Caroline Siede

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For 65 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Caroline Siede's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 91 Bringing Up Baby
Lowest review score: 25 He's All That
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 65
  2. Negative: 3 out of 65
65 movie reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Caroline Siede
    It’s an absolutely outlandish rom-com premise, and though the film tries to lampshade it as such (#whatishappening pops up in the movie’s in-world social media), part of what keeps Marry Me watchable is the dangling question of what kind of hoops the movie is going to jump through to justify keeping up the matrimonial charade.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Caroline Siede
    For all its compelling individual elements, Encanto doesn’t quite manage to weave them together into something greater than the sum of its parts—which is especially frustrating given that the idea of communal support is a driving ethos of the film.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Caroline Siede
    In joyfully embracing just about every tool in the movie-musical toolbox, Miranda crafts a fitting tribute to the act of artistic creation. And he might just make some musical converts in the process.
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    • 25 Caroline Siede
    Even as young adult softcore, After We Fell is limp. Though the series switched over to an R rating starting with its previous installment, the repetitive sex scenes set to moody pop songs are lacking in anything resembling genuine heat, even as new series director Castille Landon tries to spice things up by adding hot tubs, phone sex, and gym equipment into the mix.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 42 Caroline Siede
    Relatable in neither its bizarrely specific plotting nor its broadly generic emotions, Dear Evan Hansen is so self-serious that it almost plays like self-parody, only without any “so bad it’s good” fun. We may all be striving for human connection right now, but we’re unlikely to find any here.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 67 Caroline Siede
    While this version of Cinderella likely won’t top anyone’s list of all-time best adaptations, it’s a winking, glittering family comedy that’s cohesive in tone and confident in what it wants to be. And mostly it just wants to be flashy, toe-tapping karaoke.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Caroline Siede
    There’s nothing inherently wrong with the idea of a teen rom-com centered on social media popularity and influencer culture—even one that doesn’t necessarily see those things as evil. But He’s All That offers nothing beyond buzzwords, empty platitudes, and sponcon.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Caroline Siede
    With its extended montages of road trips, summer bucket lists, flash mobs, water park shenanigans, and elaborate go-kart races, The Kissing Booth 3 doesn’t so much resemble a narrative film as an extended wrap party for the cast. The whole thing has the vibe of an Adam Sandler paid vacation flick, only with barely even the attempt at comedy.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Caroline Siede
    Gunpowder Milkshake comes alive in its darkly comic action sequences, which prioritize creativity as much as brutality, with an uncommon focus on props, locations, and wide compositions.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Caroline Siede
    Instead of translating a real-life experience into something enjoyably madcap, Good On Paper more often than not feels like a friend recounting every detail of a story that’s less interesting than they think it is.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Caroline Siede
    Though this particular trip hits a few creative speed bumps along the way, it’s buoyed by great comedic specificity and two (hopefully) star-making performances.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Caroline Siede
    Hall has taken away the brittle wit of Coward’s source material and replaced it with little other than some fun performances in search of a better movie.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Caroline Siede
    Though it doesn’t entirely recapture the lightning-in-a-bottle magic of the original, To All The Boys: Always And Forever is a worthy sendoff for this well-loved series.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Caroline Siede
    The burden of love is the fear of loss, and that unease is compounded when it’s tied to the inability to live as your authentic self. Meneghetti understands that loving someone isn’t just a joyous experience. It’s an anxiety-inducing one, too.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Caroline Siede
    What elevates Godmothered is an ending that manages to tie up the film’s familiar themes in a surprisingly moving way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Caroline Siede
    It’s possible to imagine a much more risk-taking movie than the one DuVall has made. But before a film can break the queer holiday rom-com mold, someone has to set it up first. And Happiest Season is a welcome starting point.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 67 Caroline Siede
    Like so much of Netflix’s quantity over quality output, Holidate is broad, unsubtle, and seemingly designed to be half-watched, phone in hand. Yet within that framework, it finds a unique comedic spark that keeps it zipping along.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 50 Caroline Siede
    After We Collided is too invested in its central couple to know what to do with its new romantic rival. Which is a shame because Sprouse turns in one of the film’s livelier performances.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Caroline Siede
    For a film about heartbreak, The Broken Hearts Gallery is a bit too glossy for its own good.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Caroline Siede
    Even for those outside of the Disney musical demographic, Howard is a moving portrait of an artist taken too soon during an era tragically marked by those kind of losses.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Caroline Siede
    In broadening the world of the first film without really deepening it, The Kissing Booth 2 often feels more like a spinoff TV series—although at an unconscionable 132 minutes long, it’s hardly a breezy watch.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Caroline Siede
    Like Miranda himself, We Are Freestyle Love Supreme has an exuberant theater-kid earnestness that will either prove endearing or grating depending on how you feel about backstage warm-up games and spontaneous sidewalk performances.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Caroline Siede
    Although The Half Of It mostly sticks to what’s swiftly becoming the Netflix teen rom-com house style (moody amber lighting, Wes Anderson-inspired framing, and nostalgia for John Hughes’ oeuvre), Wu creates several compellingly original images as well.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Caroline Siede
    The film’s desire to lampoon its rom-com cake and eat it too leaves it on an uncomfortable middle ground; a third act shift toward emotional earnestness doesn’t land, because the main players possess no depth.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Caroline Siede
    A debauched but heartfelt coming-of-age story about impressionable teenage boys and the imperfect male role models who influence them. Davidson’s most important skill is his ability to share the spotlight and create real chemistry with his co-stars.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Caroline Siede
    Anchoring it all is horror darling Anya Taylor-Joy, who makes for a particularly icy Emma.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Caroline Siede
    Across just a handful of scenes, [Rob] Morgan emerges as the soul of the film. It’s a testament to how much the right actor can do with even the briefest screentime—and a call to give Morgan a starring role worthy of him.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Caroline Siede
    A pleasant distraction without a lot of payoff. It doesn’t tarnish the original, but it never quite rises to its heights either.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 58 Caroline Siede
    While a lot of modern kids’ movies (especially those based on toys or apps) feel crass and cheap, Playmobil is heartfelt and earnest. It doesn’t have much to offer childfree moviegoers, and it does mostly feel like The Lego Movie with the serial numbers filed off. But it’s the sort of film that will keep kids entertained without driving their parents crazy.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Caroline Siede
    Watching the remake over-explain every joke and dramatic beat only increases one’s appreciation for how the original trusted its young audience to understand subtext, satire, and emotional nuance.

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