For 119 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 21% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 74% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Laura Sinagra's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 48
Highest review score: 90 Tom Dowd & the Language of Music
Lowest review score: 10 Just a Kiss
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 119
  2. Negative: 26 out of 119
119 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Laura Sinagra
    Miller's women share the affliction of scars left by dominating fathers. But the stories lean toward self-importance, and used verbatim in heavy voice-over, they register as a parody of spareness. Posey is the only one who has fun puncturing the solemnity, turning the real surreal in a softer version of her usual attack.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Laura Sinagra
    On a dark set, between strums and archival clips, this master raconteur exudes his own brand of obnoxious charm, the kind that can only be possessed, never imitated.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Laura Sinagra
    Northfork's overall ponderousness prevents it from becoming a transcendent fictive poem on the violent domestication of the West.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Laura Sinagra
    As Mom, Allison Janney easily dominates every scene she graces, as does Morning Zoo jock papa Peter Gallagher.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Laura Sinagra
    It's Filippo Pucillo who gives the youngest son such mellifluous southern sass that you wish the camera would abandon the whole woman-as-sadness retread and scooter off in his direction.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Laura Sinagra
    The real charm of this trifle is the deadpan comic face of its star, Jean Reno, who resembles Sly Stallone in a hot sake half-sleep.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Laura Sinagra
    The filmmaker achieves the desired sense of remoteness and claustrophobic doom, and though the story could be told more economically, her slow approach conveys the distended chronology that attends an indentured servitude resembling slavery.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Laura Sinagra
    In the central romantic push-pull, Elster and Harold achieve a rare, edgily hopeful chemistry amid emotional ruins.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Laura Sinagra
    Blue Car gets so much of the hard stuff (including Meg's Plath-via-Tori poetry) that it assumes the easy stuff will take care of itself. It doesn't.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Laura Sinagra
    Theron's empathetic victim-wrath and elemental female outrage almost trump the otherwise cartoonish gender-bending and award-grubbing po' folk put-on.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Laura Sinagra
    Unfortunately, during the inevitable "what every woman wants" breakdown, Zellweger can't muster Doris Day's detached fume.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Laura Sinagra
    When ditching the mawk to follow his daredevil muse, the director delivers stunning shots of cliff dancing and stunt pilotry.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Laura Sinagra
    Doubles as a narrative of the nascent women's movement.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Laura Sinagra
    These flashes push Dig! beyond recording-industry kvetch, causing it to stay with you longer than either band's ephemeral music.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Laura Sinagra
    With just the right balance of epic grandeur and break-into-song goofiness, this Bollywood love legend does double duty as a women's-rights manifesto and a plea for amity between India and Pakistan.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Laura Sinagra
    Holder and Parker tread lightly on issues of sexism, and sex in general, and leave us wishing more questions were asked.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Laura Sinagra
    Never really finds a fresh groove.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Laura Sinagra
    Lots of Dowse's ideas work well--the ringing tinnitus, the conversion of sound to visible waves, the trimming of treble and bass for underwatery effect, the removal of ambient noise entirely. But as the humor flags, It's All Gone Pete Tong starts to feel more like an exercise.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Laura Sinagra
    Bow Wow isn't bad. But he and the dudes who fill out X's crew never quite nail the desired What's Happening!! vibe.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Laura Sinagra
    Where the earlier flick (Garden State), in its smallness, felt like an honest representation of writer-director-star Zach Braff's struggles with notions of home, Crowe's is a hodgepodge of great ideas and moods in search of a plot to enrich.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Laura Sinagra
    In yet another roundelay that, like "Crash" and "Heights," follows the "Short Cuts" template of cosmic interconnection.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Laura Sinagra
    Clive Owen proves he can just about save anything.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Laura Sinagra
    Not only is there not enough panting to bunch any panties, this polite romp could use more of that other L-word: laughs.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Laura Sinagra
    This "Last Waltz"–like doc is almost funereal, full of reverent banalities spliced between overly folksy takes on melancholic Leonard Cohen bombshells.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Laura Sinagra
    Echoes the trajectory of the post-Communist-bloc region itself, unmoored and at the mercy of pitiless capitalist forces.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Laura Sinagra
    Aiming for Almodóvar lite, the flick is more reminiscent of "The Love Boat" -- drenched this time in cheery polysexuality. Everyone is an angel (and a horny little devil) in this breezy earthly trifle, even if the zaniness never quite takes wing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Laura Sinagra
    A straightforward epic, almost alarmingly quaint in the telling.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Laura Sinagra
    There's an enforced squareness afoot as the directors contrast the couple with Pride-float revelers, as if testifying in front of a Massachusetts court that these two are as fuddy-duddy as the wholesomest het duo.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Laura Sinagra
    With a premise this screwy, nobody has any choice but to follow the savvy lead of Bebe Neuwirth, who, as Hudson's "Composure" editor, hams her queen-bitch-mother-hen role to glazed perfection.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Laura Sinagra
    The trumped-up alley-to-plaza intrigue could use more smoke and less mirrors.