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 Metropolis (re-release)
Lowest review score: 25 Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 171
171 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    May not be everyone's favored bloom in the garden, but it is still a fine work on film.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Touching.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Holds enough interest throughout to keep you entertained -- unless you're afraid of mice.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The star is the coming together of East and West, and how art provides the medium.
    • Miami Herald
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Despite its stylistic flaws, the acting and the magic of the story make Maelstrom a different kind of film.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Some scenes drag, but Seagull's Laughter is still delightful.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    An unexpected ode to peace.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Medem may have disrobed most of the cast, leaving their bodies exposed, but the plot remains as guarded as a virgin with a chastity belt. That's why Sex and Lucía is so alluring.
    • Miami Herald
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Marta Barber
    While the story starts tying up its loose ends nicely, as the end approaches, the film turns flat. It's a disappointment.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    The film has good actors and enough quirky moments to keep it interesting.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Farmanara bears his soul, and his honesty permeates this work as strongly as the smell of camphor.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    An engaging and powerful portrayal of puberty gone awry.
    • Miami Herald
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Marta Barber
    Not only does the fragmented delivery become trying, but also the behind-the-camera dialogue and city shots with heavy Parisian traffic numb the senses. And as beautiful as it looks, there's really nothing new coming out of the lens of the revered Godard.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Don't try to figure Emilia's family out. Just sit back and let this family scrapbook move along.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    A captivating documentary.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Admirers of the author will find in Edmond all the elements that turned Mamet into a favorite.

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