For 81 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 24% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 74% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Henry Barnes' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The Double
Lowest review score: 20 Arthur Newman
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 81
  2. Negative: 3 out of 81
81 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Henry Barnes
    A fun, disposable watch.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Henry Barnes
    While some of World War Z is rotten, the whole stands as a punchy, if conventional action thriller.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Henry Barnes
    The flat-out dullness of Arthur is the point of Dante Ariola's debut feature, but it's also its undoing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Henry Barnes
    Brady Corbet is excellent as thoroughly unlikable Simon.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Henry Barnes
    Between the kung fu, the gunplay, a gentle romantic subplot and the extreme gastronomy – there's something for everyone.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Henry Barnes
    The adults' behaviour is almost as confusing for us as it is for her. It's a neat trick that reminds us these weighty adult issues are both life-changing and, in the moment, somewhat insignificant to someone Maisie's age.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Henry Barnes
    Gondry's argument – that pack mentality crushes individual expression – follows a similarly predictable route, but there's enough of his signature playfulness (especially in the use of mobile-phone footage to present flashbacks) to keep the journey entertaining.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Henry Barnes
    The Place Beyond the Pines is ambitious and epic, perhaps to a fault.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Henry Barnes
    The soundtrack's ironic bent might dissuade older viewers (Simple Minds are venerated), but they'd be missing out on one of the best musical comedies since A Mighty Wind. The song's the same, but Pitch Perfect is a great cover version.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Henry Barnes
    It's not bad, exactly – but it is boring and very rarely funny. This is laboured. This is aimless. This Is 40. It's really quite a grind.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Henry Barnes
    Parked putters, but doesn't go anywhere.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Henry Barnes
    The chemistry between Mikkelsen and Vikander barely simmers, when it should boil. Nevertheless, it's a fascinating affair of state.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Henry Barnes
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a perfect fit for its target audience – the Harry Potter kids who are following Emma Watson through her baby steps towards the stronger stuff.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Henry Barnes
    Tykwer and the Wachowskis' other twist on this karmic hokum - to cast each of their actors in multiple roles across the stories, regardless of age or race - is less successful.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Henry Barnes
    There's a degree of puffery in the writing, however, that makes this drama untrustworthy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Henry Barnes
    Once you commit to the lexicon – to the blunderbusses, the silver, the loops that close and the loops let run – you're in for a breathless ride. It's been a patchy summer for sci-fi, absent of anything that really sticks in the mind. Johnson's deep, distinctive film plays on repeat.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Henry Barnes
    The dancefloor's full of bodies, the bride and groom have been backed into a corner by relatives desperate for their pound of flesh. Pretty much your average wedding, then.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Henry Barnes
    Ahadu pulls the curtain back on a government that was willing to imprison and torture its electorate.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Henry Barnes
    It's fun to watch Whedon pitch his heroes against each other. Child's play, maybe, but entertaining all the same.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Henry Barnes
    Pearce has fun; world-weary in the style of a 15-year-old told one too many times to tidy his room – but shoddy special effects and the surface-level sass of the president's daughter leave this one spinning in low orbit.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Henry Barnes
    Dunham, who pads through much of this extremely well-written, often funny and very touching film in the semi-nude, doesn't give a damn about any of it.

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