For 61 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 14.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Martin Tsai's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 44
Highest review score: 70 Finding Mr. Right
Lowest review score: 10 Poseidon Rex
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 61
  2. Negative: 22 out of 61
61 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Martin Tsai
    The film blurs lines between documentary, reality television and "Candid Camera," with Vargas instigating the proceedings.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Martin Tsai
    The AIDS scare remains as much window dressing as do other period details such as rotary phones and cassette tapes. Test seems to be about dance above all, with choreographed montages filling the bulk of its running time.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 40 Martin Tsai
    It's far more invested in elaborate historical reenactments, hypothetical dramatizations and special effects than interviews, research and data.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Martin Tsai
    Familiar paternal regret gets ratcheted up here with an illogical and gratuitous investigative exercise.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Martin Tsai
    Live at the Foxes Den comes off like some long-unproduced Broadway musical finally dusted off when someone raised enough money to mount it as a film production instead.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Martin Tsai
    So instructional is the film, directed by Brook's son, Simon, that it feels like one of those P90X or Insanity home fitness programs: Try this at home. You too can perform on stage.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Martin Tsai
    Andrew Douglas, who directed the 2005 "The Amityville Horror" remake, mishandles the standard noir as straightforward drama and gives it an unfortunate after-school-special vibe.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Martin Tsai
    The film hardly scratches Abu Ghraib's surface.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Martin Tsai
    A "Saw" knockoff without the torture porn.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Martin Tsai
    At its best, the film seems as dreary a travelogue as that Nia Vardalos vehicle "My Life in Ruins." At its worst, Chaplin of the Mountains feels like an overambitious film-school thesis with superfluous political and philosophical posturing.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Martin Tsai
    The slickly produced documentary Farmland often comes off like lobbyist propaganda, profusely extolling the virtues of the independent American farmer.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Martin Tsai
    The method to Von Trier's madness is that he provokes thought alongside outrage in his parables. Here, Gebbe musters only outrage, as her antagonists are without nuance, mercy or any redeeming quality.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Martin Tsai
    If you admire Kellan Lutz's chiseled body, The Legend of Hercules does offer plenty of that in 3-D glory.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Martin Tsai
    If it only had a brain, a heart and the nerve.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Martin Tsai
    War of the Worlds: Goliath is just a few cereal commercials shy of a pointlessly cartoon marathon — violent, messily drawn and lifelessly dragging.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Martin Tsai
    Everything we can gather seems to nullify any virtues we saw in the original film.