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 11.5 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 36 Saints
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 128
  2. Negative: 36 out of 128
128 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    Unfortunately, Drunktown’s Finest too often suffers from stilted performances and scripting.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    For much of the running time, The Midnight Swim is effectively ambiguous, but Smith’s decision to play coy with the sisters’ backstories eventually frustrates.
    • 64 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    The lovingly crafted documentary Why We Ride ultimately chokes on the fumes of bombastic self-seriousness.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    The ensemble’s crack comic timing can only go so far to compensate for uneven scripting.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    Joshy offers a strange mix of elements that never quite add up.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    An alternately enchanting and exhausting anime adventure in which cutesy characters and peppy vocal turns belie a darker, angst-ridden narrative.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    Watching an estimable quintet of character actors do their thing is the chief pleasure of Cut Bank.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Tawdry but cripplingly self-serious, the second feature from Mora Stephens (a full decade after her little-seen, also politically themed debut “Conventioneers”) benefits from Patrick Wilson’s committed star turn.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Against all odds, “Nashville” series regular Peeples keeps the film watchable, delivering a capable star turn with enough flashes of soul to belie the script’s artifice and credible pop vocals to boot.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    The goofiness is redeemed somewhat by a wickedly violent climax — the exclamation point at the end of a rather simple sentence.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Lapses in the screenplay are mitigated only slightly by the natural chemistry between Long and Rossum.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Loitering With Intent is essentially a 75-minute hangout movie, which would work better if the characters were worth hanging out with.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Every bit as sitcom-ish and saccharine as its predecessor, but considerably less distinctive.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    The ADD overload combined with an understandably kid-friendly approach to horror (no one’s ever in real danger, and the monsters are never too scary) results in a disposable product intended to appeal to everyone but likely to resonate with no one.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Shyamalan has long been criticized for serving up borderline (or downright) silly premises with a straight face and overtly pretentious atmosphere, but he basically abandons that approach here in favor of a looser, more playful dynamic between his fresh-faced leads.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Despite a game lead performance from smallscreen star Katie Cassidy (“Arrow”) as a young woman with multiple personality disorder and an incorrigible punk attitude, this latest low-budget outing from helmer John Suits simply doesn’t have the imagination or resources necessary to pull off its clumsy stabs at visual pizzazz.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Its compassion and careful sidestepping of exploitation tropes can’t make up for a fundamental lack of depth and urgency in the storytelling.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Max
    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.

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