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
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Don't try to figure Emilia's family out. Just sit back and let this family scrapbook move along.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Satire is at the core of Mafioso, whether in establishing the by-now-stereotypical images of Sicilian peasants or the gripping arms of the Mafia.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The Situation is written by Wendell Steavenson, a reporter who served in Iraq, as a work of fiction. Its best quality is that the situation in Iraq appears to be sadly realistic.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The Iceberg is a riot, a quintessential French comedy with an improbable plot and an unbelievable cast of characters.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Yet even when the bickering diminishes the impact of the story, Wiener himself makes Fighter another interesting story to come out of World War II atrocities.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Innocence is a gentle love story, one that touches on an issue of great sensitivity -- sexuality in old age.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Is it about a moment in history and how the life of a sexual predator fits into that moment? Or is it just about a director's sexual fantasy? The answers are somewhat fuzzy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    As the sexual tension builds -- and it becomes intense, culminating in a highly suggestive knife-throwing scene more erotic than if the actors had been having explicit physical contact -- Girl takes you on a thrilling ride.
    • Miami Herald
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Claire Dolan leaves you as unfulfilled as Claire feels after having sex with one of her johns.
    • Miami Herald
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Farmanara bears his soul, and his honesty permeates this work as strongly as the smell of camphor.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Even the graceful ending, one that lifts the film a notch, is startling. But at the very least, His Secret Life will leave you thinking.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Strong acting from Khoury saves the weak storyline.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Sometimes engaging, sometimes amusing and ultimately surprising.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Though difficult to understand at times, the language -- a combination of local patois and the characters' particular Indian accent -- is as lush as the cinematography.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Though beautiful at times, it doesn't reach the level of poetry of either de Sica's "Thief" or Lou's "River."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    The biggest appeal of Passionada is Sofia Milos, a sexy actress who commands the screen in every scene she's in.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Mildly engaging.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    The film has good actors and enough quirky moments to keep it interesting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    The film has a rather charming way of convincing you that there are times to shrug off the caviar and champagne and go for a fulfilling bowl of spaghetti.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Though far from perfect -- the film is predictable -- Satin Rouge is a refreshing view of a foreign culture.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Had the film been more balanced, it would have added a new star to the recent wave of remarkable Mexican cinema.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    May not be everyone's favored bloom in the garden, but it is still a fine work on film.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    It is a treat to see Sharif back on the screen and Boulanger is a pleasure to watch. They make Monsieur Ibrahim better than it is.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Adults expecting intellectual stimulation better skip this one. Not that the Philippe Muyl film is devoid of charm; it oozes it. The story is as predictable as a hot summer in South Florida.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Film students should be thankful that companies such as Milestone Film & Video have taken up the distribution and restoration of important silent films, and that universities and museums have decided to screen these obscure classics.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    That the film avoids the conflicts making the daily headlines out of Israel is one good reason why James' Journey, though not very well made, is interesting.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Despite its flaws, The Gatekeeper will keep you engaged.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    The intended satire doesn't deliver the kind of punch you may expect, but it nevertheless poses many what-ifs.

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