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 Metropolis (re-release)
Lowest review score: 25 In Praise of Love
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 171
171 movie reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Marta Barber
    What you come to see are the strokes of a visual master. You will not be disappointed.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Marta Barber
    An extraordinary movie that ruffled many feathers when it first came out. Almost 40 years later, it retains the poignancy it delivered back then. Its message is not lost in our present state of affairs.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    As film noirs go, this one is a classic.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 50 Marta Barber
    If only Beau Travail had a more dramatic edge, this nicely done film wouldn't have felt so long.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Even in its most tedious scenes, Russian Ark is mesmerizing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Bertucelli nails it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    The Wind that Shakes the Barley is a multi-layered story, and the more you see those different aspects, the more you'll enjoy the film.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Enlightening documentary.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Many questions remain purposely unanswered: Where was the father for 12 years? Why did he want to go away with the kids? What's in a box he finds hidden in the island? Yet, in a remarkable ending, the boys discover their feelings.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Not for those with limited attention spans, though there's never a dull moment.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    There's a timelessness to her character that makes her real even today. And in Devos' intense portrayal, she's a woman you admire.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Politics in Three Times is as subtle as the stories being told. The film is probably too slow, too silent and too long for most audiences. But look beyond the quietness, and you'll discover a three-gem jewel.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The documentary also has a story to tell, and as such it builds up its drama.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Saraband portrays a sad vision of aging, yet the film is never depressing. For those inclined to search for psychological twists, the film offers plenty of Freudian situations capable of provoking lengthy discussions.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Its candid conversations about sexuality are what places Lawrence's protagonist in a class by herself.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Marta Barber
    Results in a weightless film. Worse still, McElwee's languid tone makes his journey lack conviction.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    The result is a gripping psychological thriller that, while lacking the power of "Funny Games," is still the work of a master.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    A film of rare beauty, lifted by some of the best acting you may see in any film this year.