Geoff Berkshire

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For 133 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 37% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Geoff Berkshire's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 100 Columbus
Lowest review score: 10 Cabin Fever
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 133
  2. Negative: 37 out of 133
133 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    What emerges is a nuanced, if somewhat undernourished, portrait of the poorest inhabitants of the richest country in the world.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Sidney Hall strings its audience along on a tedious journey that runs out of steam long before reaching an embarrassingly overwrought finale.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Geoff Berkshire
    With the gripping appeal of a great epic novel, Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos’ documentary spans three decades of diligent work on the frontlines of global health crises to prove, in moving detail, the difference dedicated professionals can make in seemingly hopeless situations.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    Even if the low-budget execution is uneven at times, there’s enough snap to the filmmaking, and enough raw power in the premise, to make for solid B-movie excitement.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Geoff Berkshire
    The hypnotically paced drama carried by the serendipitous odd-couple pairing of John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson is lovely and tender, marking Kogonada as an auteur to watch.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    Even if first-time writer-director Wayne Roberts is sympathetic to the plight he’s chosen for the protagonist, his film never burrows deep enough under her skin to make the string of miserable scenarios connect in a meaningful way.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    The part may be tailor-made for Simmons’ no-nonsense persona, and his performance reliably rock solid, but the bland execution of director Gavin Wiesen and the uninspired scripting of Seth Owen have no comic zing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Geoff Berkshire
    Even as some of the supporting players and subplots veer toward caricature, the family dynamics at the film’s center remain entirely relatable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Geoff Berkshire
    Without any fuss, Lipitz has made a film deeply rooted in intergenerational relationships between women.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    A promising and impressively self-assured debut for 23-year-old filmmaker Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, As You Are is crafted with the confidence and skill of a veteran, but also the youthful eye of someone not far removed from his protagonists.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Geoff Berkshire
    Rather than milking the outre premise for broad comedy, everyone involved strives to keep the characters and situations grounded and warm.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    First-time writer-director (and also star) Michelle Morgan brings just enough specificity, and a surprisingly sharp eye, to make the film an interesting calling card for future work.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Geoff Berkshire
    Comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani and writer Emily V. Gordon mine their personal history for laughs, heartache, and hard-earned insight in The Big Sick, a film that’s by turns romantic, rueful, and hilarious.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Geoff Berkshire
    Writer-director Jim Strouse (“Grace Is Gone,” “The Winning Season”) places Williams at the center of a thoroughly conventional indie narrative — trusting his star’s sensibility to freshen up otherwise stale scenarios. Fortunately, Williams delivers on every count.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    Even with a bona fide icon at its center, The Comedian doesn’t dig deep enough to add anything substantial to the subgenre.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    An unusual movie like Buster’s Mal Heart demands an unusual star, and Rami Malek proves an ideal fit for Sarah Adina Smith’s sophomore feature.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    The performers are mostly out to sea without a paddle trying to make sense of hateful characters, but Trimbur at least shows some comic spark and strikes a few sympathetic notes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    After an hour or so spent establishing characters worth caring about, the narrative starts to devolve, and the more the film circles back to the mythology of “Ouija,” the sillier it gets. Much like the characters at its center, this prequel can’t outrun the ghosts of its past.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Even a prickly pro like Sutherland can’t do anything to elevate a hokey self-help lecture disguised as family entertainment.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    The film’s strongest assets are undoubtedly its actors.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    The Land feels a few drafts away from succeeding on its own terms. Still, there’s enough on screen, beyond Lendeborg’s confident star turn, to label Caple as a filmmaker to watch.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Visual spectacle still takes precedence over coherent plotting, and the human characters retain all the gravitas of generic placeholders who accidentally made it into the shooting script.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Geoff Berkshire
    Tweel masterfully assembles roughly four years of footage, much of it shot by Gleason himself, and the result is painfully raw at times but undeniably rewarding.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    So good at making the most outlandish elements of his first two films seem completely credible, Jones can’t find a way to get this cartoony spectacle to soar. His heartfelt approach to the material only underlines the silliness.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Geoff Berkshire
    It’s not necessarily artful, but it’s also never less than compelling. If anything, Soechtig has only refined her skills at packaging a slick, audience-friendly documentary with a subject that feels even more urgent.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Although the X-Men ensembles are usually large, there are simply too many characters for the action-heavy “Apocalypse” to properly juggle.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    Siegel’s likable perf keeps the audience on her side and highlights Maddie’s knack for thinking on her feet. Gallagher is even better as the mysteriously motivated antagonist.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Every bit as sitcom-ish and saccharine as its predecessor, but considerably less distinctive.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    In a welcome gender reversal from the father-son dynamic of “Heaven Is for Real,” Garner and Rogers deliver fully committed performances that credibly convey the physical and mental anguish endured by sick children and their caregivers.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    This is the kind of movie where a major development in a character’s personal life instantly telegraphs his ultimate fate in the trenches.

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