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

Marta Barber's Scores

  • Movies
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
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The documentary also has a story to tell, and as such it builds up its drama.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Not an ordinary film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    There are few moments when you're not totally absorbed by the film.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Going Shopping can make a wonderful outing for girlfriends. It's fun.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Go for Zucker is far from a perfect film but it brings easy laughter and joy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Admirers of the author will find in Edmond all the elements that turned Mamet into a favorite.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Cynics may not fall for its melodrama, but Riding Alone is good for everyone else, including children.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Don't try to figure Emilia's family out. Just sit back and let this family scrapbook move along.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The Situation is written by Wendell Steavenson, a reporter who served in Iraq, as a work of fiction. Its best quality is that the situation in Iraq appears to be sadly realistic.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The Iceberg is a riot, a quintessential French comedy with an improbable plot and an unbelievable cast of characters.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Brutal and devastating.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The film is art in all its visual splendor, and no matter how confusing the historic story line may be to Westerners -- and it is -- the images on screen more than compensate for the faults.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Will leave you taking sides, whether or not that was the film's intent.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Who would have thought a German comedy could be light, charming and devoid of intellectual snobbery?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    An engaging and powerful portrayal of puberty gone awry.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The Bank, despite its faulty finale, is a fun and thrilling ride.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The star is the coming together of East and West, and how art provides the medium.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Despite its stylistic flaws, the acting and the magic of the story make Maelstrom a different kind of film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Secret of this 'Ballot' lies in its humor, charm and universality.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    A rather luminous movie on the power of love.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The Lady and the Duke is not about the revolution. It's an intimate story of a woman's perspective during a dramatic event in world history.