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

Gemma Files' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Fight Club
Lowest review score: 10 Running Free
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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    Surreal to the point of poeticism, amusing and tragic by turns.
    • 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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    An incredible star turn from Hilary Swank.
    • 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
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    Opinionated magic and mayhem
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Gemma Files
    Subtle, strange, off-putting, fascinating.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    A two-hour slice --of comedy pie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    This is independent acting (and movie-making) at its best -- true, tight, anything but trite.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Gemma Files
    It's sumptuous, archaic, and longer than a firehouse ladder.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    Chan's glorious madness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    Retains enough of Soderbergh's usual indie sensibility to make some sly but contentious points.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Gemma Files
    An exercise in outrageous style over substance.
    • Film.com
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    Mehta's latest release, combines a similarly intoxicating visual immediacy and delight with a sobering outsider's long view.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Gemma Files
    Sunshine's historical reference-heavy narrative walks a fine line between novelistic tragedy and comically overstated melodrama, falling down on the job more than once.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Gemma Files
    Kusama understands her subject intimately, and it shows.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    A startling debut full of emotional depth and political punch.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    A gorgeous and enduring piece of work.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    Confirming the moral of a thousand "Twilight Zone" episodes: Don't play with time.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Gemma Files
    If the current flood of pre-millennial tension movies teaches us nothing else, it demonstrates how desperate we've all become to see whether we could make our peace in the time provided, if forced to by circumstances beyond our control.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    Starting small and building steadily, the movie reaps some fall-down funny laughs.
    • Film.com
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    A fascinating combination of dare, stunt and genuine artistic risk -- often disorganized, but never less than entertaining.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Gemma Files
    Has a soundtrack crammed with infectious music gleaned from fairly surprising sources.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    A true achievement -- no matter who eventually wants to take, or deny, credit for its creation.
    • Film.com
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    It's adult and humane, genuinely sexy, laugh-out-loud funny.