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 5.2 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 Bless the Child
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 80
  2. Negative: 23 out of 80
80 movie reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Gemma Files
    This is a waking dream of truly operatic dimensions.
    • 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.
    • Film.com
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Gemma Files
    Man, I just can't recommend this enough.
    • Film.com
    • 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.
    • Film.com
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    Surreal to the point of poeticism, amusing and tragic by turns.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    Chan's glorious madness.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    Opinionated magic and mayhem
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    A startling debut full of emotional depth and political punch.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    It's adult and humane, genuinely sexy, laugh-out-loud funny.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    A tiny slice of bleak, black near-perfection.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    A true achievement -- no matter who eventually wants to take, or deny, credit for its creation.
    • Film.com
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    An incredible star turn from Hilary Swank.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    A gorgeous and enduring piece of work.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    Ferociously inventive.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    What ensues is never exactly unpredictable, but always witty, fresh and fun.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    Confirming the moral of a thousand "Twilight Zone" episodes: Don't play with time.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    Well worth the price of admission.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    Breaks virtually no new narrative ground, yet treads the familiar territory it does cover with grace, style, wit and fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    Retains enough of Soderbergh's usual indie sensibility to make some sly but contentious points.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    One of the most consistently amusing ways in which it frustrates audience expectations has to do with how amazingly little of this very violent cast of characters' violence actually ends up being expressed onscreen.
    • Film.com

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