Gary Goldstein

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For 749 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 13% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Gary Goldstein's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 The Work
Lowest review score: 0 Don Peyote
Score distribution:
749 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    Are You Here proves a gently immersive, ingratiating, often witty character comedy with a pair of comfortably effective lead performances.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    It's no great surprise how things end up for this tossed-under-one-roof bunch. How they get there, however, provides a largely fertile playground for the picture's talented comic ensemble.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    As mindless entertainment goes, it's a pretty watchable time-passer.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    Despite the Mexican American comic's engaging presence, amusing observations and deft imitations, "Fluffy" is a standard-issue comedy concert film far better suited to a 90-minute cable TV slot than the big screen.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    Until being young and gay is a nonissue for everyone everywhere, these kinds of stories will always have their place.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    Director Debra Eisenstadt, who also edited and co-wrote with Zeke Farrow, effectively draws us into Ken’s challenging world and conflicted psyche, aided immeasurably by actor-comic Dawes’ dimensional, empathetic performance.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    What emerges is a vague, often chilling impression of an unpredictable opportunist and provocateur who may not even be sure himself.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    The result is a kind of quiet Scandinavian cousin (OK, twice removed) to "Home Alone," in which patient viewers will find sporadic rewards.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    This is an enjoyably acted trifle that, despite some slowing in its second half, holds interest as it amusingly considers how an act so simple for some can be so tricky for others.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    Even if this largely contained movie remains more low key than frantic, it features enough well-executed bursts of tension and strong emotional beats to hold interest.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    An involving, largely likable film with a sincere emotional core.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    Sumptuous visuals, vivid emotional beats and memorable turns by Bichevin and Hoeks effectively compensate for the verbal sparseness.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    A handsomely mounted if largely melodramatic affair that gains steam as it gives way to truer emotions and bits of veiled humor.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    When this well-acted picture calms down and focuses on real emotions, it proves a poignant, absorbing look at a modern family.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    Water & Power remains a quintessential L.A. story that is worth seeing for what it has to say, if not necessarily for how it says it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    For a movie about art and artists, it's not a particularly visually inspired or vibrantly crafted work. Still, Foulkes... holds interest with his off-kilter narcissism, obsessive creative process and frank views on his place — or lack thereof — in the art world.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    [It's] too bad Cindy Kleine, the documentary's producer-director-narrator — and Gregory's wife — didn't better organize this rangy survey of the eclectic actor, theater director, artist and raconteur.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    Despite his cogent finger-pointing, nifty graphs and succinct highlighting of recent climate change history, longtime followers of the hyper-partisan topic may not find much terribly new or revealing here.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    It's all sharp, well-performed stuff until things go from darkly comic to just plain dark, derailing -- and dragging out -- the otherwise absorbing story. Still, this one's a cut above.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    The film takes a few rough turns that lead to Dana's inevitable bottoming out. Otherwise, this well-acted piece is a gentle, humanistic look at the unexpected ways in which relationships form, flourish and flounder and how we define who — and what — is "normal."
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    Once again, the premature loss of a loved one begets family dysfunction in the strangely uneven, yet occasionally resonant Around June.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    The film's main misstep, however, is its unconvincing use of celebrity voices to re-create various speeches and letters... Though well-intended, their inclusion proves a needless distraction in an otherwise smart and dignified presentation.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    A lovely and touching third act helps make up for a wobbly, at times convoluted first hour in the quirky fantasy-dramedy Walter.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    Though unevenly told and at times too fanciful for its own good, Electrick Children marks an intriguing feature debut for its risk-taking writer-director, Rebecca Thomas.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    A vivid portrait that should satisfy aficionados and intrigue the curious. Ink-averse viewers, however, may remain unsold.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    It's no "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial." (What is?) But on its own modest terms, the alien adventure Earth to Echo is a lively and likable knockoff that should divert, if not exactly enthrall, tweens and young teens.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    Although the film purposefully traffics in stereotypes, the Myungs' earnest, been-there approach helps soften the spoofy blows.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    A strong visual sense, intriguing tempo and effective economy of words combine to make Hostile Border an above-average crime thriller.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    Only the Young rarely coalesces into anything more meaningful than a casual collection of moments. Maybe that's the point.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Gary Goldstein
    Director and star Lina Esco keeps this compact film moving with enjoyable buoyancy until it bids adieu with a showy climax that needs a serious postscript.

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