Gary Goldstein
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For 453 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Gary Goldstein's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Boy Meets Girl
Lowest review score: 0 Jewtopia
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 76 out of 453
453 movie reviews
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    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Jal
    First-time director Girish Malik, who co-wrote with Rakesh Mishra, has crafted a starkly beautiful, at times dazzling, vision that reinforces water as our most valuable — and perhaps most vulnerable — commodity.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    The Calling is an absorbing, solidly crafted procedural thriller with a terrific lead turn by Susan Sarandon.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    As things turn irrevocably supernatural, the movie's anything-goes quality ends up deepening instead of torpedoing the narrative, as can sometimes happen in horror flicks.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    As one observer here aptly - and non-hyperbolically - sums it up, White is "a founding father of the current state of pop art."
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Although Quinn may strike some viewers as more annoying narcissist than self-deprecating charmer, he's a vivid creation.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Akhavan's confidently off-kilter approach to basic human interaction makes for an authentically ironic, adorably wistful, smartly observed ride.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    It's not all doom and gloom. This crisply shot picture also offers stirring views of these industrious little creatures, their complex habitats and the rich amber goodness they create. Some jaunty animation enlivens things as well.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    An amusing soufflé of a comedy that pokes fun at foodies while honoring the art of those who cook for them.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    A forgettable title and a barely there theatrical release don't do justice to the captivating and nostalgic coming-of-age dramedy That's What I Am.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    [A] moving and insightful piece.
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    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    It's the film's well-wrought themes of friendship, self-esteem and responsibility that give this little adventure its ultimate power.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    More epic than it needs to be and less profound than it should be, Jolene remains a watchable excursion into human frailty and foibles.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    While the story's conceit brims with metaphor and symbolism, it rarely comes off as didactic or heavy-handed. Instead, it's smart and provocative. The movie's late-breaking twist also feels about right.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Proves a fast-paced and enjoyable if violent diversion that revels in its quirky characters, committed performances and involving twists.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Unfortunately, the film often feels somewhat random and disorganized, with Newnham and Grainger-Monsen never zeroing in on a cohesive narrative structure. Still, the movie's engaging subjects (including several parents) and valuable themes largely carry the day.
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    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    he film, a largely point-and-shoot affair, is an enjoyable, lightly satirical glimpse at the uneasy intersection of marriage, showbiz and life in Los Angeles.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    An involving primer on the realities of homegrown versus global industrialization.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    A vivid reminder of the hand-in-glove importance of right actor/right role — and the indispensability of those casting mavens who helped make movie history. Good stuff.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    [An] enjoyable, relatable documentary.
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    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Though Hollidaysburg may not break tons of new ground, it's smart, warm and authentic — one of the better youth comedies of the last few years.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Margaret Whitton strikes a pleasing balance between amusing and sensitive, largely eluding the potentially precious minefields in their way.
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    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Enjoyably dishy documentary.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Though it's no surprise that Rowlands shines on both the comedic and dramatic fronts, the versatile Jackson is often equally impressive.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Despite its brief running time, the film feels padded by sightseeing footage and a warm but diversionary visit between Ahmed and his Cairo-area relatives. Still, Just Like Us proves an amusing, uniquely unifying effort.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Healy and Embry commit to their enervating roles with a heady mix of desperation and gusto, while Koechner is cleverly modulated as the evening's madman emcee. But Paxton, as the complicit yet impassive Violet, remains mostly a shiny accessory.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    It's predictable, painless, occasionally amusing fluff perked up by a clever visual interplay with the book text and John Cleese's avuncular narration.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    It takes a while to get there, but Inhale eventually emerges as a tense and morally complex thriller with a devastating twist.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    A unique, unsettling experience.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Writer-director Steven Silver (with an able assist from cinematographer Miroslaw Baszak) captures this brutal time - which led to the country's first free, multiracial elections in 1994 and the end of apartheid - in vivid, often bold, but never overpowering strokes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Between the gorgeous locations (New Zealand subs for Colorado), a credible emotional core, some effectively droll dialogue and a well-staged finale, Slow West is worth a look.

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