Gary Goldstein
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For 413 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 0.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Gary Goldstein's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Heli
Lowest review score: 0 Don Peyote
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 413
413 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    The grand Mirren is, truth be told, miscast and Pesci is misdirected as Grace and Charlie Bontempo.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Sadly, there's not an ounce of tension or a single decent scare to be found amid any of this convoluted mayhem.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Your Thanksgiving turkey has arrived on schedule and it's called The Nutcracker in 3D.
    • 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.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Sure, this frequently improvised spoof isn't intended to be taken seriously, but it's also not funny or incisive enough to counter the unappealing persona the actor-comedian has concocted here: an impulsive, clueless narcissist on a journey to reinvent himself as an action star.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    A grating and witless would-be spoof of religion, male-bonding and, it seems, horror movies.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Depressing and airless.
    • 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.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Perhaps most egregiously, director Mike Sears, working from Martin Dugard's awkwardly structured, subtext-free script, builds little excitement for the game of lacrosse, which comes off here as all sticks and legs and bad camera angles.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    There's plenty of action, some ping-ponging romance and even a bit of tension as Silver Circle spins its muddled tale. But it's all so overwhelmed by the rudimentary, computer-generated animation (characters don't so much walk as lurch and glide) that, well, the medium becomes the message.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Alexander Sokurov's Faust is a grueling side show of a film, a morbid, mightily uninvolving piece.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Contrived and predictable yet fairly tense.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    This tonal mishmash is a misfire of literally gross proportions.
    • 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.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    [A] tedious cinematic exercise.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Moms' Night Out is a hectic mess that does just the opposite of what it clearly set out to do: It makes motherhood seem like one of the most ill-conceived ideas since New Coke.
    • 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.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    [An] earnest but terribly ham-fisted drama.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Gary Goldstein
    Only during the movie's sweet epilogue do we get a sense of what Friended could have been had the filmmakers taken a smarter, gentler, more human approach.

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