Caroline Siede

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For 27 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 81% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 19% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Caroline Siede's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 91 Bringing Up Baby
Lowest review score: 33 Life Itself
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
27 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Caroline Siede
    Aladdin could wind up working well for young audiences yet again. For everyone else, however, it’s a bland copy of a lush original. It has the same themes and characters, but without the heart or nuance, despite being 38 minutes longer.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Caroline Siede
    Although the big-screen adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s best-selling young adult novel finds welcome specificity in its world and character building, it never rises above the most generic of platitudes in its central teen love story.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Caroline Siede
    While The Hustle is more overt when it comes to discussing gender, including a monologue about why women are better suited to “the con” than men, it doesn’t really have all that much to say. Not about gender, not about con artistry, and definitely not about how to craft a satisfying studio comedy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Caroline Siede
    To make a great romantic comedy, you need a few key components. Stylish direction. Winning lead actors. Likable, lived-in characters. And some kind of unique angle on the well-trod genre at hand. Someone Great offers all of that and more, but it also proves that one of the most important and least appreciated aspects of a successful rom-com is a great script.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Caroline Siede
    In a film seemingly aimed more at teens than adults, Minghella effectively updates that familiar star-is-born template for an arthouse-minded Instagram generation.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 42 Caroline Siede
    The real problem with After is that it’s a lifeless slog of thinly written clichés, one that’s missing the charismatic spark of the actual One Direction boys.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Caroline Siede
    Its characters are thinly written, its antagonist is one-note, and its clumsy third-act action climax is wholly perfunctory. Yet despite all that, Dumbo still manages to offer the sweeping old-fashioned magic of an earnest family blockbuster.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 58 Caroline Siede
    Unfortunately, welcome insight into the physical and emotional experience of living with cystic fibrosis eventually gives way to increasingly improbable romantic and dramatic scenarios...By its third act, the film almost starts to feel like a parody of the most maudlin conventions of the “sick teen romance” genre.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Caroline Siede
    An entertaining if mostly inconsequential romp, in its best moments What Men Want feels less like an update on What Women Want and more like a gender-flipped version of Jerry Maguire.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Caroline Siede
    Lopez gets a decent scene partner in Hudgens and an even better one in Leah Remini, who steals the movie as Maya’s brassy, no-nonsense best friend.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Caroline Siede
    It’s an impressive journey unimpressively retold, relying on overly familiar biopic tropes about the difficulty of being a woman in the man’s world of the 1950s.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Caroline Siede
    Instant Family balances its sitcom tone with some real, unexpected heart.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Caroline Siede
    While The Grinch never rises to the level of a modern Christmas classic, it’s an enjoyable enough holiday diversion with a core message that’s as lovely today as it was when Dr. Seuss first wrote it.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Caroline Siede
    For a film that looks this wacky, it’s a shame that The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is ultimately pretty boring.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Caroline Siede
    Unfortunately, Shannon isn’t the film’s star, and What They Had loses momentum whenever he’s not on screen.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Caroline Siede
    Despite its carefully measured comedic voice and the detail with which it depicts the IVF process, the film never quite manages to feel like something completely groundbreaking.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 33 Caroline Siede
    Though Life Itself is neither good nor “so bad it’s good,” it’s also such a bizarre, inexplicable film that it’s almost worth seeking out just to experience it for yourself. For those who want to watch a worthwhile family melodrama, however, just stick with This Is Us.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Caroline Siede
    In the well-trod territory of fiction about rich men in self-induced emotional crises, the film stands as a worthy, if not exactly groundbreaking, addition.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Caroline Siede
    Whether or not the film fully lands will come down to how much you’re willing to give yourself over to its theatrical world. Like the immersive artform it’s examining, Madeline’s Madeline is frequently truthful and sometimes indulgent.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Caroline Siede
    Like the best musicals, Crazy Rich Asians joyously embraces a heightened aesthetic while keeping its story grounded in real emotional truth.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Caroline Siede
    Like Father is confidently shot and showcases some lovely Caribbean scenery, but Rogen’s biggest strength as a writer/director is her masterful understanding of tone. She’s crafted a genuinely moving father/daughter dramedy in what feels like a heightened studio comedy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Caroline Siede
    Unfortunately, The Spy Who Dumped Me struggles to tell a story as compelling as its two leads.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Caroline Siede
    Come Inside My Mind is a moving, engaging portrait of a beloved comedic icon, but like Williams himself, it sometimes lacks focus.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Caroline Siede
    Despite its considerable charms, Ant-Man and the Wasp is decidedly not a must-see event. In fact, it sometimes feels less like a movie than an episode of an ongoing superhero TV series. But it’s a really, really good episode of that series. And it’s the perfect antidote for the gravity of Infinity War.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Caroline Siede
    The film delivers a central philosophy about love (you like people because of their good qualities, but you love them despite their flaws) and features plenty of earnest self-actualizing, but it’s first and foremost here to provide a funny, breezy update on a familiar rom-com formula. Unlike its lost twenty-something leads, Set It Up knows just what it wants to be
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Caroline Siede
    As Hawks admits, Bringing Up Baby isn’t a perfect film. But there’s an undeniable, ephemeral magic that comes from watching him, Hepburn, and Grant all work together on such a madcap story.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Caroline Siede
    As in all things, Lady And The Tramp is far more interested in raising complicated questions than in providing easy answers.

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