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 1.1 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
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Carina Chocano
    All I could think about while watching Jennifer Lopez prance through Monster-in-Law was how cool and poised she was in "Out of Sight."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Carina Chocano
    If you're thinking of seeing it, and you're old enough to drive (or even read this), do yourself a favor and rent the original instead.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Carina Chocano
    5x2
    Bruni-Tedeschi is a lovely actress, and whatever emotion is evident onscreen comes courtesy of her.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Carina Chocano
    What's being sold here is the movie equivalent of the honey-drenched sweet potato biscuits that are forever being passed around on-screen. Their nutritional value may be nil, but they sure look comforting.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Carina Chocano
    Bloated and logy, and art-directed within an inch of its life, the movie shovels heaps of phony portent and all-purpose mystical imagery onto a thin and maudlin plot.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Carina Chocano
    Despite an intriguing premise in which the architect of a housing project is confronted by a resident-turned-activist who wants his help in getting the place torn down, Matt Tauber's The Architect feels schematic and contrived.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Carina Chocano
    A story about generational expectations and cultural shifts, The Edge of Heaven raises questions it can't answer, which makes it only more powerful.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Carina Chocano
    It does get mired in its obsession with its own style.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    It's the kind of observational comedy, that'll be hard to find come summertime and should be enjoyed while there's still a chance.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    A well-photographed inside look at a fascinating culture and its people.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Carina Chocano
    Isn't a remake, really. It's a "reimagining," which is a sparkly word for what happens to a beloved TV hit of yesteryear when it's cannibalized by committee.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Carina Chocano
    As it is, Mrs. Palfrey seems to suggest the Claremont is located somewhere in the Twilight Zone. Where are the televisions? Where are the chain stores? Where are the immigrants? I see the buildings, but where is England?
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Carina Chocano
    There's something about professional comedians breaking down what's funny for civilians that gets annoying after a while.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Carina Chocano
    There's a rawness and immediacy to his (Bujalski's) work that cuts straight to the experience, a starkness that's startling in an age of bloated spectacle.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    In some ways, it reminded me of the final "Seinfeld" episode. As much as I laughed throughout, I kept wondering what was with all the emotional lessons.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    The animated tale has flashes of brilliance but seems assembled from cultural flotsam.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Carina Chocano
    Takes a premise that, in less competent, less empathetic hands, would have had the depth of a pancake, gives it a soul and turns it into a surprisingly sweet and funny ode to male friendship and middle-aged love.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Carina Chocano
    For all of its class-act bona fides, Evening lurches between the morose and the sentimental, with occasional incursions into the absurd.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    Leatherheads proceeds agreeably, hitting occasional high notes when it isn't getting bogged down in forced slapstick hi-jinks.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Carina Chocano
    The movie is one of the few films I can think of that examines the baffling combination of smugness, self-abnegation, ceremonial deference and status anxiety that characterizes middle-class Gen X parenting, and find sheer, white-knuckled terror at its core.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    At one point, Klores thought about making a feature film out of the material, but it's a good thing he decided against it. You could not make this stuff up.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    The best thing about the replica is how wholeheartedly Martin throws himself into the physical comedy, which is uniformly hilarious.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Carina Chocano
    A chronological brain-teaser confounding enough to keep you busy trying to figure out whether those holes are in the story or in your logic. But ultimately the movie is more interested in the love part of the equation than in the whole crazy, madcap physics part.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Carina Chocano
    You get the sense that Kelly is too angry to really find any of it funny. It's easy to empathize with his position, not so easy to remain engrossed in a film that's occasionally inspired but ultimately manic and scattered.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    Suffers slightly from that not-so-fresh feeling.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Carina Chocano
    The only real reason to catch Eros is to see Wong Kar-Wai's beautiful opening piece, "The Hand."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Carina Chocano
    But it's one thing to write a loving ode to your mother; another to direct an ode to an ode.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    Sweet-natured, if somewhat familiar, On a Clear Day features fine performances by Mullan, Blethyn and Sives. Dellal and cinematographer David Johnson paint an inviting picture of Glasgow.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Carina Chocano
    Language this lethal has all but disappeared from the movies, and it's an unmitigated pleasure to observe Caine and Law attack it with such ferocity. Sleuth is nasty fun.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Carina Chocano
    Good Dick carries its messed-up, highly improbable premise so lightly and gracefully that it ultimately comes off as a sweet, plausible and curiously grounded love story -- and touchingly old-fashioned.

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