For 354 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Cath Clarke's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Some Like It Hot
Lowest review score: 20 Wheely
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 354
  2. Negative: 11 out of 354
354 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    The history that emerges here is of a band yo-yoing between attempts to be taken seriously as artists, then coming back for more boyband fame and adulation. An air of collective self-loathing and regret hangs over them.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    This is a gentle-going watch, understated – underpowered even – and sometimes a little drowsy. Still, it has real sensitivity and insight into the transition to adulthood, as gradually it dawns on Nang that his parents don’t have all the answers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    What first-time feature directors Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis seem to be going for here is a Herzogian waking nightmare, but the necessary sense of horror and despair never fully comes off.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    This is a film raised a fair few notches by the wonder of geekery, the absolute joy of seeing scientists living and breathing their work.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    This is Tarantino for ankle-biters with a bit of Ocean’s 11 thrown in: funny, energetic and just smart enough.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    Intense performances by Doupe and Bracken give it a real emotional pulse.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    This is a decent, intelligent, well-acted film if a little uninspired until that third act, which packs an almighty punch.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    It’s a delicate, thoughtful film, moving and real.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    To me this feels like a silly smirking film with zero insights into abuse or conspiracy theories.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    The question of whether this is a ghost story or if Laura is experiencing a kind of psychological breakdown twists and turns in ways that lost me by the end. Still, it’s is a very accomplished debut from Gregg, and acted with subtlety and sensitivity by Riseborough.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    The trouble with the film is that beneath the surface lurks … well, perhaps not quite enough to keep the momentum going.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    Deadwyler’s soulful performance really grounds The Devil to Pay even as it cranks into revenge-movie mode. That said, if you want a slice of grim Americana to hunker down with, I’d go with Winter’s Bone or Frozen River.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Part of the film’s genius is in how the images are put together, sometimes to absurd effect, at other times unnervingly.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    The problem with Bruce Willis in the movie is that he’s not doing something that he is supposed to be doing: acting. He puts in a such a wooden performance playing a washed-up, burnt-out cop that I could have screamed in frustration.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    Not even an impending apocalypse adds much in the way of urgency. Still, Boyega is very credible and at 29 he’s beginning to look like a leading man with real gravitational pull. Likely he’ll file this on his CV under misfire.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    Home Alone meets The Lost Boys in this trashy half-way entertaining Christmas vampire movie from director Sean Nichols Lynch; it’s a black comedy with some silly splattery gore.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    It’s a film of desperately upsetting details.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    It’s a shame that after that killer start, this wimps out of saying anything interesting about death or the adventure on the other side.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    This remarkable film feels like it could become a time capsule, showing future generations what it felt like in 2020 for those on the frontline.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    It feels kid-gloves at times: big-hearted and entertaining, but possibly lacking a little fun or oomph. A lovely warming film, though.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    It feels worthwhile – funny and true about growing up and getting a life.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    The film catches the excitement of this moment for Clarice, and Dynevor’s performance is wonderful.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    It’s an entertaining, uncontroversial film directed by the actor Sadie Frost, who pulls in her celeb mates to do talking-head duties: Vogue editor Edward Enninful, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, and even interview-shy Kate Moss gives a quote or two.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    The film is a parable about the dangers of blind faith in religion and authority, but it’s also warmly compassionate and accepting of human nature.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Often music documentaries feel padded out with filler but honestly I could have spent another hour in Copeland’s company.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    Director David Verbeek’s script doesn’t quite wield the scalpel with enough sadistic glee. Instead, this film feels ever-so-slightly sluggish and dour in places.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    It’s all very silly, with a few enjoyable moments.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Cath Clarke
    The acting is daytime-soap standard and the tasteful, softcore sex is shot in such a way as to not look like actual sex. It’s unerotic, unsweaty and performed with expressionless faces. It feels like the film-makers know they have to do the sex bits, but don’t really want to actually do them.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    Given the calibre of the voice cast, perhaps the biggest disappointment is how humourless the movie is.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    What a man. Just writing this makes me want to watch the documentary all over again.

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