For 80 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Gemma Files' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Shakespeare in Love
Lowest review score: 10 Valentine
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 80
  2. Negative: 23 out of 80
80 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Gemma Files
    Like memories of your latest high, it's all briefly amusing, mildly embarrassing, and - ultimately -- completely forgettable.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    Surreal to the point of poeticism, amusing and tragic by turns.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Gemma Files
    She's not a real person, in any way, shape or form -- which makes watching Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, the first in a projected series of live-action films based around her exploits, a visually spectacular yet oddly cheerless experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    Chan's glorious madness.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Gemma Files
    This is a waking dream of truly operatic dimensions.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    Opinionated magic and mayhem
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Gemma Files
    Sarandon prostitutes her blazing talent and sharp political sensibility to the service of a pile of misogynistic bullflop.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 10 Gemma Files
    Some things just don't translate . . . not with Lipnicki attached, at any rate. Stick with the books.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Gemma Files
    An unexpectedly adult emotional rollercoaster with some very cold and unsettling things to say about men, women, marriage, and the lies we so often tell each other.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Gemma Files
    Mr Kumble: Keep your hands off the classics! You don't deserve to read them, let alone paraphrase them.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Gemma Files
    A magic-realistic fable whose lows soon prove as infuriating as its highs are intoxicating.
    • Film.com
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    Quills -- like the Marquis himself--is a posey, pungent, ultra-theatrical yet weirdly seductive mess which wants to have its cake, eat it too and discuss the whole concept and context of its meal (constantly, contradictorily) while it does so.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Gemma Files
    Ends up suffering from the classic diseases of book-to-film adaptation: triteness, overreliance of narration, and a general "need" to impose classic dramatic structure on what is not a particularly dramatic narrative.
    • Film.com
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Gemma Files
    It's a rollicking good time, full of genuine emotional pull and incandescent acting, and anchored by a passionate love for the theater itself which puts most human liaisons--including Shakespeare and Viola's -- to shame.
    • Film.com
    • 53 Metascore
    • 90 Gemma Files
    Though issues of politics and philosophy are touched upon, this is a film about the people inside the uniforms -- a story of human beings under pressure, forced by circumstance to make choices both impulsive and, on occasion, heroic. It's also the new year's single most satisfying movie experience thus far.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 20 Gemma Files
    Basically a dressed-up piece of drivel, a self-referential pseudo-thriller with pretensions to pretensions of classic Hollywood suspense.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    Confirming the moral of a thousand "Twilight Zone" episodes: Don't play with time.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Gemma Files
    An endlessly contrived exercise in self-referential "black comedy", can't help but strike me as no kind of triumph of anything over anything.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Gemma Files
    Appalling, repetitive, utterly predictable.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Gemma Files
    Ephron is still a director whose movies veer uncomfortably between the good -- make that adequate -- "You've Got Mail", the bad "This Is My Life" and the ugly Lucky Numbers. Pity.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Gemma Files
    About an hour after you've seen it, you'll already be fuzzy on just who was screwing who, and why
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    A startling debut full of emotional depth and political punch.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    It's adult and humane, genuinely sexy, laugh-out-loud funny.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Gemma Files
    Lyonne, as usual, does her best...but she's running uphill.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Gemma Files
    Man, I just can't recommend this enough.
    • Film.com
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Gemma Files
    Well worth the price of admission.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Gemma Files
    It's sumptuous, archaic, and longer than a firehouse ladder.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Gemma Files
    An exercise in outrageous style over substance.
    • Film.com
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Gemma Files
    A tiny slice of bleak, black near-perfection.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Gemma Files
    It doesn't really hang together. And waaay too much style. Pity.

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