For 136 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Gabe Toro's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears
Lowest review score: 0 Saving Lincoln
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 136
  2. Negative: 36 out of 136
136 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 27 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.
    • 47 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 25 Gabe Toro
    It’s an ugly, unpleasant viewing experience, one that sees geek culture as a hateful cesspool of exclusion and juvenility, miserable to experience first-hand.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Gabe Toro
    For being a kids-centric film, the picture is relatively slow and joyless.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 16 Gabe Toro
    Tedious effort.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 16 Gabe Toro
    Oconomowoc seems like a cartoon pilot that IFC doesn’t pick up, only to be turned into a film.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 16 Gabe Toro
    What’s obnoxious is that it’s never in doubt where Assault On Wall Street is headed, and it seems to believe there’s a certain poetry to taking its time turning Baxford into a non-verbal Travis Bickle.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 16 Gabe Toro
    It’s all very first draft, with a layer of supernatural permeating the events that suggests added attempts to connect three wildly disparate storylines.