For 147 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Carla Meyer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Nobody Knows
Lowest review score: 0 Love Object
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 147
  2. Negative: 22 out of 147
147 movie reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Carla Meyer
    Melissa is the only fully developed character in an overlong, badly paced film filled with cliched dialogue and accented by pleasant yet forgettable music.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    But most every moment Ford is in on screen is a welcome one. Buck seems more real when in Ford’s presence.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Ms. Purple is the kind of low-budget film, with inexpensive-looking slo-mo effects and an overwhelming score (the filmmakers anticipate any and all requests that the violins be cued) one usually sees only in local film festivals.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Although this story line’s turns are easy to anticipate, the seriousness with which Fellowes approaches it is refreshing in an otherwise lightweight film.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Were “Vita” better developed and edited, one might find joy in its rejection of the patriarchy. But the female-friendly dialogue relies too heavily on exposition. Nobody asks if anyone wants a cup of tea.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Early scenes are unnecessarily horrific, and the final scenes falter from a disconcerting shift in tone. But this still leaves a significant stretch of beautiful acting, thoroughly engaging action and vital history lessons about the brutality on which some supposedly civil societies were built.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Buckley’s naturalism, combined with her abundant charisma and wonderfully warm-toned, slightly gritty singing voice, make her irresistible here.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    The relentlessly downbeat drama American Woman is a star vehicle that lets Sienna Miller (“American Sniper,” HBO’s “The Girl”) really show what she can do. But she does too much.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    There is simply too much going on, in these separate storylines, for too long. There is a literal “meanwhile, back at the farm” quality to the movie, because it becomes so involved with subplots that you only remember Max and Rooster at the farm when the action shifts back to it.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Judging by her funny, warm, drawn-from-life feature directing debut Wine Country, Amy Poehler is a gracious friend. She and screenwriters Emily Spivey and Liz Cackowski ensure that the many former “Saturday Night Live” performers and writers assembled for this Napa Valley-set Netflix comedy get moments to shine.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Carla Meyer
    Diego also lacks any nuance as a character. He is grim and humorless, like most everything else about this film.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Hail Satan? is too lacking in conflict (apart from the eternal one) to be a true study of a movement. But it’s a highly entertaining survey.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Carla Meyer
    Musician Charlie Sexton brings charisma and a haunted quality to Townes Van Zandt, the legendary Texas musician who was a Foley pal, drinking buddy and fellow teller of tall tales.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    After dipping its toe into thriller cliche, Simple Favor dives in, with crosses, double crosses and “twists” one can anticipate a mile away. Yet, there’s always just enough of a wink apparent that the film remains highly involving throughout.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    The Little Stranger will satisfy a very specific audience: “Downton Abbey” watchers who thought that show would be perfect if only the manor were down at the heels and haunted.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Teen Titans never reaches that sweet spot where adult and kid humor align in a single gag.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Carla Meyer
    First Purge further lessens the drama by offering a hero and villains too mercenary to care about.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Carla Meyer
    Unlike the sometimes cornpone depictions of backwoods life in “Winter’s Bone,” the folksier moments here seem organic.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    In 2009, Kholoud Al-Faqih became the first female judge in the Palestinian Shariah (or religious) court system. As Erika Cohn’s fascinating documentary The Judge shows, al-Faqih has fought for justice for Palestinian women ever since.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Carla Meyer
    The game’s repetition quickly gets tiresome.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    Buscemi is characteristically likable here, when Del, mercenary in his treatment of human and beast, should not be so likable. Such is the curse of Buscemi, the delightful killer from “Fargo.”
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    There’s authenticity in the coach’s belted khaki shorts and in the anguish Hunt brings to a moment where the coach no longer can bear being at her star player’s wake. This moment is the film’s most moving until images of the real coach, and real Caroline Found, accompany the credits.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Foxtrot troubles and fascinates as it shifts from a portrait of grief to one of pathology, and captivates after it shifts again, into a visually driven, borderline absurd look at military life.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    That story proves paper thin, and requires believing Amanda is devoid of empathy yet devoted to Lily — concepts too at odds to be plausible together.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Carla Meyer
    With The 15:17 to Paris, director Clint Eastwood overwhelms the extraordinary with the mundane, turning the true story of three Americans who helped subdue a gunman aboard a European train into a tedious film.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Carla Meyer
    The only clear message to emerge here is that Kruger is a world-class talent.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    Hawkins, Bonneville and voice actor Ben Whishaw — who makes Paddington sound like the Geico gecko minus the attitude — give the film a strong base of kindness.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Carla Meyer
    Wilson and Helms favor Bradshaw in likability. But they are not two hours’ worth of likable, in a film this flawed.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    The film’s best moments show the characters bonding as teens, “Breakfast Club”-style, within their new bodies.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Carla Meyer
    There’s real artistry to Ferdinand.

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