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

Marta Barber's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Battle of Algiers (re-release)
Lowest review score: 25 In Praise of Love
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 171
171 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Unlike “Amélie,” Love Me If You Dare will not become a sleeper. But neither will it make you go to sleep.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    As a war drama, Zelary is as gentle and pastoral as its setting. At times, you think it's a new chapter in "The Sound of Music."
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    This wacky, campy lampoon of 1950s Hollywood musicals is not for everyone.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    The events in this film take place in the 1980s. Let's hope working conditions in Japan have "westernized."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Light as the film may be, My Wife Is An Actress is not devoid of charm. It's like a summer book: quick, enjoyable and, mostly, easily forgotten.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Though the film would benefit from further cuts, Machuca still manages to convey the frailty of convictions and the difficulties of growing up -- be it a child or a nation.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    An unexpected ode to peace.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Doesn't stretch beyond the typical, period drama the Brits do so well. It is no more than a warm cup of tea on a chilly afternoon. The reward comes in seeing these two great actresses at work.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    The Ninth Day is far from perfect, but is still thought-provoking and intriguing, a film that can begin its own kind of debate.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Fast, frantic and furious, but it is not steadily funny. While not boring, it is too light to be taken seriously.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    This is nothing that a good episode of NYPD Blue hasn't shown myriad times.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Far from perfect, but for those willing to laugh at the darker side of life, especially Latin American life, it is fun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    The War Within is dark and somber, adjectives that describe both the film's look and its message.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    This Israeli film gives us an honest look at situations we never see in the news. It may have too many flaws to be a good film, but for its content, it is a winner.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    A captivating documentary.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    The cast of renegades is as appealing as ever, and you'd only wish that the fictional folks of "Friends" or the cast of "Real World" were so free and nonjudgmental.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Holds enough interest throughout to keep you entertained -- unless you're afraid of mice.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Much like the good westerns, Coastlines keeps you entertained throughout its two hours, which says a lot about Nunez's storytelling.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Unfortunately, the film is also at times dull, though the scale definitely tilts toward enjoyment. Quality balance aside, who doesn't want to enjoy a few hearty laughs? Only Human provides a few of those.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Listening to O'Reilly, Anne Coulter and others vilify Franken -- and vice versa -- is part of the dialogue that makes America great.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    For Americans, the film may be best taken as fodder for debate, especially for individuals interested in sociology. You wonder why those people stuck to the commitment. You may also wonder how different a parallel American film would've been.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    The filmmaker may not appeal to large numbers of filmgoers. But if you get his humor and delicate style, you'll enjoy his latest work.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Its candid conversations about sexuality are what places Lawrence's protagonist in a class by herself.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Deep down, this is a film about childhood dreams and the determination to make those dreams come true. With such a positive message, you can't help yodeling on your exit from the theater.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Although Leconte allows for a certain warmth to run through the film, he thankfully stays away from sentimentality. Therein lays the charm.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Captures the essence of the period -- an intriguing, backward era in Spain -- but without the emotional impact that such a film requires.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Cheese is written with plenty of sophisticated wit, but it is not quite convincing as a movie.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    As with many biopics, Richard is seen as the perfect hero, a man who singlehandedly changed the way the United States treats its disabled citizens. That's a bit of a stretch.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    One true gem is Daniela Piepszyk, Mauro's teen neighbor, who is a fireball and the leader of the neighborhood gang of boys. You can't take your eyes off her.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Marta Barber
    With touches of humor throughout, the gentle and peaceful film never becomes depressing or sad.