Gary Goldstein
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For 455 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 1.6 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: 77 out of 455
455 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    For all its meanderings and indulgences — verbal and visual — this free-form snapshot of a circle of townsfolk in tiny Marfa, Texas, proves a sneakily immersive, weirdly memorable affair.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    What you see is pretty much what you get. Fortunately, what we see is often vivid and lovely.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Despite its family-friendly trappings, "Cats" is largely serious stuff; deliberately paced, thematically dark and often wistfully told, with enough moments of survival-oriented tension and dread to question its G rating.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    In all, writer-director Jennifer M. Kroot effectively jams in quite a lot about the super-busy Takei.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    It's simple stuff, but it works.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Although not exactly even-handed, the movie proves a deft look at a reluctant crusader and how financial sway and political override can so effectively trump the power of the average citizen.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Antiviral is often fascinating to watch. If Cronenberg's not yet a dead ringer for his iconic dad, he's taken an intriguing first step.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    The film's more heartfelt moments are what ultimately work best.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    It's an enjoyable snapshot that effectively explores the colliding - often complicit - worlds of fame, entertainment publicity, the public's infatuation with gossip and the dogged paparazzi at the epicenter of it all.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    This engaging, nicely observed look at a 30ish L.A. couple who allow each other a one-night stand to help reheat their 7-year-old marital bed moves quickly and simply.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Ultimately, more than 800 demonstrators died amid countless displays of bravery and commitment. Uprising is a vital and valuable tribute to these courageous men and women - and to love of country.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    It's far from perfect, but The Rewrite is the kind of witty, enjoyable star vehicle in sadly short supply on screens these days.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    I Am Not a Hipster is the kind of lovingly crafted, deeply affecting drama that gives small indie films a good name. It's also a terrific showcase for first-time feature writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton and his superb leading man, Dominic Bogart.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Director Anthony DiBlasi, working off an efficient script by Bruce Wood and Scott Poiley, skillfully tightens the screws on a story that leads to much collateral damage and an effective final showdown.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Sex Ed is a likable little comedy that features such a well-conceived and portrayed main character it makes up for the film's slender concept and leaps in logic.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Unfortunately, Berman skips past the darker implications of Hefner's sexual universe and omits discussion of how the periodical business -- and access to erotic imagery -- has changed in the Internet age. Still, the movie remains an involving look at an American icon as well as an adept snapshot of our national zeitgeist from the McCarthy era through the Reagan years.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    The doc flags toward the end, but it remains an absorbing snapshot of a daring time.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    The various sleights of hand are impressive even if we're afforded little insight into their actual execution. Still, it's fun stuff.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Director David Gelb, switching gears from his fine 2011 documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi," keeps the mayhem moving briskly as an effective host of obstacles pile up in the script by Luke Dawson and Jeremy Slater.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Quirky, creepy and increasingly involving, the Montreal-set thriller Good Neighbors throws a trio of offbeat apartment dwellers together under one shaky roof as a serial killer wreaks havoc around town.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    In its own disturbing, slithery way, the train-wreck watchable melodrama Maps to the Stars is as much a horror show as any that the film's director, David Cronenberg, has helmed over his long and provocative career.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Kazemy and Boosheri are excellent, and Soheil Parsa and Nasrin Pakkho are also fine as Atefeh's doting, liberal parents. And if Keshavarz is less successful managing the film's sometimes choppy narrative, she is clearly willing to take risks on all fronts. More power to her.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    [An] enjoyable documentary.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Grace Unplugged proves a far more involving, accessible and enjoyable movie than its peek-a-boo marketing strategy suggested.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    The result is an unhurried, visually compelling look at a man and his music - as well as of a bygone America filled with shuttered downtowns and the ghosts of such late musicians as Elvis Presley and blues pioneer Robert Johnson.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    As might be the case watching any couple repeatedly exchange wedding vows and proclaim their eternal love, things can get a bit mawkish. But there's no denying the sincerity of Pat and Stephen's powerful devotion — to each other and to the vital cause of marriage equality.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    This ambitious first feature film about the period made entirely by Rwandans (shot in a remarkable 16 days), while hardly an all-inclusive look at this complex conflict, paints a heartfelt, fairly restrained picture of a nation under siege.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    "Ain't in It" offers a warm and largely satisfying look at a man and his music and, for some, the end of an era.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Buckle up for the ride that is Deliver Us From Evil, a highly intense and effective mash-up of police procedural and horror show.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    As effective and fat-free as its sinewy star, Luke Evans, Dracula Untold proves an absorbing, swiftly comprehensive origin tale.

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