Carina Chocano

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For 362 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Carina Chocano's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Paranoid Park
Lowest review score: 0 Running Scared
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 362
362 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Breillat's first foray into comedy is playful, whip-smart and far breezier in both tone and look than the stylized gender polemics she's known for.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Gently seductive, genuinely tender and often moving without being maudlin.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    At its best at its most absurd.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Carina Chocano
    National Treasure is as doggedly hokey and ham-handed as a Disneyland ride.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Carina Chocano
    With Bad Education, Almodóvar is at his most breathtakingly complex and mature, and at his most pessimistic.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 Carina Chocano
    A flat parable about the virtues of homespun conformity and the perils of defying family tradition.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    A resolutely odd, occasionally absurd movie, but it's as charming and stylish as one could expect from this pair - if you like that sort of thing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Carina Chocano
    An exquisitely evocative movie that elevates rueful melancholia to a superpower.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Carina Chocano
    What the movie lacks, alarmingly, is a shriveled black heart, or a big, red tell-tale one pulsing beneath the floorboards -- anything, really, that might infuse it with the sense of true dread that keeps kids coming back for second, third and 11th helpings of the willies.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    The movie's pace is appropriate to its mood, which is crisp, melancholy and gently cruel.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Carina Chocano
    Hindered by its own theatricality, Beyond the Sea feels at once hermetic, defensive and corny.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Carina Chocano
    Bardem's performance is a marvel of restraint and control, both physical and emotional.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    One of those relatively rare comedies that's at once puerile, charming and very funny throughout.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Carina Chocano
    The real problem with "Phantom" is the problem with Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals in general. It's a slow-moving orgy of lowbrow grandiosity that's as tedious as it is overblown and pretentious.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Among other things, the characters in A Love Song for Bobby Long really know how to turn a phrase, in itself a pleasure so rare it all but demands any flaws be forgiven.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    It's a deeply affecting performance, and it drives this quietly powerful, unrelenting film.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Carina Chocano
    The movie straitjackets Keaton into a humorless, table-pounding role.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Carina Chocano
    So, while the movie at times warmed my own middle-class, private school-educated cockles to a toasty complacency, there's an undercurrent of friendly fascism running through it like a nasty draft.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Carina Chocano
    No fun at all.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Carina Chocano
    Winds up an oddly depressing, lost, little movie that eventually caves in on itself.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    Romantic comedies have become so cannibalistic lately that Hitch stands out for what seem like major innovations by comparison.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    By turns funny and sobering, sweeping and intimate, the consistently entertaining Inside Deep Throat plays like a giddy prance through the minefield of the last three decades of American sex and politics.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    Keanu Reeves has no peer when it comes to playing these sort of messianic roles -- he infuses them with a Zen blankness and serenity that somehow gets him through even the unlikeliest scenes with a quiet, unassuming dignity.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Carina Chocano
    What begins, rather promisingly, as a visceral yawp against class difference in contemporary South Korea slowly devolves into a prolonged exercise in pointless sadomasochism.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Ghobadi uses the lack of resources and the surfeit of drama that had been the lot of the Kurds throughout Hussein's dictatorship and both Gulf wars much in the way De Sica and Rossellini used the European tragedies of the '30s and '40s,
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Spritely, tender and unpredictable.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Buoyed by an unreserved humanism and a cheerful sense of the absurd.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Carina Chocano
    Too sophomoric to be believed.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Carina Chocano
    Dear Frankie's surprises are few and low-key, but the story wraps up nicely.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Carina Chocano
    No amount of goodwill can rescue Face from its painfully literal script and acting that's all about projecting recognizable attitude rather than drawing in viewers.

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