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 Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 171
171 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    An engrossing psychological thriller.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Not for those with limited attention spans, though there's never a dull moment.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    For all its tumult, The Clay Bird mostly concentrates on its likable characters, all acted with the kind of understatement that makes a good film better.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Takes one side, but it tries to offer hope that change can happen.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    May not offer anything new, but in its well-tested premise, you can't fail to be seduced.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    A film more psychological than passionate, more mental than emotional.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    A mesmerizing documentary about the rise and fall of a drug lord, perhaps the biggest there ever was.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    There's something to be said about an old story given a new ending -- and making it work.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    An enchanting romantic comedy between two lost souls in the most unexpected of places.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Offers a rose-colored picture of life, but one that Campanella makes ring true.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The Lady and the Duke is not about the revolution. It's an intimate story of a woman's perspective during a dramatic event in world history.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Secret of this 'Ballot' lies in its humor, charm and universality.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Will leave you taking sides, whether or not that was the film's intent.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Dark Blue World's warm story and beautiful photography almost hits the mark, and it has a great ending.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Touching.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    In Spanish, the title of the film, El abrazo partido, translates into ''a broken embrace,'' a more fitting description of Ariel's feelings for his father.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The documentary also has a story to tell, and as such it builds up its drama.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Not an ordinary film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    There are few moments when you're not totally absorbed by the film.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Going Shopping can make a wonderful outing for girlfriends. It's fun.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The film never lacks dignity. Fateless doesn't look at life at the camp like Roberto Benigni did in "Life is Beautiful."
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Go for Zucker is far from a perfect film but it brings easy laughter and joy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Admirers of the author will find in Edmond all the elements that turned Mamet into a favorite.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Cynics may not fall for its melodrama, but Riding Alone is good for everyone else, including children.

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