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

Marta Barber's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    A fascinating look at events mostly unknown to outsiders.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The stories touch our sensibilities, but the documentary never sugarcoats the childrens' experiences.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Not for those with limited attention spans, though there's never a dull moment.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Secret of this 'Ballot' lies in its humor, charm and universality.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Don't try to figure Emilia's family out. Just sit back and let this family scrapbook move along.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Despite its flaws, The Gatekeeper will keep you engaged.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    A captivating documentary.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Farmanara bears his soul, and his honesty permeates this work as strongly as the smell of camphor.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Listening to O'Reilly, Anne Coulter and others vilify Franken -- and vice versa -- is part of the dialogue that makes America great.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    The War Within is dark and somber, adjectives that describe both the film's look and its message.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Though far from perfect -- the film is predictable -- Satin Rouge is a refreshing view of a foreign culture.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Sometimes engaging, sometimes amusing and ultimately surprising.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Film students should be thankful that companies such as Milestone Film & Video have taken up the distribution and restoration of important silent films, and that universities and museums have decided to screen these obscure classics.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    As the sexual tension builds -- and it becomes intense, culminating in a highly suggestive knife-throwing scene more erotic than if the actors had been having explicit physical contact -- Girl takes you on a thrilling ride.
    • Miami Herald
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    This wacky, campy lampoon of 1950s Hollywood musicals is not for everyone.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Its candid conversations about sexuality are what places Lawrence's protagonist in a class by herself.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    The film has good actors and enough quirky moments to keep it interesting.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Cheese is written with plenty of sophisticated wit, but it is not quite convincing as a movie.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    As with many biopics, Richard is seen as the perfect hero, a man who singlehandedly changed the way the United States treats its disabled citizens. That's a bit of a stretch.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    An unexpected ode to peace.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Claire Dolan leaves you as unfulfilled as Claire feels after having sex with one of her johns.
    • Miami Herald
    • 30 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    The intended satire doesn't deliver the kind of punch you may expect, but it nevertheless poses many what-ifs.

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