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

Marta Barber's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Battle of Algiers (re-release)
Lowest review score: 25 Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 171
171 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The star is the coming together of East and West, and how art provides the medium.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Despite its stylistic flaws, the acting and the magic of the story make Maelstrom a different kind of film.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    An engaging and powerful portrayal of puberty gone awry.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    What strikes you the most about this well put-together film is how little you're drawn to either character or really understand where either is coming from.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Under the Sun doesn't intend to be dramatic, much less melodramatic. This beautiful film just wants to capture life's simplicity.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Simple and austere, The Cuckoo also draws from the mysticism of tales of gnomes and other creatures who inhabit remote Nordic lands. It is that blend of reality with allegory that delivers the film's beauty and charm.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    This is courtroom drama at is best, especially when you listen to the sublime soundtrack.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The story is worth telling, one that begs the question: Has anything changed?
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    A rather luminous movie on the power of love.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    In between all the emotional seesawing, it's hard to figure the depth of these two literary figures, and even the times in which they lived. But they fascinate in their recklessness.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Junge had come to terms with her past. And even if you don't come to terms with her life, it's worthwhile knowing about it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Far removed from being a Hollywood production. There are no big-name actors and no fancy camera work. But that's what makes it interesting.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The Bank, despite its faulty finale, is a fun and thrilling ride.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    A warm, funny, engaging film by Patricia Cardoso that realistically portrays the struggles of many first-generation American women.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Watching a film about an opera can never be as moving as watching the real thing in a great opera house. Musical purists may object to certain details, and film buffs may find the concept unappealing. Yet, for this film and opera lover, Jacquot's Tosca is a treat.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The film is art in all its visual splendor, and no matter how confusing the historic story line may be to Westerners -- and it is -- the images on screen more than compensate for the faults.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Brutal and devastating.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Never stops having its dark fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The stories touch our sensibilities, but the documentary never sugarcoats the childrens' experiences.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Who would have thought a German comedy could be light, charming and devoid of intellectual snobbery?
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    A brilliant film by Lynne Ramsay.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    A fascinating look at events mostly unknown to outsiders.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Some scenes drag, but Seagull's Laughter is still delightful.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The film's concept is so absurd and Hamer goes about developing it with such a regimented structure that you have to believe that the filmmaker is poking fun at himself and the world he knows well.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Bergman's debut feature is tender yet disturbing, sad yet at times funny.