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 4.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Gemma Files' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Shakespeare in Love
Lowest review score: 10 The Little Vampire
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 80
  2. Negative: 23 out of 80
80 movie reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Gemma Files
    Ends up suffering from the classic diseases of book-to-film adaptation: triteness, overreliance of narration, and a general "need" to impose classic dramatic structure on what is not a particularly dramatic narrative.
    • Film.com
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Gemma Files
    A nonsensical mishmash.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Gemma Files
    Langorous and oddly detached... a mess.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Gemma Files
    It's all quite precious, just not in a good way: "Postmodern" to a fault, deeply shallow, infuriatingly trite.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Gemma Files
    You'll definitely feel cheated -- especially when you keep on finding yourself thinking how Mulder and Scully would have handled it all.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Gemma Files
    About an hour after you've seen it, you'll already be fuzzy on just who was screwing who, and why
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Gemma Files
    Visually stunning but emotionally shallow.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Gemma Files
    Appalling, repetitive, utterly predictable.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Gemma Files
    Sarandon prostitutes her blazing talent and sharp political sensibility to the service of a pile of misogynistic bullflop.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 20 Gemma Files
    Basically a dressed-up piece of drivel, a self-referential pseudo-thriller with pretensions to pretensions of classic Hollywood suspense.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Gemma Files
    Has its - very - occasionally funny moments, so does a car crash.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Gemma Files
    Tired, overcomplicated mix of macho bullshit.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Gemma Files
    Ephron is still a director whose movies veer uncomfortably between the good -- make that adequate -- "You've Got Mail", the bad "This Is My Life" and the ugly Lucky Numbers. Pity.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Gemma Files
    Mr Kumble: Keep your hands off the classics! You don't deserve to read them, let alone paraphrase them.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Gemma Files
    Lyonne, as usual, does her best...but she's running uphill.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 20 Gemma Files
    Borderline incoherent.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Gemma Files
    An endlessly contrived exercise in self-referential "black comedy", can't help but strike me as no kind of triumph of anything over anything.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 20 Gemma Files
    Good intentions, bad writing.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 10 Gemma Files
    Good vs. Evil For Dummies....and I, for one, dislike being treated like a Dummy.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 10 Gemma Files
    If you're looking for something child-appropriate that'll actually keep the little darlings awake for two hours straight, you'd do better...and cheaper...to just stay at home with the Discovery Channel.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 10 Gemma Files
    An almost total waste of time.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 10 Gemma Files
    Some things just don't translate . . . not with Lipnicki attached, at any rate. Stick with the books.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 10 Gemma Files
    Valentine simply mines the same tired, predictable slasher-movie vein as everything else he's (Blanks) done thus far. Send this one back unopened.

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