Geoff Berkshire

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For 132 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 11.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Geoff Berkshire's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 100 Gleason
Lowest review score: 10 36 Saints
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 132
  2. Negative: 37 out of 132
132 movie reviews
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    With plot elements cobbled together from recent animated hits, the blandly executed pic might as well be titled “Happy Minions of Madagascar’s Ice Age.”
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Daddy’s Home isn’t so much a lump of coal as an empty box.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Cheerfully exhorting imagination, creativity and bravery in children while demonstrating none of those virtues itself, The Hero of Color City proves to be a dispiritingly colorless feature-length babysitter.
    • 19 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    The film’s haphazard structure and freewheeling arguments only serve to reinforce tired pothead cliches — it’s paranoid, prone to starry-eyed dorm-room philosophizing, and it doesn’t know when to quit.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Overlong film quickly becomes tedious whenever the camera strays from the lions, who don’t have much personality but prove more compelling than the humans.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    The timidly plotted proceedings never veer from romantic-comedy formula. There’s a whole lot of talk and very little action here, and not just because the squeaky-clean pic wears its PG rating like a badge of honor.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Character actor Michael Cudlitz’s first leading role is the sole selling point of Dark Tourist, a well-acted but rote and ultimately repellent character study of a psychologically disturbed loner.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    The type of sporadically silly and patently predictable horror pic that would look like filler on Syfy’s weekend lineup, The Other Side of the Door brings virtually nothing new to the supernatural genre.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    The low-budget production feels chintzy and impossibly square, even by tyke standards.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Even a brisk running time, barely topping 80 minutes, is too long to ask audiences to stay in the company of these characters and their terrible self-inflicted predicaments.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    The Gallows isn’t without a certain amount of atmosphere, it simply feels borrowed wholesale. That would matter less with a better script, but the four main characters are paper-thin even by genre norms.
    • 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.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Neither warm and fuzzy in the best holiday movie traditions, nor edgy and irreverent a la “Bad Santa” (coincidentally also co-starring Graham, to better effect), it’s something of a mystery what audience A Merry Friggin’ Christmas intends to serve.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    The lukewarm family dynamics sit awkwardly alongside equally underwhelming action sequences.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Slack narrative and abysmal dialogue render the vague generational satire meaningless to anyone unfamiliar with Tolstoy’s work (and depressing to those in the know).
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    There isn’t a pharmaceutical cocktail powerful enough to improve the dreadful comedy of Better Living Through Chemistry.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Unacceptable Levels marries folksy astonishment and alarmist speculation in a documentary far too easy to dismiss.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    “Lazarus” shamelessly steals from superior genre efforts and lacks any distinguishing traits beyond a wildly overqualified cast.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Geoff Berkshire
    Essentially a homemovie cobbled together with bland talking-head interviews, director Yuliya Tikhonova’s film offers little to interest jazz aficionados or those simply curious about the band’s lineup of veteran sidemen from the era of classic jazz.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Geoff Berkshire
    The second feature from writer-director Tenney Fairchild (“The Good Humor Man”) actually attempts to be an emotionally resonant relationship tale, but lives down to its title by delivering nothing but inane comedy and insufferable drama.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 20 Geoff Berkshire
    Results are simple-minded at best, contemptible at worst; most audiences would rather watch anything else.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Geoff Berkshire
    Eric Chaney’s debut feature, Indigo Children, doesn’t so much copy Terrence Malick as swallow the filmmaker’s stylistic tics whole and vomit them out onscreen in an ungainly if mercifully brief mess.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 20 Geoff Berkshire
    An aggressively obnoxious tone undermines a decent concept and appealing cast.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Geoff Berkshire
    Empty cynicism isn’t a substitute for well-reasoned critique, and Roth winds up looking more clueless than the so-called “social justice warriors” he’s trying to satirize.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Geoff Berkshire
    Sanchez’s thoroughly conventional approach here does little to elevate a dismally generic script from frequent collaborator Jamie Nash.

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