Geoff Berkshire
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For 54 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 27% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 68% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 13.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Geoff Berkshire's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 46
Highest review score: 90 The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
Lowest review score: 10 Septic Man
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 54
  2. Negative: 20 out of 54
54 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.
    • 52 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
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    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.
    • 62 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.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Despite an impressive global scope and admirable ethnic diversity among the interview subjects, the central thesis that women are leading the charge on green issues receives nothing but anecdotal support.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    As violent as its predecessor yet noticeably duller and less outrageous, Machete Kills is dragged to the finish line entirely by its director’s madcap energy and an absurd cast of major stars in strange cameos.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    A terminally quirky indie dramedy, Bottled Up risks trivializing prescription drug abuse in service of a trite middle-age romance.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Earth to Echo reaches for the stars with its gentle sci-fi shenanigans, but the rote result remains decidedly earthbound.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    The low-budget production feels chintzy and impossibly square, even by tyke standards.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Exploiting Lawrence's newfound fame is the only hope this ill-conceived, poorly executed venture has of connecting with audiences before poisonous word of mouth sends potential buyers in search of a more attractive address.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    While there are a few good jokes and sight gags along the way, the main impression left by She's All That is how numbingly consistent its lack of originality is.