Geoff Berkshire
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For 68 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 65% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 14.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Geoff Berkshire's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 45
Highest review score: 90 Narco Cultura
Lowest review score: 10 The Ultimate Life
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 68
  2. Negative: 25 out of 68
68 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Geoff Berkshire
    Narco Cultura is as overwhelming as it is absorbing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Geoff Berkshire
    Boasting spectacular performances from Duplass and Elisabeth Moss as a husband and wife on the brink of separation, this incredibly assured directorial debut of Charlie McDowell essentially turns the idea of a two-hander upside down and inside out.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 90 Geoff Berkshire
    Blending smart fantasy elements, broad comedy, tender romance and an atypically slow-burning apocalypse, the directorial debut of “I Heart Huckabees” co-writer Jeff Baena is charming, thoughtful and laugh-out-loud funny.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Geoff Berkshire
    The Internet’s Own Boy is a beautifully crafted film that opens a window on a world not everyone has entered yet, and exposes ways in which both the legal system and the U.S. government is lagging hopelessly behind technology.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Geoff Berkshire
    Even in moments that don’t ring entirely true, Boyega’s grounded performance keeps the film headed in the right direction.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Geoff Berkshire
    This disarming pic navigates tricky emotional territory to emerge as an impressive feature debut for helmer Jen McGowan and scribe Amy Lowe Starbin.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    Grim, gritty and ultra-violent, Dredd reinstates the somber brutality missing from the U.K. comicbook icon's previous screen outing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    A thoughtful, detailed chronicle of the Fed’s origins, responsibilities and shifting monetary policies.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    American Promise succeeds in touching on a wealth of subjects without overreaching.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    [A] fascinating but only intermittently insightful film.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    A trek across the Himalayas to raise climate-change awareness is respectfully packaged as inspirational comfort food in Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    This is neither an indictment nor an endorsement but simply a refreshing departure from the combative tone of contemporary politics and political coverage.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    A formulaic and functional documentary that nevertheless proves effective at getting the message out about America’s addiction to unhealthy food.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    Blissfully swimming against the hyperactive kidpic tide, Dolphin Tale 2 gently peddles inspirational life lessons while respecting both its characters and its audience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    Beyond the Lights is a strange beast, a music-industry romance that alternates freely between wisdom and mawkishness, caustic entertainment-biz critique and naive wish fulfillment, heartfelt flourishes and soap-opera shenanigans.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    The Book of Life is undoubtedly stuffed with more business than its fleet, kid-friendly running time can properly handle. Yet Gutierrez’s confident delivery of the material remains so buoyant and passionately felt throughout that he almost gets away with it.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Geoff Berkshire
    Brightest Star, has all the trappings of a contemporary romantic comedy, but also the good sense to strive for a deeper examination of a young man’s search for his place in the universe.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Geoff Berkshire
    The film’s haphazard focus muddies the waters without doing anything to clarify the overall stakes. Fortunately, the continual visual splendors make a rather striking argument of their own.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Geoff Berkshire
    Take Me to the River compensates for a lack of originality and depth with no shortage of joyful celebration.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    A ho-hum exorcism chiller that tries to spice up a formulaic screenplay by converting a predominantly Catholic-fixated horror subgenre to Judaism.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    Even if every word of Coogler’s account of the last day in Grant’s life held up under close scrutiny, the film would still ring false in its relentlessly positive portrayal of its subject.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    The ensemble’s crack comic timing can only go so far to compensate for uneven scripting.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    +1
    Carefully repeated imagery, in-camera tricks and well-executed fx combine to create a tantalizing visual puzzle that demands full attention, even as the flavorless characters and largely so-so performances risk audience indifference.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    A bittersweet ending offers both victory and defeat, but closes on a note of hard-won optimism.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    Exceedingly stylish and ultimately quite silly, The Signal is a sci-fi head trip better appreciated for the journey than the destination.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    While the filmed stage performances are among the pic’s most galvanizing sequences, their inclusion underscores how flat Gibney’s combination of archival footage and talking-head interviews otherwise plays.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    The sophomore effort from Jake Paltrow (“The Good Night”) gets so bogged down in its primal tale of murder and revenge that the most intriguing elements become little more than futuristic window dressing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    Unfortunately, Drunktown’s Finest too often suffers from stilted performances and scripting.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Less reliant on slow-burn suspense and larded with fake-out jump scares, this is the first sequel in the series that fails to advance the overall mythology in any meaningful way.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    "Spark” remains a lovingly made and shot tease, designed to ensure that what really happens at Burning Man stays at Burning Man.

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