Gary Goldstein

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For 692 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Gary Goldstein's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 The Pearl Button
Lowest review score: 0 Left Behind
Score distribution:
692 movie reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Staten Island Summer is a refreshingly old school coming-of-age comedy with just enough raunchiness, stoner humor and otherwise dubious behavior to divert movie audiences weaned on violated pies and superbad high jinks.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Schwarz and Hunter never dig all that deep — in fact, it all seems pretty tame by today's reality TV standards — but the film remains an evocative, enjoyable ride.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    The documentary The Russian Woodpecker is provocative, spooky and just a little nutty.
    • 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
    This vital, heartfelt portrait lacks the visceral gut-punch needed to fully resonate.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    It's hardly essential viewing, but No Escape is a tense, at times riveting action-thriller about innocents abroad. Supersize your popcorn, check your logic at the door and settle in for a pretty good ride.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Love does a fine job evoking the social and cultural vibe of the Big Easy and its environs. He also enjoyably uses documentary-style testimonials from Melvin's devoted friends and supporters, inspired editing and a slew of nifty visual effects.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    It all adds up to a timely, provocative and absorbing tale of money, power and a search for the truth.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    It stands well on its own as a jumpy spookfest.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    The oddly sympathetic, low-key and funny Phillips gets deft support from his limber costars, including Sarah Silverman, Jim Jeffries, Mike Judge and Mark Cohen. Amusing songs too.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Love & Taxes is an amusing, endearing trifle.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Lynch devotees should dig this respectful, offbeat portrait.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    This engaging, funny and frank new film also proves something of a cop-out, especially given the bullet train of a narrative concocted by writer-director Patrick Brice.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Gary Goldstein
    Director Dexter Fletcher ("Sunshine on Leith") keeps things enjoyably hurtling forward, even when the otherwise engaging script by Sean Macaulay and Simon Kelton overworks a cliché, shorthands certain practical and financial matters, or proves a bit one-note.

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