Geoff Berkshire

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For 128 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 59% 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: 50
Highest review score: 100 Gleason
Lowest review score: 10 Cabin Fever
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 128
  2. Negative: 36 out of 128
128 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Geoff Berkshire
    Without any fuss, Lipitz has made a film deeply rooted in intergenerational relationships between women.
    • 85 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Geoff Berkshire
    Although limited in scope, the feature documentary debut of TV news veteran Cary Bell benefits greatly from the infectious personality of its subject, Abigail Evans.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    Filmmakers Josh Kriegman (a former Weiner aide) and Elyse Steinberg utilize their seemingly unfettered access to deliver a rollicking and never-dull insider’s view of a political campaign in crisis mode, but the most fascinating questions surrounding Weiner’s epic fall remain unanswered.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Geoff Berkshire
    The script is executed with enough naturalism to ward off complaints of contrivance — all the way up to a tidy, but quite satisfying, denouement.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Geoff Berkshire
    This character-driven picture takes its time marinating in quiet conversations and Austin atmosphere, making the sudden jolts of violence all the more shocking when they land.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    [A] fascinating but only intermittently insightful film.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Geoff Berkshire
    Narco Cultura is as overwhelming as it is absorbing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    The film’s strongest assets are undoubtedly its actors.
    • 73 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    An exercise in hero worship that doesn’t shy away from its subject’s least admirable traits, “Being Evel” attempts to deliver a complex portrait of a man who preferred to be seen as a self-styled myth
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    The non-pro cast received their scenes one week at a time, and the choice lends their performances a compelling blend of discovery and authenticity.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    The breezily likable pic benefits from an underexposed topic and solid execution.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    Silver offers up a generally assured and compelling film here.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    American Promise succeeds in touching on a wealth of subjects without overreaching.
    • 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.
    • 67 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.
    • 67 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Geoff Berkshire
    Swanberg and co-writer Megan Mercier have crafted an incredibly generous film that wears its heart on its sleeve but never feels sappy or even sentimental.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    The intense focus on the two lead characters emerges as both a strength and a weakness. There’s a lot of walking and talking, and what begins as rather charming ultimately turns tedious, even with a fleet 80-minute running time before closing credits factor in.

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