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
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The stories touch our sensibilities, but the documentary never sugarcoats the childrens' experiences.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    A film more psychological than passionate, more mental than emotional.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    A warm, funny, engaging film by Patricia Cardoso that realistically portrays the struggles of many first-generation American women.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Who would have thought a German comedy could be light, charming and devoid of intellectual snobbery?
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Strong acting from Khoury saves the weak storyline.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Brutal and devastating.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Marta Barber
    Despite its entertaining and insightful dialogue, can also be a bore.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    In House of Sand, shifting sands are not a cliché; they provide the essential emotional and visual elements that make this film memorable.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Marta Barber
    With touches of humor throughout, the gentle and peaceful film never becomes depressing or sad.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    A rather luminous movie on the power of love.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    You may be drawn to Intimacy's graphic scenes, but you'll emerge convinced there's more to life -- and the film -- than sex.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    If you like guessing games, don't miss it.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Marta Barber
    Despite Fanda's shenanigans, and many are out-loud funny, Autumn Spring is not that uplifting though it isn't a downer, either. It's more an ode to friendship and marriage.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Marta Barber
    It's all very sweet, but the film goes in too many directions.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    One thing that strikes you as you watch Shanghai Ghetto is how little mingling there was between the Chinese and the Jews.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Offers a rose-colored picture of life, but one that Campanella makes ring true.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Not the kind of documentary that will appeal to a large number of moviegoers. Yet it makes perfect sense that it will be shown on the campus of University of Miami, famous for its strong medical school.
    • Miami Herald
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Though all actors are up to the challenge, it is the plot that makes The Inheritance shine.