For 23 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rich Cline's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 90 Young Adam
Lowest review score: 30 Hotel
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
23 movie reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Rich Cline
    This is brilliant filmmaking.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Rich Cline
    This is a very simple story, but it builds beautifully to an endearing and witty romance.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Rich Cline
    Amazingly realistic and engaging drama about society punctuated with both humor and grittiness.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Rich Cline
    As these characters all move from isolated loners to relying on each other, the film never pounds its point in -- even the big set pieces are slightly askance, just giving more insight into the characters without preaching.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Rich Cline
    The film has a riveting central narrative, the performances are compelling and, most of all, we need to hear more immigration stories like this.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Rich Cline
    Director Danny Boyle ("Trainspotting") has a terrific eye, so the film as a whole is very well directed, with clever camera work that builds the tension and actually jolts us out of our seats a few times.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Rich Cline
    It's a remarkable film; the dialogue takes our breath away with its sharp skewering of expectations and realities, the bleak honesty is balanced by the freshness of real life and moments of raw truth and comedy -- Don't miss it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Rich Cline
    This is a spacious, robust movie that grabs hold of us and doesn't let go for nearly three hours.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Rich Cline
    Not terribly engaging, but surprisingly moving.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Rich Cline
    Performances are spot-on from the entire cast; each memorable character is finely detailed and full of eccentricities that are beautifully underplayed.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Rich Cline
    This is a finely crafted film for grown-ups only ... and it's hard to remember the last time we had one that was this provocative and moving.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Rich Cline
    As a whole, the film is perhaps a bit too gentle and meandering, but it's jammed full of superb moments.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Rich Cline
    This is a timeless tale; the time period is irrelevant as the story is a profoundly personal one about trying to reject the strong internal drive for vengeance.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Rich Cline
    AKA
    It's quite difficult to find a character we can remotely identity with. This is frustrating because the film is so profoundly well written, acted and filmed.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Rich Cline
    It captures both the exhilaration and tedium of the filmmaking process--and of looking for and finding passion wherever it might be.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Rich Cline
    This isn't a straight-on comedy by a long shot. It's a quirky character study that will make everyone in the audience laugh at different places.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Rich Cline
    Nighy is superb as usual in a much meatier role than even he usually gets. And Byrne makes her character far more three-dimensional than the shallow creature she could have been.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Rich Cline
    This is the kind of film you can watch over and over again on several levels, especially as you mine the script for knowing jokes about the theatre (it's packed with them).
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Rich Cline
    The only complaint is that the plot ultimately tries to take over the character drama with twists, turns and some rather pointed preachiness. But at least it's fiercely smart about it. And Algrant's final shot is gorgeous.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Rich Cline
    Everything here is broad and very silly, but the offbeat foreign vibe keeps us intrigued, mostly because the film's sense of humor is so unusual and unexpected.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Rich Cline
    Despite the bits that work brilliantly, the movie as a whole really only works as an experimental curiosity.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Rich Cline
    This is by the books in every way, funny and undemanding ... and also rather sweet and heartwarming.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Rich Cline
    It's funny, sassy and enjoyable, even though the screenplay is rather weak.