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 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
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    Silly in some parts, but sheer fun in most, Bootmen will get you wiggling in your seat with a big grin pasted on your face.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    A two-hour slice --of comedy pie.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    But it IS enjoyable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Gemma Files
    It's sumptuous, archaic, and longer than a firehouse ladder.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Gemma Files
    No classic, but two hours well-spent nonetheless.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Gemma Files
    Has a soundtrack crammed with infectious music gleaned from fairly surprising sources.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Gemma Files
    Actually funnier than the first movie, but getting to those parts requires a little bit of patient mental fast-forwarding.
    • Film.com
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Gemma Files
    A magic-realistic fable whose lows soon prove as infuriating as its highs are intoxicating.
    • Film.com
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Gemma Files
    An unexpectedly adult emotional rollercoaster with some very cold and unsettling things to say about men, women, marriage, and the lies we so often tell each other.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Gemma Files
    Like memories of your latest high, it's all briefly amusing, mildly embarrassing, and - ultimately -- completely forgettable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Gemma Files
    Kusama understands her subject intimately, and it shows.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Gemma Files
    An exercise in outrageous style over substance.
    • Film.com
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Gemma Files
    One way or the other, there really is something to be said for a movie which seems to revel in its own inherent comic-book silliness.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Gemma Files
    The lack of chemistry between he (Yun-Fat) and Foster is truly striking: so much so, in fact, that the strain of trying to manufacture some keeps her looking on the verge of outright illness throughout.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Gemma Files
    It doesn't really hang together. And waaay too much style. Pity.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Gemma Files
    Renders the net result fairly squarely unenjoyable, on almost any level.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Gemma Files
    Flirts with the idea of insight.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Gemma Files
    Not quite good enough to leave more than a vaguely pleasant, vaguely disappointing aftertaste.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Gemma Files
    Mandy Nelson's sugar-high bright-'n'-cheerful script takes a series of easy ways out, avoiding completely the prospective pitfalls of having to see any of these characters as complicated, contradictory, not entirely nice or identifiable-with -- actual human beings, in other words.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Gemma Files
    Not even Goldberg's near-flawless central performance can polish Kingdom Come beyond mere soap opera pap.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Gemma Files
    She's not a real person, in any way, shape or form -- which makes watching Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, the first in a projected series of live-action films based around her exploits, a visually spectacular yet oddly cheerless experience.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Gemma Files
    This is half a good movie held hostage to the other, trashier half, and unfortunately for all of us, no rescue seems forthcoming.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Gemma Files
    Appalling, repetitive, utterly predictable.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Gemma Files
    It's all quite precious, just not in a good way: "Postmodern" to a fault, deeply shallow, infuriatingly trite.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Gemma Files
    Langorous and oddly detached... a mess.