For 171 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marta Barber's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Metropolis (re-release)
Lowest review score: 25 In Praise of Love
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 171
171 movie reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Marta Barber
    What you come to see are the strokes of a visual master. You will not be disappointed.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Marta Barber
    An extraordinary movie that ruffled many feathers when it first came out. Almost 40 years later, it retains the poignancy it delivered back then. Its message is not lost in our present state of affairs.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    If you like guessing games, don't miss it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Sharp, witty and decidedly different.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Even in its most tedious scenes, Russian Ark is mesmerizing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Puts you on edge about what goes on behind the closed doors of the White House. Even if the case against Kissinger is not fully convincing, the documentary keeps you glued to your seat and thinking long after you've left the theater.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    The result is a gripping psychological thriller that, while lacking the power of "Funny Games," is still the work of a master.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    A film of rare beauty, lifted by some of the best acting you may see in any film this year.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    One thing that strikes you as you watch Shanghai Ghetto is how little mingling there was between the Chinese and the Jews.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    As film noirs go, this one is a classic.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    It is pretty convincing in its argument that China has every intention of destroying the culture of Tibetans.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Many questions remain purposely unanswered: Where was the father for 12 years? Why did he want to go away with the kids? What's in a box he finds hidden in the island? Yet, in a remarkable ending, the boys discover their feelings.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Bertucelli nails it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Enlightening documentary.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    You feel terribly sad and angry at May's foolishness. Yet with so many emotions at hand, The Mother never fails to engage.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Though all actors are up to the challenge, it is the plot that makes The Inheritance shine.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    DiG! is raw, just as the band members themselves.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    A Frenchman may have thought of the story first, but this Korean film pays tribute to the original while perfectly standing on its own.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Saraband portrays a sad vision of aging, yet the film is never depressing. For those inclined to search for psychological twists, the film offers plenty of Freudian situations capable of provoking lengthy discussions.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Campfire looks a bit drab, perhaps to show the dullness of Zionist life in the 1980s. But this doesn't take away from the poignancy of the film.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    There's a timelessness to her character that makes her real even today. And in Devos' intense portrayal, she's a woman you admire.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Politics in Three Times is as subtle as the stories being told. The film is probably too slow, too silent and too long for most audiences. But look beyond the quietness, and you'll discover a three-gem jewel.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    The touch of sharp and edgy storytelling has returned to French master Claude Chabrol.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    In House of Sand, shifting sands are not a cliché; they provide the essential emotional and visual elements that make this film memorable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Ceylan examines human relationships with an eye for details and a soul for the big picture.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Groening doesn't judge the monks' actions, nor does he tell us much about their reasons for choosing such a life. Yet the film brings us into their lives not as an observer but almost as a fellow hermit, making you realize how hard -- or easy -- it would be to commit yourself to such a life.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    The Wind that Shakes the Barley is a multi-layered story, and the more you see those different aspects, the more you'll enjoy the film.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The impact of Promises comes from the openness of the children.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    You may be drawn to Intimacy's graphic scenes, but you'll emerge convinced there's more to life -- and the film -- than sex.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Not the kind of documentary that will appeal to a large number of moviegoers. Yet it makes perfect sense that it will be shown on the campus of University of Miami, famous for its strong medical school.