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
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    This is courtroom drama at is best, especially when you listen to the sublime soundtrack.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    The War Within is dark and somber, adjectives that describe both the film's look and its message.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    An engrossing psychological thriller.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Mildly engaging.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Cheese is written with plenty of sophisticated wit, but it is not quite convincing as a movie.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Under the Sun doesn't intend to be dramatic, much less melodramatic. This beautiful film just wants to capture life's simplicity.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The Iceberg is a riot, a quintessential French comedy with an improbable plot and an unbelievable cast of characters.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Far removed from being a Hollywood production. There are no big-name actors and no fancy camera work. But that's what makes it interesting.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Go for Zucker is far from a perfect film but it brings easy laughter and joy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    May not offer anything new, but in its well-tested premise, you can't fail to be seduced.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Marta Barber
    Ultimately feels like tiny films glued together by events that often test plausibility. The idea wears thin soon, and some of the characters and their tales get lost in the unstoppable domino chain.
    • Miami Herald
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Marta Barber
    What appears to be the thrust of the story -- the unraveling of a society -- loses out to a tame, romantic triangle subplot.
    • Miami Herald
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Marta Barber
    Nothing in it -- plot, dialogue or character development -- reaches today's standards of filmmaking.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    In between all the emotional seesawing, it's hard to figure the depth of these two literary figures, and even the times in which they lived. But they fascinate in their recklessness.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    There's something to be said about an old story given a new ending -- and making it work.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Marta Barber
    This is an affair to forget.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Marta Barber
    Fails to capture the anguish and struggles of an ultra-Orthodox Jew adapting to a more secular world as did Amos Gitai's Kadosh, a film this one sometimes brings to mind.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Although the unrelenting pursuit of making the Vatican listen becomes a bit tiresome, the portrayals of the two men by Tukur and Kassovitz are engaging.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Marta Barber
    Has an elegant feel, with beautiful shots on the beach and engaging camera work. If only Philip Jayson Lasker's writing could match that.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Dark Blue World's warm story and beautiful photography almost hits the mark, and it has a great ending.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Claire Dolan leaves you as unfulfilled as Claire feels after having sex with one of her johns.
    • Miami Herald
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    While Cacoyannis' film may not be totally faithful to the master's pen, for literature students and theater lovers, this Cherry Orchard is a rare treat.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    An enchanting romantic comedy between two lost souls in the most unexpected of places.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Going Shopping can make a wonderful outing for girlfriends. It's fun.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The Bank, despite its faulty finale, is a fun and thrilling ride.

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