Patrick Gamble

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For 57 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Patrick Gamble's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Concerning Violence
Lowest review score: 40 Touchy Feely
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
57 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Patrick Gamble
    Tsai's Stray Dogs is a masterpiece of social-realism, a distinctive and beguiling study of society's displaced and marginalised that plays to the beat of its own drum and refuses to conform to cinema's own commodification.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Patrick Gamble
    Girlhood's non-patronising and credible representation of class, race and gender is a rare and perceptive illustration of the intricacies of social inequality.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Patrick Gamble
    Snowpiercer evolves steadily, growing richer with every step and slowly feeding us morsels of information - enriching this ludicrous premise with enough magic and wonder to suspend our disbelief entirely.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Patrick Gamble
    It's how the film handles grief and alienation which makes Marina's story so compelling.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Patrick Gamble
    Capturing the agony and ecstasy of young love, Call Me by Your Name is a major addition to the queer cinema canon - a deeply felt movie that's bittersweet, tender and true.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Patrick Gamble
    An exercise in assigning valuable historical context to scenes of brutality, Concerning Violence is a lesson in understanding a continuing colonial condition, the roots and complexities of which are often concealed and simplified by news coverage of poverty and conflict.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    Rarely has China's explosive economic growth been captured with such grace and with such a heavy heart.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    Using comedy to chase away the despair of modern life, The Other Side of Hope is a thoroughly satisfying and distinctively lovable film.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    The Gift might not smash the boundaries of genre filmmaking but therein lies its appeal; a smart, well-made thriller that balances high-minded cinema with genre thrills.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    A poignant study of gender politics enshrined within an anthropologically fascinating drama.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    As with all of Farhadi's films there's a frailty behind his characters, with their insecurities and moral dilemmas bubbling to the surface as the director slowly raises the temperature in this pressure cooker of domestic strife. Nervous editing and sinuous cinematography also give the impression that Farhadi is choreographing his stars rather than directing them.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    It's Coogler's confrontational depiction of police brutality and his attempts to represent the society he aims to inspire and inform that makes Fruitvale Station such essential viewing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    A nefarious misadventure that's technical prowess and heartbreaking lead performance belies its economical pedigree, Saulnier's farcical tale is punctuated with irregular scenes of dark, bumbling humour whilst a wanton disregard for the bellicose testosterone of similar tales successfully constructs a tense and naturally opaque mood that broods with the clammy tension of an impending storm.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    Hard to Be a God is a cinematic behemoth, an unshakable monochrome nightmare of squelching bodily discharges that inhabits a world so noxious you can almost smell the pungent deterioration of humanity as it spews forth from the screen.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    Poetic realism for a digital age, Tangerine also shares a lot of qualities with the cinema of Mike Leigh and Ken Loach. There's no cheap manipulation here and Baker's characters never come across as victims.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    A fluent, confident and deeply felt work by an astute chronicler of life, Things to Come considers the fragility of ideas when exposed to the eroding force of time in beautifully humane fashion.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    Despite falling into the occasional genre trap, every step of Catch Me Daddy points to a pair of filmmakers unafraid to make brave and interesting choices.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    By adopting an eerily voyeuristic approach and filming the barren North Dakota landscape with a cold, penetrating gaze Welcome to Leith creates a bone chilling atmosphere not too dissimilar to a horror film; leading the audience down a compelling, yet genuinely unnerving path into the darkest rudiments of the human psyche.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    Most importantly, Appropriate Behaviour is funny, and not just sporadically entertaining, the film is a riotous series of mishaps from start to finish.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    The Club is an enthralling parable that's calibrated to shock and amuse in equal measure.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    The Forbidden Room (2015) is Maddin's aesthetic nearing critical mass, a whimsical, genre-spanning opus that demonstrates the totality of his enigmatic style.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    While the film's mischievous narrative manipulation will inevitably irk some viewers, this beautifully rendered opportunity to view the world through the eyes of those who can no longer see is a smart and moving portrayal of living with an ocular condition.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    It's a curt, nasty and deftly acted chamber piece high on laughs and savagery about frustrated idealism and how little it takes to make society fall to pieces.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    Inhabiting the space between fact and fiction, where repressed memories often seek refuge, The Pearl Button weaves a fascinating, yet traumatic route through Chile's recent history.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    An empathetic depiction of two marginalised ways of life; God's Own Country is a deeply felt romance that harnesses the primal relationship between people and place.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    Blending and bending genres to highlight the elusiveness of the truth, Green's avant-garde documentary presents the audience with a wealth of interviewees, each giving their own account of how the murder was reported.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    An ornately mounted story marked with tints of antiquarianism, The Lost City of Z is perhaps Gray's most accomplished film to date.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    An exquisitely rendered study of entitlement and millennial dissatisfaction.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Patrick Gamble
    A low-key yet complex family drama, My Happy Family is a quietly devastating portrait of what it means to be a woman in a man's world.

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