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 9.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marta Barber's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
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
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    May disappoint those who expect a more traditional Chinese setting. But, despite its modern look, this is far from being a Western film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    A film more psychological than passionate, more mental than emotional.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    A brilliant film by Lynne Ramsay.
    • Miami Herald
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    There are many nuances to My Mother's Smile, not all of them evenly told. Yet even when the conversations sound absurd, the film never fails to captivate.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    It is a stunning work that captures with elegance -- and touches of lyricism -- the challenge of finding the man through the artist.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Touching.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    May not offer anything new, but in its well-tested premise, you can't fail to be seduced.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Cynics may not fall for its melodrama, but Riding Alone is good for everyone else, including children.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Bergman's debut feature is tender yet disturbing, sad yet at times funny.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Never stops having its dark fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The impact of Promises comes from the openness of the children.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Go for Zucker is far from a perfect film but it brings easy laughter and joy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Among the invited guests are Sarah Jessica Parker and Julia Roberts. Only one fellow designer is present: Karl Lagerfeld, the German designer settled in Paris.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The beauty of Huo Ji Anqi's film transcends China's lush Hunan province to focus on the peace that comes from within.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Not an ordinary film.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Ushpizin may not turn out to be as popular as Miracle on 34th Street, but if you believe that miracles can happen, it is a perfect outing during the holidays.
    • 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.
    • Miami Herald
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    A fresh breath of air, warmer than the icy village in which it takes place. You'll leave the theater with a wink and a smile.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The documentary also has a story to tell, and as such it builds up its drama.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    In addition to the interesting camera work, the documentary's undeniable appeal comes in how close Longley gets to the characters, who are all male.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    While Cacoyannis' film may not be totally faithful to the master's pen, for literature students and theater lovers, this Cherry Orchard is a rare treat.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    An enchanting romantic comedy between two lost souls in the most unexpected of places.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The story is worth telling, one that begs the question: Has anything changed?
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The star is the coming together of East and West, and how art provides the medium.
    • Miami Herald
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Medem may have disrobed most of the cast, leaving their bodies exposed, but the plot remains as guarded as a virgin with a chastity belt. That's why Sex and Lucía is so alluring.
    • Miami Herald
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    A rather luminous movie on the power of love.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    In a cast of wonderful non-professional actors, unfortunately Osama is the weakest. But to be fair, Barmak focuses more on situations than on developing the characters.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    But by the time you understand the meaning of its title, Sabiha Sumar's film has delivered an emotional punch.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Although the unrelenting pursuit of making the Vatican listen becomes a bit tiresome, the portrayals of the two men by Tukur and Kassovitz are engaging.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Takes one side, but it tries to offer hope that change can happen.

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