Marrit Ingman

Select another critic »
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 8.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marrit Ingman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 89 Daughter from Danang
Lowest review score: 0 Boat Trip
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 43 out of 253
253 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    This frothy little crime comedy isn't half bad, bubbling with caper-farce energy supplied by a game ensemble cast and a source novel by prolific pulp writer Donald E. Westlake.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    Wispy, cosmopolitan slice-of-life.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    Depends on the two actors who all but carry it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    The film is often quietly humorous.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    A slick, sexy little package with fast cars, big explosions, dazzling locations in the south of France, a trip-hop score, and about as much plot to fill a thimble.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    Yet as wonderful as it is to see a breezy, earnest romantic comedy that is so matter-of-factly gay-themed, Big Eden suffers somewhat, unsurprisingly, from some of the usual perils of a breezy, earnest romantic comedy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    The eye candy can't quite compensate for the murky mess of a plot.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    A suitably rigorous sports movie. On the other hand, at no time does it break out of the "sports movie" mold.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    It is really gory, for the record -– though it's too silly and insufficiently twisted to slake the appetite of the hardcore gorehound, it's not something to take a kid to.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    Wistful voiceover explains too much, and, even worse, interrupts the requisite Teen Movie Climactic Speech.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    There's a place in life for movies like this – goofy and lowbrow but never truly icky; the good guys are lovable losers and the bad guys have frosted feathered hair and unitards with inflatable codpieces.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    Ruffalo makes a dent as a dogged narcotics detective, and the Spanish superstar Javier Bardem appears as a crime boss. Overall, however, Mann seems content to play games with his fast cars, cool streets, and loud rock, leaving Collateral squarely within the action genre.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    This first dramatic feature by documentarian Evans is an important film but not necessarily a successful one.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    Final verdict: Cast is excellent; movie is OK; men and women are soooo different.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    This is a film strictly for hardcore sentimentalists, despite its straight-ahead depiction of the harsh urban landscape in contemporary China.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    This kindly and spirited film doesn't exactly break the mold of the heartwarming, humanistic boarding-school dramedy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    The movie is kind of a mess – all over the place tonally, hastily paced, and overly reliant on the ostensible truisms of romantic comedy.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    It works best as a spank-it movie you don’t have to feel guilty about and that you can dance to. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    Cute and toothless as a kitten, Seamstress doesn't inspire the same kind of fervent devotion its principals feel when confronted with art, but it does make a pleasant enough diversion.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    This is the kind of scrappy Seventies-throwback B-movie that fits the bill when you desperately need to see regular-seeming, occasionally inept people rise up against our corrupt criminal oppressors and cudgel them with pool cues and bits of blasted-off brick.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    Its characterizations are as bland as sand.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    Shot in just over a week with a minuscule budget, this artsy thriller feels like a one-off from Shimizu's Ju-on films but is probably worth a look for fans.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    Parents might appreciate a lighter hand with the barnyard whimsy and food fights, but overall the movie doesn't condescend about heavy matters (grief, healing, and blended families) and is pleasantly diverting.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    Has its charms, but for a movie about loving radically, it sure plays it safe.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    It starts off with a slick split-screen bang, but this high tech heist thriller is like a For Dummies guide to the genre.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    Deschanel, as the token oddball of the gang, runs off with the movie.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    It is a rewarding tale for public educators, parents, and kids with big dreams.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    It feels mechanical, more conceptual than realized, like a senior project by a particularly ambitious student who's recently read "West of Everything" – and who's lucked into working with a world-class actor.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    Like a lot of animated fare, it's overly busy, lacking the comic's gentle, contemplative air.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    The film has lovely moments – Gehry buildings can be extremely photogenic, after all – but it doesn't sink its teeth in the way it probably should.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    Everybody’s sleepwalking here. Vincent D'Onofrio is fantastic with Vaughn in a small part as his brother, but it's as if he’s running in during a break from "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    The movie doesn't quite add up beyond its performances.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    For venturesome viewers, Jailbait would make a potent late-summer palate cleanser in preparation for festival season, even if you wouldn't make a meal of it.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    The film is a pleasant surprise.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    Before the cocaine economy, Miami was a sleepy seaside hamlet, a "virgin city" with a permeable border and largely unprotected coastline.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    His (Law's) is the standout performance, probably because it's quiet and reflective and nuanced amidst the flurries of relationship talk.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    It's got a good creative pedigree and confident execution – as well as nifty design, down to its Hammond-organ Photek soundtrack and desert chic – but this ensemble piece set in a rural mobile-home park steps off the trail into melodrama from time to time.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    On the plus side, Costanzo is an appealing and likable young actor who carries the film easily; he gives the impression that he is thinking deeply and mildly amused.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    The elliptical narrative also recalls Fernando Meirelles' somewhat similarly themed "The Constant Gardener," a film ultimately more heartfelt and accessible to mainstream audiences because its maker is unafraid of grief and explores it more deeply.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    Problems arise in the film’s third act, however, with a profoundly implausible plot turn that sends the movie skidding into bogeyman horror. It cheapens the sentiment, and the film doesn’t recover.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    Though it’s as estrogenic as dong quai, this amiable adaptation of Karen Joy Fowler’s eponymous bestseller about six friends and their book club is thoughtfully rendered with a certain universality of spirit – in that sense not unlike the books of Jane Austen herself.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Marrit Ingman
    It points a determined finger (a middle finger, almost) at law enforcement, which cannot or will not recognize kidnapping victims in our midst, especially if they are undocumented and brown-skinned.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Sweet enough while it lasts.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    There's nothing terribly wrong with Kate & Leopold -- it's just an awfully conventional upmarket romantic comedy.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Never mind the fact that romantic comedies about gay African-American and Latino men aren't exactly plentiful, let alone ones this good-natured.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    No doubt this effort will find its fans, as it should, but there's a lot of lost potential.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    A holiday film Joe Lieberman could love, unembarrassed by its wholesome, sugary pro-family message.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Schepisi underscores each emotional note by pulling the camera away from his actors and pointing it at family photographs, a saccharine conceit that becomes more irritating each time it appears.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    This family melodrama is as subtle as a load of bricks and occasionally as painful, but it offers two of the most finely tuned acting performances yet this year.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    There’s not a sympathetic character in the bunch.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    It’s too didactic to be a spaghetti Western but lacks the moral compass required of a more evolved philosophical statement.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Comes across as stiff and uneven.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Too bloodless to satisfy except as a political exercise.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Critic-proof moviemaking, a candy pink wish-fulfillment fantasy prominently peppered with pubescent pop platters.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Will likely test the patience of all but the most devoted fans.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Can someone dial down Cuba Gooding Jr. a few notches? He's so hyperactive during this MTV Films production - which is comedically indistinguishable from "Sister Act," but with more marketable music - that his Vegas-showgirl drag act in the dreadful "Boat Trip" looks like Bressonian minimalism by contrast.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Were it allowed to be dark, Duplex would probably be more interesting, possibly even with cult appeal. Call it a fixer-upper with potential.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    My cynical half hated it, despite the presence of Lane, who is so magnetic that she could prance around the countryside in the absence of plot and still be compelling somehow.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    The end of the film edges toward camp, and the sudden arrival of surreal dream sequences threatens to push it over the side. The movie is more sophisticated when it’s not trying to be complex.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    What do you get when you mix Adam Sandler with SPAM gags, a trained vomiting walrus, a wall-to-wall soundtrack of calypso covers of 1980s pop hits, and Rob Schneider in native-Islander brownface? You get a pretty crappy movie, but for one major mitigating factor: Drew Barrymore.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Like a lot of sports movies, this biopic about boxing promoter Jackie Kallen is better than it has to be but not as good as it ought to be.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    The film lacks the emotional resonance that made "Big" such a sentimental favorite with audiences of all ages.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    This is not a family movie; the kids will be bored by it. This is a guilty pleasure for thirtysomething stoners with ironic dispositions and large nacho platters.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    The real shame in the storytelling is that the people in this film are interesting and inspiring enough to warrant a real film about them.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Stuck somewhere between melodrama and the flat tone of an "issues"-oriented television miniseries.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    This is your standard genre fare: Smart-a-- player gets schooled, finds love, and is redeemed in time for the final big game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Once again the title pretty much says it all.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Mutant Aliens would have been brilliant as a short; there's just not enough story for a full-length feature, so the film seems strung together.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Somehow the film doesn't quite cohere; it's hobbled by its awkward exposition, with salient facts about the characters' lives.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    The film is more of an old-school wartime yarn, crackling with the expected camaraderie among the hardscrabble volunteers.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Pretty to look at, tamely racy, and fairly fluffy, despite its two-hour running time.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    The script is really the heart of the problem.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    There is great material here and ample food for thought, but the presentation is lacking.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    You could call this film repugnant and abrasive, and Solondz would probably agree.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Here's an interesting surprise: Dour, dry Duchovny's directorial debut is more weepy than creepy.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Expect lots of Slasher Movie 101.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Sort of annoying, and it doesn't do what you want it to do, but you know, it's so scrappy and persistent that it seems kind of cute in spite of itself.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    The film isn't going to catapult Butcher to international stardom, but he holds his own in it and helps to sell its curious logic.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Tamyra, Tamyra, Tamyra. I didn't recognize you at first!
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Plenty thought-provoking, but it's not much of a movie and ultimately inspires curiosity rather than passion.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    I can tell you in two words why to see this movie, which is otherwise an unspecial Cinderella farce...and those two words are: Queen Latifah.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    With its jellyfish direction, A Good Woman throws its actors overboard to see if they can swim.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    But for what it is, I think it's pretty okay. It's not going to win an Oscar or anything. But I liked how it was actually made for tween girls.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Maybe America will prove me wrong by voting, but I felt like you were holding back until the end.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    There's just not enough real heart to go along with the cutesiness.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Perhaps future generations of film scholars will embrace The Quiet as a B-movie that problematizes the oppressive gaze, but for now, it's a misfire.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    There are football movies, and then there's this 800-pound gorilla of a gridiron weepie, which should be penalized for roughing the viewer.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    The movie itself offers few real answers to the problems teachers face.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    It's a soggy drama said to be inspired by actual events – too serious to be trashy, too trashy to be serious.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Half the time the movie wants to be balls-out weird, and it is. But the other half – the half with the good guys – is plodding procedural fare.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    This spook story is a surprisingly mediocre Hollywood debut for Hong Kong's Pang brothers.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Perhaps the lesson to be learned is that just because we CAN use computer technology to give dogs goofy faces, that doesn’t mean we SHOULD.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    Mainly it's messy, and I don't just mean the gouged-out eyeball in a puddle.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    There's nothing terribly wrong with Surf's Up, except maybe the part where one character calls another a "dirty trash can full of poop." But the movie isn't terribly robust, either.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    The elements of the film don’t quite mesh: The villains are cartoony, but Du Chau aims for soggy family drama in his father-son story.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    If you like the character – his tooty yellow Mini, his busily working beetlebrows, his tendency to point and grunt and eat shellfish whole – then you will be rewarded with 90 minutes of such.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Marrit Ingman
    The strangest part is that half the movie’s arc is missing, but the credits promise its arrival in 2009 as Milarepa Part II: Path to Liberation.

Top Trailers