For 8 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 100% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 0% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark Zhuravsy's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 83 The Matchmaker
Lowest review score: 42 Smiley
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
8 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Mark Zhuravsy
    The Matchmaker is at heart an unexpectedly complex film about love, but also an examination of Israel in flux, a country with one foot in the past and another in the future – a weight that may never fully vacate Israeli shoulders.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Mark Zhuravsy
    It's not everyone cup of bloody tea, but an unapologetic genre treat for those willing to dive in.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Mark Zhuravsy
    Stumbles out of the gate with a pacing that suggests a stern history lesson, despite warm performances from the cast and a polished look.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 67 Mark Zhuravsy
    Erased starts out strong...but for the rest of the running time, we are watching Ben catch up with us, and that makes for uninteresting cinema no matter how kinetic the action.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Mark Zhuravsy
    A Coffee in Berlin is watchable and far from dumb, but the film embodies Niko's lack of clarity to the point where it hurts the picture.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Mark Zhuravsy
    The Last Stand delivers -- up to a point. Keep those expectations reasonable and try not to be disappointed.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Zhuravsy
    With the help of a talented cast, The Brass Teapot is able to coast on charm for the first hour, but then the fairytale idea that powers the film runs out of juice, and the last forty-five minutes hurtle toward a wrap-up that feels both awkward and overwrought, needlessly portentous and arriving much too late.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 42 Mark Zhuravsy
    It's worth saying that the final moments of Smiley are a grade above the by-the-numbers film that unfolded prior, but it's too little too late.