Diego Semerene

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For 168 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Diego Semerene's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Beginners
Lowest review score: 0 The Moment
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 168
  2. Negative: 63 out of 168
168 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 12 Diego Semerene
    The film has, at its source, a pool of affectations that so often constitute, or plague, American indie films--and, perhaps, American culture more generally.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 12 Diego Semerene
    The ingenuity of writer-director Jeremy LaLonde's film ends with its title.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 12 Diego Semerene
    The hygienization of Rio into what at times looks like a soulless Southern California town is so scandalous it feels like a spoof of the Cities of Love series.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 12 Diego Semerene
    Glenn Close's face teems with a flawlessly controlled gravitas that’s completely at odds with the film’s ordinariness.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 12 Diego Semerene
    The film decides very early on, as part of its premise, to reduce Louisa Krause's King Kelly to a one-dimensional narcissist.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 12 Diego Semerene
    Writer-director Anders Morgenthaler's film is practically an exercise in over-explication.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 12 Diego Semerene
    L!fe Happens wants us to believe its message is one of female independence and empowerment.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 12 Diego Semerene
    Tammy Caplan and Joe Tyler Gold's film gives off the alienating feel of an inside joke that you miss in the off chance you're not part of the professional magic business.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 12 Diego Semerene
    One of the film's main problems is the fact that Shlain is so invested in connecting her father's scientific findings... with an astonishingly linear history of the world that she fails to see the more private connections that flicker in and out of her verbose voiceover.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 0 Diego Semerene
    You know a film isn't going to be considered high art when the guy to your left at the press screening is a reporter from Extra and the guy to your right lets out a loud "That's awesome, man" after each scene.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 0 Diego Semerene
    It’s difficult to find a reason for the film's existence beyond a spoiled platform for James Franco's ersatz boldness.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 0 Diego Semerene
    Writer-director Tim Kirkman tries to peg depth of character on the character of Dean instead of having him earn it.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 0 Diego Semerene
    The film is a hybrid of a Lifetime movie focused on a "strong woman," a run-of-the-mill murder mystery, and a yogurt commercial from hell.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Diego Semerene
    This is didactic self-help drivel of the worst kind, as filmmaker Rupam Sarmah creates a return-to-the-origin narrative contaminated by what Kathryn Bond Stockton would surely call "kid Orientalism."
    • 1 Metascore
    • 0 Diego Semerene
    For a film so bent on naturalizing the presumably hilarious incongruity of "the sexes," it sure features lots and lots of that site of horror: a naked male body. And for comedic purposes, of course.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 0 Diego Semerene
    A Warrior's Heart is so inept at developing itself as a film that it hands in all of its devices to the soundtrack itself and becomes a music video.
    • Slant Magazine
    • 39 Metascore
    • 0 Diego Semerene
    I'm not sure what part of Snowmen doesn't scream completely inappropriate, sentimental Manichean drivel.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 0 Diego Semerene
    There's an enormous amount of perverse pleasure to be had here for those who get off on the annihilation of nuance.

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