For 299 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 37% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Cath Clarke's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Innocents
Lowest review score: 20 The Poison Rose
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 88 out of 299
  2. Negative: 8 out of 299
299 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    Brilliantly acted but never entirely credible and not quite the force for feminism it wants to be.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    A strong whiff of phoniness hangs over the whole thing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    The film’s big experiment feels only semi-interesting.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Cath Clarke
    The film left me shaking with anger more than fear.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    There’s a kind of blunt brute force to [Bloom's] performance – and he looks almost unrecognisable, as if he’s using certain muscles in his face for the first time.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    An unthrilling, bland drama.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    Here’s a tale of chest-puffing courage and one-dimensional heroism from Russia during the second world war: an old-fashioned patriotic epic with slo-mo action scenes, intestines spewed on the battlefield and a soppy sentimental romance.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    The real chemistry here is with the four-legged ass, not the human one.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    Miller is at the heart of the film; her natural and believable performance touches so many emotions, and makes them all look so real.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    The result feels a bit like being fed a plate of arthouse vegetables, a collection of not always easy-to-watch films, randomly connected and with a total running time of 58 minutes that, to be honest, is a bit of a slog.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Cath Clarke
    The denouement when it comes is meant to be shriek of pure sci-fi horror; but really, you’d find better entertainment – and more energetic acting – watching a fish tank.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    Ben Hozie makes his feature debut with this semi-insightful, uncomfortably funny indie drama about a man who becomes obsessed with an online sex worker. It’s a film with a slackerish mumblecore vibe, and Hozie is refreshingly grown up about sex. But it’s hard to see how his film adds much to the conversation about intimacy in the internet age.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Cath Clarke
    It’s a preposterous plot, with a damp-squib ending, and like an episode of Dallas, the dialogue gets phonier and phonier.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Compassionate and honestly told, it is a real empathy machine of a movie.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    Dyer’s intelligent and sensitive performance does wonders for a character who, on the page, looks like a male fantasy: a cool-girl psychiatric case, fun-loving, free-spirited and up for anything.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    Robin’s Wish is not a wide-ranging documentary about Williams’s life. It only briefly sketches in his career, from early ambitions of serious acting at the Juilliard drama school in New York to standup stardom (“he drained every scintilla of laughter out of the crowd”) and Hollywood.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    It’s a throwaway film that perhaps I shouldn’t have enjoyed as much as I did, but Mandy is such a deliciously sour character.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    There’s nothing to fault in the performances, but the characters are filo pastry thin and slightly bland-tasting – like less complicated, less interesting versions of actual people.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    What the film does very well is show how doping became so normalised. It’s as much a part of the team’s routine as a post-race rubdown.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    In the end the story is told rather blandly, the edges sentimentally smoothed down.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    What an engrossing film – and the gender reversal of a male muse inspiring a female painter has got to be one small step for art-world equality.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    More like 92% generic.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Cath Clarke
    Semen cocktails, broken testicles and dancefloor laxatives are among myriad reasons to avoid this grim grossout comedy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    You could just as easily picture this film playing on the white walls of a gallery as a cinema – if either were open.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Cath Clarke
    It’s a forgettable film, with a fair few gags that strike a depressingly sexist note.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    It’s a film that may be a bit sugary for some tastes, but it’s made with real care and craft.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    It’s intense but not unwatchably painful, and so much more than an issue film or portrait of a victim. I really hope Knight finds a place in the film industry; with her terrific performance here she’s earned it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    A fascinating film.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Cath Clarke
    Tragedy and slapstick run through the film and it is very funny.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Cath Clarke
    It’s all very spectacular – but nothing much happens in the second half, and back on Earth, the movie’s message about loss and the power of letting go feels over-sweetened, more Disney than Disney.

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