Gary Goldstein
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For 444 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 1.4 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: 75 out of 444
444 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Alexander Sokurov's Faust is a grueling side show of a film, a morbid, mightily uninvolving piece.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    This tonal mishmash is a misfire of literally gross proportions.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    A grating and witless would-be spoof of religion, male-bonding and, it seems, horror movies.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    This poky, clichéd, slackly told picture, directed by Emilio Aragón, would've felt dated a few decades ago; now it feels like a downright relic.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Too many roles remain underdeveloped — if developed at all. A lack of cohesion or camaraderie among the inmates compounds the film's impersonal vibe.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Good People goes from being simply pedestrian to outright preposterous without batting an eye.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Writer-director P.J. Hogan may have based Mental on an actual incident from his childhood, but the crazy quilt of a movie that resulted feels anything but real.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Self-conscious, tonally uncertain and thematically vague, The Big Ask is a premise in search of a movie, one that co-directors Thomas Beatty and Rebecca Fishman never quite find.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Brick Mansions, Paul Walker's penultimate film (prior to "Fast & Furious 7"), is a dumb and ugly action picture that works strictly as a reminder of the late actor's head-turning good looks and modest charisma.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Depressing and airless.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Any potential enjoyment here is fatally undermined by the film's barely developed characters, self-conscious dialogue ("I will wax his tugboat!") and repetitive imagery.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    The grand Mirren is, truth be told, miscast and Pesci is misdirected as Grace and Charlie Bontempo.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Far too much of this plodding picture is spent on odd couple Chip and Alex's road trip transporting Mine That Bird to Kentucky. Forced atmospherics, clichéd action bits and some tone-deaf slapstick weigh things down as well.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Writer-director David Hayter revisits much-trod territory with wan results in Wolves, a werewolf tale that quickly loses its initial bite.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Although writer-director Scott Walker seems committed to not overly exploiting his lurid subject matter, the movie is just too dreary, disjointed and generically creepy to be persuasive.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    First-time writer-director John Alan Simon simply doesn't have a strong enough grip on the movie's narrative, pacing or performances to surmount the pitfalls of this ambitious, budget-conscious effort.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Call it a dark farce, human comedy or wartime satire. But however you slice it, the ill-conceived morality tale A Farewell to Fools is a bust.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    When it comes to finesse or originality the first-time filmmaker falls desperately short, relying on hoary clichés; dreadful, chicken-fried dialogue; and an often cracked moral compass.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    The underwhelming, would-be political satire Knife Fight plays more like a failed network TV pilot than the savvy feature it clearly set out to be. Think: Aaron Sorkin-lite, uh, really, really lite.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Beyond the Reach is a grueling, unsatisfying thriller that fails the logic test in spectacular ways.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    The uninvitingly titled Chlorine is a flat, undercooked suburban comedy. Or is it a drama? Or maybe a kind of satire? Regardless, it's short on style, substance or any clear raison d'être.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    This often risible head-scratcher never cracks the surface of its muddled ambitions, largely wasting its iconic settings on a series of motley interactions, Tinseltown trivia and self-conscious philosophizing.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Addicted doesn’t know whether it wants to be a modern-day bodice-ripper, a morality-tinged cautionary tale or a serious snapshot of sexual compulsion. Whatever the case, it fails on all fronts.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    A sluggishly paced collection of go-nowhere sight gags, flat-footed set pieces and incoherent business chatter that offers few laughs and little real payoff.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Gary Goldstein
    Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club is a sitcom masquerading as a feature film... Too bad he didn't just spare us the awfulness of this flat and phony slices-of-life dramedy and go right to series, where half-hour bites might have helped mitigate the pain.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    A frantic, badly constructed, slightly offensive muddle that doesn't so much end as run out of things on a checklist.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    For all the attempted intrigue and mayhem, the film is dullsville, mired by a poky script, unremarkable action and, the hard-working Garcia aside, uninspired performances.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    The neo-noir crime comedy Kill Me Three Times works overtime to seem unique and clever. The result, however, is a derivative, gimmicky, at times dizzying puzzle that fails to engage.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Not to be glib, but sitting through the art-centric chamber piece The Time Being is truly like watching paint dry.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    [An] earnest but terribly ham-fisted drama.

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