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 9.5 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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    What strikes you the most about this well put-together film is how little you're drawn to either character or really understand where either is coming from.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    An engaging and powerful portrayal of puberty gone awry.
    • Miami Herald
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Admirers of the author will find in Edmond all the elements that turned Mamet into a favorite.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    A warm, funny, engaging film by Patricia Cardoso that realistically portrays the struggles of many first-generation American women.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Offers a rose-colored picture of life, but one that Campanella makes ring true.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The Iceberg is a riot, a quintessential French comedy with an improbable plot and an unbelievable cast of characters.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Dark Blue World's warm story and beautiful photography almost hits the mark, and it has a great ending.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Some scenes drag, but Seagull's Laughter is still delightful.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    This is courtroom drama at is best, especially when you listen to the sublime soundtrack.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Despite its stylistic flaws, the acting and the magic of the story make Maelstrom a different kind of film.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    A mesmerizing documentary about the rise and fall of a drug lord, perhaps the biggest there ever was.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    For all its tumult, The Clay Bird mostly concentrates on its likable characters, all acted with the kind of understatement that makes a good film better.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    An engrossing psychological thriller.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The Bank, despite its faulty finale, is a fun and thrilling ride.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Who would have thought a German comedy could be light, charming and devoid of intellectual snobbery?
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    There's something to be said about an old story given a new ending -- and making it work.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Going Shopping can make a wonderful outing for girlfriends. It's fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The film's concept is so absurd and Hamer goes about developing it with such a regimented structure that you have to believe that the filmmaker is poking fun at himself and the world he knows well.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    There are few moments when you're not totally absorbed by the film.
    • 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.

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