For 80 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Gemma Files' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Fight Club
Lowest review score: 10 The Little Vampire
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 80
  2. Negative: 23 out of 80
80 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Gemma Files
    It's a rollicking good time, full of genuine emotional pull and incandescent acting, and anchored by a passionate love for the theater itself which puts most human liaisons--including Shakespeare and Viola's -- to shame.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Gemma Files
    This is a waking dream of truly operatic dimensions.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Gemma Files
    It always surprises, never bores. It's also just damn good, on every possible level -- so go see it. Now.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 90 Gemma Files
    Though issues of politics and philosophy are touched upon, this is a film about the people inside the uniforms -- a story of human beings under pressure, forced by circumstance to make choices both impulsive and, on occasion, heroic. It's also the new year's single most satisfying movie experience thus far.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Gemma Files
    Sweet and hilarious, a classic crowd-pleaser which elevates rather than eviscerates the homespun eccentrics who make up its cast of characters.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Gemma Files
    Subtle, strange, off-putting, fascinating.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Gemma Files
    The kind of thing Franz Kafka might have dreamed up, had he only had access to a daily dose of MTV.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Gemma Files
    Man, I just can't recommend this enough.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    A tiny slice of bleak, black near-perfection.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    Ferociously inventive.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    Horror presented without restraint or apology, as a full-bore, blood-soaked load of nomad nastiness caught in constant forward motion.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    It's adult and humane, genuinely sexy, laugh-out-loud funny.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    This is independent acting (and movie-making) at its best -- true, tight, anything but trite.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    Mehta's latest release, combines a similarly intoxicating visual immediacy and delight with a sobering outsider's long view.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    A gorgeous and enduring piece of work.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    Chan's glorious madness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    An incredible star turn from Hilary Swank.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    A true achievement -- no matter who eventually wants to take, or deny, credit for its creation.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    A startling debut full of emotional depth and political punch.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    Opinionated magic and mayhem
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    Surreal to the point of poeticism, amusing and tragic by turns.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    What ensues is never exactly unpredictable, but always witty, fresh and fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    Retains enough of Soderbergh's usual indie sensibility to make some sly but contentious points.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    Nothing less than stunning: a slapstick ballet of choreographed buffoonery.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    Expertly done, and a real joy to watch.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    Confirming the moral of a thousand "Twilight Zone" episodes: Don't play with time.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    Quills -- like the Marquis himself--is a posey, pungent, ultra-theatrical yet weirdly seductive mess which wants to have its cake, eat it too and discuss the whole concept and context of its meal (constantly, contradictorily) while it does so.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    But it IS enjoyable.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    Here in the rotting depths of pulp horror/adventure territory, that's the entire point of the exercise.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    A two-hour slice --of comedy pie.