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

Marta Barber's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Metropolis (re-release)
Lowest review score: 25 In Praise of Love
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 171
171 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Though far from perfect -- the film is predictable -- Satin Rouge is a refreshing view of a foreign culture.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Innocence is a gentle love story, one that touches on an issue of great sensitivity -- sexuality in old age.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    The film has good actors and enough quirky moments to keep it interesting.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Claire Dolan leaves you as unfulfilled as Claire feels after having sex with one of her johns.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Sometimes engaging, sometimes amusing and ultimately surprising.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Strong acting from Khoury saves the weak storyline.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Despite its flaws, The Gatekeeper will keep you engaged.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    The biggest appeal of Passionada is Sofia Milos, a sexy actress who commands the screen in every scene she's in.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    May not be everyone's favored bloom in the garden, but it is still a fine work on film.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Farmanara bears his soul, and his honesty permeates this work as strongly as the smell of camphor.
    • 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."
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    This wacky, campy lampoon of 1950s Hollywood musicals is not for everyone.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Unlike “Amélie,” Love Me If You Dare will not become a sleeper. But neither will it make you go to sleep.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    The film has a rather charming way of convincing you that there are times to shrug off the caviar and champagne and go for a fulfilling bowl of spaghetti.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    The events in this film take place in the 1980s. Let's hope working conditions in Japan have "westernized."
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Yet even when the bickering diminishes the impact of the story, Wiener himself makes Fighter another interesting story to come out of World War II atrocities.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    A captivating documentary.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Marta Barber
    This is an affair to forget.