters will say to each other in the mostly uninspired and overtly familiar dialogue.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    Bruno Barreto's insistence that this pass for a product that Hollywood might have spawned smoothens a journey built on sharp edges.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    Sergio Castellitto's film quickly turns out to be more interested in reveling in the secrets of its storyline than in its sentiments.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    Whatever predictable plot the film tries to unfold never lives up to the excitement of its conceptual gimmick.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    The drama over dinner comes in small analgesic portions, and the secrets feel canned and the dialogue is too pretty to be believable.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    It's difficult to swallow the premise of yet another tale of a heroic white Westerner with good intentions trying to give hope to Middle-Eastern misery.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    The film is simply too conscious of its form and its global-market ambitions to ever feel honestly interested in the themes it purports to cherish.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    The film is, like its main character, too naïve to understand or, at least, to deploy the reparative powers of camp.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    The dialogue is so disaffected it's as if humans were replicants even before going through the aforementioned twin-making procedure.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    The unapologetic lack of political correctness never goes beyond a one-dimensional and tentative provocation.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    The allegorical possibilities of a disintegrating wall point to a film that could have been.

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