Geoff Berkshire

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For 131 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 11.2 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 The Ultimate Life
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 131
  2. Negative: 36 out of 131
131 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
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    It’s too bad the film doesn’t provide a better sense of what makes the Belgian Malinois so uniquely suited to the battlefield, or find a way to pay more than lip service to the deep bonds developed between military men and animals.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    The sudsy quality of the production ensures all the performers look terrific, but aren’t given particularly impressive material to work with.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    The graceful camerawork, precise editing and high-quality animation still can’t disguise the lack of imagination that went into the overall conception and the repetitive sameness that creeps into every bind the penguins find themselves in.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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