For 19 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Emma Dibdin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Master
Lowest review score: 20 Parental Guidance
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
19 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Emma Dibdin
    A whip-smart blend of savvy parody, elegant slapstick and zinger-packed dialogue makes for the year’s most rewarding character comedy so far, and McCarthy’s best showcase to date.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Emma Dibdin
    A hypnotically disturbing triumph for Miller and his cast. Bruisingly intimate and psychologically nuanced, its spiral into savagery lingers like a bad dream.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Emma Dibdin
    Bright, punchy and earnest, Webb’s affable sequel is tough to dislike despite its tonal whiplash and clumsy script, which is redeemed by Garfield, Stone and DeHaan’s powerhouse trio.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Emma Dibdin
    At best, this is a cringey stab at black comedy redeemed by charismatic stars; at worst it’s a glib and manipulative punt on a subject that deserves more care.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Emma Dibdin
    Christian Bale’s earnest, emotional turn sustains a thriller that throws a few mean jabs but staggers towards a punch-drunk resolution.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Emma Dibdin
    For all its techno-focus, a very human love story about our need for connection. Strange, witty, honest and curiously comforting.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Emma Dibdin
    Visceral, vital and anchored by its earnest performances, this is a potent portrait of a shameful historical truth.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Emma Dibdin
    There are moments of sweetness and spontaneity with her BFFs (Alia Shawkat, Sarah Steele) but not enough to fill the hole where the film’s soul should be.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Emma Dibdin
    A simmering pressure cooker of a thriller, Prisoners is an unforgiving but emotionally rewarding experience sustained by powerhouse performances, taut scripting and Villeneuve’s tonally assured direction.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Emma Dibdin
    It’s to director Chris Menaul’s credit that his lack of big-screen experience isn’t evident, but the same can’t be said for his cast who are, by and large, too stiff to charm.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Emma Dibdin
    There’s an emotional vacuum at its centre but Welcome To The Punch is an adrenalin shot to the heart of the Brit-crime genre.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Emma Dibdin
    Spearheaded by a strikingly self-assured turn from Elle Fanning, this ’60s-set coming-of-ager follows two teenage girls whose bond starts to crumble under the emotional and political pressures of adulthood.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Emma Dibdin
    By the numbers even by Sparks’ standards.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Emma Dibdin
    The kids are charmless, the writing is bland, and the embarrassing jokes sound like nails down a blackboard.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Emma Dibdin
    Between its farcical script, soulless relationships and waxwork performances, this is a final chapter that will please only the most devout fans. At least the bleeding wolves have stopped talking.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Emma Dibdin
    With potent performers and poetic visuals, Anderson has made the boldest American picture of the year. Its strangeness can be hard to process, but this is a shattering study of the impossibility of recovering the past.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Emma Dibdin
    A through-and-through weepie that's unlikely to convert any Sparks naysayers. The darker hues of its war-based story nonetheless make the sugary excesses easier to swallow.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 60 Emma Dibdin
    While the marriage of fluffy comedy and terminal illness was always going to be an uncomfortable one, this is an understated, genuinely poignant weepie bolstered by a top-drawer cast.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Emma Dibdin
    You might think that spousal bereavement and whimsical romantic comedy would make uneasy bedfellows, and you'd be somewhat right, as the debut from French duo Stéphane and David Foenkinos doesn't quite reconcile the divide between premise and tone.

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