Filipe Freitas

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For 18 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 11% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 89% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Filipe Freitas' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 90 Dogman
Lowest review score: 40 Colette
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
18 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Filipe Freitas
    Shadow is a sumptuous sensory feast filled with spectacle, surprise, and madness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Filipe Freitas
    Ruizpalacios, who did a more consistent job in his 2014 debut drama Gueros, combines adventurous theft, archaeology lessons, family aloofness, and a vitiated friendship all in one. The lens of cinematographer Damián García attractively captures all of this, but part of the energy accumulated during the journey wasn’t always canalized in the right direction.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Filipe Freitas
    Economic struggle, crime, intimidation in a variety of forms, and, above all, the lack of affection and joie de vivre, are factors strongly influencing the course of the story. Hu Bo, who could have been a true artist of the cinema, put his spellbinding camerawork at the service of a brutal social exposition with plenty of anger and frustration. The effect is intimidating but very real.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Filipe Freitas
    The film’s narrative arc demands attentiveness. It’s dense and talky, with a lot to absorb and almost no time to reflect. The deep meaning of the words blended with the pure, hyper-realistic filmmaking style of Ceylan, makes it a very rich experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Filipe Freitas
    Heavy Trip is an absurdist, powerhouse folly, which feels spunky enough to honor the musical genre and comes filled with deadpan hilarity to please comedy addicts.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Filipe Freitas
    Farhadi fails to provide startles and thrills, relying solely on the dramatic side of things to impress. But even that factor is disastrous as he tiresomely attempts to suggest connections between the past and the present.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Filipe Freitas
    Pelted with tragicomic scenes, Thunder Road, an acceptably funny slice of drama, depicts anxious times by carrying a furious tone and bitter pathos. However, not everything shines here.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Filipe Freitas
    A lot was left behind in this depthless account of a disaffected ghostwriter who wanted to affirm her artistic gift, freely and publicly. She actually did it with bravery and conviction, but this film doesn’t do her justice. Hence, my suggestion is: save your ticket money and read Colette’s biography instead.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Filipe Freitas
    Rohrwacher’s work is brilliant and very much recommended.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Filipe Freitas
    As a violent, supernatural adventure, the film should attract both action and horror enthusiasts alike, yet Evans ends up slightly short of thrills and ambiguity, which are always valuable aspects of the genre.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Filipe Freitas
    More inanimate than haunting, The Little Stranger is Abrahamson’s least interesting feature.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Filipe Freitas
    Beautifully shot, this character study fascinates in an almost perverse way, building up adequate levels of tension throughout and bursting with disturbing scenes of violence. It is also a tale of solitude, equally tragic and funny, heavy and whimsical.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Filipe Freitas
    Filled with situations that mirror the social and racial preconception of the time, this hypnotic tale of punishment and atrocious colonialism is an engrossing experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Filipe Freitas
    Wrapped in deepest melancholy, Cold War has no idle or frivolous scenes since everything fits and flows under Pawlikowski’s masterful direction.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Filipe Freitas
    The only reason to watch The Kindergarten Teacher is Ms. Gyllenhaal’s performance, whose quality makes us resist until it’s possible.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Filipe Freitas
    A Gentle Creature is an arduous watch indeed and will leave you a certain nausea that takes a while to go away. However, its mysterious ways, bolstered with a bit of psychedelic surrealism, makes it notable.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Filipe Freitas
    What saves Adrift from an instant wreckage is Woodley’s performance, but still, it’s preferable to read the facts than cope with its cinematic adaptation.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Filipe Freitas
    After a slowly developed first section, the low-key indie drama gets some grittiness coming from the hostile relationships, leading us to an offbeat finale that, understandably, may be classified as pointless or unsatisfying by many viewers.

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