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 Computer Chess
Lowest review score: 0 The Human Race
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 141
  2. Negative: 37 out of 141
141 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 42 Gabe Toro
    It's an audaciously broad topic, and at less than eighty minutes, you wonder what exactly Split gives us that we haven't received from countless other political documentaries.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Gabe Toro
    He (Fishburne) rips into his dialogue like steak, savoring every word as if he were paid by the syllable. For a moment, we’re in a different movie, one where someone has decided to singlehandedly deconstruct a cliché. It’s a very short moment.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 42 Gabe Toro
    Like another Tribeca hit given a quiet release, last year's "Puncture," Any Day Now feels the need to take its compelling true story and stack the deck in favor of what we know is the outcome, presenting all obstacles as engineered by sneering, callous villains with disdain for those who would trumpet a more progressive cause.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 42 Gabe Toro
    It’s as if “The Man Of Steel” was ninety minutes of supervillians shit-talking Superman, then casually sticking kryptonite in his face without even pretending it’s a surprise.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 42 Gabe Toro
    Unfortunately, Would You Rather is content with being a risible borderline torture porn horror film.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 42 Gabe Toro
    Ultimately, American Mary simply reveals itself as a film with little on its mind, content to scare rubberneckers into contemplating the backstory of the more outlandish body manipulation jobs they’ve seen in public. A documentary would have sufficed.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 42 Gabe Toro
    Director Mark Steven Johnson can’t seem to balance a tone here, which is a pity because for the most part he stands back and lets the two stars go at each other.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 42 Gabe Toro
    A crude sketch of a film that could barely withstand a short-form, but instead has been stretched to agonizing feature length by directors Robert Wilson and Jason Lapeyre.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 42 Gabe Toro
    It's a film that plays equally to both sides of the political spectrum, and it feels like pandering either way.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 42 Gabe Toro
    Forgetting the Girl ends up building towards a massive revelation, one that suddenly gives up the ghost and allows the film to define itself as one specific genre. Not romance or thriller or comedy, mind you, but that type of indie that plays peek-a-boo with its topics for long enough before springing something that allows the final twenty minutes to be occupied by bargain-basement pop psychology.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 42 Gabe Toro
    Black Out ultimately limps to feature length, burying its intriguing leading man underneath endless mishaps and shenanigans.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 42 Gabe Toro
    What's distinct about Mr. Jones is that it lengthily utilizes three separate storytelling techniques... Given the sloppiness of Karl Mueller's directorial debut, it feels less like innovation and more like an attempt to cover up shortcomings.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 33 Gabe Toro
    It's not a surprise that he most resembles an older Charles Bronson in Taken 2, as both found the enthusiasm to soldier on in the action genre well into their old age. Bronson had a bit more patience with these films: after this, it's doubtful Neeson will.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 33 Gabe Toro
    Escape Plan deserves some credit for gradually rising from abysmal to almost-mediocre, though it’s needlessly complicated in every step of the way.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 33 Gabe Toro
    In other words, here's the same slop you've seen before, only with brand new accents. Also, more pooping.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 33 Gabe Toro
    It's like stocking a team with proven performers and hoping that everything else will work itself out at the end, including a rickety script, indifferent direction, and a plot that pretends its final act is anything other than a cliché-hugging inevitability.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 33 Gabe Toro
    It’s as if Weitz knows he’s got a corpse of a film on his hands -- never trust a movie when it feels as though you can see the director clasping the defibrillator.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 33 Gabe Toro
    It's mythmaking for dummies, a Hercules with no poetry, only incompetent brute strength.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 33 Gabe Toro
    For those of you who felt "Ides Of March" was entirely too cerebral and challenging, here comes the dunderheaded Knife Fight. A political satire that treads no new ground, this name-heavy comedy wastes an engaging central performance by Rob Lowe.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 33 Gabe Toro
    This one veers further from actual horror into an action picture. “The Purge” tries to unsettle. The Purge: Anarchy wants you to cheer.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 33 Gabe Toro
    Wanting to create a leading character worth rooting for, and experiencing the schadenfreude that comes from her failure, is a complex balancing act, one that Adult World simply cannot pull off.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 33 Gabe Toro
    The film’s dismal action staging and over-complex story can’t seem to overcome Mr. Fairbrass’s lo-fi presence.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 33 Gabe Toro
    An end-film tease for a laughably unnecessary part two feels emblematic of the entire film: McKee and Sivertson aren't interested in laying any groundwork regarding cogent themes or diverse characterization, because there are skulls to be split and blood to be drank.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Gabe Toro
    About Time, inadvertently, reveals itself to be About Men, and how they devise lies in order to create the illusion that all women supposedly want to see.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Gabe Toro
    Unfortunately, there are few screens small enough to properly convey how inessential another deadpan suburbs satire is in 2012.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Gabe Toro
    The Family is ultimately a headache, nearly two hours of baseball bat beatings and dull witticisms, with zero inventiveness or energy.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Gabe Toro
    You wonder if Hollywood is trying to make a point: sex is joyless, and best experienced by recognizable, and recognizably obnoxious people.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Gabe Toro
    Up until the very very end (which uncorks a CLASSIC cop cliché that seemed long dead by now), The Sweeney is straight dumb procedural, no chaser.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Gabe Toro
    As a movie, it’s quite an effects reel: Cockneys Vs. Zombies is a greatest hits package of your least demanding expectations given such a title.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Gabe Toro
    +1
    The film is so po-faced that you wonder what the point of all this is, let alone what we should be hoping is the outcome. Struggling to bring gravity to the proceedings are Wakefield and Hinshaw, who give off the heat of two slabs of baloney slapped together.