Marrit Ingman
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For 253 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 64% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marrit Ingman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 89 March of the Penguins
Lowest review score: 0 New York Minute
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 43 out of 253
253 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 89 Marrit Ingman
    Every movie about the Holocaust should be this good, but few are.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marrit Ingman
    The overall execution add up to a film of beautiful, ultimately heartbreaking honesty.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Marrit Ingman
    The film is a wonderful choice for older teens and has considerable crossover appeal for adult audiences.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Marrit Ingman
    Acted with such venomous restraint that it hurts to watch.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Marrit Ingman
    Though the story is thinly conceived, Antal throws a fantastic curveball in the second act. Kontroll is a hot ticket.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marrit Ingman
    Substantive and imaginatively filmed but is not an off-putting art movie; rather, it's the kind of solid but accessible filmmaking that prevailed in Hollywood's golden age.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 89 Marrit Ingman
    The movie gets goofy from time to time -- as when payola arrives in a vintage "Clash of the Titans lunchbox -- but the filmmakers and cast have the style and the swagger to back it up.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marrit Ingman
    Proof that movies don’t always have to be busy to entertain and enrich, this tale of life at a bucolic Korean monastery is at once profound and simple.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Marrit Ingman
    Well-considered, beautifully made, and often gripping in its narrative, the film epitomizes the best the documentary format can offer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marrit Ingman
    One need not necessarily appreciate Darger's art to enjoy Yu's sympathetic, intimate, and often breathtaking journey into the workings of his mind.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Marrit Ingman
    It is wonderful for what it is: a delightful, thoroughly satisfying comedy of modern manners.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marrit Ingman
    There's a genuine sense of loss when dreams go unrealized, and in these moments Dig! transcends the typical "rock movie" format and aspires to something greater: an examination of why we create and what we receive from art.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Marrit Ingman
    It's a magnificent film – thoughtful but not distant, aesthetically and technically sophisticated but staged with restraint and delicacy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marrit Ingman
    The story is simple and true-to-life, and the technique is naturalistic, using nonprofessional actors, photography that emphasizes the characters' environment, and deliberate narrative pacing that mimics real-time events.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marrit Ingman
    Jacquet's penguins are as absorbing and incredible as any man-made phantasmagoria you'll find in the multiplex this summer, and it's all real.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Marrit Ingman
    The film is a sure winner for arthouse audiences enamored of the new Argentine cinema, but it has crossover appeal for venturesome viewers in search of a good mystery, as well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marrit Ingman
    This is Iranian cinema at its most accessible: a bit slow even in its 92 minutes, with more environment than story, but deeply immersive and thought-provoking, and quite often funny.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marrit Ingman
    The result is total immersion in the moment of the music, sure to send jazz fans over the moon.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Marrit Ingman
    Honest and unflinching, Daughter From Danang isn't always pleasant to watch, but it is powerful and memorable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    The film’s light hand, appealing style, and simple exposition make it an eminently watchable inquiry into the politics of food and public health, accessible to the documentary-shy and wildly appropriate for older kids, who may further respond to its generational emphasis.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    With its wonderful veteran cast, its heart on its sleeve, and a love for the landscape that suffuses its technique, Don't Come Knocking is a peculiar but rewarding escape.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    More than worthy viewing. What it lacks at times in elegance it possesses in intensity and feeling.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    Beneath its layers of epic detail, this Zatôichi is cinematic cotton candy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    This indie rambler was my favorite movie of South by Southwest 05, where it premiered. But before I go any further, let's establish that Mutual Appreciation is not for you if you go to the movies to see things blown up or if you expect such conventional niceties as a three-act structure or lighting effects not achieved by yanking up a window shade.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    Abundant arthouse crowd appeal.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    The movie's quirk isn't forced; it sincerely ponders the nature of love and of human need, opening with a quote by Jacques Lacan and ending with a shrug.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    Ill-suited to casual viewing. But its challenges are worthwhile, and the gifted Gleize is one to watch.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    The film is set in post-WWII Scotland, but its tone and its telling are so stark, so Medieval, that it seems anachronistic when one of its characters picks up a telephone or plays a bebop jazz record.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    The action set-pieces, double crosses, and narrow escapes are handsomely mounted and suspenseful as a Saturday matinee.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    This is not a conventional love story but a philosophical one.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    In casting an all-American Jersey girl and surrounding her with Manolo Blahniks and the Strokes, Coppola draws a connection between her audience (domestically, at least) and the doomed dauphine, who is likewise insulated and distracted from her country's pointless involvement in a disastrous foreign war that is bankrupting its government and starving its people – and all the while she spends, spends, spends.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    Monster is, at its best, simply a chronicle of people trying to get along, which makes it compelling viewing indeed.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    When the special effects aren’t getting in the way, the kids’ imaginary scenes have a hazy, shimmering quality, as if the potential of a long afternoon with no homework could be measured in waves.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    If the film had allowed them to fall in love in real time, instead of to the drumbeat of history, their relationship would seem immeasurably more nuanced.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    The result is a lyrical contrast of two contiguous cultures, worlds apart in their definitions of family and love but brought together by mutual awe and basic human need.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    Somewhere between the pop jouissance of Guy Ritchie and the social realism of Ken Loach, this ballsy drama freeze-frames bleak Thatcherite Yorkshire and exposes its racist underbelly.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    The film has no script; it goes from moment to moment unhurriedly.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    Qualitatively different from its cinematic forbears: It doesn't linger on the gothic curlicues of its source material, it moves straightforwardly from place to place, and it emphasizes the emotional development of its characters with dramatic interplay rather than expressionistic, atmospheric gloom.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    It recommends itself best to viewers who can appreciate its novelty and roll with the risks it takes.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    Offers more questions than answers. Even the Kurds, who seem the closest thing to a success story, long for a unified Iraq.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    The film’s approach suits an audience broader than the usual documentary crowd, though it’s worth mentioning that those pictures can really stay with you.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    No doubt some viewers could find fault with the slack pacing, though it's hardly inappropriate for a film that's fundamentally about emerging from frustration and stasis into a state of grace.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    A charming surprise, the kind of neat little low-budget movie that seems more like a collaboration among friends than it does a corporate investment.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    It sounds high-minded, but 3-Iron is in fact simple and economical, blessedly straighforward, absorbing, and hard to forget.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    Faultlessly truthful in its observations.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    More factual rigor wouldn't hurt, but directors Quinn and Walker delve instead into the lives of their subjects with a fly-on-the-wall candor, revealing as much about American life as they do of African life.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    The best surprise is Yuan, the daughter of Hong Kong actress Cheng Pei-Pei. She has great screen presence and invests Lichi with a mix of kitty-cat cuteness and hellcat ferocity.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    There's also a little something smarmy about the interactions between the lawyers and their clients, all of whom are poor.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    Cuddlier and more charming, this alcoholic-hitman comedy isn’t your typical Dahl noir (The Last Seduction, Red Rock West), but it is offbeat, lovably deadpan, and just tart enough.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    Funny Ha Ha is often offhandedly funny, and Bujalski has a knack for letting scenes build and then cutting out abruptly, duplicating the flow of a life in flux.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    Goofily funny, oddly tenderhearted mock-documentary.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    It's a call to arms, a call to pick sides in the deepening cultural, political, and spiritual schism between the two Americas of the 21st century.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    If Tears is indeed too weird to take America by storm – Miramax bought the film after Cannes and shelved it until it is now being released by Magnolia – it should neither be considered a cult item, approachable only to film nerds (though they will appreciate it best).
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    Moments of black comedy break up the melodrama – a newsreel depicts the song's "victims" and a Nazi secretary rages against her Duden grammar manual – but the overall tone is still that of a four-alarm weeper.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    A pleasant, often beautiful, and surprisingly light-hearted film that affirms the human traits of resilience and intelligence while clearly denouncing the bellicose tendencies of nations and factions.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    It helps that J.K. Rowling’s third book in the series is full of spooky stuff that translates beautifully to screen.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    Eighteen short films by an international who's-who of filmmakers make up this omnibus celebrating the joys and sorrows of love and Paris, organized by neighborhood.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    It's a good bet for youth audiences (the PG-13 rating is for one instance of language) and finds plenty of thought-provoking subject matter courtside.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    Old Joy is an accurately observed slice of that moment between postadolescence and parenthood, when friends cling or scatter, and circumstances force buried feelings to the fore.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    It is an observant and effective study in character and setting, suitably grave and distinctively realized.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    The film is sufficiently methodical and well-researched to walk the walk behind its controversial premise. More to the point, it's terribly involving, intriguing enough to hook documentary-shy viewers.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    A bright, amiable chronicle of the vivid lives of the women of Juchitán.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    The movie isn't perfect – Spielberg-slick, its power is sometimes dampened by melodrama that overstates its message – but it is compelling and thought-provoking and topical as hell.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    The movie doesn’t stand in judgment of its characters, which will probably disappoint audiences who think it ought to, but its breezy tone and ultimately affirming message should please comedy fans with an appreciation for the offbeat.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    This is one of those rare movies about children but not necessarily for them, and it treats its adolescent subjects with bravery and compassion.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    This is joyful filmmaking, imbued with an infectious, giddy enthusiasm.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    For older and more reflective viewers, it’s a quirky, fresh slice-of-life more inviting than a tater-tot pyramid.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Marrit Ingman
    It's such high sports drama you'd swear this documentary is fiction.
    • Austin Chronicle
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    Works quite well for what it is: a wooly crime yarn with touches of humor and a satisfying, well-developed relationship between the schemers.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    The film’s resolution is more implied than complete.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    The House of Sand is a more transparently ambitious, prestigious "woman's picture" than Waddington's previous feature, 2000's "Me You Them."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    The very concept of such an assassination isn't so absurd as to be wacky – at least not since somebody fired a rocket at UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last Thursday.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    It's got practically everything you could stuff in front of a camera, with the possible exception of Rip Taylor throwing confetti. Dancing transvestites? Check. Elephants? Check.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    Made by teachers for teachers, this local indie – which now sports the imprimatur of executive producer Morgan Spurlock – offers no easy answers to its statistic that 50% of teachers quit within their first three years on the job.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    Even at its most contrived, the filmmakers believe in this project so passionately that its atmosphere seems absolutely real.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    There’s much to enjoy, even if the funny bits don’t add up to Spinal Tap greatness. And the titular anthem, performed in a star-studded closing jamboree, has a wickedly funny payoff.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    Hallström's latest is fine but unambitious, content with what it is – an arthouse trifle for the masses.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    A paradox, balancing the contradictions and ambiguities of its characters and setting with a careful hand that rarely falters, even though the film seems dramatically thin at times.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    A pleasant and often surprising ensemble dramedy set almost entirely within the walls of a busy, fashionable Tribeca trattoria on a spectacularly busy Tuesday night.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    An indie grab bag.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    It's not quite masterful enough to achieve all its goals, but Zucker is undeniably ambitious despite its relatively lowbrow and farcical approach.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    This a deeply humane and affecting movie, surprisingly gentle in spite of its black-comic tinge, and without the slightest hint of schmaltz.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    If it's not perfect, it still gives pleasure to the eye.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    Not in recent memory has a movie so short – 90 minutes on the nose – been so stagnant and stubbornly slow to build. And that's exactly the point.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    It is a sweet, simple movie with a sweet, simple message: that children see the world differently and have much to teach the people who love them.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    Doesn't necessarily make for a crowdpleasing experience, though it is a provocative and uncomfortably authentic one.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    It’s part camp, part trash, and part cabaret, with a delightfully retro Hollywood Hills palette and zingy dialogue served up with relish.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    Bizarre, even darkly comic at times. But it's also elegant and mannered.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    A perfectly marvelous matinee option for young children.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    Garçon Stupide is interesting enough to merit an audience broader than its intended niche, though it isn't perfect.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    The combination of high animé style and old-school heart gives the film a broad enough appeal to merit a wide release. Not that it isn't quirky.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    The film’s simplest pleasure is its naturalism – the illusion it creates of observing the animals undetected.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    The quest for sexual happiness is a radical notion in these repressive times, as well as a legitimate basis for storytelling, but Shortbus doesn't quite delve as deeply as it ought into its characters' emotions.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    A compelling small-scale drama, and Lapica is a talent to watch.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    A playground for Malkovich – enjoyable enough but not terribly deep.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    An intriguing export with crossover appeal.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    The film veers toward sheer silliness at times, losing the sweetness that defines its strongest moments.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    A good bet for family viewing. It's got a charming, simple plot, a smart Alan Menken score, and enough subversive humor to wring a chuckle or two out of Mom and Dad.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    If the sensitive coming-of-age love story is a well-worn tradition in gay cinema, Come Undone is at the very least a superior example of it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 67 Marrit Ingman
    While viewers who expect a conventional suspense film may be disappointed in Lantana overall, it does succeed on a smaller, more intimate scale.

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