For 141 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Gabe Toro's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Holy Motors
Lowest review score: 0 Saving Lincoln
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 141
  2. Negative: 37 out of 141
141 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Gabe Toro
    Holy Motors keeps kicking into a different gear, much like an eternally waking dream.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Gabe Toro
    The endlessly surprising, often riotously funny Computer Chess basks in the details of a group of men who, at a key point in history, are asking themselves not only if they can accomplish something, but why, and what it means to their current generation.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 100 Gabe Toro
    The film is borderline installation-worthy, and would probably work just as well if the scenes were drastically re-arranged.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Gabe Toro
    The Kill Team doesn't saint Winfield at all, instead, smartly casting responsible, impartial questions as to what his options could have been.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Gabe Toro
    'Never Sorry' feels borderline unfinished, as it never draws that line between Ai Weiwei and the generation of successors to his throne that he has inspired. Perhaps it doesn't have to. Perhaps you're already one of them.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 91 Gabe Toro
    Made with a chip on its shoulder and a generational insight that would put most Oscar bait to shame, this completely daft film deserves to be seen by anyone who remotely supports the potential of the horror genre, to frighten, to disgust and to anger.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 91 Gabe Toro
    It may very well be the best action movie of the year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Gabe Toro
    The experience of Leviathan is wholly singular, without context, enveloping and immersive. In some ways, it might very well be the most terrifying picture of the year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Gabe Toro
    Gimme The Loot involves drug-dealing, constant foul language and vandalism, but Hickson and Washington, both attractive and charismatic enough to be stars, carry the film with an air of lightweight pleasure, keeping it light and bouncy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Gabe Toro
    Despite a lack of access to Manning and Assange, We Steal Secrets is a vital document of a pivotal moment in world history that we’re still experiencing as we speak.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Gabe Toro
    Nancy, Please begins as a deadpan slacker comedy with existentialist undertones, and Will Rogers' Paul is a ball of unsettled twentysomething nerves. It's a subtle shift in Semans' first feature, both in tempo and in Rogers' performance, that we don't realize the film taking on a slightly more diabolical undertone.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Gabe Toro
    There’s a youthful energy running through Una Noche that threatens to overwhelm, from it’s sun-kissed first image to its final moments on the sands of the beach.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Gabe Toro
    Michell’s handling of the relationship between the two is touching in how little judgment he passes.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 91 Gabe Toro
    Takes the standard gangster movie template and blasts it out of the water.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 91 Gabe Toro
    LaBute has consistently made intriguing, often idiosyncratic films in his career, but he hasn't made anything this unsettling and unforgettable in a very long time.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Gabe Toro
    Lenny Cooke isn't a documentary, it's an autopsy, detailing exactly why Cooke vanished off the map and why he struggled to get back into the game, a focus that goes micro where other sports docs go macro.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Gabe Toro
    With its broad, ambiguous title, S#x Acts reminds us, with heartbreaking power, that sometimes vigilance just isn't enough, and all it takes is an "act" or two to change a life forever.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Gabe Toro
    It’s easily the most suspenseful American film of the year, a thriller that feels like lightning across a quiet night sky; sudden, terrifying, and excitingly singular.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Gabe Toro
    With its rock doc trappings, it’s impossible to ignore that Mistaken For Strangers delivers on that front, with thrilling and candid on-stage footage that allows the band’s music to come alive: if you weren’t a fan before, you will be after the film.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Gabe Toro
    This is a unique, strange, unforgettable film, a half-remembered dream that will trouble and beguile the subconscious long after you’ve moved on.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Gabe Toro
    Buzzard is a quiet, introspective film, but it trumps all generic blockbusters in that it very much is a roller coaster ride, one that thrills, upsets, and makes one queasy, all in surprising ways.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Gabe Toro
    It's ludicrous genre fun even if you didn't take into account the properly-bewitching Ms. Bang.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Gabe Toro
    You don’t need to know the resume of Maribel Verdú to know that the “Y Tu Mama Tambien” star is this film’s meal ticket. With an equal division of screentime with her co-star, Verdú’s ferocious sexuality projects that she was meant to become the fairest of them all by sheer force of will.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Gabe Toro
    42
    42 is excessively retro, neglecting the urge to pepper scenes with comic relief or oppressing, flashy conflict.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Gabe Toro
    The cumulative effect is dramatically effective to the point of being soul-crushing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Gabe Toro
    There’s a ton of truth and ugliness to You Will Be My Son, and the minor digressions into soapy territory keep threatening to derail. It never does thanks to Arstrup, a force of nature who grabs his scenes by the throat and never lets go.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Gabe Toro
    The focus is spread too thinly on the various colorful local voices, all of whom openly campaign against Recchia’s intentions with zest and flavor.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Gabe Toro
    Plummer adds another comfortably unreliable character to her gallery, turning Abigail into an older woman with a schoolboy crush.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Gabe Toro
    It seems like a statement that Il Futuro presents simple but intriguing conflicts that nonetheless resolve anti-climactically, denying us an organic end.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 83 Gabe Toro
    As an affecting romance between a woman caught between two worlds, it very nearly sticks the landing. As a showcase for Ms. Bosworth, never better, it's often sublime.