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 Intent to Destroy
Lowest review score: 0 Left Behind
Score distribution:
749 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 90 Gary Goldstein
    Gorgeous, evocative and well performed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Gary Goldstein
    Ultimately, though, it's Abbott's show to steal — and steal it he does — as he rivetingly conjures a character who's chaotically charismatic, hugely affecting and for better or worse thoroughly real.
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    • 90 Gary Goldstein
    A sensitively wrought profile in courage, hope and self-respect that's truly transfixing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Gary Goldstein
    Guitarist-composer Bill Frisell's wall-to-wall, bluesy-jazzy soundtrack beautifully reflects and unifies the visuals while also helping to personalize this distinct endeavor. It's a terrific achievement.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Gary Goldstein
    Punchy dialogue, sharply drawn characters and excellent performances fuel Glass Chin.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Gary Goldstein
    At its heart, the film is a kind of mystical fairy tale whose messages of belief, endurance, family and belonging transcend its memorably specific people and setting.
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    • 90 Gary Goldstein
    Those with the fortitude to relive the events of the morning of 9/11 should find the documentary Man in Red Bandana a powerful and inspiring experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Gary Goldstein
    Proves a highly auspicious feature debut for Moors and Porto as well as a much-deserved return to the limelight for Washington. Don't miss it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Gary Goldstein
    It's unique, powerful stuff.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Gary Goldstein
    [A] vital, absorbing documentary.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Gary Goldstein
    Despite the pain, sadness and vast emotional upheaval depicted here, Bridegroom is also a movie filled with hope and passion, dignity and pride, and many stirring pockets of joy.
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    • 90 Gary Goldstein
    Director Papu Curotto brings Andi Nachon’s tender script to life with stirring economy and warmth as well as a wistfulness so palpable it’s practically its own character.
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    • 90 Gary Goldstein
    A moving and infuriating look at the 2008 murder of openly gay teenager Lawrence "Larry" King.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Gary Goldstein
    Director Judy Chaikin, who co-wrote the film with its deft editor, Edward Osei-Gyimah, infuses this fine portrait with grace, nostalgia and a well-calibrated dose of social commentary.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Gary Goldstein
    Francella and Lanzani are excellent, not only in their charged moments together, but throughout this nervy and provocative picture.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Gary Goldstein
    Graceland is a tense, twisty cinematic artichoke brimming with moral complexity and intriguing shades of gray.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Gary Goldstein
    [A] fascinating film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Gary Goldstein
    It's the gripping and verbally deft cast, led by a swaggering, formidably brooding Fassbender and a searing and poignant Cotillard, that may emerge most memorable here.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Gary Goldstein
    If this all sounds fairly rote, it's far from it. That's because the filmmaker largely eschews done-to-death family dynamics, forced obstacles and predictable responses for authentic interaction, organic humor and a hopeful vitality.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Gary Goldstein
    Although the film builds an effective sense of dread and contains its share of unnerving visuals and well-timed scares, it proves far more psychological thrill ride than shockfest.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Gary Goldstein
    A delightful, embracing cultural experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Gary Goldstein
    A harrowing picture of the casualties of war — and the unchecked madness that may drive those entrusted to defend us.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Gary Goldstein
    Although it runs just a fleet 40 minutes, the film proves a rich and memorable journey.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Gary Goldstein
    What a pleasure to see a simple, finely tuned dramedy about real adults with real emotions in a real-life situation.
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    • 80 Gary Goldstein
    The stirring, masterfully constructed documentary “Apache Warrior” makes intriguing use of three recovered flight tapes from a squadron of U.S. Apache fighter helicopters that launched a deep attack in Iraq at the start of the war in March 2003.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Gary Goldstein
    A compelling documentary that's short on running time but long on emotion.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Gary Goldstein
    Once again, truth proves stranger than fiction in the raucous and provocative documentary Weiner.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Gary Goldstein
    They all share their amazing war stories and life memories with great humility and warmth.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Gary Goldstein
    An exceptionally intimate, human-scaled picture. It's also quite a special piece of work.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Gary Goldstein
    Marquette, aided by Frank Langella's precise narration, has crafted an engrossing and disturbing tribute.

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